Cultural Patterns And Processes: AP Human Geography Quiz

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Cultural Patterns And Processes: AP Human Geography Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which statement about culture is true?
    • A. 

      Culture is the traditions and beliefs of a group of people.

    • B. 

      Culture is learned behavior that is passed from one generation to the next.

    • C. 

      Cultures are dynamic and always changing.

    • D. 

      Cultural traits are a reflection of a group's values.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    The idea that an environment influences, but does not strictly determine, how a culture interacts with the environment is known as
    • A. 

      Environmental determinism.

    • B. 

      Environmental possibilism.

    • C. 

      Cultural ecology.

    • D. 

      Cultural environmentalism.

    • E. 

      Cultural possibilism.

  • 3. 
    A single attribute of culture is called a
    • A. 

      Culture complex.

    • B. 

      Culture realm.

    • C. 

      Culture landscape.

    • D. 

      Culture hearth.

    • E. 

      Culture trait.

  • 4. 
    The theory that the physical environment causes social and cultural development is called
    • A. 

      Environmental ecology.

    • B. 

      Cultural ecology.

    • C. 

      Cultural determinism.

    • D. 

      Environmental determinism.

    • E. 

      Environmental landscape.

  • 5. 
    The best example of cultural integration (where all elements of society are interwoven with the dominant culture) in the United States is 
    • A. 

      The upland South.

    • B. 

      The Mormon culture region.

    • C. 

      The Pacific Northwest.

    • D. 

      The Amish country in Pennsylvania.

    • E. 

      The Spanish influence in the southwest.

  • 6. 
    The area of origin of a culture is called
    • A. 

      Cultural environment.

    • B. 

      Cultural homeland.

    • C. 

      Culture hearth.

    • D. 

      Cultural landscape.

    • E. 

      Culture realm.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following areas is not considered a cultural realm?
    • A. 

      Latin America.

    • B. 

      Anglo America.

    • C. 

      Western Europe.

    • D. 

      New England.

    • E. 

      Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • 8. 
    All of the following are examples of a functional or nodal region EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The area served by a Walmart.

    • B. 

      The circulation of a daily newspaper.

    • C. 

      The broadcast area of a radio station.

    • D. 

      The area known as the "South".

    • E. 

      Any market area for a retail business.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following regions is considered a vernacular culture region?
    • A. 

      Anglo-America.

    • B. 

      South America.

    • C. 

      The American South.

    • D. 

      East Asia.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    Which cultural phenomenon below is not an example of syncretism?
    • A. 

      Tex-Mex cuisine.

    • B. 

      Nordic skiing.

    • C. 

      Snowboarding.

    • D. 

      Thai cuisine.

    • E. 

      Japanese capitalism.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following areas would be considered a cultural transition zone?
    • A. 

      Southwest USA-Northern Mexico.

    • B. 

      Southern Florida.

    • C. 

      Eastern Ontario-Western Quebec.

    • D. 

      Poland.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 12. 
    Culture is spread by 
    • A. 

      Trans-national corporations.

    • B. 

      Migrants.

    • C. 

      War and occupation.

    • D. 

      Television and other media.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 13. 
    Contagious diffusion is
    • A. 

      The rapid and widespread diffusion of a characteristic throughout the population.

    • B. 

      The spread of an underlying principle or idea.

    • C. 

      The spread of an idea from persons of power to other persons.

    • D. 

      The spread of an idea or trait through the physical movement of people from one place to another.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is an example of relocation diffusion?
    • A. 

      The spread of baseball to Japan.

    • B. 

      The spread of English to the British Colonies.

    • C. 

      The spread of AIDS to the United States.

    • D. 

      The spread of Roman Catholicism to Latin America.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is an example of hierarchical diffusion?
    • A. 

      The spread of Spanish language to Latin America.

    • B. 

      The spread of laptop computers from the upper class to the middle class.

    • C. 

      The spread of AIDS from Africa to Europe.

    • D. 

      The spread of Walmart from Arkansas to the rest of the United States.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 16. 
    Stimulus diffusion is
    • A. 

      The rapid and widespread diffusion of a characteristic throughout the population.

    • B. 

      The spread of an underlying principle.

    • C. 

      The spread of an idea from persons of power to other persons.

    • D. 

      The spread of an idea or trait through the physical movement of people from one place to another.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 17. 
    The process by which a less dominant culture adopts some of the traits of a more dominant culture. 
    • A. 

      Cultural assimilation.

    • B. 

      Acculturation.

    • C. 

      Syncretism.

    • D. 

      Migrant diffusion.

    • E. 

      Transculturation.

  • 18. 
    Which of these modern languages spread globally as a result of religion? 
    • A. 

      English.

    • B. 

      Arabic.

    • C. 

      French.

    • D. 

      Spanish.

    • E. 

      Chinese.

  • 19. 
    Which statement about the diffusion of the English and Chinese languages is true?
    • A. 

      English has diffused worldwide, while Chinese is spoken mostly in China.

    • B. 

      English is spoken in only the United Kingdom and the United States, while Chinese is spoken all over East Asia.

    • C. 

      English and Chinese are both spoken worldwide as lingua franca languages.

    • D. 

      The number of English speakers is declining, while the number of Chinese speakers is steadily increasing.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 20. 
    All of the following are Latin-based Romance language except
    • A. 

      English.

    • B. 

      Spanish.

    • C. 

      French.

    • D. 

      Italian.

    • E. 

      Portuguese.

  • 21. 
    Which statement about the English language is correct?
    • A. 

      Worldwide, there are three times as many native speakers of English as second language speakers.

    • B. 

      It is a member of the Latin language branch.

    • C. 

      It has been largely influenced by the French language.

    • D. 

      It has only two separate dialects: British and American.

    • E. 

      It is the official language of the United States.

    • F. 

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  • 22. 
    Problems with the Chinese ideographic writing systems include
    • A. 

      Many symbols no longer have meaning.

    • B. 

      In order to be literate, a person must memorize thousands of symbols.

    • C. 

      Each dialect has its own symbols for writing.

    • D. 

      Each symbol must correspond with the pronunciation of the word it represents.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 23. 
    A regional variant of a language is known as a 
    • A. 

      Language branch.

    • B. 

      Language group.

    • C. 

      Language family.

    • D. 

      Language dialect.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 24. 
    American English has adopted extensive vocabulary from which of the following languages?
    • A. 

      Spanish language.

    • B. 

      French language.

    • C. 

      Yiddish language.

    • D. 

      Native American languages.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 25. 
    A common language that is used among speakers of different languages for the purposes of trade and commerce is called a
    • A. 

      Relict language.

    • B. 

      Revived language.

    • C. 

      Lingua franca.

    • D. 

      Pidgen language.

    • E. 

      Creole language.