Physical Geography, America, & Canada

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Physical Geography, America, & Canada

  1. 1. I Want to Live I Pledge Getting’ Historically Yo Habla…There! Allegiance… Physical Speaking Spanish? To Canada? (Geography) 2 points 2 points 2 points 2 points 2 points 3 points 3 points 3 points 3 points 3 points 4 points 4 points 4 points 4 points 4 points 5 points 5 points 5 points 5 points 5 points 6 points 6 points 6 points 6 points 6 points 7 points 7 points 7 points 7 points 7 points 8 points 8 points 8 points 8 points 8 points 9 points 9 points 9 points 9 points 9 points Team 1 : Team 2 :
  2. 2. I Want to Live There: 2 PointsThe Question Is :True or False: The primary reason that theEarth’s population is unevenly distributed is Stop!that, in order to survive, people must live Time’s Up!near a body of water.The Answer Is :False: it is because natural obstaclesGreatly restrict where people live
  3. 3. I Want to Live There: 3 PointsThe Question Is :Were settlers originally attracted to the Southbecause of the relatively flat landscape? If not,why were they? Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :No, because of the rich soil
  4. 4. I Want to Live There: 4 PointsThe Question Is :The jagged shoreline of the Northeast providesmany excellent ________. Stop!The Answer Is : Time’s Up!Harbors
  5. 5. I Want to Live There: 5 PointsThe Question Is :Who has the higher percentage of people ofEuropean descent: Guatemala or Costa Rica? Stop!The Answer Is : Time’s Up!Costa Rica
  6. 6. I Want to Live There: 6 PointsThe Question Is :About 30 percent of the population inSuriname, is made up of ________, people of Stop!mixed African and other ancestry. Time’s Up!The Answer Is :Suriname, mulattoes
  7. 7. I Want to Live There: 7 PointsThe Question Is :What is the largest country in Latin America? Stop!The Answer Is :Brazil Time’s Up!
  8. 8. I Want to Live There: 8 PointsThe Question Is :By encouraging ________, the government ofBrazil hopes that the country will be able to Stop!benefit economically from the riches of the rain________ without destroying it. Time’s Up!The Answer Is :Ecotourism, forest
  9. 9. I Want to Live There: 9 PointsThe Question Is :Compared with Central America, Caribbeanculture is more influenced by what ethnicgroup? Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :African
  10. 10. The US & Canada: 2 PointsThe Question Is :True or False: The Laurentian Highlands arelocated in the United States and Canada. Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :False
  11. 11. The US & Canada: 3 PointsThe Question Is :Which one of these has tundra regions – theU.S., Canada, or both? Stop!The Answer Time’s Up! Is :Both
  12. 12. The US & Canada: 4 PointsThe Question Is :True or False: Coal, oil, and natural gas are allnonrenewable resources that are vital to the Stop!energy supply and economy of the US. Time’s Up!The Answer Is :True
  13. 13. The US & Canada: 5 PointsThe Question Is :Is the United States a NAFTA country?The Answer Is :Stop!Yes Time’s Up!
  14. 14. The US & Canada: 6 PointsThe Question Is :Are forests vital to the energy supply andeconomy of the United States? Stop!The Answer Time’s Up! Is :No
  15. 15. The US & Canada: 7 PointsThe Question Is :Both the United States and Canada havetemperate ________ regions. Stop!The Answer Time’s Up! Is :Grassland
  16. 16. The US & Canada: 8 PointsThe Question Is :Why are the peaks of the Rocky Mountainshigher and more jagged than the peaks of Stop!the Appalachian Mountains? Time’s Up!The Answer Is :The Appalachians have been worn down byrain, ice, and wind over time
  17. 17. The US & Canada: 9 PointsThe Question Is :The United States relies mostly on ____________ for energy creation. Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :Fossil fuels
  18. 18. Landforms: 2 PointsThe Question Is :What are “ridgelike piles of rock and debris?” Stop!The Answer Is :Moraines Time’s Up!
  19. 19. Landforms: 3 PointsThe Question Is :True or False: In rain forests, the densest layer ofplant life is on the forest floor.The Answer Is : Stop!True Time’s Up!
  20. 20. Landforms: 4 PointsThe Question Is :Dry seasons of natural wildfires are common to_________. Stop!The Answer IsTime’s Up! :Savannas
