Review Sheet for Exam 2 in
Geography of U.S. and Canada

This is a general list of items to know and pages to read for Exam 2.
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 5 (
All pages)
-- Chapter 6 (All pages)
-- Chapter 7 (All pages)
-- Chapter 8 (All pages)

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

Relative location
Core-Periphery
Accessibility resources
Break-in-bulk
"Second City"
Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Sector Activities

Relative statistical comparisons of Canada to the U.S.
Linguistic dominance in Canada's national core
Quebecois nationalism
Staple products
Prairie Provinces
Frost free period
Long lots
Rang system
Evapotranspiration
Federation
Niagara Fruit Belt
Golden Horseshoe

"Down East"
Atlantic Provinces
Maritime Provinces
Grand Banks
Georges Bank
Bay of Fundy
Jacques Cartier
Adirondack Mountains
Green Mountains
White Mountains
Labrador Current
Gulf Stream
White pine
Cod and haddock
Milkshed
Pulp vs. lumber
Hibernia field
Fall foliage season

Blue Ridge Province
Ridge and Valley Province
Great Valley
Appalachian Plateau
Allegheny Plateau
Ouachita Mountains
Boston Mountains
Ozark Plateau
Precambrian rocks
Hectare
Fodder
Cultural differences between northern and southern Appalachians?
Anthracite, bituminous, lignite coal.  Differences?  Locations?
Coking coal
Strip mining vs. surface mining
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, 1977
Overburden
Tennessee Valley Authority
Ozark tristate mining district
Zinc and lead production
Alcoa, Tennessee
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

 

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