Berkeley Fall Freshman Program 2000
Geography 4 - Forsberg
Study questions for the first midterm:
- In addition to these questions, study the vocabulary definitions and
main points listed at the end of each chapter.
- In what ways can a flat map projection of the globe be distorted?
- Explain how limitations in technology can lead to distance decay effects
- Why did Columbus believe that he had sailed to Asia? What effect did
this strong belief, and Columbus' culture, have on early European maps
of the Americas?
- Define 'topology' and explain how it is related to relative distance
- Define and give examples of the term "globalization."
- What distinguishes geography from other disciplines in the social and
- What role did water play in the location of early culture hearths?
- List ten core-region states and describe their typical characteristics.
- Describe the three waves of industrialization in terms of the locational
requirements of each.
- What was the Berlin conference and what were its accomplishments?
- Discuss and compare the different periods of colonialism outlined in
- How did changes in manufacturing allow corporations to become more
footloose and flexible?
- Explain why representing population density on a map can be problematic.
- Discuss the various factors that affect population distribution using
- Describe and analyze why the status and role of women is considered
so important in controlling population. Give specific facts and present
policies designed to help women control their reproductive choices.
- Why is the study of the structure of a population so important to predicting
its future growth or decline?
- What were the push and pull factors involved in Enrique and Rosa's
decision to move from their Guatemalan village to El Norte?
- Using specific examples, discuss how disease led to the depopulation
of Spain's new colonies in the New World.
- Briefly describe the ways in which the exchange of plants and animals
between the Old World and the New World was beneficial.
- How does the image of Earth as a living organism and nurturing mother
affect the way people treat her?
- Why do miners in Bolivia propitiate the "Tio" before entering
the mine to go to work?
- First, define the terms nature, society, and technology. Then discuss
the significance of the equation I=PAT, with special attention to the analysis
of the three variables.
- Explain globalization in environmental terms using specific examples.
Chapter 5 (end)
- What is the difference between cultural ecology and political ecology?
- What effect does globalization have on cultures at the core of the
world system? What effect does it have on those at the periphery?