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Geography 106 Practice Questions

TEST FOUR

LEARN THE NEW MATERIAL FROM 13-14 AND REVIEW THE PREVIOUS REGIONS

SOUTHEAST ASIA REVIEW QUESTIONS

1. What countries make up Southeast Asia and what are the 5 basic introductory points to know?

2. Explain the Physical Geography of East Asia:

ü  Explain the general physical geography (the blanks we filled in)

ü  Describe the specific physical features we noted in class, their formation (where applicable) and their importance

ü  Be able to locate these important features on a map

ü  Describe the general climate patterns found throughout the region (explain the basic reasons for the different climates using the 5 variables from class)

ü  How does the physical geography explain the other themes (e.g. population distribution, agricultural/economic activity, etc.)

3. What does the population of the region look like? (Overall total, densities, where do people live and why, is the region growing, what are the migration trends, is it urbanized)

4. What does the settlement history of the region look like (who was involved and when) and how has this shaped the cultural landscape present today? What does the religious/linguistic geography look like?

5. Explain the geopolitical history (who colonized which portions and when/how did independence occur)? What current issues still face the region?

6. What is ASEAN?

7. What does development in the region look like? Which countries are at the good end? The bad end? And WHY?

8. What environmental issues face the region?

AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA REVIEW

1. What countries make up Austronesia and what are the 5 basic introductory points to know?

2. Explain the Physical Geography of Austronesia:

ü  Explain the general physical geography (the blanks we filled in)

ü  Describe the specific physical features we noted in class, their formation (where applicable) and their importance

ü  Be able to locate these important features on a map

ü  Describe the general climate patterns found throughout the region (explain the basic reasons for the different climates using the 5 variables from class)

ü  What environmental issues does the region face (as a result of what?)?

ü  How does the physical geography explain the other themes (e.g. population distribution, agricultural/economic activity, etc.)

3. When was the region colonized and by whom? Explain why colonizers were more successful in some areas than others. When did the states gain independence (or not)?

4. What affect did colonization (or not) have on the cultures of the region?

5. What are the population characteristics of the region? Where do people live and why?

6. What does development in the region look like?

7. What environmental issues does the region face?

If there have been any major ongoing current events discussed in class be sure to know the basics of them for the test

Last Updated: 12/04/2014
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