Common World Geography questions and answers for interview preparation 07.Dec.2023

Ontario, California: 34N05, 117W62

Ontario, Oregon: 44N02, 117W02

Ontario, Canada: irregular in shape, but extending from roughly 55N59'38" at its northernmost point (Fort Severn) 42N16 at its southernmost (Windsor)74W43'02.64" at its easternmost point (Cornwall)

In the Deciduous Forest, some decomposers that are living there include fungi, bacteria, and yes, even worms 

A natural boundary might be something like a river, mountain range or an ocean. These are generally considered obstructions, which prevent crossing without additional equipment or assistance, such as a boat or horses to carry what you need to cross a mountain range.

A political boundary would be a real or imagined line in the sand that defines the boundary of a nation or state.

For example, Australia's boundary is an ocean and Switzerland's boundary is defined by mountains, these are both physical and natural boundaries. The boundaries of Colorado are all just surveying lines and there really is not much of a physical boundary involved.

Building hotels abroad encourages tourism meaning more aircraft is needed to trport people on holidays, therefore increasing carbon emissions

Ellis Island, Chicago or Milwaukee 

To be considered a country, a place must have four characteristics...

  1. Territory
  2. population
  3. government
  4. sovereignty 

There is more land above/north of the equator. The only continent completely south of the equator is Oceania. This fact is clearly illustrated in the movie "an inconvenient truth".

Solutions to deforestation are as follows:

  1. Farming
  2. Forest management
  3. Reforestation
  4. Forest plantations 

If a river tends to flood, the most practical solution may be to designate a more or less flat area along the river as the "floodplain". This Area is allowed to flood and thus save other, more valuable areas from flooding. Obviously, no buildings should be erected on the floodplain and it is usually unsuitable for farming, too.

The location of a zoo that an animal is kept in will have nothing at all to do with its taxonomy. Taxonomy is the technical word for its classification, and that stays the same no matter where the animal is moved. Sometimes classification will have to do with its location, but the animal's species does not change because it has been moved. 

The island that is Ireland is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean except to the east, between itself and Great Britain. That body of water, though contiguous with the Atlantic at both the north and south of it, is known as the Irish Sea in the north and the Celtic Sea in the south.

It is roughly over 24000 miles. It is the circumference of the earth.  

A sea is part of an ocean that is partially surrounded by land. If it is surrounded, then it has called an inland sea. An ocean is a body of salt water with no boundaries and limitless volume. It is limitless because with no boundaries, definitive quantity cannot be deduced.

The basic difference is that geographical north is static and the magnetic north is in constant motion, the magnetic field extends into the atmosphere and for lack of a better word is kind of like the wind.

The earth is always moving and lines move with it. If they are moving all at the same pace, they will never touch.

There is an interesting article by demographer Michael Barone that appeared recently in the online version of the Wall Street Journal. He describes in some detail how some cities and states are gaining and losing people.

An atlas or map comes with an index use it to pinpoint the place you are looking for.

Some people argue that we should change to Peters Projection because it is fairer. With the Mercator projection, Polar Regions look bigger than they should, in comparison to equatorial regions. Of course, all projections change the shapes of places; but the Peters Projection does not change their relative areas.

The second largest desert is Africa is the Kalahari Desert.

Population density is the amount of people living in an area per square mile (miles, for ex.). The number of people living in any one area is determined by the desirability of the area.

The main crop is rice. Other important food crops are cassava, sweet potatoes, potatoes, maize, be, bananas, and peanuts. Leading crops for export are vanilla, coffee, cloves, sugarcane, cotton, sisal, and tropical fruits.

The Tropic Of cancer is 23.5 degrees north from the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn is 23.5 degrees south of the equator. The arctic circle is the top of the globe and the Antarctic Circle is located south of the globe (way at the bottom)

It is 39 degrees north n 116 degrees east

If you mean Bonn, then it is Germany.

ERASTOSTHENES is often called the 'Father of Modern Geography' 

They put bowls, food, jewels, clothing statues, sandals, games in their tombs. 

