The Human World
Population
Settlement Patterns
HEI
Elements of Culture

100

What country do people scoop their food with their fingers or bread?

Ethiopia

100

Why do geographers study population trends?

To understand the movement of people

100

How did the inventions of the satellite and televisions affect life in the United States in the 1900s?

They greatly improved communications.

100

Which of the following solutions to respond to human activity also describes a disadvantage?

New dams can harm the environment.

100

How did the Spanish change some cultures in the Americas?

by introducing firearms and horses to the region

200

People dance the Samba at festivals in this country

Brazil

200

How does high population density often affect life in a country's cities?

Land is usually expensive

200

Why are cluster settlements created?

to take advantage of a natural resource, like coal

200

How did the ancient Inca of Peru practice farming?

They carved terraces into steep hillsides to create flat land.

200

Which cultural features do nations throughout the world share?

People throughout the world have some form of government and create artwork

300

School lunches include rice and some form of protein like fish or chicken in this country

Japan

300

What do rural areas have that urban areas do not?

a lot of open land

300

How is life in urban areas different than life in rural areas?

In urban areas, there are many commercial buildings, while in rural areas, there are fewer commercial buildings.

300

Define Slash and Burn Agriculture

farmers cut down trees and plants and then burn the fallen trees to clear the land for farming.

300

Which of the following characterizes the culture region of Southwest Asia and North Africa?

People speak a common language and follow Islam as their religion

400

School lunches include dried beans and corn called githeri in this country

Kenya

400

Which of the following explains the importance of modern cities?

They are centers of commerce and trade

400

What is a linear settlement?

grouped along the length of a resource

400

Give an example of a natural hazard

Ex: tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fire etc

400

Which of the following accurately describes social institutions?

Social institutions include family, religion, and government.

500

What would cause people to move away from a cluster settlement?

If natural resources were exhausted

500

Define "Population Density"
How many people live within a certain area

500

Give an example of a grid settlement

ex: Philadelphia, New York City

500

What is Fracking?

process that breaks up rock by injecting large amounts of water and chemicals into cracks. This causes the rocks to widen and oil and gas to flow out.

500

How are performing arts used to express cultural themes?

by combining sounds and movement through dance, music, and theater