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A quiz over the Apex sections (Geography and World Cultures) 3.1. 1, 3.1. 2, 3.1. 4, 3.1. 5


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which rate will you find "By finding the number of births per 1,000 people per year"

    • A.

      Birthrate

    • B.

      Fertility Rate

    • C.

      Death Rate

    • D.

      Migration Rate

    Correct Answer
    A. Birthrate
    Explanation
    The rate that can be found by finding the number of births per 1,000 people per year is the birthrate. Birthrate is a measure of the number of births in a population, usually expressed as the number of births per 1,000 individuals in a given year. It provides information about the fertility and reproductive patterns of a population.

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  • 2. 

    Which rate will you find "By finding the number of deaths per 1,000 people per year"

    • A.

      Birthrate

    • B.

      Fertility Rate

    • C.

      Death Rate

    • D.

      Migration Rate

    Correct Answer
    C. Death Rate
    Explanation
    The rate that can be found by finding the number of deaths per 1,000 people per year is the Death Rate. This rate provides an indication of the number of deaths occurring in a population within a specific time period, usually expressed as a rate per 1,000 individuals. It helps in understanding the mortality pattern and trends in a population.

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  • 3. 

    Which rate will you find "By subtracting the number of emigrants from the number of immigrants per 1,000 people"

    • A.

      Birthrate

    • B.

      Fertility Rate

    • C.

      Death Rate

    • D.

      Migration Rate

    Correct Answer
    D. Migration Rate
    Explanation
    The rate that is found by subtracting the number of emigrants from the number of immigrants per 1,000 people is the Migration Rate. This rate measures the net migration of a population, indicating the balance between the number of people leaving and entering a specific area. It provides insight into the movement of people and the impact it has on the population size and composition.

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  • 4. 

    Where do mapmakers get the information to make distribution maps?

    • A.

      Satelites

    • B.

      Different countries

    • C.

      Census Data

    • D.

      Friends

    Correct Answer
    C. Census Data
    Explanation
    Mapmakers get the information to make distribution maps from census data. Census data provides valuable information about population, demographics, and other relevant factors that can be used to create accurate distribution maps. This data is collected through surveys and questionnaires conducted by governments or other authorized organizations to gather information about the population residing in a specific area. By analyzing this data, mapmakers can accurately represent the distribution of various factors such as population density, age groups, income levels, and more on their maps.

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  • 5. 

    Which map shows "The location of speakers of various languages"?

    • A.

      Religious Distribution

    • B.

      Population Distribution

    • C.

      Linguistic Distribution

    • D.

      Political Distribution

    Correct Answer
    C. Linguistic Distribution
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Linguistic Distribution because it specifically refers to the location of speakers of various languages. Religious Distribution, Population Distribution, and Political Distribution do not directly indicate anything about the location of language speakers.

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  • 6. 

    Which type of map shows "The type of political system (Government) in each country of the world"?

    • A.

      Political Distribution

    • B.

      Linguistic Distribution

    • C.

      Ethnic Distribution

    • D.

      Population Distribution

    Correct Answer
    A. Political Distribution
    Explanation
    A political distribution map shows the type of political system or government in each country of the world. It highlights the various forms of government such as democracy, monarchy, dictatorship, etc. This type of map is useful in understanding the political landscape and governance structures across different countries.

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  • 7. 

    A __________ is someone that LEAVES a country

    • A.

      Emigrant

    • B.

      Immigrant

    Correct Answer
    A. Emigrant
    Explanation
    An emigrant is someone who leaves a country to settle permanently in another country. This term is used to describe individuals who voluntarily choose to leave their home country and relocate to a different nation. Emigrants typically seek better opportunities, such as employment, education, or a higher standard of living, in their destination country. In contrast, immigrants are individuals who enter a country with the intention of settling there permanently.

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  • 8. 

    A __________ is someone that COMES INTO a country

    • A.

      Emigrant

    • B.

      Immigrant

    Correct Answer
    B. Immigrant
    Explanation
    An immigrant is someone who comes into a country. They are individuals who leave their home country and move to another country to settle there permanently. Immigrants usually move to a new country in search of better opportunities, such as better job prospects, education, or a higher standard of living. They go through the process of immigration, which involves obtaining legal permission to enter and reside in the new country.

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  • 9. 

    "A count of the population in a particular area" is also known as:

    • A.

      Census

    • B.

      Demography

    • C.

      Cartography

    • D.

      Population

    Correct Answer
    A. Census
    Explanation
    A census refers to the process of counting the population in a specific area. It involves collecting data on various demographic characteristics such as age, gender, occupation, and ethnicity. The purpose of a census is to gather accurate and comprehensive information about the population for the purpose of government planning, resource allocation, and policy-making. It provides valuable insights into the size, composition, and distribution of a population, which is essential for understanding social, economic, and political trends within a particular area.

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  • 10. 

    The current population of the earth is:

    • A.

      6 hundred +

    • B.

      6 thousand +

    • C.

      6 million +

    • D.

      6 billion +

    Correct Answer
    D. 6 billion +
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6 billion + because the population of the earth is currently estimated to be over 7.9 billion. The options given in the question, such as 6 hundred, 6 thousand, and 6 million, are significantly lower than the actual population. Therefore, the only option that is close to the correct population is 6 billion +, indicating that the population is more than 6 billion.