  1. Sao Tome and Principe
  2. Gabon
  3. Republic of the Congo
  4. Democratic Republic of Congo
  5. Uganda
  6. Kenya
  7. Somalia  

As water flows in rivers, it picks up small amounts of mineral salts from the rocks and soil of the riverbeds. This very-slightly salty water flows into the oce and seas. The water in the oce only leaves by evaporating (and the freezing of polar ice), but the salt remains dissolved in the ocean - it does not evaporate. So the remaining water gets saltier and saltier as time passes.

Urbanization can be defined as the rapid and massive growth of, and migration to, large cities. Positive and negative consequences resulted. In US urbanization, some of these issues were employment, sanitation, housing, sewage, water, fire, social welfare, role of government, political machines, etc...

Because of the way the earth is tilting when its summer The "TOP" of the earth is always leaning away from the sun, winter or summer In addition, the sun's rays hit the equator at a more direct angle that at the Poles.

It is 350 feet, or 1.0668 hectometers high.

The average time zone is 1 hour.

This article concerns the development of conceptual understanding of a physical phenomenon with computational representations. It examines how students make sense of and interpret computational representations, and how their understanding of the represented physical phenomenon develops in this process. Eight studies were conducted, in which pairs of students were engaged in an exploratory activity of natural harmonic oscillation. They first explored physical oscillators (e.g., springs, pendulums) and then interacted with dynamic and interactive computational representations that represent aspects of natural harmonic oscillation. The analysis focuses on selected episodes demonstrating critical steps in the development of the students' understanding. It offers a detailed description of these steps and closely examines students' interaction with various features of the representations in order to identify the relations between use of representations and students' developing understanding.

A theory of conceptual change, coordination class theory (diSessa & Sherin, 1998), is used to track the development process of students' understanding with representations. The detailed analysis aims to construct a model describing mechanisms of developing understanding through the mediation of computational representations. The significance of this study is in its close look at the detailed process of learning and conceptual change in computational environments.

The Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on Earth, and is virtually sterile because it is blocked from moisture on both sides by the Andes Mountain and by coastal mountains.The McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica is Earth's driest desert. 

Two ways Polar Regions and deserts are alike is that they both have drought and very little or no life. 

As arbitrary as it may be, it is up and down, side to side. The x and y-axis' it is the way maps were first drawn and have always been. A compass points north. The sign of the cross starts N S E W. 

  • Heading indicates the direction the ship/aircraft/vehicle you are in is moving.
  • Bearing is normally used to indicate the direction something else is relative to you.
  • The ship was heading 085 and maintaining a station on the carrier at two miles and a bearing of 200 from the carrier.
  • This is often the case where a ship or airplane is "pointed" on a bearing across the wind or current and "moving" on a heading that is the natural consequence of the combined forces on the hull.

Fold Mountains are formed from the collision of continental tectonic plates. Since neither plate sub ducts under the other, the colliding plates wrinkle and fold like a rug being pushed into a wall.

The Dead Sea at 1,378 ft below sea level is the lowest place on earth.  

Ireland and Great Britain are the two largest islands among a group of islands off the north-west coast of mainland Europe.

The earth rotates, so the sun is shown to appear rising on the east part of the world as we see it. No matter which way you are facing other than up or down, east are the morning sun, and west are get ready for nighttime. On the other hand, assume looking at the globe being on a clock with it being sown as a normal world instead of upside down or other abnormal configuration. 3 are east, 12 is north, 6 is south, and 9 is west.

The major Nile dams are the Aswan High Dam, the Owen Falls Dam, the Sennar Dam and the Rosires Dam.

The highest elevation in Florida is called Britton Hill. It is in Walton County and stands 345 feet above sea level.

It is 15 degrees to 25 degrees north and south of the equator. Approximately, it is 46 degrees west.

Geographical coordinates allow locations or devices with the geographical locations to be tracked and located. In essence, if a phone has geographical positioning built inside the phone can be tracked by satellite and located. An example of this is people call 911 and they are not sure where they are. Operators are still able to locate where they are and send help. 

A locator map is a map that shows a certain area's specific place.