AP Human Geography Exam Practice Test!

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AP Human Geography Exam Practice Test!

Human geography is the branch of geography that deals with the study of people and their communities, cultures, economies, and interactions with the environment by studying their relations with and across space and place. Leaning this helps one understand a lot of things about us as humans. If you are taking AP human geography the practice quiz below is perfect for you. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A state that is completely surrounded by the land of other states, which gives it a disadvantage in terms of accessibility to and from international trade routes.
    • A. 

      Landlocked State

    • B. 

      Compact State

    • C. 

      Elongated State

    • D. 

      Preforated State

    • E. 

      Enclave

  • 2. 
    Geographers define overpopulation as:
    • A. 

      Too many people in a region

    • B. 

      Too many people compared to resources

    • C. 

      Too many people in the world

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and c

  • 3. 
    Most people live in cities in which of these regions?
    • A. 

      East Asia

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      Southeast Asia

    • D. 

      South Asia

    • E. 

      Sub-Saharan Africa

  • 4. 
    Human beings avoid all but which of these regions?
    • A. 

      Cold lands

    • B. 

      Warm lands

    • C. 

      Dry lands

    • D. 

      High lands

    • E. 

      Wet lands

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Written scale

    • B. 

      Bar line

    • C. 

      Fractional scale

    • D. 

      Metric scale

    • E. 

      Graphic scale

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Continent

    • B. 

      State

    • C. 

      World

    • D. 

      City

    • E. 

      Country

  • 7. 
    Globalization of the economy has...
    • A. 

      Drained resources from more developed countries

    • B. 

      Leveled economic differences between places

    • C. 

      Decreased regional specialization of production

    • D. 

      Heightened economic differences among places

    • E. 

      Decreased investment in LDCs

  • 8. 
    The spread of a new fashion first in large cities, and later to smaller towns is an example of expansion diffusion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Density measures the amount of something per unit of area on Earth's surface.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Rechanneling the Kissimmee river in FL produced an increase in which of the following adverse environmental impacts?
    • A. 

      Disruption of wildlife habitats

    • B. 

      Pollution of drinking water

    • C. 

      Runoffs from cattle grazing

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    The spread of something over a given study area is:
    • A. 

      Density

    • B. 

      Concentration

    • C. 

      Distribution

    • D. 

      Diffusion

    • E. 

      Pattern

  • 12. 
    According to environmental determinism:
    • A. 

      The physical environment sets limits on human actions

    • B. 

      People can adjust to the physical environment

    • C. 

      People can choose a course of action from many alternatives offered by the physical environment

    • D. 

      People determine their physical environment

    • E. 

      The physical environment causes social development

  • 13. 
    The most populous country in Southeast Asia is:
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Thailand

    • C. 

      Indonesia

    • D. 

      India

    • E. 

      Bangladesh

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Area served by a sports franchise

    • B. 

      Circulation area of a newspaper

    • C. 

      The market area of a supermarket

    • D. 

      The area dominated by a particular crop

    • E. 

      The area of dominance of a television station

  • 15. 
    Holland converted the Zuider Sea into a freshwater lake by using:
    • A. 

      Polder

    • B. 

      Solar desalination

    • C. 

      Canals

    • D. 

      Delta plan

    • E. 

      Dikes

  • 16. 
    The U.S. land ordinance of 1785 divided much of the land into a system of:
    • A. 

      Quarter sections

    • B. 

      Townships

    • C. 

      Ranges

    • D. 

      Sections

    • E. 

      All

  • 17. 
    The annual natural increase rate is currently approximately:
    • A. 

      1.2 per 1,000

    • B. 

      120 million

    • C. 

      12 billion

    • D. 

      12 percent

    • E. 

      1.2 percent

  • 18. 
    Of the following five countries, the highest natural increase rate is found in:
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      Norway

    • C. 

      Uganda

    • D. 

      Zaire

    • E. 

      China

  • 19. 
    When combined for all LDCs, which of the following rates is lower than MDCs combined?
    • A. 

      Crude death rate

    • B. 

      Infant mortality rate

    • C. 

      Natural increase rate

    • D. 

      Total growth rate

    • E. 

      Crude birth rate

  • 20. 
    Country x has a crude birth rate of 40 and a crude death rate of 15, while country y has a crude birth rate of 20 and a crude death rate of 9. Which country has a higher natural increase rate?
    • A. 

      X

    • B. 

      Y

    • C. 

      The rate is the same in both

    • D. 

      The rate depends on total population, so it can't be computed from this info

    • E. 

      The rate depends on migration, so it can't be computed from this info

  • 21. 
    Rapidly declining crude death rates are found in which stage of the Demographic Transition Model?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 22. 
    MDCs moved from stage 1 to stage 2 of the Demographic Transition 20 years ago in part because of:
    • A. 

      The agricultural revolution

    • B. 

      Women choosing to enter the labor force

    • C. 

      Invention of new technology

    • D. 

      People moving to cities

    • E. 

      Decreasing crude birth rates

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Denmark

    • B. 

      Zaire

    • C. 

      Chile

    • D. 

      The U.S.

    • E. 

      Cape Verde