# How Well Are You Versed With Such Knowledge? Element Quiz

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• 1.
• A.

They are taught or studied within the same department in major universities but only rarely.

• B.

They are concerned with where things occur and why they occur where they do.

• C.

They are dedicated primarily to managing national park systems.

• D.

They are focused primarily on managing the world's growing human population.

• E.

They represent a network of academic professionals dedicated primarily to studying coal mining's effects on physical and human systems.

• 2.
Scale is
• A.

The system used by geographers to transfer locations form a globe to a map.

• B.

The spread of a phenomenon over a given area.

• C.

The difference in elevation between two points in an area.

• D.

The relationship between the length of an object on a map and that feature on the landscape.

• E.

The ratio of the largest to smallest areas on a map.

• 3.
You are given the coordinates 128 E longitude, 45 N latitude. This is an example of a
• A.

Mathematical location

• B.

Placename on the grid system

• C.

Situation on the grid system

• D.

Mathematical grid interchange

• E.

Site-situation intersection

• 4.
Greenwich Mean Time is measured from
• A.

0 degrees latitude

• B.

0 degrees longitude

• C.

90 degrees latitude

• D.

180 degrees longitude

• E.

90 degrees longitude

• 5.
Which of the following types of maps would have the largest scale?
• A.

World

• B.

Continent

• C.

State state

• D.

City

• E.

Country

• 6.
The coordinates 150 E longitude, 89 N latitude are
• A.

Near both the International Date Line and the North Pole.

• B.

Near the equator but quite far from the prime meridian.

• C.

Near the International Date Line and the equator.

• D.

Near the North Pole and the Prime Meridian.

• E.

Near both the Tropic of Cancer and the International Date Line.

• 7.
A computer system that stores, organizes retrieves, analyzes, and displays geographic data is
• A.

GIS

• B.

GPS

• C.

Remote sensing

• D.

USGS

• E.

Topographic analysis

• 8.
Situation identifies a place by its
• A.

Location relative to other objects or places.

• B.

Mathematical location on Earth's surface.

• C.

Nominal location.

• D.

Unique, internal physical and cultural characteristics.

• E.

Primary dimensions.

• 9.
Site identifies a place by its
• A.

Location relative to other objects and places.

• B.

Mathematical location on Earth's surface.

• C.

Nominal location.

• D.

Unique physical characteristics.

• E.

Primary dimensions.

• 10.
An area distinguished by one or more unique characteristics is a(n)
• A.

Biome

• B.

Landscape

• C.

Region

• D.

Uniform unit

• E.

Ecosystem

• 11.
Which of the following could be a vernacular region?
• A.

A sports "conference" or area within which sports teams compete with one another

• B.

The area of dominance of a television station

• C.

The market area of a supermarket

• D.

The area of dominance of a certain worldview or philosophy

• E.

The area served by a pizza delivery person

• 12.
Which of the following best describes the idea of a cultural landscape?
• A.

A landscape that has been completely modified, like a city center.

• B.

A landscape set aside for historical preservation, like a KCivil War battlefield. A landscape set aside for historical preservation, like a Civil War battlefield.

• C.

Land that has been developed with museums, concert halls, and schools.

• D.

A landscape where human activity has modified the natural environment in some way.

• E.

A landscape untouched by human activity, featuring mountains, rivers, and plants.

• 13.
• A.

Uniform consumption preferences, enhanced communications, unequal access to resources, and uniformity in cultural forms.

• B.

• C.

Uniform consumption preferences, slower communications, unequal access to resources, greater access to entertainment, and a mixture of uniformity and variety in cultural forms.

• D.

• E.

Maintaining local traditions along with uniformity of cultural beliefs and forms.

• 14.
The U.S. Land Ordinance of 1785 divided much of the country into a system of
• A.

Townships, towns, cities, municipalities, and major urban centers.

• B.

Ranges, distances, scales, projections, and map symbols.

• C.

Town-county boundaries.

• D.

Quarter sections, range sections, and quarter sections.

• E.

Townships, ranges, sections, and quarter sections.

• 15.
The diffusion of HIV/AIDS prevention methods and treatments in the United States is an example of which type of diffusion?
• A.

Contagious

• B.

Hierarchical

• C.

Relocation

• D.

Stimulus

• E.

Geospatial

• 16.
The concept that new technologies shrink functional space between places is called
• A.

Time-space convergence

• B.

Distance decay

• C.

Friction of distance

• D.

Spatial interaction

• E.

Expansion diffusion

• 17.
"Sense of Place" refers to
• A.

The unique physical and human attributes that gives a place character

• B.

The unique physical site characteristics

• C.

The unique situational characteristics

• D.

The characteristics of the founder of a place

• E.

The uniform landscape of a place

• 18.
Toponyms tend to fall into which of the following categories in the United States?
• A.

Physical features

• B.

Famous people

• C.

Historical events

• D.

Transplanted from somewhere else

• E.

All of the above

• 19.
All of the following are types of mathematical scales used on maps except
• A.

Scale of analysis

• B.

Representative fraction

• C.

Bar scale

• D.

Ratio

• E.

Word

• 20.
All maps have
• A.

Distortion

• B.

• C.

Representative fractions

• D.

Bar scale

• E.

Multiple colors

• 21.
Which map projection is most distorted at high latitudes?
• A.

Robinson

• B.

Goodes's

• C.

Equal area value

• D.

Conic

• E.

Mercator

• 22.
The idea that spatial interaction declines as distance increases is known as
• A.

Time-space compression

• B.

The gravity model

• C.

Migration transition

• D.

Distance decay

• E.

Network integration

• 23.
Remote Sensing is often used during peace-time to analyze
• A.

Urban sprawl

• B.

• C.

Loss of prime agricultural land

• D.

Irrigation needs for farmers

• E.

All of the above

• 24.
Longitude is to the prime meridian as latitude is to the
• A.

North Pole

• B.

South Pole

• C.

Equator

• D.

Tropic of Cancer

• E.

Tropic of Capricorn

• 25.
Carl Sauer argued that the main focus of geographic study should be
• A.

Cultural landscapes

• B.

Cartography

• C.

Topography

• D.

Absolute locations

• E.

Centralized patterns

• 26.
Which of the following major cities is located at approximately 40 degrees N latitude and 74 degrees W longitude
• A.

Mexico City

• B.

Beijing

• C.

New York city

• D.

Paris

• E.

Moscow

• 27.
Which of the following situations is the best example of space-time compression
• A.

The isolation of people who live in a region's periphery

• B.

Internet connections through a personal computer

• C.

The perception of cultural unity of people on the Korean Peninsula

• D.

A relatively close match between official local time and solar time

• E.

A circular spatial pattern of settlement and land use