AP Human Geography Industry Trivia Quiz

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AP Human Geography Industry Trivia Quiz

Every community has its cultures and studying human geography gives us a chance to understand to understand people, their communities, cultures, economies, and interactions. Below is a quiz for Chapter 11 on Industries of AP Human Geography, based on Rubenstein's textbook. 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.


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4. 
    Steel is a bulk-gaining industry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10. 
    The textile industry was a cottage industry before the Industrial Revolution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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.

  • 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

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