Geography: Its Nature And Perspectives

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  • 1. 
    Geographers often use this type of investigative method to examine issues.
    • A. 

      Inquiry.

    • B. 

      Scientific.

    • C. 

      Polemical.

    • D. 

      Deductive.

    • E. 

      A and B only.

  • 2. 
    Geographers consistently ask
    • A. 

      When an where questions.

    • B. 

      When and why questions.

    • C. 

      Why of where questions.

    • D. 

      How and what questions.

    • E. 

      When who and what questions.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Why does the absence of rank-size rule impact consumers?

    • B. 

      Where did Brian Berry base his studies of Central Place Theory?

    • C. 

      Why does urban sprawl create transportation problems?

    • D. 

      What geographical benefits are there to "the eat" local movement?

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Human ecology

    • B. 

      Regional geography

    • C. 

      Physical geography

    • D. 

      Cultural geography

    • E. 

      Human geography

  • 5. 
    Where something is located in relationship to something else is referred to as
    • A. 

      Site characteristics

    • B. 

      Situational characteristics

    • C. 

      Absolute location

    • D. 

      Friction of distance

    • E. 

      Distance of decay

  • 6. 
    Site characteristics inlude
    • A. 

      Relationship to the market

    • B. 

      Relative distance from another location

    • C. 

      The unique physical and human characteristics of a location

    • D. 

      The cultural characteristics of a region

    • E. 

      The governmental structure of a state

  • 7. 
    The concept that new technologies shrink functional space between places called
    • A. 

      Time-space convergence

    • B. 

      Distance decay

    • C. 

      Friction of distance

    • D. 

      Spatial interaction

    • E. 

      Expansion diffusion

  • 8. 
    all of the following are intervening obstacles to the flow of goods and people except 
    • A. 

      Mountains

    • B. 

      Political boundaries

    • C. 

      Major bodies of water

    • D. 

      Highways

    • E. 

      Deserts

  • 9. 
    The combination of unique physical and human characteristics in a specify  location is often reffered to as
    • A. 

      Place

    • B. 

      Relative location

    • C. 

      The regionalization process

    • D. 

      Site

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    "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

  • 11. 
    Mental maps could be especially useful for
    • A. 

      Tourists bureaus

    • B. 

      College admissions officers

    • C. 

      Chamber of commerce members

    • D. 

      Determining shopping habits by marketing firms

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 12. 
    Which group tends to have the most accurate and detailed mental maps?
    • A. 

      High income males

    • B. 

      Low income inner city residents

    • C. 

      Middle income suburbanites

    • D. 

      Middle income women

    • E. 

      High school students

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    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. 

      World

  • 15. 
    How an issue changes with respect to whether it is looked at from a local to global perspective is
    • A. 

      Cultural ecology

    • B. 

      Map scale

    • C. 

      Scale of analysis

    • D. 

      Perspective

    • E. 

      Dimensionality

  • 16. 
    the population distribution of the  united states most closely resembles
    • A. 

      A linear pattern

    • B. 

      A dispersed pattern

    • C. 

      A geometric pattern

    • D. 

      A clustered pattern

    • E. 

      A clustered and dispersed pattern

  • 17. 
    Many barrier islands on the east coast of the united states are examples of what pattern of developement
    • A. 

      Lijnear

    • B. 

      Clustered

    • C. 

      Dispersed

    • D. 

      Geometric

    • E. 

      No pattern exists

  • 18. 
    The township an range pattern of land division in the united states created this type of land ownership pattern on the landscaper?
    • A. 

      Linear

    • B. 

      Clustered

    • C. 

      Dispersed

    • D. 

      Geometric

    • E. 

      No pattern exists

  • 19. 
    The township and range land division method helped to create which kind of rural settlement pattern?
    • A. 

      Linear

    • B. 

      Clustered

    • C. 

      Dispersed

    • D. 

      Geometric

    • E. 

      No pattern exists

  • 20. 
    which of the following is not a key element on a map
    • A. 

      Legend

    • B. 

      Scale

    • C. 

      Meta data

    • D. 

      Title

    • E. 

      Source

  • 21. 
    All maps have
    • A. 

      Distortion

    • B. 

      Graduated circles

    • C. 

      Representative fractions

    • D. 

      Bar scale

    • E. 

      Multiple colors

  • 22. 
    Which map is most distorted at high latitudes 
    • A. 

      Robinson

    • B. 

      Goode's

    • C. 

      Equal are value

    • D. 

      Conic

    • E. 

      Mercator

  • 23. 
    the type of map that shows areas with statistical values in three to five categories is known as a 
    • A. 

      Dot distribution map

    • B. 

      Choropleth map

    • C. 

      Graduated circle map

    • D. 

      Robinson map

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    the relative attractiveness or value for a piece of property is related to its 
    • A. 

      Accessibility

    • B. 

      sense of place

    • C. 

      Time compression factor

    • D. 

      Gravity model

    • E. 

      Situation characteristics