AP Human Geo Final Part 1

46 Questions | Total Attempts: 153

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AP Human Geography Quizzes & Trivia

These are the questions from Tests 1 and 3. Let me know if there are any corrections.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The set of processes that are increasing interactions, deepening relationships and heightening interdependence regardless of national boundaries are called ______ processes. 
    • A. 

      Spatial

    • B. 

      Nationalizing

    • C. 

      Ecological

    • D. 

      Globalization

  • 2. 
    The branch of geography that focuses upon natural landforms, climate, soils and vegetation of the Earth is:
    • A. 

      Cultural geography

    • B. 

      Human Geography

    • C. 

      Physical Geography

    • D. 

      Biogeography

  • 3. 
    _________ refers to the infusing of a locality with meaning and emotion
    • A. 

      Regionalization

    • B. 

      Human-Environment Interaction

    • C. 

      Sense of Place

    • D. 

      Location Theory

  • 4. 
    The degree of direct linkage between one particular location and other locations in a transport network is referred to as 
    • A. 

      Spatial Interaction

    • B. 

      Movement

    • C. 

      Landscape

    • D. 

      Connectivity

  • 5. 
    Geographer Carl O. Sauer is most closely connected with:
    • A. 

      Geographic Information Systems

    • B. 

      Cultural Landscape

    • C. 

      Regional Geography

    • D. 

      Location Theory

  • 6. 
    The coordinates of absolute location are useful mainly in determining exact:
    • A. 

      Distance

    • B. 

      Directions

    • C. 

      Distance & Directions

    • D. 

      Elevations

  • 7. 
    The location of a place in relationship to other places or features around it is called: 
    • A. 

      Absolute Location

    • B. 

      Site

    • C. 

      Relative Location

    • D. 

      Index of Placeness

  • 8. 
    The mental map you have of places you routinely visit is a map of your:
    • A. 

      Neighborhood

    • B. 

      Inner World

    • C. 

      Region

    • D. 

      Activity Spaces

  • 9. 
    A good example of a formal region would be a:
    • A. 

      Region surrounding a manufacturing complex

    • B. 

      City and its surrounding region

    • C. 

      Region of similar language

    • D. 

      Region showing the migration to a central location

  • 10. 
    The spread of ideas, cultural traits, knowledge and skills from their place of origin to other areas where they are adopted is called: 
    • A. 

      Diffusion

    • B. 

      Adjustment

    • C. 

      Spreading

    • D. 

      Cultural Invasion

  • 11. 
    The diffusion of the idea of the hamburger to India but with a vegetable patty instead of the religiously prohibited beef is an example of:
    • A. 

      Resourcefulness

    • B. 

      Hierarchical Diffusion

    • C. 

      Stimulus Diffusion

    • D. 

      Contagious Diffusion

  • 12. 
    The diffusion of Birkenstock shoes or of new styles of music tend to be an example of:
    • A. 

      Independent Adoption

    • B. 

      Contagious Diffusion

    • C. 

      Hierarchical Diffusion

    • D. 

      Stimulus Invention

  • 13. 
    The notion that cultural factors are the product of environmental conditions (e.g the ancient Greek idea that Europeans were fierce and brutish because of the cold climate). is an example of: 
    • A. 

      Environmental Prejudice

    • B. 

      Modern Environmental Psychology

    • C. 

      Environmental Determinism

    • D. 

      Environmental Possibilism

  • 14. 
    Human geographers focus ______.
    • A. 

      On how people map places

    • B. 

      On how we organize space a society

    • C. 

      On how we interact with each other in places across space

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    The importance of the spatial approach that geographers use in their studies is that it shows:
    • A. 

      The arrangement and organization of things on the surface to the Earth

    • B. 

      The history of an area

    • C. 

      Human activity only

    • D. 

      The political impact of boundaries

  • 16. 
    Hagerstrand emphasized that culture hearths should be viewed in the context of _____ as well as space. 
    • A. 

      Time

    • B. 

      Location

    • C. 

      Innovations

    • D. 

      Population

  • 17. 
    The states with the highest percentage of African-Americans can be found in:
    • A. 

      The Northeast

    • B. 

      The Midwest

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      The Southeast

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not one of the five ways that cartographers manipulate the impression one gets from a map:
    • A. 

      Projection

    • B. 

      Scale

    • C. 

      Connectivity

    • D. 

      Simplification

  • 19. 
    Level of aggregation refers to:
    • A. 

      The ratio of map distance to real world distance

    • B. 

      The size of spatial unit of analysis

    • C. 

      The number of data categories portrayed in a choropleth map

    • D. 

      Whether data is presented in absolute numbers or in percentages

  • 20. 
    On an isoline map, lines close to each other indicate:
    • A. 

      That there was not enough room to spread them out like they should have been

    • B. 

      A high concentration of whatever variable is being mapped

    • C. 

      A rapid change in the variable

    • D. 

      A gradual change in the variable

  • 21. 
    What were the major destinations for African-Americans migration out of the rural south between 1920 and 1970?
    • A. 

      Farms of the Midwest

    • B. 

      Mining Areas of the West

    • C. 

      Cities of the South

    • D. 

      Cities of the North

  • 22. 
    Which of the following maps would show the largest area?
    • A. 

      1:20,000

    • B. 

      1:2

    • C. 

      1:200

    • D. 

      1:2,000

  • 23. 
    By the time that the last great cholera pandemic began in 1865, people knew to take precautions against _____ and ended the great waves of cholera.
    • A. 

      Traveling in groups

    • B. 

      Contaminated Water

    • C. 

      Eating canned food

    • D. 

      Improper disposal of garbage

  • 24. 
    The greater the distance from the hearth the less likely an innovation will be adopted. This is referred to as: 
    • A. 

      Inverse innovation rule

    • B. 

      Adoption avoidance

    • C. 

      Distance decay

    • D. 

      Cultural repulsion

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is not one of the reasons why some innovations diffuse hierarchically?  
    • A. 

      Because of the greater variety of people who live in big cities

    • B. 

      Because of the movement of people between large cities

    • C. 

      Because of the types of businesses that tend to locate in big cities

    • D. 

      Because there is more face-to-face interaction in big cities

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