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AP Human Geography Trivia Knowledge Quiz - Quiz

In this quiz we’ll be looking at the topic of Human Geography from an advanced placement standpoint, asking you an assortment of questions on population, farming, ocean, factories, developing countries and much more. What do you know? Take this AP Human Geography Trivia Knowledge Quiz to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    ______ is the study of human populations

    • A.

      Demography

    • B.

      Angola

    • C.

      Geography

    • D.

      Cartography

    • E.

      Migraphy

    Correct Answer
    A. Demography
    Explanation
    Demography is the study of human populations, including their size, structure, distribution, and changes over time. It focuses on analyzing various factors such as birth rates, death rates, migration patterns, and social characteristics to understand population dynamics. This field helps in understanding population trends, making projections, and informing policies related to healthcare, education, and social welfare. Demography plays a crucial role in understanding population growth, aging, urbanization, and other demographic phenomena that have significant implications for societies and economies.

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  • 2. 

    Why is it that only 5% of the Earth's surface is inhabited by humans?

    • A.

      Because 95% of earths surface is water.

    • B.

      Because the other 95% does not have resources necessary for survival

    • C.

      There is magma under the Earth's surface

    • D.

      95% of the earth's surface is contaminated.

    • E.

      The surface is extremely hot and will burn everyone.

    Correct Answer
    B. Because the other 95% does not have resources necessary for survival
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that only 5% of the Earth's surface is inhabited by humans because the other 95% does not have the necessary resources for survival. This implies that humans choose to live in areas where they can find resources such as water, food, and shelter. The remaining 95% of the Earth's surface may not have these resources readily available, making it unsuitable for human habitation.

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  • 3. 

    How much of the worlds population resides in South Asia?

    • A.

      40%

    • B.

      25%

    • C.

      20%

    • D.

      60%

    • E.

      10%

    Correct Answer
    C. 20%
    Explanation
    Approximately 20% of the world's population resides in South Asia. This region is home to countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, which have large populations. The population of South Asia is significant, but it is important to note that it is not the majority of the world's population.

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  • 4. 

    ______ is the number of farmers per unit of arable land

    • A.

      Density of population

    • B.

      Agricultural Density

    • C.

      Density of resources

    • D.

      Agricultural compartmess

    • E.

      Land Resource dependency source.

    Correct Answer
    A. Density of population
    Explanation
    The term "density of population" refers to the number of people living in a specific area or region. In the context of the given question, "density of population" is the most appropriate answer because it accurately describes the number of farmers per unit of arable land, indicating the level of population concentration in agricultural areas. The other options, such as "agricultural density" and "density of resources," do not specifically address the relationship between farmers and arable land.

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  • 5. 

    Both the global and sub-global demographic accounting equations are both similar except for the fact that the later one includes which of the following.

    • A.

      Emigration

    • B.

      Immigration

    • C.

      Relocation

    • D.

      Diseases

    • E.

      Gender

    Correct Answer
    B. Immigration
    Explanation
    The sub-global demographic accounting equation is similar to the global demographic accounting equation, but it includes immigration as an additional factor. This means that the sub-global equation takes into account the number of people who are moving into a particular region or country, while the global equation does not consider this factor. Immigration plays a significant role in understanding population dynamics and can have a significant impact on the overall demographic makeup of a region or country.

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  • 6. 

    What kind of factories has Saudi Arabia developed to remove salt from the ocean water?

    • A.

      Desalination Factories

    • B.

      Irrigation Factories

    • C.

      Agriculture Factories

    • D.

      Infrastructure Factories

    • E.

      Time Convergence Dawgin Factories.

    Correct Answer
    A. Desalination Factories
    Explanation
    Saudi Arabia has developed desalination factories to remove salt from ocean water. Desalination is the process of removing salt and other impurities from water, making it suitable for drinking and irrigation purposes. Given that Saudi Arabia is a desert country with limited freshwater resources, the development of desalination factories is crucial for meeting the country's water needs. These factories use various techniques such as reverse osmosis and thermal distillation to extract freshwater from seawater, helping to alleviate water scarcity in the region.

