AP Human Geography Industry Trivia Quiz

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How good is your Geography? Test your AP Human Geography industry knowledge with our AP quiz given below. The quiz contains questions mostly from chapter 11 for human industries based on Rubenstein's Geography textbook. Every community has its cultures, and studying human geography gives us a chance to understand people, their communities, cultures, economies, and interactions. Give it a shot and see just how much you remember. Don't forget to be on the lookout for quizzes on the next chapters here.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not an industrial region located in Eastern Europe?

    • A.

      Volga

    • B.

      Eastern Ukraine

    • C.

      Silesia

    • D.

      Rhine-Ruhr

    • E.

      Central

    Correct Answer
    D. Rhine-Ruhr
    Explanation
    Rhine-Ruhr is located in Western Europe.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following site factors are the most important today?

    • A.

      Labor

    • B.

      Capital

    • C.

      Proximity to market

    • D.

      Availability of natural resources

    • E.

      Land

    Correct Answer
    A. Labor
    Explanation
    Labor, land, and capital are the three site factors. Of the three, companies are most concerned with finding cheap labor.

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  • 3. 

    Why have factories been moving to East Asia instead of staying in tradtional centers of industry?

    • A.

      East Asia has more natural resources.

    • B.

      There is cheaper labor in Asian countries.

    • C.

      Asian workers are typically very skilled.

    • D.

      Many Asians are willing to work for less pay.

    • E.

      Both B and D

    • F.

      Both C and D

    Correct Answer
    E. Both B and D
    Explanation
    The appeal in Asian factories lies in the fact that there are a lot of laborers who are willing to work for very low wages.

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  • 4. 

    Steel is a bulk-gaining industry.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Steel is bulk-reducing because the finished product weighs less than its inputs.

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  • 5. 

    What is a break-of-bulk point?

    • A.

      The point at which a final product weighs more than its inputs, making it a bulk-graining industry.

    • B.

      A place where you can transfer goods from one mode of transport to another.

    • C.

      A situation factor that indicates whether an industry should be closer to the market or to the raw materials.

    • D.

      The place in the world with the cheapest labor where industries are moving to.

    • E.

      The manufacturing of goods in a factory.

    Correct Answer
    B. A place where you can transfer goods from one mode of transport to another.
    Explanation
    A break-of-bulk point is a location, such as a city or an airport, where you can transfer goods from one mode of transportation to another with minimal costs. For example, at a sea port, you can transfer goods from a train to a ship in the same place. A good example of such a place is Chicago.

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  • 6. 

    What is the main commodity and industry of the St. Petersburg industrial region?

    • A.

      Paper

    • B.

      Wheat and other grains

    • C.

      Minerals

    • D.

      Coal

    • E.

      Ships and naval supplies

    Correct Answer
    E. Ships and naval supplies
    Explanation
    St. Petersburg is a center of naval goods and shipbuilding because it is on the Baltic sea. In addition to ships, the St. Petersburg industrial region produces processed food, textiles, and chemicals.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following are perishable products? (You may select more than one answer if needed)

    • A.

      Coal

    • B.

      Milk

    • C.

      Iron ore

    • D.

      Newspapers

    • E.

      Chemicals

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Milk
    D. Newspapers
    Explanation
    Milk is perishable because it will spoil if not kept cool, and newspapers are perishable because they have dated information.

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  • 8. 

    Within the United States, most textiles jobs have moved from _____________ to _______________.

    • A.

      The northeast, the southwest

    • B.

      The northeast, Asia

    • C.

      New York, Charleston

    • D.

      The north, the west

    • E.

      Nowhere. The textile industry has remained centered in one place.

    Correct Answer
    A. The northeast, the southwest
    Explanation
    The location of the textile industry WITHIN the US has moved from the northeast to the southwest as the South has industrialized and incorporated right-to-work laws. B is incorrect because Asia is not within the US.

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  • 9. 

    What is a problem with just-in-time delivery?

    • A.

      Often, the products needed don't arrive "just in time," they arrive late.

    • B.

      Just-in-time delivery is an example of Fordist production.

    • C.

      If a company runs out of stock, they have no inventory left to stock the store.

    • D.

      Just-in-time delivery places too much pressure on the factory workers and leads to a poor workplace environment.

    • E.

      This type of delivery reduces the money wasted by making "extra" products.

    Correct Answer
    C. If a company runs out of stock, they have no inventory left to stock the store.
    Explanation
    Just-in-time delivery is a supply chain strategy that aims to minimize inventory costs by having products arrive at the exact time they are needed. However, a problem with this approach is that if a company runs out of stock, they will have no inventory left to stock the store. This can lead to lost sales and dissatisfied customers. Therefore, it is important for companies to carefully manage their inventory levels and ensure that they have enough stock to meet customer demand.

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  • 10. 

    The textile industry was a cottage industry before the Industrial Revolution.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A cottage industry is an industry that is done by hand within the home. Before the industrial revolution, families spun their own cloth on looms.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is not an impact of the Industrial Revolution?

    • A.

      The industrial revolution set social and political changes into motion.

    • B.

      The industrial revolution created a rise in productivity.

    • C.

      The industrial revolution increased standards of living.

    • D.

      The industrial revolution increased pollution.

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above.
    Explanation
    The given answer "None of the above" is correct because all the options listed are impacts of the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution brought about significant social and political changes, such as the rise of the working class and the emergence of new political ideologies. It also led to a substantial increase in productivity, as new machinery and technologies were introduced. Furthermore, the Industrial Revolution resulted in improved standards of living for many people, as mass production made goods more affordable. However, it is important to note that the Industrial Revolution also had negative consequences, such as increased pollution due to the burning of fossil fuels and the release of harmful emissions.

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  • 12. 

    Why would industries choose to locate in the Middle Atlantic region of the US?

    • A.

      Cheap labor from immigrants.

    • B.

      Proximity to major ports and markets such as New York and DC.

    • C.

      Hydroelectric power from Niagara Falls.

    • D.

      There are lots of natural resources.

    • E.

      A and B

    Correct Answer
    A. Cheap labor from immigrants.
    Explanation
    Industries would choose to locate in the Middle Atlantic region of the US because of the availability of cheap labor from immigrants. This would help lower production costs and increase profitability for businesses. Additionally, the region's proximity to major ports and markets such as New York and DC would provide easy access to distribution channels and potential customers, further benefiting industries. The other options mentioned, such as hydroelectric power from Niagara Falls and the abundance of natural resources, are not mentioned in the question and therefore not relevant to the answer.

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