World Cultures Study Guide

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Many of these terms will be in matching format, but are also fair game for multiple choice questions.
Climate, weather, geography, interdependence, extended family, democracy, republic, dictatorship, subculture, exports, map projection, culture, monotheism, republic, ethnocentrism, imports, nuclear family, polytheism, cultural diffusion, racism, latitude, longitude

II. Complete the following questions. These are your notes to study for the test. Hint: The harder you work on your study guides, the more likely you will be to be successful on your exams. These responses do NOT have to be in complete sentences.

1. What is the difference between absolute location and relative location? Between location and place?
2. What are regions based on?
3. Why are different map projections created? What is the most accurate map of Earth?
4. What are the three factors that determine climate?
5. What are some ways that human beings adapt to and interact with their environment?
6. Describe and be able to identify all the elements of culture: social organization, customs and traditions, language, arts and literature, religion, forms of government and economic systems
7. Why do people form governments?
8. Explain the differences between a democracy, a republic and a dictatorship.
9. What are the three basic economic questions?
10. What are the four basic economic systems discussed in your book and how do each of them answer the basic economic questions?
11. How do mixed economies solve the failures of socialism and capitalism?
12. What type of economy do most countries have?
13. Why do we study geography to understand culture?
14. Explain the causes for cultural change.
15. How have modern communication and transportation affected movement? How have they changed the world?
16. How has technology impacted the world?
17. How do we go about understanding other cultures?

III. Short Answer Questions: The following questions will be answered on

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