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  • 7. 

    What population pyramid would describe developing countries?

    • A.

      Narrow base

    • B.

      Wide Top

    • C.

      Narrow Top

    • D.

      Wide Base

    • E.

      Pyramid shaped.

    Correct Answer
    D. Wide Base
    Explanation
    Developing countries typically have a wide base in their population pyramid. This means that there is a larger proportion of younger individuals in the population compared to older individuals. This is indicative of a high birth rate and a lower life expectancy, which are common characteristics of developing countries. The wide base suggests a growing population with a large number of children and young adults, which is a key feature of developing nations.

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  • 8. 

    What does the Dependency Ratio of a country measure?

    • A.

      The Wealth Distribution

    • B.

      Economic welfare of the people

    • C.

      Age Distribution

    • D.

      Fertility Rate

    • E.

      Old people To young People Ratio

    Correct Answer
    C. Age Distribution
    Explanation
    The Dependency Ratio of a country measures the age distribution of its population. It calculates the ratio of the dependent population (those who are either too young or too old to work) to the working-age population. This ratio helps in understanding the burden on the working-age population to support and provide for the dependent population. It is an important indicator for policymakers to assess the social and economic implications of an aging population and plan for healthcare, pensions, and social security systems accordingly.

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  • 9. 

    The Span of time a women can concieve is what.

    • A.

      General Fertility

    • B.

      Fecundity

    • C.

      Baby Boom

    • D.

      Total Fertility

    • E.

      Fecund Year average

    Correct Answer
    B. Fecundity
    Explanation
    Fecundity refers to the potential reproductive capacity of a woman, indicating the span of time during which she is capable of conceiving. It represents the ability to produce offspring and is often measured by the number of children a woman can potentially have in her lifetime. Fecundity is influenced by various factors such as age, health, and fertility treatments. Therefore, the correct answer to the question is Fecundity.

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  • 10. 

    What two forces worked together to support the radip, western European population surge?

    • A.

      Hospitals and Communism

    • B.

      Agriculture and Water

    • C.

      Hitler and Stalin

    • D.

      Industrialization and Agriculture

    • E.

      Improved Medicine and Increasing food surplus.

    Correct Answer
    D. Industrialization and Agriculture
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Industrialization and Agriculture. During the period of rapid population growth in Western Europe, industrialization and agriculture played crucial roles. Industrialization led to advancements in technology, transportation, and manufacturing, which resulted in increased job opportunities and improved living conditions. This, in turn, led to a higher standard of living and increased population. Additionally, advancements in agriculture, such as improved farming techniques and the use of machinery, allowed for increased food production and a surplus of food, which supported the growing population.

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  • 11. 

    Malthus argued that population was growing _____ while food supply grew _____.

    • A.

      Down, Up

    • B.

      Linear,Linear

    • C.

      Exponentially, Arithmetically

    • D.

      Arithmetically, Exponentially

    • E.

      Slower, Faster

    Correct Answer
    C. Exponentially, Arithmetically
    Explanation
    Malthus argued that population was growing exponentially, meaning it was increasing at an accelerating rate, while food supply grew arithmetically, meaning it was increasing at a constant rate. This implies that population growth would eventually outpace the growth of food supply, leading to scarcity and potential famine.

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  • 12. 

    What do Harsh anti-natalist polices contribute to.

    • A.

      Male Fever

    • B.

      Sex Preference

    • C.

      Imbalanced Sex Ratios

    • D.

      Religious Views

    • E.

      Communism Take Over.

    Correct Answer
    C. Imbalanced Sex Ratios
    Explanation
    Harsh anti-natalist policies contribute to imbalanced sex ratios. These policies often involve strict measures to control population growth, such as limiting the number of children a couple can have or promoting selective abortions. In some cultures, there is a preference for male children, leading to a higher number of female fetuses being aborted. This results in an imbalance between the number of males and females in the population, which can have significant social and demographic consequences.

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  • 13. 

    What will the population be in 2050

    • A.

