GEG 101 ONLINE!
Put your name in the space provided at the top of this page. Answer the questions below
in the spaces provided. All FIGURES needed to answer these questions provided in a
separate packet.. Please do not write on the figures.
1. (1 point) Circle: True/False
Chicago would appear larger on a map with a scale of 1:50,000 than on a map with
a scale 1:1,000,000.
2. (5 points) Compare and contrast Middle America's "Mainland" and Rimland". In
your comparison discuss haciendas and plantations and locate the mainland and
rimland on the map below
3. (8 points) My wife teaches first grade and when her class studies Africa they study
the whole continent, from Morocco and Egypt in the north to South Africa in the
south. But most college world regional geography textbooks divide the continent of
Africa into two different chapters or realms with (1) North Africa and Southwest
Asia in the north and (2) Sub-Saharan Africa in the south. See figure below.
First Grade Region: College Geography Region:
African Continent Sub-Saharan Africa
Use the maps provided in the “African Atlas” (NOTE: the “African Atlas is the
colored figures handout) to explain WHY geographers divide Africa into NORTH
AFRICA and SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. Which of the criteria help explain why
geographers often divide Africa into two different realms? Discuss the
DIFFERENCES between North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Organize your answer according to the 4 class themes (see below) and refer to the
maps found in the “African Atlas” in your answer.
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY CRITERIA
CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY CRITERIA
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY CRITERIA
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY CRITERIA
4. (2 points)Why do geographers use REGIONS?
5. (20 points) DEFINE each of the following concepts and GIVE AN EXAMPLE
form the chapters studied in this unit. Briefly EXPLAIN your example so I know
how it relates to the concept.
a. land alienation
c. forward capital
d. insurgent state
f. culture hearth
g. landlocked state
h. cultural diffusion
i. stateless nation
j. buffer state
6. (5 points) Use the map below to find what PHYSICAL CRITERIA helps explain
where most people in the world live (we discussed five in our lectures)?
List them here and give examples from the map below:
The dot map shows where people live in the world. Each dot on the map
represents a number of people.
7. (7 points) Select a word from the list below that BEST applies to the scenarios that
follow. Do not use a word more than once.
centripetal force centrifugal force
nation-state plural society
stateless nation exclave
a. Lesotho, a small country in southern Africa, is an independent country made
up of a single cultural group
b. “The sum total of the knowledge, attitudes, and habitual behavior patterns
shared and transmitted by members of a society”
c. When Europeans colonized Mexico there was a two-way exchange of
culture traits resulting in a unique Mexican culture
d. The Kurdish cultural group live in parts of several different countries
including Turkey, Iraq, and Iran.
e. The independent country of Nigeria.
f. When the Arabic speaking people moved into north Africa their culture
replaced that of the indigenous African peoples.
g.. The Islamic Shi’ite government of Iran threatens the government of
neighboring Iraq with military invasion IF Iraq continues to persecute the
Shjit’ite people living in Iraq.
8. (4 points) Use this data for the hypothetical country of Sudan to answer the
questions that follow.
GDP = $9,000,000,000 (9,000 million)
population = 30,000,000 (30 million)
urbanization = 27%
population growth rate = 2%
a. Calculate the GDP per capita for Sudan.
b. About how many years will it take for the population of Sudan to double?
c. Would Sudan be classified as a less developed country (LDC) or a more
developed country (MDC)? Give three reasons why based on the data