AP Human Geography -- Semester 1 2010

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AP Human Geography Quizzes & Trivia

A study quiz for AP human geography course. Answer with basic explanations.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The term for the large-scale emigration of talented people is called....?

    Correct Answer
    Brain Drain
    Explanation
    Brain Drain refers to the large-scale emigration of talented individuals from one country to another. This phenomenon occurs when highly skilled and educated individuals leave their home country in search of better opportunities, higher salaries, or improved living conditions elsewhere. Brain Drain can have negative effects on the country of origin as it loses valuable human capital, which can hinder economic and social development.

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  • 2. 

    What movement occurred in Great Britain for the purpose of making Agriculture more efficient?

    Correct Answer
    The Enclosure Movement, Enclosure Movement
    Explanation
    The Enclosure Movement was a significant movement in Great Britain aimed at making agriculture more efficient. It involved the consolidation and privatization of common lands, which were then enclosed and used for more productive agricultural practices. This movement led to the consolidation of small farms into larger, more efficient ones, and the introduction of new farming techniques and technologies. It also resulted in the displacement of many small farmers and rural communities, as well as the concentration of land ownership in the hands of a few wealthy landowners.

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  • 3. 

    In Western Europe, where have the majority guest workers come from?

    Correct Answer
    North Africa and Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and North Africa, Eastern Europe, North Africa
    Explanation
    The majority guest workers in Western Europe have come from North Africa and Eastern Europe. This means that a significant number of guest workers in Western Europe originate from countries in both North Africa and Eastern Europe.

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  • 4. 

    What is something we might assume from GDP that is wrong?

    Correct Answer
    Distribution of wealth within a country
    Explanation
    GDP is a measure of the total value of goods and services produced in a country, but it does not provide information about how that wealth is distributed among the population. It is possible for a country to have a high GDP but still have significant wealth inequality, with a small percentage of the population holding a large portion of the wealth. Therefore, assuming that GDP reflects an equal distribution of wealth within a country would be incorrect.

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  • 5. 

    Components of tertiary sector?

    • A.

      Transportation, Government Jobs, and Producer Services

    • B.

      Producer Services, Agriculture, and Transportation

    • C.

      CEOs, Government Jobs, Producer Services

    • D.

      Government Jobs, Agriculture, and Management

    Correct Answer
    A. Transportation, Government Jobs, and Producer Services
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Transportation, Government Jobs, and Producer Services. The tertiary sector refers to the sector of the economy that provides services to consumers and businesses. Transportation is a key component of the tertiary sector as it involves the movement of goods and people from one place to another. Government jobs are also part of the tertiary sector as they involve providing services to the public. Producer services, such as advertising, consulting, and financial services, are also included in the tertiary sector as they support the production and distribution of goods and services.

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  • 6. 

    The majority of Chinese people are...?

    • A.

      Commercial Farmers

    • B.

      Scientists

    • C.

      Doctors

    • D.

      Subsistence Farmers

    Correct Answer
    D. Subsistence Farmers
    Explanation
    The majority of Chinese people are subsistence farmers. This means that they engage in agricultural activities primarily to meet the needs of their own families and communities, rather than for commercial purposes. Subsistence farming is characterized by small-scale, low-input production, where farmers rely on traditional methods and produce enough food to sustain themselves. Given China's large population and historical agricultural practices, it is likely that a significant portion of the population still engages in subsistence farming to ensure their own food security.

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  • 7. 

    Major contributing factor to poor health care in LDCs?

    Correct Answer
    Low Literacy Rates
    Explanation
    Low literacy rates can be a major contributing factor to poor healthcare in LDCs. When individuals have low literacy rates, they may struggle to understand health information, follow medical instructions, or make informed decisions about their own health. This can lead to a lack of awareness about preventive measures, delays in seeking medical help, and improper use of medications. Moreover, low literacy rates can also hinder healthcare providers' ability to effectively communicate with patients, leading to misunderstandings and inadequate care. Therefore, addressing and improving literacy rates is crucial in order to enhance healthcare outcomes in LDCs.

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  • 8. 

    What is something Anglo America has plenty of, but Western Europe does not? What did Western Europe do to solve this problem?

    • A.

      Natural Resources; Traded with LDCs

    • B.

      Labor; Colonized

    • C.

      Natural Resources; Colonized

    • D.

