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Human Geography Final Exam Trimester 2

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Human Geography Final Exam Trimester 2

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      People of the north speak Algonquin and Inuit languages.

    • B. 

      The P.Q. passed a laws banning or controlling the use of non-French languages in advertising.

    • C. 

      Quebec contains areas dominating by non-French speaking minorities.

    • D. 

      It is almost 100% French speaking.

  • 2. 
    In technically advanced societies there is likely to be
    • A. 

      A standard language.

    • B. 

      Many basic languages.

    • C. 

      Limited expansion of languages.

    • D. 

      Standard pronunciation

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25

  • 4. 
    The language most widely used as a second language by hundreds of millions of people in India, Africa and elsewhere is
    • A. 

      Spanish.

    • B. 

      French.

    • C. 

      Arabic.

    • D. 

      English.

  • 5. 
    Latin octo (eight) became Italian otto Spanish ocho and French huit. This is an example of ______________ over time in a language family.
    • A. 

      Deterioration

    • B. 

      Sound shift

    • C. 

      Dialect development

    • D. 

      Isogloss shift

  • 6. 
    Two Russian scholars have established the core of what they believe is a pre-proto-Indo-European language named
    • A. 

      Nostratic

    • B. 

      Anatolian

    • C. 

      Etruscan

    • D. 

      Austronesian

  • 7. 
    The language tree diagram of language divergence has some branches with dead ends. These represent 
    • A. 

      Standard or non-changing languages.

    • B. 

      Language subfamilies

    • C. 

      Isolated languages

    • D. 

      Extinct languages

  • 8. 
    The proto-Indo-European language homeland lies some where of the
    • A. 

      Mediterranean Sea

    • B. 

      Baltic Sea

    • C. 

      Black Sea

    • D. 

      Sea of Okhotsk

  • 9. 
    Which country listed below has language witch is not in the Indo-European family?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      Iceland

    • D. 

      Hungary

  • 10. 
    The linguistic map of Nigeria reflects extreme fragmentation with nearly____languages spoken.
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      400

  • 11. 
    Nigeria chose_________as its official language upon independence.
    • A. 

      Norther Hausa

    • B. 

      Southwest Yoruba

    • C. 

      Southwest Ibo

    • D. 

      English

  • 12. 
    A language that is the product of a process of convergence which allows speakers of two or more languages to communicate is?
    • A. 

      A standardized language

    • B. 

      A common language

    • C. 

      A lingua france

    • D. 

      A lingua germanica

  • 13. 
    Convergence processes yielding a synthesis of several languages produce a pidgin language. When this language becomes the first language of a population it is referred to as a
    • A. 

      Dialect

    • B. 

      Creole language.

    • C. 

      Language subfamily

    • D. 

      Lingua franca

  • 14. 
    The greatest concentration of streets memorializing Martin Luther King are found in:
    • A. 

      The west

    • B. 

      The Northeast, particularly massachusetts

    • C. 

      The Midwest, especially Illinois

    • D. 

      The South, Especially Georgia

  • 15. 
    Which action of the government of quebec caused some English speakers to move?
    • A. 

      They made French the official language of Quebec.

    • B. 

      They required all businesses to use French.

    • C. 

      They required French and English on all advertising.

    • D. 

      The baned the use of English in schools.

  • 16. 
    What are the three main language groups in Europe?
    • A. 

      Romance, Germanic, and Slavic Languages

    • B. 

      Latin, English, and Slavic

    • C. 

      Spanish, French, and Italian

    • D. 

      Romance, Germanic, and Euskera

  • 17. 
    What is it called when a pidgin language becomes the first language of a population?
    • A. 

      Dialect

    • B. 

      Creole language

    • C. 

      Language subfamily

    • D. 

      Linga franca

  • 18. 
    True of False: English is the language most widely used as a second language by hundreds of millions ofof people in India, Africa, and elsewhere
  • 19. 
    True of False: Nigeria has nearly 400 different languages.
  • 20. 
    True of False: The naming of sports stadiums and other faculties for corporations (e.g. Peco Park FedEx Field, Coors Field) is an example of language convergence.
  • 21. 
    True of False: Congress has declared English as the official language in the U.S.
  • 22. 
    True of False: The Renfrew test mesures mutual intelligibility
  • 23. 
    The different physical appearance of people living in different part of the world is most likely a result of 
    • A. 

      Wars keeping groups separate .

    • B. 

      Groups travailing to different continents.

    • C. 

      A long history adapting to a different environment.

    • D. 

      Laws that kept people from mixing an intermarrying.

  • 24. 
    Race is:
    • A. 

      Biologically based

    • B. 

      Socially constructed

    • C. 

      Composed of three major skin color groups

    • D. 

      The same as culture

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is a tool gangs use to mark territory?
    • A. 

      Racial segregation.

    • B. 

      Street names.

    • C. 

      Jim Crow laws.

    • D. 

      Graffiti.

  • 26. 
    It is estimated that _____% of the Sub-Saharan realm's food is produced by females.
    • A. 

      70

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      10

  • 27. 
    True of False: South Central Las Angeles is the most residentially segregated urban area in the U.S.
  • 28. 
    True of False: Most Hispanic New Yorkers are puerto Rican/Dominican.
  • 29. 
    True of False: Today women are no longer counted as 3/5 of a person by the U.S. government.
  • 30. 
    What is one difference between the Hutterites and the Amish?
    • A. 

      The Hutterites allow all types of technology

    • B. 

      The Hutterites allow technology, but only for farming

    • C. 

      The Hutterites live ing New York and Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      The Hutterites are Anabaptist

  • 31. 
    What is the term for cities such as Paris, Milan, and New York when discussing the spread of popular culture?
    • A. 

      Capitals

    • B. 

      Local cultures

    • C. 

      Hearths

    • D. 

      Contagios diffusion

  • 32. 
    What was the U.S. government trying to accomplish when it discouraged minority groups from speaking their nativ language?
    • A. 

      Segregation

    • B. 

      Protection

    • C. 

      Eradication

    • D. 

      Assimilation

  • 33. 
    What did the Makah tribe try to do to strengthen their local culture? 
    • A. 

      Beginning whaling again

    • B. 

      Teach their language in local schools

    • C. 

      Wear native clothing to work

    • D. 

      Build a wall around their reservation

  • 34. 
    True of False: commodification is a threat to local culture
  • 35. 
    True of False: Popular culture can change rapidly.
  • 36. 
    True of False: Japan is a hearth of world popular culture when it comes to the fashion industry.