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World Geography STAAR EOC Review

Jennifer Torres

STAAR EOC Vocabulary Review

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3.Organization of all the sovereign states in the world founded after WWII (2 Words)
6.1.A barrier, typically of concrete, constructed to hold back water and raise its level, the resulting reservoir being used in the generation of electricity or as a water supply
8.taxes on goods that cross country borders
9.land that is farmable
10.first black president of South Africa (2 Words)
13.A large group of people who share a common history and culture
14.feelings of loyalty and pride toward one’s nation or ethnic group. Includes the belief that one’s nation or group is better than others
15.oil that has been discovered but remains unused in the ground (2 Words)
19.a resource that can’t be used up or that can be replaced quickly as it is used up (2 Words)
22.Movement inside the Earth that results in changes on the planet’s surface. (2 Words)
24.the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries (2 Words)
26.regulated the Nile flow through the building of canals, barrages, dams, and reservoirs, which made irrigation water available throughout the year, not just at flood time (2 Words)
28.A valley, ravine, or channel that is dry except in the rainy season.
29.Strong and violent seasonal winds that blow from the ocean into S. Asia each summer, bringing with them large amounts of precipitation
35.Divides the number of people by the total arable land (3 Words)
36.not subject to any higher governmental authority
39.Mountain range which separate central and Southern Europe
40.formation of large thick masses of ice called glaciers.
42.a form of international cooperation in which countries give up some control of their affairs as they work together to achieve shared goals (2 Words)
43.pressure of colliding plates forces Earth’s crust to fold or wrinkle without breaking (2 Words)
44.Rings of small islands formed by coral reefs surrounding a shallow body of water called a lagoon
47.group of countries that act together to increase their influence over world trade (2 Words)
48.any action that relates to the making, buying and selling of goods and services (2 Words)
50.the chief headstream of the Nile and flows about 1609 km (1000 mi) from northwest Ethiopia to Sudan (2 Words)
51.weak points in Earth’s crust where magma can rise (2 Words)
52.Wearing away of Earth’s surface, mostly by forces of wind or moving water, but also by force of ice or gravity
54.when the weight of the ice sheet forces the edges of the glacier to push outward in all directions
55.The cycle of evaporation and condensation that controls the distribution of the earth's water as it evaporates from bodies of water, condenses, precipitates, and returns to those bodies of water (2 Words)
56.surrounded by land with no access to the sea
57.Russian dictator responsible for imprisoning and killing millions of Russians in work camps
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1.independent states or countries whose people mostly share a common identity
2.populations go through transitions or changes as a country develops its economy with four major stages (4 Words)
4.land where tall, wild grasses grow, usually in Africa
5.the most economically important natural resource in Southwest Asia
7.mountains that run through Italy
11.a political unit that controls a particular territory
12.a group of countries that acts as a single market, without trade barriers between member countries (2 Words)
13.a resource that takes so long to form that it can’t be replaced. Oil, which takes millions of years to form, is such a resource (2 Words)
16.continent known as the peninsula of the peninsulas
17.Total value of goods and services produced in the country (3 Words)
18.all the ways in which people are different from one another; includes language, religion, ethnicity, beliefs, traditions and values
20.a group of people in a country who share a unique culture and identity (2 Words)
21.mountain range which separate France and Spain
23.SW Russia between the Black and Caspian Seas, southern dividing line between Europe and Asia (2 Words)
25.a condition in which the population of a country does not grow but remains stable. This condition comes about when the birth rate plus immigration equals the death rate plus emigration (3 Words)
27.Landmass which includes Europe, Russia and Asia
28.A section of the Nile River in eastern Africa flowing generally northward to Khartoum, where it joins the Blue Nile to form the Nile River proper (2 Words)
30.made up of two back to back bar graphs, which show the ages and sexes in a population with the youngest ages shown at the bottom and the oldest at the top. (2 Words)
31.a force that divides people and countries (2 Words)
32.the annual rate of population growth. This percentage is calculated by subtracting the death rate from the birth rate. It does not include people moving into or out of a country (4 Words)
33.Generating electricity by conversion of the energy of running water (2 Words)
34.mound of dirt and rocks left by a glacier
37.study of physical features on the surface of the Earth (2 Words)
38.study of how people have spread across the Earth (2 Words)
41.a force that unites people and countries (2 Words)
45.leaders who govern by force without the people’s consent
46.type of money
47.map that shows a particular theme, or topic (2 Words)
49.petroleum as it comes out of the ground and before it has been refined or processed into useful products. (2 Words)
53.Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, wanted oil prices to be steady

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