Review Sheet for Exam 1 in
Geography of U.S. and Canada

This is a general list of items to know and pages to read for Exam 1.
Disclaimer:  This list is not intended to be a complete itemization of all questions on this exam.  However, knowing this material will serve as a good starting point in preparation for study.

Read: Regional Landscapes of the United States and Canada (6th ed.) by Birdsall et al.
-- Chapter 1 (All pages)
-- Chapter 2 (
All pages)
-- Chapter 3 (All pages)
-- Chapter 4 (
All pages)

Be able to identify, know the meaning of, or otherwise give examples of the following:

Latitude & longitude
Landscape
Scale (large vs. small)
Region
Theme
Transitional zone
Industrial linkages
Push and pull factors
Residential mobility
Post-industrial phase
Federal system of government
Push factors
Pull factors
Core area
Uniform region
Nodal region

Topography
Difference between Weather and Climate
Physiographic Region
Morphology
Maritime influence
Continentality
Air mass
Continental shield
Fault block
Base level
Piedmont
Erratics
Moraines
Relative humidity
Precipitation
Maritime influence
Continental influence
Cordillera
Climax Vegetation
Orographic rainfall
Tree line

Site
Situation (or Relative Location)
Culture regions
Population density
Origins of immigrants to U.S. and Canada by time period and source.
Expansion pattern of settlement in U.S. and Canadian history.
Austria-Hungary
Industrial Revolution
Prairie Provinces
Manifest Destiny
Homestead Act of 1862

Hinterland
Fall line cities
Break-in-bulk point
Moraine
Spatial interaction
Exurbia
Metropolitan coalescence
Population densities of U.S., Canada, and Megalopolis.
Accessibility resources
BosWash
Delmarva Peninsula

 
 

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