Introduction to Geography
Mountains..how do they work
Wonders of the sea
Scandinavian Region
Russia
100

What is geography?

the study of earth's features and how we humans interact with the planet.

100

What are tectonic plates?

Large, irregular shaped "plates" of rocks

100

What is oceanography?

The study of the physical and biological properties of water.

100

Which three countries are a part of the Scandinavian region?

Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

100

What are the colors of the Russian Flag?

Red, White and Blue

200

What are the three branches of geography?

Physical, Environmental, and Human geography

200

Mountains are formed when...

two tectonic plates smash into one another

200

What is coastal erosion?

the process by which strong waves wear down material along different coasts of the ocean.

200

What is an archipelago?

a group of islands.

200

How many languages are recognized as official languages in the various states of Russia?

35

300

What are three examples of landforms?

Mountain range, deserts, islands, valleys (any of these are correct)

300

What is the continental drift?

The theory that all continents were one at some point but due to the movement of tectonic plates, they gradually drifted from one another.

300

What are the 7 major oceans?

Arctic, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans

300

what is the most well known Archipelago in Sweden?

Stockholm archipelago

300

Which animal was voted Russia's favorite animal?

The brown bear

400

Which branch of geography talks about human interaction?

Human geography

400
What are three ways in which landforms affect us

Lifestyle, transportation, and climate

400

What was the Ice Age?

The ice age was a period of very cold and warm temperatures that would result in the formation of glaciers and then the melting of them.

400

What languages are spoken in the Scandinavian region?

Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and English

400

Which Russian artifact depicts a young Russian girl in traditional clothing?

Russian nesting dolls

500

What percent of earth's surface are mountains?

24%

500

What evidence is there for the theory of continental drift?

Fossils, Rocks, and Mountain Ranges (all are correct)

500

What percent of the earth is water?

71%

500

Why did the Vikings become weak by the 1100's?

Because of resistance and disagreements in many European countries.

500

Where is St.Basil's Cathedral located?

Moscow

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