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A Spatial Way of Thinking. Reviewing physical geography and thematic maps. climate. landforms. natural resources. temperature. vegetation. economic. regions. precipitation. population density. 1. Vegetation is A. any natural feature of Earth's surface that has a distinct shape.

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A Spatial Way of Thinking

Reviewing physical geography and thematic maps



natural resources






population density



Vegetation is

A. any natural feature of Earth's surface that has a distinct shape.

B. the average number of people who live in a unit of area.

C. all the plants and trees in an area.

D. the pattern of weather over a long period of time.


Plains and plateaus are

A. landforms.

B. bodies of water.

C. forms of vegetation.

D. types of economic activity.


What could you learn from a climate map?

A. how much rainfall an area receives

B. the average temperature of an area in summer

C. how cold an area gets in winter

D. all of the above



A physical map may include such features as

A. natural resources.

B. economic activity.

C. landforms and bodies of water.

D. population density.


The pattern of weather over a long period of time or the average weather of a place is the

A. density

B. climate

C. temperature

D. vegetation


What shows the average temperature and precipitation in a place over a year?

A. a climagraph

B. a fjord

C. a map legend

D. a physical map



Why do places in tropical latitudes close to the equator have hot weather year-round?

A. They are at a higher elevation than other parts of the world.

B. They get more of the heat of Earth's core because they are closer to it.

C. They get the most direct rays from the sun.

D. They are farther away from the cooling waters of the oceans.


What kinds of plant is best adapted to an arid climate?

A. cacti

B. mosses

C. pine trees

D. tall grasses


The population density of a place is the,

A. size of the land area.

B. number of people per square mile.

C. amount of money an average family makes.

D. number of dwellings in the area.



A map that show population density is a type of

A. physical map.

B. political map.

C. regional map.

D. thematic map.


What kind of housing would you expect to find most often in an area with a very high population density?

A. houses surrounded by farm fields

B. small apartments in skyscrapers

C. individual homes spaced miles apart

D. large homes with front and back yards


Which of the following would an economic activity map show?

A. the aircraft industry in Seattle, Washington

B. the banking industry in Chicago, Illinois

C. the fishing industry in Boston, Massachusetts

D. all of the above



When land is used for subsistence farming,

A. farmers grow only enough crops to feed their own families.

B. farmers must move around often to find food and water for their animals.

C. farmers raise crops or livestock to sell.

D. farms are owned by large multinational corporations.


What is a region?

A. a natural characteristic of Earth's surface, such as landforms and bodies of water

B. an action that relates to the making, buying, and selling of goods and services

C. a pattern of weather over a long period of time

D. an area with one or more features that set it apart from other areas


What are coal, iron, petroleum and uranium?

A. land uses

B. natural resources

C. vegetation zones

D. economic activities