Berkeley Fall Freshman Program 2000
Geography 4 - Forsberg
Study questions for the final exam:
- In addition to these questions, study the vocabulary definitions and
main points listed at the end of each chapter.
Geography Awareness Week
- What is counter-mapping and how is it helping indigenous people's defend
- What is a resource and how do different people define it?
- How is gold-mining in Nevada endangering water resources?
- How does the TREES project for flood control differ from past projects?
- In addition to flood control, what are the other benefits of the TREES
- Why were early cities so small by our standards today?
- Describe the locational patterns of cities as they relate to their
function and economic base.
- What is a gateway city and where were they typically established?
- In central place theory, what is the size and spacing of urban areas
a function of?
- Which regions of the world are the most urbanized? Which are the least?
- Which regions of the world are experiencing the fastest rate of urbanization?
- What makes an urban area a primate city?
- Why is a city's economic base important for its growth prospects?
Ch. 11 & Ch. 5 pp. 213-219
- Describe the characteristics of the 1) central business district (CBD)
and the 2) zone of transition.
- Explain the historical geography of the San Francisco gay and lesbian
community. Why San Francisco, and why the Castro?
- Explain what is an isochron and how is it used to explain the process
- Many major cities have experienced a fiscal squeeze. Why are central
city areas unable to generate sufficient tax revenue?
- What does gentrification involve?
- What are the two main causes of segregation?
- Why do the cores of older Islamic cities have such complex street patterns?
Compare them to those of American cities.
- Why do some urban models assume conditions of an isotropic surface?
- Describe why edge cities formed, and their effect on the original core
and surrounding hinterland.
- On what information are geographers predicting future trends? What
aspects of the future are the least predictable?
- What caused the current debt crisis? What are the long-term prospects
for for highly indebted countries?
- Describe the technologies and innovations of the next economic cycle.
- Is carrying capacity meaningful at the national scale?
- What is the World Trade Organization and how is it changing the role
of national and local governments?