Chapter 8 Political Geography

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Political Geography Quizzes & Trivia

Friedrich Ratzel is usually acknowledged as the father of political geography. This discipline deals with understanding the world’s culture and how it relates to ones geographic location. The quiz below is designed to rest how much of chapter 8 on Political geography you understood. Give it a try and keep revising before the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The rise of the modern state idea, where territory defined society rather than society defining territory, swept through Europe in the
    • A. 

      Middle Ages.

    • B. 

      1600s.

    • C. 

      1800s.

    • D. 

      Twentieth Century.

  • 2. 
    Yugoslavia was a prime example of a
    • A. 

      Multi-state nation.

    • B. 

      Nation-state.

    • C. 

      Stateless nation.

    • D. 

      Multi-nation state.

  • 3. 
    Which is an example of a stateless-nation?
    • A. 

      Korea

    • B. 

      Kurds

    • C. 

      Hungary

    • D. 

      Switzerland

  • 4. 
    The European stat idea spread throughout the world through
    • A. 

      European colonialism.

    • B. 

      Economic development.

    • C. 

      League of Nations planning.

    • D. 

      Contagious diffusion.

  • 5. 
    The movement of power from the central government regional governments is referred to as
    • A. 

      Revolution.

    • B. 

      Pluralism.

    • C. 

      Supranationalism.

    • D. 

      Devolution.

  • 6. 
    Which country has experienced violent devolution?
    • A. 

      Yugoslavia

    • B. 

      Ukraine

    • C. 

      Czechoslovakia

    • D. 

      Lithuania

  • 7. 
    Distance, remoteness and marginal location enhance the potential for devolution. This form of devolution is referred to as 
    • A. 

      Ethnic devolution.

    • B. 

      Spatial devolution.

    • C. 

      Economic devolution.

    • D. 

      Economic marginalization.

  • 8. 
    A boundary between countries is a 
    • A. 

      Line on the ground only.

    • B. 

      Line shown only on maps.

    • C. 

      Point of separation on and below the surface only.

    • D. 

      Vertical plane that cuts through the rocks below and air above.

  • 9. 
    Geometric boundaries, totally unrelated to any aspect of the cultural or physical landscape, were made considerably use by the colonial powers in
    • A. 

      Asia.

    • B. 

      South America.

    • C. 

      Centra America.

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 10. 
    How many states needs to contribute to be supranational?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      3

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