AP Human Geography Practice Exam #5

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You’ve been working away at your studies and it’s time for yet another test exam to see if you’re sticking to the right track. Take the following AP Human Geography Practice Exam #5 and we’ll see if you’re doing anything wrong or if you should feel confident about your upcoming exams.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The relationship between an object on the surface of the Earth and the same object on a map projection is known as what?
    • A. 

      Map class

    • B. 

      Map projection

    • C. 

      Map scale

    • D. 

      Map distortion

    • E. 

      Map direction

  • 2. 
    What economist was the first person to predict a population crisis?
    • A. 

      Thomas Malthus

    • B. 

      Milton Freidman

    • C. 

      Stanley Ernhard

    • D. 

      Alfred Weber

    • E. 

      Homer Hoyt

  • 3. 
    The hearth of contemporary country music is located around what city?
    • A. 

      Houston, Texas

    • B. 

      Dallas, Texas

    • C. 

      Memphis, Tennessee

    • D. 

      Nashville, Tennessee

    • E. 

      Atlanta, Georgia

  • 4. 
    Which of the folowing countries is NOT one of the Four Asian Tigers?
    • A. 

      Singapore

    • B. 

      Taiwan

    • C. 

      South Korea

    • D. 

      Hong Kong

    • E. 

      Vietnam

  • 5. 
    Johann Heinrich von Thunen's model of agricultural land use is centered on what basic concept?
    • A. 

      The farmers sell all of their farm production to a market

    • B. 

      The higher-end commodities are located farther from the market

    • C. 

      The lighter commodities are closer to the market to ensure profitability

    • D. 

      The heavier commodities are around the market because they need irrigation

    • E. 

      The market is based on subsistence farming practices in LDCs

  • 6. 
    Weber's least cost theory is based on what primary cost?
    • A. 

      Labor

    • B. 

      Infrastructure

    • C. 

      Transportation

    • D. 

      Government taxes

    • E. 

      Land costs

  • 7. 
    What theory suggest that in an urban setting, the farther a neighborhod is from the CBD, the greater its wealth is?
    • A. 

      Sector model

    • B. 

      Same Size Rule

    • C. 

      Multiple Nuclei Model

    • D. 

      Concentric Zone Model

    • E. 

      Urban Periphery Model

  • 8. 
    Which country has created special economic zones to attract investment?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Vietnam

    • C. 

      South Korea

    • D. 

      China

    • E. 

      Thailand

  • 9. 
    What stage in the demographic transition model has the highest growth rates?
    • A. 

      Stage 1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 10. 
    What type of survey pattern was initiated by the French in the U.S. and is still evident in the Louisiana region of the U.S. today?
    • A. 

      Long lots system

    • B. 

      Township and range system

    • C. 

      Metes and bounds system

    • D. 

      Nucleated town system

    • E. 

      Concentric urban framework

  • 11. 
    What is the name of the supranational organization established in 1960 to control the trade of petroleum production by its members?
    • A. 

      NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)

    • B. 

      OPEC (Organization of petroleum exporting countries)

    • C. 

      European Union

    • D. 

      PRA (Pacific Rim Alliances)

    • E. 

      CENTO (Central Treaty Organization)

  • 12. 
    Because of the signing of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), there has been an increase in
    • A. 

      Transnational corporations

    • B. 

      Footloose industries

    • C. 

      Maquiladoras

    • D. 

      Sweatshop industries

    • E. 

      International migration in North America

  • 13. 
    Which religion is the largest universalizing religion in the world today?
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      Islam

    • C. 

      Buddhism

    • D. 

      Judaism

    • E. 

      Hinduism

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is the best example of a nation-state?
    • A. 

      Romania

    • B. 

      Vietnam

    • C. 

      Argentina

    • D. 

      Zimbabwe

    • E. 

      Denmark

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is the name for refusing togive loans to people living in specific areas of the city?
    • A. 

      Blockbusting

    • B. 

      White flight

    • C. 

      Segregation

    • D. 

      Ghettoization

    • E. 

      Redlining

  • 16. 
    Edge cities would most likely be associated with which urban model?
    • A. 

      Concentric zone model

    • B. 

      Sector model

    • C. 

      Peripheral model

    • D. 

      Multiple nuclei model

    • E. 

      CBD model

  • 17. 
    What country has the largest coal reserves in the world?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      The U.S.

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Canada

    • E. 

      Mexico

  • 18. 
    Farming today in MDCs is in a transition period. What transition is occurring?
    • A. 

      The movement toward mechanization in the farming process

    • B. 

      The movement toward industrial farming

    • C. 

      The movement from hunting and gathering to planting and sustaining

    • D. 

      The movement of pollution to rural areas

    • E. 

      The use of less genetic engineering to modify plants and animals

  • 19. 
    A retired couple moves from Chicago to Arizona. This is most likely an example of what geographic factor?
    • A. 

      Economic pull factor

    • B. 

      Economic push factor

    • C. 

      Environmental pull factor

    • D. 

      Political pull factor

    • E. 

      Political push factor

  • 20. 
    Which religion is the fastest growing of the world's five primary religions?
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      Islam

    • C. 

      Judaism

    • D. 

      Hinduism

    • E. 

      Buddhism

  • 21. 
    What is the name of the theory that suggests that whoever owns the eastern european region will or could control the world, based on the agricultural and industrial production of the region?
    • A. 

      Rimland theory

    • B. 

      Heartland theory

    • C. 

      Domino theory

    • D. 

      Transnatinal theory

    • E. 

      Geopolitical theory

  • 22. 
    A family ismoving from LA, California, to New Orleans, Louisiana, but stays in Alberquerque, New Mexico, because of the positive amenities. This is an example of what?
    • A. 

      Distance decay

    • B. 

      Environmental pull factor

    • C. 

      Environmental push factor

    • D. 

      Intervening opportunity

    • E. 

      Intervening obstacles

  • 23. 
    According to acculturation, how many generations on average does it take for an immigrant family to lose its primary language?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

    • E. 

      They never lose their primary language

  • 24. 
    Prior to the first agricultural revolution, what were humans doing for food?
    • A. 

      Fishing

    • B. 

      Planting crops

    • C. 

      Hunting and gathering

    • D. 

      Genetically engineering food for mass production

    • E. 

      Purchasing it in small, food-specific establishments

  • 25. 
    The delivery area of the Pittsburgh Gazette is an example of what type of region?
    • A. 

      Functional region

    • B. 

      Formal region

    • C. 

      Vernacular region

    • D. 

      Statistical region

    • E. 

      Urban realm