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AP Human Geography Practice Exam

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AP Human Geography practice exam

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Landlocked State

    • B. 

      Compact State

    • C. 

      Elongated State

    • D. 

      Preforated State

    • E. 

      Enclave

  • 2. 
    Geographers define overpopulation as
    • A. 

      Too many people in a region

    • B. 

      Too many people compared to resources

    • C. 

      Too many people in the world

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and c

  • 3. 
    Most people live in cities in which of these regions?
    • A. 

      East Asia

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      Southeast Asia

    • D. 

      South Asia

    • E. 

      Sub-Saharan Africa

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Cold lands

    • B. 

      Warm lands

    • C. 

      Dry lands

    • D. 

      High lands

    • E. 

      Wet lands

  • 5. 
    1:24,000 is an example of what kind of scale?
    • A. 

      Written scale

    • B. 

      Bar line

    • C. 

      Fractional scale

    • D. 

      Metric scale

    • E. 

      Graphic scale

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Continent

    • B. 

      State

    • C. 

      World

    • D. 

      City

    • E. 

      Country

  • 7. 
    Globalization of the economy has...
    • A. 

      Drained resources from more developed countries

    • B. 

      Leveled economic differences between places

    • C. 

      Decreased regional specialization of production

    • D. 

      Heightened economic differences among places

    • E. 

      Decreased investment in LDCs

  • 8. 
    The spread of a new fashion first in large cities, and later to smaller towns is an example of expansion diffusion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Density measures the amount of something per unit of area on Earth's surface.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Rechanneling the Kissimmee river in FL produced an increase in which of the following adverse environmental impacts?
    • A. 

      Disruption of wildlife habitats

    • B. 

      Pollution of drinking water

    • C. 

      Runoffs from cattle grazing

    • D. 

      A and b

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    The spread of something over a given study area is
    • A. 

      Density

    • B. 

      Concentration

    • C. 

      Distribution

    • D. 

      Diffusion

    • E. 

      Pattern

  • 12. 
    According to environmental determinism
    • A. 

      The physical environment sets limits on human actions

    • B. 

      People can adjust to the physical environment

    • C. 

      People can choose a course of action from many alternatives offered by the physical environment

    • D. 

      People determine their physical environment

    • E. 

      The physical environment causes social development

  • 13. 
    The most populous country in Southeast Asia is
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Thailand

    • C. 

      Indonesia

    • D. 

      India

    • E. 

      Bangladesh

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Area served by a sports franchise

    • B. 

      Circulation area of a newspaper

    • C. 

      The market area of a supermarket

    • D. 

      The area dominated by a particular crop

    • E. 

      The area of dominance of a television station

  • 15. 
    Holland converted the Zuider Sea into a fresh water lake by using
    • A. 

      Polder

    • B. 

      Solar desalination

    • C. 

      Canals

    • D. 

      Delta plan

    • E. 

      Dikes

  • 16. 
    The U.S. land ordinance of 1785 divided much of the land into a system of
    • A. 

      Quarter sections

    • B. 

      Townships

    • C. 

      Ranges

    • D. 

      Sections

    • E. 

      All

  • 17. 
    Tha annual natural increase rate is currently approximately
    • A. 

      1.2 per 1,000

    • B. 

      120 million

    • C. 

      12 billion

    • D. 

      12 percent

    • E. 

      1.2 percent

  • 18. 
    Of the following five countries, the highest natural increase rate is found in
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      Norway

    • C. 

      Uganda

    • D. 

      Zaire

    • E. 

      China

  • 19. 
    When combined for all LDCs, which of the following rates is lower than MDCs combined?
    • A. 

      Crude death rate

    • B. 

      Infant mortality rate

    • C. 

      Natural increase rate

    • D. 

      Total growth rate

    • E. 

      Crude birth rate

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Stage 1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      X

    • B. 

      Y

    • C. 

      The rate is the same in both

    • D. 

      The rate depends on total population, so it can't be computed from this info

    • E. 

      The rate depends on migration, so it can't be computed from this info

  • 22. 
    Rapidly declining crude death rates are found in which stage of the Demographic Transition Model?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      The agricultural revolution

    • B. 

      Women choosing to enter the labor force

    • C. 

      Invention of new technology

    • D. 

      People moving to cities

    • E. 

      Decreasing crude birth rates

  • 24. 
    England's population pyramid would most likely resemble that of
    • A. 

      Denmark

    • B. 

      Zaire

    • C. 

      Chile

    • D. 

      The U.S.

    • E. 

      Cape Verde

  • 25. 
    The highest crude death rates would be found in countries in which stage of the Demographic Transition model?
    • A. 

      Stage 1

    • B. 

      Stage 2

    • C. 

      Stage 3

    • D. 

      Stage 4

    • E. 

      Stage 5