      Labor; Used LDCs

    Correct Answer
    C. Natural Resources; Colonized
    Explanation
    LDC = Lower Developed Country

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  • 9. 

    Term given that cartographers use to show distances between places on a map?

    Correct Answer
    Scale
    scales
    Explanation
    Cartographers use scales to show distances between places on a map. A scale is a ratio or a measurement that represents the relationship between a distance on the map and the corresponding distance on the ground. It helps users understand the actual size and distance between different locations on the map. By using scales, cartographers can accurately depict the relative distances and proportions of features on a map, allowing for more accurate navigation and measurement.

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  • 10. 

    Unique physical characteristics are an example of...

    • A.

      Site

    • B.

      Situation

    Correct Answer
    A. Site
    Explanation
    Unique physical characteristics refer to the specific features and attributes of a particular location or site. These characteristics could include the topography, climate, vegetation, natural resources, and other physical elements that distinguish one site from another. Therefore, unique physical characteristics are an example of the site, as they pertain to the specific qualities and attributes of a particular location.

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  • 11. 

    Which has all of the same circumference?

    • A.

      Longitude

    • B.

      Latitude

    Correct Answer
    A. Longitude
    Explanation
    Longitude has all of the same circumference. Longitude lines are imaginary lines that run north to south around the Earth, connecting the North and South Poles. These lines are equidistant from each other and divide the Earth into equal parts. On the other hand, latitude lines are imaginary lines that run parallel to the equator, connecting the East and West sides of the Earth. While longitude lines have the same circumference, latitude lines do not.

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  • 12. 

    Which term is concerned with the frequency of occurrence of a phenomenon?

    Correct Answer
    Density
    Explanation
    Density is a term that is concerned with the frequency of occurrence of a phenomenon. It refers to the measure of how often something happens within a given area or volume. In the context of this question, density is the appropriate term because it describes the concentration or distribution of a phenomenon in terms of its frequency.

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  • 13. 

    Place a phenomenon begins?

    Correct Answer
    Hearth
    Node
  • 14. 

    Which type of region is based on our perceptions?(Ex: One person's perception may be that the South tends to be more hospitable than the North, but another may tend to think the opposite.)

    • A.

      Formal

    • B.

      Vernacular

    • C.

      Functional (Noble)

    • D.

      Expansion

    • E.

      Uniform

    Correct Answer
    B. Vernacular
    Explanation
    Vernacular regions are based on our perceptions because they are defined by the subjective beliefs and attitudes of people living within them. These regions are not officially recognized or defined by any governing body, but rather they are shaped by the cultural, social, and personal experiences of individuals. In the given example, the perception of hospitality in the South versus the North illustrates how people's subjective views can shape the boundaries and characteristics of a vernacular region.

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  • 15. 

    Which region is the circulation area of a newspaper?

    • A.

      Formal

    • B.

      Vernacular

    • C.

      Functional (Noble)

    • D.

      Expansion

    • E.

      Uniform

    Correct Answer
    C. Functional (Noble)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Functional (Noble). The circulation area of a newspaper refers to the geographic region where the newspaper is distributed and delivered to its readers. This area is determined based on the target audience and the reach of the newspaper. The term "functional" implies that the circulation area serves a specific purpose, which is to ensure that the newspaper reaches its intended readership efficiently. The term "noble" may refer to the importance or significance of this circulation area in terms of the newspaper's distribution strategy and business model.

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  • 16. 

    What type of region would the set city limits of Detroit be? 

    • A.

      Formal

    • B.

      Vernacular

    • C.

      Functional (Noble)

    • D.

      Expansion

    • E.

      Uniform

    Correct Answer
    A. Formal
    Explanation
    The set city limits of Detroit would be considered a formal region. A formal region is defined by specific boundaries and characteristics, such as political or administrative divisions. In this case, the city limits of Detroit represent a specific geographic area that is officially recognized and governed by a local government.

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  • 17. 

    Which region do we see the fastest rise and growth of population?

    • A.

      Western Europe

    • B.

      Anglo America

    • C.

      Southern Asia

    • D.

      Northern Africa

    • E.

