WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

STUDY GUIDE

EXAM 2

 

Read chapters 1&2, study the unit 2 terms, and review your notes.

 

FROM YOUR TEXTBOOK

 

1) STUDY THE FOLLOWING MAPS:

            A) Climate maps

            B) Landform regions

            C) Industrial regions

 

2) Locate the Rust Belt of Great Britain.

 

3) Read about the social geographical changes that occurred in Russia after the fall of communism.

 

4) Understand the term balkanization.

 

5) Read about the ramifications of Switzerland’s landlocked location.

 

6) Understand the term irredentism.

 

7) Read about two important causes of the Bolshevick Revolution. 

 

8) Did Russification in the Soviet Union produce substantial ethnic minorities in the non-Russian republics?

 

9) What two groups produce the cultural divide in Belgium?

 

ADDITIONAL HINTS (mainly from the lectures)

 

  • Understand the term primate city and know some examples in Europe.
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  • Know the periods of major Russian/Soviet territorial expansions.
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  • Know the countries of northern, western, southern, and eastern Europe and where the standard of living would be the highest and the lowest.
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  • Know the climate types of Europe and Russia, and regions where it is warmer and colder.
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  • Know the characteristics of the climates of Europe and Russia.
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  • Know the three Scandinavian countries.
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  • Understand the some of the global consequences of the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union.
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  • What is Europe’s busiest inland waterway?
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  • Know the major manufacturing regions of Russia and the Ukraine.
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  • Where  are volcanic areas of Russia located?
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  • Where would the largest average annual temperature ranges be located in Russia?
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  • Know what the populations of Russia,  Ukraine, and Germany are, and their population growth rates.
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  • Is Northern Ireland part of the United Kingdom?
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  • Where is Russian agricultural productivity the highest and where is their population density the greatest?
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  • What is a fjord and where are they located in Europe?
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  • What is polder and where is it located in Europe?
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  • Know the religious regions of Europe.
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  • What is the industrial heartland of Germany, and is their economy import or export oriented?
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  • Understand the differences between Sovkhozes and Kolkhozes.
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  • Understand the terms Glasnost and Perestroika.
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  • There will be a matching section on European historical dates.
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  • There will be a matching section on Russian vegetation zones going in order from north to south.
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NO ESSAY ON THIS TEST

BRING SCANTRON 886

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