      7.8 B

    • B.

      8.6 B

    • C.

      6.8 B

    • D.

      10 B

    • E.

      50 B

    Correct Answer
    A. 7.8 B
    Explanation
    Based on the given answer, the population in 2050 will be 7.8 B. This suggests that the population is expected to remain relatively stable and not experience a significant increase or decrease.

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  • 14. 

    All of the following are true, Except?!!?!?

    • A.

      Approx 7 million asians were living with Hiv/Aids, indicating an infection rate which is among the fastest in the world.

    • B.

      Hiv/Aids is an epidemic which is a disease affecting a more local region acutely.

    • C.

      In 2012 nearly 42 million were living with Aids

    • D.

      In Africa some Aids are still spreading to large numbers of people.

    • E.

      Drug use, and homosexuality add to the aids population.

    Correct Answer
    B. Hiv/Aids is an epidemic which is a disease affecting a more local region acutely.
    Explanation
    The statement "Hiv/Aids is an epidemic which is a disease affecting a more local region acutely" is incorrect because HIV/AIDS is a global epidemic that affects people worldwide, not just a specific local region. The other statements are true and supported by the given information.

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  • 15. 

    Hidden Momentum or Demographic momentum is when

    • A.

      The population pyramids have a wide top and narrow base.

    • B.

      When the population stops growing at replacement level.

    • C.

      When people dying surpass births.

    • D.

      The population pyramid has a wide bottom and a narrow top

    • E.

      Everyone is dead.

    Correct Answer
    D. The population pyramid has a wide bottom and a narrow top
    Explanation
    Hidden Momentum or Demographic momentum refers to a situation where the population pyramid has a wide bottom and a narrow top. This means that there is a large number of young individuals in the population compared to the number of elderly individuals. This can occur when there is a high birth rate and a lower death rate, leading to a larger number of individuals entering reproductive age. This demographic structure can result in continued population growth even if the birth rate decreases, as the large number of young individuals will continue to have children.

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  • 16. 

    In which stage of the DTM does the CBR begin to fall because families decide to lower their birth rates in response to changing conditions, such as moving to cities to work in factories.

    • A.

      1ST

    • B.

      2ND

    • C.

      3RD

    • D.

      4TH

    • E.

      8TH

    Correct Answer
    C. 3RD
    Explanation
    In the third stage of the Demographic Transition Model (DTM), the CBR (Crude Birth Rate) begins to fall because families decide to lower their birth rates in response to changing conditions, such as moving to cities to work in factories. This stage is characterized by improved healthcare, increased access to education, and urbanization, which lead to a decline in birth rates as people become more aware of family planning methods and have fewer children due to economic and social changes.

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  • 17. 

    Some people criticize that the DTM is based on England's DTM as it moved from being a subsitence agriculture economy to an industrilalized society. Which of the following are not true.

    • A.

      England passed through all 4 stages, therefor all countries will.

    • B.

      The DTM is based on 17th century population change only involving millions not billions.

    • C.

      England is at stage 2 currently.

    • D.

      The DTM DOES Not apply to all other countries.

    • E.

      Africa is currently in stage 2 of the DTM.

    Correct Answer
    B. The DTM is based on 17th century population change only involving millions not billions.
    Explanation
    The DTM is not based solely on 17th century population change involving millions. The DTM is a model that describes the demographic transition of a country from a pre-industrial society to a modern industrialized society. It consists of four stages that represent different levels of population growth, birth rates, and death rates. While the DTM was initially based on the experience of Western countries like England, it has been applied to various countries around the world, including developing countries. The model is not limited to a specific time period or population size and can be used to understand demographic changes in different contexts.

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  • 18. 

    What stage of the ETM is known as The Age of Degenerative and Man-Made diseases?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      3 and 4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    Stage 3 of the ETM is known as The Age of Degenerative and Man-Made diseases. This stage is characterized by an increase in chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, which are often caused by lifestyle factors and environmental exposures. This stage is also marked by the impact of man-made diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other emerging infectious diseases.

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