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Where does the archaeological evidence gathered by Louis and Mary Leakey suggest the earliest humans developed?
Great Rift Valley
Amazon rain forest
Which aspect of social science would a
geographer most likely study in depth?
how beliefs influence the behavior of a group of people
how people influence governmental decisions
how location influences the way people live
how economic events influence history
Which social scientists are best known for
studying the physical artifacts of a culture?
• Oceans are an important source of food in
• Terrace farming is used in many parts of China.
• Irrigation systems are widely used in India.
Which conclusion can best be drawn from these
People adapt to meet the challenges of their geography.
Most nations are dependent on the same food source.
Fish provide adequate protein for the Japanese.
Many civilizations use irrigation to improve crop production.
• The east is bordered by the Yellow Sea.
• The population is concentrated along the
coast and in the river valleys.
• Mountains, plateaus, and deserts dominate
the western region.
To which country do all of these geographic
• Separated the cultures of Europe and Asia
• Hindered, but did not prevent, invaders from entering India
• Terraced to increase food production in South
Which geographic feature is being described in these statements?
One way in which South Korea, Saudi Arabia,
and India are geographically similar is that each
is located on
One reason the Euphrates, Indus, Nile, and
Tigris valleys became centers of early civilization
is that these valleys had
locations in regions of moderate climate and abundant rainfall
rich deposits of coal and iron ores
borders and elevations that were easy to defend
the means for irrigation and transportation
In a traditional economic system, which type of
goods is most often produced?
heavy industrial machinery
electronics and computers
• Siberian Plain
• Sahara Desert
• Amazon Basin
• Mongolian Steppes
One characteristic common to these areas is that they all
are major religious centers
have large areas of valuable farmland
have a low population density
are located between major river valleys
The Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra were
important to ancient India because they were
Aryan gods to whom the priests prayed for rain
great rivers that flowed through India’s fertile northern plain
ruling dynasties that united the people of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro
high mountain ranges that protected India from invasion
The geographic isolation of a society most often
leads to the
promotion of cultural diffusion
strengthening of traditional culture
development of trade
growth of international alliances
Studying oral histories, archaeological evidence,
and cultural histories are methods most often
Which feature would most likely appear on a
land usage patterns
Which nation is located on a peninsula?
Which problem in the savanna regions of Africa is
caused by population pressures and overuse of
rain forest destruction
One way in which the Huang He, the Indus, and
the Nile civilizations were similar is that they each
developed monotheistic religions
originated in river valleys
flourished by trading salt and gold
suffered repeated invasions
What was an impact of Korea’s geographic
location on the history of East Asia?
preventing Europeans from colonizing East Asia
serving as a cultural bridge between China and Japan
isolating Russia from Japan
protecting China from Mongol invaders
• Height above sea level
• Distance from the equator
• Amount of rainfall
• Average daily temperature
Which aspect of geography is most influenced by
When studying ancient civilizations, a geographer
would be most interested in looking at
standards for leadership
climatic influences on food production
language as a form of expression
Which continent’s economic and political
development has been influenced by the Andes
Mountains and the Amazon River?
Which document is an example of a primary
a diary of a Holocaust survivor
a novel on the Age of Discovery
an encyclopedia article on Songhai culture
a textbook on Latin American history
The main purpose of a time line is to show the
causes and effects of wars
chronological relationship between events
benefits of modern civilizations
location of important places
Throughout history, people have lived on
savannas, in deserts, in mountains, along river
valleys, along coastlines, and on islands.
This statement demonstrates that people
adapt their surroundings
prefer to live in isolated areas
develop a common language
organize similar forms of government
Which source of information is considered a
dictionary of English words adapted from Arabic
modern novel about the Golden Age of Islam
travel diary of Ibn Battuta
textbook on the history of North Africa
One reason that many historians study geography
explore the value systems of early people
tell when events took place
show connections between people and places
help predict changes in government
The topography and climate of Russia have
caused Russia to
acquire mineral-rich colonies on other continents
adopt policies of neutrality and isolation
depend on rice as its main source of food
seek access to warm-water ports
Which feature would most often be shown on a
type of climate
• Large areas in the north and south received less
than ten inches of rainfall annually.
• The presence of waterfalls and rapids slowed
• Highlands and steep cliffs limited exploration.
In which region did these geographic factors have
an impact on European exploration and
subcontinent of india
In which field of study do people learn about the
development of early human beings?
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