Aphg 1st Semester

26 Questions | Total Attempts: 57

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Culture Quizzes & Trivia

Multiple choice quis/true and false


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In contrast to folk culture,popular culture is typical of
    • A. 

      Small homogenous groups.

    • B. 

      Large heterogeneous groups

    • C. 

      Groups living in isolated rural areas.

    • D. 

      Groups that have little interaction with other groups.

    • E. 

      Groups of speacialist.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following characteristics is more typical of a popular culture than a folk culture?
    • A. 

      It has an anoymous origin.

    • B. 

      It diffuses slowly from its point of origin.

    • C. 

      It results from a more uniform landscape.

    • D. 

      It is more likely to be derived from physical conditions

    • E. 

      Communication is more limited

  • 3. 
    Folk cultures are primarily spread by
    • A. 

      Contagious diffusion

    • B. 

      Hierachical diffusion

    • C. 

      Relocation diffusion

    • D. 

      Stimulous diffusion

    • E. 

      Epidemic diffusion

  • 4. 
    The use of a horse and buggy by the Amish in the U.S. is an eaxamole of a
    • A. 

      Folk culture.

    • B. 

      Habit.

    • C. 

      Popular culture.

    • D. 

      Taboo.

    • E. 

      Technological innovation.

  • 5. 
    Rapid diffusion of popular culture
    • A. 

      Encourages people in different places to adopt different customs.

    • B. 

      Depends on modern communications systems.

    • C. 

      Is an example of relocation diffuision.

    • D. 

      Conserves resources.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    Typically, popular culture
    • A. 

      Originates in a number of locations at the same time.

    • B. 

      Reflects the characteristics of a distinct physical environment.

    • C. 

      Experience frequent change.

    • D. 

      Is practiced by small homogenous groups.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 7. 
    Replacement rate, the number of births needed to keep a population at a stable level without immigration requires a total fertility rate of
    • A. 

      1.0

    • B. 

      2.1

    • C. 

      3.5

    • D. 

      5.0

  • 8. 
    The number of European countries at or above replacement level is:
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      0

  • 9. 
    Countries with aging populations attempt to stimulate economic growth to lession the effect of rising medical and retirement costs by
    • A. 

      Cutting social security.

    • B. 

      Encouraging increased birth rate

    • C. 

      Promoting immigration.

    • D. 

      Promoting emigration of the elderly

  • 10. 
    The problem with using arithmetic population density to investigate the population pattern of a country is that such a density figure does not take into consideration
    • A. 

      Annual population increases.

    • B. 

      Internal clustering of people with in the country

    • C. 

      Annexation of new territory.

    • D. 

      Possible loss of territory.

  • 11. 
    The number of people per unit of agricultrally productive land is the
    • A. 

      Average density.

    • B. 

      Total density

    • C. 

      Physiologic density

    • D. 

      Agricultural density

  • 12. 
    The world'd three largest population concentrations are all found on the same landmass, which is:
    • A. 

      North America

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Asia

    • D. 

      Eurasia

  • 13. 
    Associated with the East Asian population cluster are ribbon-like extensions of dense population penetrating the interior. These extensions represent:
    • A. 

      Volcanic areas of good soil.

    • B. 

      Narrow regions of favorable climate.

    • C. 

      Basins and lowlands of China's major rivers.

    • D. 

      Areas where the Chinese government has forced people to settle

  • 14. 
    The science of mapmaking is
    • A. 

      Demogrpahy

    • B. 

      Cartography

    • C. 

      Topography

    • D. 

      Geomorphology

  • 15. 
    Scale is
    • A. 

      The system used by geographers to transfer locations from a globe to a map.

    • B. 

      The extent of spread of a phenomenon over a given area.

    • C. 

      The difference in elevation between two points in an area.

    • D. 

      The relationship between the length of an object on a map and that feature on the landscape.

  • 16. 
    1:24,000 is an example of what kind of map?
    • A. 

      Bar line

    • B. 

      Fractional scale

    • C. 

      Graphical scale

    • D. 

      Written scale

  • 17. 
    If the scale of a map is 1:24,000, then 1 inch on the map represents _________ FEET on earths surface.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2,000

    • C. 

      2,400

    • D. 

      24,00

  • 18. 
    Which map would have the smallest scale?
    • A. 

      World

    • B. 

      Continent

    • C. 

      State

    • D. 

      City

  • 19. 
    A system for transfering locations from a globe to a flat map is
    • A. 

      Distribution

    • B. 

      Interuption

    • C. 

      Projection

    • D. 

      Scale

  • 20. 
    Distortion is especially severe on
    • A. 

      Globes

    • B. 

      Small-scale maps.

    • C. 

      Large-scale maps

    • D. 

      All maps

  • 21. 
    The acquistion of data about earth's surface from a satillite orbiting the planet or from another long-distance method  
    • A. 

      GIS

    • B. 

      GPS

    • C. 

      USGS

    • D. 

      Remote sensing

  • 22. 
    A computer system that stores, organizes retrieves analyzes and displays geographic data is
    • A. 

      GIS

    • B. 

      GPS

    • C. 

      USGS

    • D. 

      Remote sensing

  • 23. 
    At hte global scale, political geographers study the spatial manifestations of political processes expressed in the organization of territories with permanent population, defined territory and a government.  These spatial units are called
    • A. 

      Countries

    • B. 

      States

    • C. 

      Nations

    • D. 

      Regions

  • 24. 
    The present number of countries and territories in the world is around
    • A. 

      400

    • B. 

      350

    • C. 

      300

    • D. 

      200

  • 25. 
    In The Territorial Imperative, Robert Ardery qrgued that humans are concerned with
    • A. 

      Collecting and securing territory

    • B. 

      Concerned only with the securing of food

    • C. 

      Avoiding confrontation wiht different groups

    • D. 

      Unconcerned with securing territory