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Name _________________________________ I.D. Number _______________________ Unit 1 Evaluation World Cultures 1: North and South America and Europe (SSTH 053 057) When you feel you are adequately prepared, complete this Unit Evaluation. It is important that you do your own work. You may use your textbook and course materials for help in answering the questions. After you have completed this evaluation, you will submit it for grading. Matching Match each item with the correct statement. _____ 1. a year that contains one extra day _____ 2. low-latitude areas near the Equator a. tropics b. absolute location _____ 3. landforms, plants, animals, and weather patterns _____ 4. an exact spot on the Earth c. 24 hours d. physical features e. leap year _____ 5. the amount of time it takes for the Earth to make one complete rotation Match each item with the correct statement. _____ 6. an imaginary line that passes through the center of the Earth a. technology _____ 7. tools and methods that help people perform tasks b. Mercury c. prehistory _____ 8. refers to a time before people developed writing _____ 9. explains how and why people, ideas, and goods spread d. axis e. movement _____ 10. a relatively small, solid planet Unit 1 Evaluation SSTH 053 Map Skills Use this map to answer questions 11-15. Choose the best answer to each question. _____ 11. What does a star inside a circle symbolize on this map? a national boundary b. national capital c. other city d. provincial capital _____ 12. Which feature on this map measures distance? a. compass rose b. key c. type of projection d. scale bar Unit 1 Evaluation SSTH 053 _____ 13. Which city on the map is farthest east? a. Berlin b. Cologne c. Dresden d. Rostock _____ 14. Which of the following is the best description of this type of map? a. relief b. physical c. contour d. political _____ 15. What is another name for a map’s key? a. boundary b. compass Rose c. legend d. scale bar Multiple Choice Select the response that best completes the statement or answers the question. _____ 16. What causes volcanoes and earthquakes? a. weathering b. the tilt of the Earth c. tectonic movement d. ocean currents _____ 17. Which of the following is directly linked to Earth’s climate? a. the moon b. the tides c. the sun d. prevailing winds Unit 1 Evaluation SSTH 053 _____ 18. Why are scientists concerned that rain forests are being cut down at high rates? a. There is no market for the lumber taken from the forests. b. The forests help replace oxygen in the atmosphere. c. People who live in rain forests are being displaced. d. Rain forest habitats are being moved. _____ 19. The Ring of Fire surrounds the ________. a. Pacific Ocean b. San Andreas Fault c. Earth’s inner core d. Tropics _____ 20. The place where a river empties into another body of water is called its ____. a. mouth b. delta c. source d. estuary _____ 21. Why is the presence of ozone in the atmosphere important? a. It forms a shield against the damaging rays of the sun. b. It affects the amount of rainfall in any given region. c. Vitamins are absorbed into the body as a result of the ozone layer. d. The ozone layer holds down the level of air pollution. _____ 22. Why do urban areas have higher temperatures? a. There are more people to emit body heat in urban areas than in rural areas. b. Larger buildings cause wind shifts that affect the temperature. c. Plants and animals in rural areas absorb more heat. d. Buildings and pavement absorb and reflect the sun’s heat. Unit 1 Evaluation SSTH 053 Use the following chart to answer questions 23-25. World Climate Zones Category Subcategory Characteristics Vegetation Example High Latitude A Short, mild summers; cold winters Coniferous forests Most of Alaska and Canada; western Russia Mid-latitude Marine west coast Cool summers, mild winters; ample rainfall Deciduous or evergreen forests Dry Steppe Temperatures can be warm or mild; rainfall low and unreliable Grasses, shrubs Tropical Tropical savanna Warm temperatures throughout year; dry winter C B Western Great Plains; Sahel region south of the Sahara (Africa) Southern half of Brazil; eastern Africa _____ 23. Which of the following should be in the chart cell marked A? a. Subarctic b. Ice cap c. Tundra d. Highlands _____ 24. Which of the following should be in the chart cell marked B? a. Amazon Basin b. Sonoran Desert c. Southeastern United States d. Northwestern Europe _____ 25. Which of the following should be in the chart cell marked C? a. dense rain forests b. grasslands dotted by scattered trees c. mixed forests d. l ow-lying grasses and mosses Unit 1 Evaluation SSTH 053 _____ 26. Since 2003, 2.5 million refugees fled mass killings in ____. a. Nigeria b. Namibia c. Sudan d. Botswana _____ 27. Which of the following is expected to experience the largest population growth by the year 2050? a. Latin America b. China c. Africa d. United States and Canada _____ 28. Trade, migration, and conquest lead to ____. a. river valley civilizations b. representative democracies c. cultural diffusion d. developing countries _____ 29. Which of the following is a renewable resource? a. timber b. coal c. natural gas d. iron ore _____ 30. In which economic system does mainly supply and demand guide choices? a. market economy b. command economy c. traditional economy d. communist economy Unit 1 Evaluation SSTH 053 _____ 31. South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore are examples of ____. a. developed countries b. developing countries c. newly industrialized countries d. i ndustrialized countries _____ 32. A barrier to trade that limits the number of imported items from a certain country is a _______________. a. tariff b. pact c. subsidy d. quota _____ 33. What form of government exists when a leader gains power and rules by force? a. dictatorship b. monarchy c. democracy d. limited government _____ 34. The use of the horse by Native Americans is an example of ____. a. socialization b. internal migration c. ethnocentrism d. cultural diffusion _____ 35. Why are tariffs considered barriers to trade? a. All items are affected by tariffs. b. Tariffs make imported items more expensive. c. Tariffs cause people to purchase more expensive items. d. Tariffs limit the amount of items imported from a certain country. Unit 1 Evaluation SSTH 053 True and False Determine whether each statement is true or false. _____ 36. People who are forced to flee another country to escape wars, persecution, or disasters are called immigrants. a. True b. False _____ 37. Without the greenhouse effect, the Earth would be too cold for living things. a. True b. False _____ 38. Unlike political beliefs or religion, a shared language is not an important part of any particular culture. a. True b. False _____ 39. Urban climates are generally marked by lower temperatures than their surrounding rural areas. a. True b. False _____ 40. In a Tundra climate zone you will find short cool summers, and long, mild winters with heavy precipitation. a. True b. False Carefully check your answers on this evaluation and make any corrections you feel are necessary. When you are satisfied that you have answered the questions to the best of your ability, transfer your answers to an answer sheet. Please refer to the information sheet that came with your course materials. Unit 1 Evaluation SSTH 053 ...
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