  21. 21. Landforms: 5 PointsThe Question Is :What were the Bahamas created by?The Answer Is : Stop! Time’s Up!Built-up remains of once-living creatures calledcoral polyps
  22. 22. Landforms: 6 PointsThe Question Is :What element of physical geography binds thecountries of southern South America together? Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :The Plata River system
  23. 23. Landforms: 7 PointsThe Question Is :What is a leeward? Stop!The Answer Is : Time’s Up!Side of an island away from the wind
  24. 24. Landforms: 8 PointsThe Question Is :What is an isthmus?The Answer Is : Stop! Time’s Up!A narrow strip of land connecting two largermasses
  25. 25. Landforms: 9 PointsThe Question Is :What is an archipelago? Stop!The Answer Is : Time’s Up!A group of islands
  26. 26. Historically Speaking: 2 PointsThe Question Is :True or False: A primary reason for the war ofindependence from Spain was the unhappiness of the Stop!criollos at the privileges reserved only for thepeninsulares. Time’s Up!The Answer Is :True
  27. 27. Historically Speaking: 3 PointsThe Question Is :Warfare between British and French colonists in NorthAmerica between 1689 and 1763 ended with what? Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :France surrendered most of its lands to Britain
  28. 28. Historically Speaking: 4 PointsThe Question Is :In the early 1800’s, the most efficient means oftransporting raw materials and finished goods around Stop!the country was the ________. Time’s Up!The Answer Is :Steamboat
  29. 29. Historically Speaking: 5 PointsThe Question Is :Is “giving away land in the Amazon region” a policy theBrazilian government adopted to encourage economicgrowth? Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :Yes
  30. 30. Historically Speaking: 6 PointsThe Question Is :What was crucial to the success and development ofBrasilia? Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :A massive road-building project
  31. 31. Historically Speaking: 7 PointsThe Question Is :The growth of Brazil’s middle class is due in large partto government policies that have what? Stop!The Answer Is : Time’s Up!Encouraged the growth of industry
  32. 32. Historically Speaking: 8 PointsThe Question Is :Why did little mixing of ethnic groups take placethroughout Central America’s history? Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :Because mountains blocked travel between areas
  33. 33. Historically Speaking: 9 PointsThe Question Is :A steep escarpment that divides Brazil’s interior fromits coastal plain formed a barrier to __________ formany years. Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :Transportation
  34. 34. Central & South America: 2 PointsThe Question Is :True or False: Mexico’s heartland region isdominated by lowlands. Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :False: it is dominated by an elevated plateau.
  35. 35. Central & South America: 3 PointsThe Question Is :What is gasohol and its production has benefitedwhat country? Stop!The Answer Is : Time’s Up!An alcohol based fuel, Brazil – it has cut its needto import foreign oil
  36. 36. Central & South America: 4 PointsThe Question Is :Can oil be found in the following section ofVenezuela: Guiana Highlands? Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :No
  37. 37. Central & South America: 5 PointsThe Question Is :The grasslands of Argentina produce most ofArgentina’s _________ and _________. Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :Grains and meats
  38. 38. Central & South America: 6 PointsThe Question Is :In Argentina, the majority of the population is of_________ ancestry. Stop!The Answer Is : Time’s Up!European
  39. 39. Central & South America: 7 PointsThe Question Is :Brazil’s huge interior plateau drops steeply to thelowlands beyond to form a(n) ________. Stop!The Answer Is Time’s Up! :Escarpment
  40. 40. Central & South America: 8 PointsThe Question Is :What are the communities that many of Brazil’surban poor live in called? Stop! Time’s Up!The Answer Is :Favelas
  41. 41. Central & South America: 9 PointsThe Question Is :Brazilians use _______ ________ to make theiralcohol based fuel called gasohol. Stop!The Answer Is : Time’s Up!Sugar cane

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