AP Human Geography Development (Rubenstein) Practice Test

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AP Human Geography Development (Rubenstein) Practice Test

This test is from An Introduction to Human Geography by James M. Rubenstein. This is about the Development chapter of the textbook. NOTE: All textbooks concerning human geography or are related to the course or used for the course of Human Geography are compatible with this textbook by Rubenstein.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which region of the world would have the lowest HDI?
    • A. 

      Anglo-America

    • B. 

      South Pacific

    • C. 

      Sub-Saharan Africa

    • D. 

      Middle East

    • E. 

      Latin America

  • 2. 
    Which country has the highest HDI in the world in recent years?
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      United Kingdom

    • C. 

      Norway

    • D. 

      Australia

    • E. 

      Canada

  • 3. 
    Which is not the main factor in creating the HDI?
    • A. 

      Health Expenditure

    • B. 

      Literacy Rate

    • C. 

      Education

    • D. 

      Gross Domestic Product per capita

    • E. 

      Life Expectancy

  • 4. 
    To get the GDP, geographers get the incomes of everyone working in the country and average them together.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is the average GDP per capita for MDCs?
    • A. 

      Below $1000

    • B. 

      About $1000

    • C. 

      About $4000

    • D. 

      About $27000

    • E. 

      About $40000

  • 6. 
    What is the average GDP per capita for LDCs?
    • A. 

      Below $1000

    • B. 

      About $1000

    • C. 

      About $2500

    • D. 

      About $4000

    • E. 

      About $5000

  • 7. 
    Numerically, the GDP per capita rose more in MDCs than in LDCs from 1990 to 2005.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    As a percentage, the GDP per capita rose more in MDCs than in LDCs from 1990 to 2005.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The GDP per capita of all LDCs grow at the same rate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    If a country has a very high GDP, that means every citizen is living in a luxurious state.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What is the value of a particular product compared to the amount of labor needed to make it known as?  (Capitalization does not matter)
  • 12. 
    What is the gross value of the product minus the costs of raw materials and energy known as?  (Capitalization does not matter)
  • 13. 
    What has enabled MDCs to produce materials with a high value added?  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Machines

    • B. 

      Tools

    • C. 

      Laziness

    • D. 

      Animal Power

    • E. 

      Equipment

  • 14. 
    What kind(s) of power do LDCs depend on for production of resources?
    • A. 

      Solar

    • B. 

      Human

    • C. 

      Animal

    • D. 

      Machine

    • E. 

      Hydroelectric

  • 15. 
    European countries get resources from the ground.  To ensure that there is an adequate supply of raw materials, what did the countries do?
    • A. 

      They stole from other European countries

    • B. 

      They formed colonies in Africa and Asia

    • C. 

      They mass produced resources with a cloning machine

    • D. 

      They made slaves work in the mines and at logging camps

    • E. 

      They did nothing

  • 16. 
    LDCs are able to benefit from selling raw materials to MDCs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Technological improvements diffused from _________________ areas to __________________ areas in LDCs.  (Put a semicolon (;) and a space between the two words)  (Capitalization does not matter)
  • 18. 
    What is/are the social factor(s) of the HDI?  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Income

    • C. 

      Health Expenditure

    • D. 

      Literacy

    • E. 

      Calorie Intake

  • 19. 
    What is/are the demographic factor(s) of the HDI?  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Life Expectancy

    • B. 

      Infant Mortality Rate

    • C. 

      Natural Increase Rate

    • D. 

      Crude Birth Rate

    • E. 

      Crude Death Rate

  • 20. 
    The world is divided by a line that runs from the east to the west at about 30° north latitude into two regions in which MDCs take the northern section and the LDCs take the southern section.  Which more developed region does not follow this description?
    • A. 

      East Asia

    • B. 

      South Asia

    • C. 

      Middle East

    • D. 

      Eastern Europe

    • E. 

      South Pacific

  • 21. 
    Anglo-Americans speak ________________ and adhere to _______________________.  (Place a semicolon (;) and a space between the terms (ex. a; b))  (Capitalization DOES matter)
  • 22. 
    Anglo-America is the world's largest manufacturer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Western Europeans speak a(n) ______________________ (name of a language family, branch, or group) language and adhere to __________________________.  (Place a semicolon (;) and a space between the terms (ex. a; b))  (Capitalization DOES matter)
  • 24. 
    What two wars have resulted from the multiple nationalities in Western Europe?  (Place a semicolon (;) and a space between the terms (ex. a; b))  (Do not use abbreviations, spell the terms out)
  • 25. 
    What kind of people have been offsetting the cultural uniformity that has been in place since the end of World War 2?  (Both are needed, separated by the word "and")  (Capitalization does matter)