      Eastern Asia

    Correct Answer
    C. Southern Asia
    Explanation
    Southern Asia is the correct answer because it is currently experiencing the fastest rise and growth of population. This region includes countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, which have high birth rates and a large youth population. Factors such as cultural norms, lack of access to contraception, and limited education contribute to the rapid population growth in Southern Asia. Additionally, this region also faces challenges related to overpopulation, such as strain on resources and infrastructure.

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  • 18. 

    What term refers to the average number of children a woman will have between the ages of 14-49?

    Correct Answer
    Total Fertility Rate
    TFR
    Explanation
    Total Fertility Rate (TFR) is the term that refers to the average number of children a woman will have between the ages of 14-49. TFR is a commonly used measure to assess the fertility level of a population. It takes into account the age-specific fertility rates and provides an estimate of the average number of children a woman will have in her lifetime. TFR is an important indicator for demographic analysis and population projections.

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  • 19. 

    An increase in Crude Birth Rate (CBR) -- will doubling time increase, decrease, or remain the same?

    • A.

      Increase

    • B.

      Decrease

    • C.

      Remain the same

    Correct Answer
    B. Decrease
    Explanation
    An increase in Crude Birth Rate (CBR) means that there is a higher number of births occurring in a population. This increase in births will result in a higher population growth rate. The doubling time refers to the time it takes for a population to double in size. Since an increase in CBR leads to a higher population growth rate, it will result in a decrease in doubling time. Therefore, the correct answer is decrease.

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  • 20. 

    DEMOGRApHIC TRANSITION MODEL:Which stage has the lowest Crude Birth Rate (CBR) ?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    E. 5
    Explanation
    Stage 5 of the Demographic Transition Model has the lowest Crude Birth Rate (CBR). In this stage, both the birth rate and death rate are very low, resulting in a slow or stagnant population growth. This is typically seen in highly developed countries with advanced healthcare systems, high levels of education, and access to contraception. These factors contribute to a decline in the number of births and a lower CBR compared to earlier stages of the model.

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  • 21. 

    DEMOGRApHIC TRANSITION MODEL:Which stage has the highest Crude Death Rate (CDR) ?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    Stage 1 of the demographic transition model has the highest Crude Death Rate (CDR). In this stage, both the birth rate and death rate are high, resulting in a slow population growth rate. This is typically seen in pre-industrial societies where there is limited access to healthcare, sanitation, and education. High CDR is often attributed to factors such as high infant mortality rates, limited medical facilities, lack of clean water, and poor nutrition.

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  • 22. 

    DEMOGRApHIC TRANSITION MODEL:Which TWO stages have equal CBRs and CDRs?

    • A.

      1, 4

    • B.

      3, 5

    • C.

      2, 3

    • D.

      1, 5

    • E.

      2, 4

    Correct Answer
    A. 1, 4
    Explanation
    Stages 1 and 4 of the Demographic Transition Model have equal Crude Birth Rates (CBRs) and Crude Death Rates (CDRs). In Stage 1, both the CBR and CDR are high, resulting in a stable population. In Stage 4, both the CBR and CDR are low, indicating a low birth rate and a low death rate, leading to a stable population.

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  • 23. 

    Shape of a Population Pyramid-- what has the greatest impact on it ?

    • A.

      Immigration

    • B.

      CBR

    • C.

      CDR

    • D.

      Total Fertility Rate

    Correct Answer
    B. CBR
    Explanation
    The shape of a population pyramid is primarily influenced by the Crude Birth Rate (CBR). The CBR represents the number of live births per 1,000 individuals in a population in a given year. A high CBR leads to a wide base of the population pyramid, indicating a large number of young individuals. Conversely, a low CBR results in a narrower base, indicating a smaller number of young individuals. Immigration, CDR (Crude Death Rate), and Total Fertility Rate (TFR) can also have an impact on the population pyramid, but the CBR has the greatest influence on its shape.

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  • 24. 

    Why was Malthus' prediction wrong?

    Correct Answer
    He didn't foresee the Green Revolution
    Green Revolution
    Explanation
    Malthus' prediction was wrong because he failed to anticipate the Green Revolution. The Green Revolution refers to the significant increase in agricultural productivity that occurred in the mid-20th century, primarily due to the introduction of high-yielding crop varieties, improved irrigation methods, and the use of fertilizers and pesticides. This revolution resulted in a substantial increase in food production, which Malthus did not foresee. As a result, his prediction that population growth would outpace food production and lead to widespread famine and poverty did not come true.

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