Topics: Geography, Culture, Earth Pages: 9 (1478 words) Published: February 14, 2015
Graded Assignment
Final Exam Part 2

I. Map

On this world map, indicate the following features:

Amazon Rainforest
Panama Canal
The Himalayas
The Ring of Fire
The Mississippi River
The Gobi Desert

(10 points)

II. Graphic Organizer

Fill in the table below about these five major world religions. Do not fill in the shaded boxes.

(10 points)

Name at least
one Holy Text
How do you achieve
Describe their view about the afterlife.
Bhagvada Gata
Do good deeds to get good karma until you break the samsara or cycle of reincarnation and reach enlightenment


Believe the Four Truths are true and real, follow the Eightfold Path, meditation is one of the major steps to reach enlightenment

Old Testament

God promised the Jews, people of Israel, paradise and those who hate the Jews and mistreat them are going to go to Hell Christianity
New Testament


People who believe in all the five pillars and do them and do righteous deeds go to heaven while the disbelievers and those who sin are punished and go to Hell

III. Short Answer

1. Explain the role of river valleys in the development of civilizations. Name at least two river valleys as examples. (10 points)

Rivier valleys first and foremost provided water, a basic necessity for humans. It also provided fertile soil for agriculture, which led to settlements and brought hunting and gathering to an end. Once animals and plants were domesticated, and basic advances occurred these civilizations made irrigation systems from the rivers. Transportation was also easier by boat//raft on a river rather than on foot or horse back. Two examples of early civilizations is the early Egyptian civilization using the Nile River and the Indus Valley civilization using the Indus River.

2. How do the Himalayas affect culture and climate? (5 points)

The Himalayas are the largest mountain range in the world. They are a natural barrier between Asia and the subcontinent. They are famous for affecting the monsoon seasons, Basically when the monsoon winds and precipitation goes through India and travels further North they go right into the Himalayas but the sheer height of these mountains stop the rains from going any more north and then push them East towards Southeast Asia. This makes a very dry reason not too far pas t the Himalayas, which is where the Gobi Desert has formed. Also the regions that do get the monsoon rains have economies that are strongly dependent on the rains to get a generous crop yield.

3. Define the following terms: (5 points total)

Culture: The ways, traditions, morals etc. of life that people of a specific group share usually with common or similar languages, styles and themes.

Geography: They study of physical Earth and the atmosphere na how this affects humans nad vice versa which includes climate, environment, population etc.

4a. Describe where the Industrial Revolution began and how it spread. (5 points)

The industrial Revolution began in Great Britain in the 1700s and spread to other parts of Europe and to the United States through trade and urbanization and spread of businesses.

4b. What are the factors preventing industrialization in Africa? (5 points) Political problems, ethnic tension, too much diversity, not proper infrastructure, unable to attract foreign investment etc.

5a. Define the concept of multiple causation (5 points)

Multiple causation basically means there is more than one reason or force that caused something to occur.

5b. Use multiple causation to explain the relationship between the last ice age and different cultural patterns in the northern and southern United States. (5 points)

The last ice age is the reason for the...
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