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  • 11. 

    Which continent has the highest growth rate?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      Europe

    • D.

      South America

    Correct Answer
    A. Africa
    Explanation
    Africa has the highest growth rate among the given options. This can be attributed to factors such as a high birth rate, improving healthcare systems, and increasing investment in infrastructure and development. Additionally, Africa has a large and growing young population, which contributes to its high growth rate.

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  • 12. 

    Which continent has the largest population?

    • A.

      North America

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      Europe

    Correct Answer
    B. Asia
    Explanation
    Asia has the largest population among all the continents. It is home to countries like China and India, which have the highest populations in the world. Additionally, Asia has a large number of densely populated countries, contributing to its overall population size.

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  • 13. 

    What type of geographic feature do humans generally settle next to?

    • A.

      Bodies of Water (Lakes, Rivers, Oceans)

    • B.

      Mountains

    • C.

      Forests

    • D.

      Deserts

    Correct Answer
    A. Bodies of Water (Lakes, Rivers, Oceans)
    Explanation
    Humans generally settle next to bodies of water such as lakes, rivers, and oceans. This is because water is essential for survival, providing a source of drinking water, transportation, and a food source through fishing. Additionally, water bodies often offer fertile land for agriculture and trade opportunities. Settlements near bodies of water also provide a natural barrier for defense and access to other resources like minerals and energy. Therefore, it is common for humans to settle near bodies of water throughout history.

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  • 14. 

    "URBAN" population refers to the people living in a:

    • A.

      Country

    • B.

      Island

    • C.

      Rural area

    • D.

      City

    Correct Answer
    D. City
    Explanation
    The term "URBAN" refers to areas that are characterized by a high population density and the presence of infrastructure such as buildings, roads, and utilities. Therefore, when referring to "URBAN" population, it specifically relates to people living in cities rather than in rural areas, countries, or islands. Cities are typically the central hubs of economic, social, and cultural activities, attracting a large number of people to live and work in them.

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  • 15. 

    Reasons to LEAVE an area are known as:

    • A.

      Push Factors

    • B.

      Pull Factors

    Correct Answer
    A. Push Factors
    Explanation
    Push factors are reasons that compel or push individuals to leave a particular area. These factors can include economic instability, lack of job opportunities, political instability, natural disasters, conflict, and persecution. Push factors make individuals feel compelled to leave their current location and seek better opportunities or safety elsewhere.

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  • 16. 

    Reasons to GO TO an area are known as:

    • A.

      Push Factors

    • B.

      Pull Factors

    Correct Answer
    B. Pull Factors
    Explanation
    Pull factors are reasons that attract or entice individuals to go to a particular area or location. These factors could include better job opportunities, higher wages, better living conditions, access to quality education or healthcare, political stability, or a favorable climate. Pull factors essentially "pull" individuals towards a specific area, as they offer advantages or benefits that are not available in their current location.

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  • 17. 

    Based on the chart above, which of the following is true about the changes in population?

    • A.

      The population has not grown in over 300 years

    • B.

      The world population reached its highest point in 1975

    • C.

      The population has grown consistently over the past 200 years

    • D.

      The population has been in decline since 1900

    Correct Answer
    C. The population has grown consistently over the past 200 years
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the population has grown consistently over the past 200 years. This can be inferred from the chart, which shows a steady increase in population over time. There is no indication of a decline or a period of no growth in the past 300 years. Additionally, the chart does not show the population reaching its highest point in 1975.

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  • 18. 

    Based on the chart above, what is the correlation between income (wealth) and life expectancy (health)?

    • A.

      There is no relationship between the two

    • B.

      As income rises, health decreases

    • C.

      As income increases, life expectancy gets higher

    • D.

      Lower life expectancy leads to higher incomes

    Correct Answer
    C. As income increases, life expectancy gets higher
    Explanation
    As income increases, life expectancy tends to get higher. This means that there is a positive correlation between income and life expectancy. The chart likely shows a pattern where countries with higher income levels also have higher life expectancies. This could be due to the fact that higher income allows for better access to healthcare, nutrition, and overall better living conditions, which can contribute to longer life expectancies.

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  • 19. 

    The study of human population is known as:

    • A.

      Demography

    • B.

      Geography

    • C.

      Population Growth

    • D.

      Cartography

    Correct Answer
    A. Demography
    Explanation
    Demography is the study of human population, including its size, distribution, composition, and changes over time. It involves analyzing various factors such as birth rates, death rates, migration patterns, and social and economic characteristics of populations. Demographers use statistical methods to understand population dynamics and make projections for the future. Geography is the study of the Earth's physical features, while population growth refers to the increase in the number of individuals in a population over time. Cartography is the study and practice of making maps.

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  • 20. 

    Based on the chart above, in what STAGE did the Death Rate decline the most?

    • A.

      Pre-Industrial

    • B.

      Early-Industrial

    • C.

      Industrialized

    • D.

      Post-Industrial

    Correct Answer
    B. Early-Industrial
    Explanation
    The chart shows that the death rate declined the most during the Early-Industrial stage. This can be inferred from the steep decrease in the death rate line during this period compared to the other stages. During the Pre-Industrial stage, the death rate was high and remained relatively stable. In the Industrialized stage, there was a gradual decline in the death rate but not as significant as in the Early-Industrial stage. The Post-Industrial stage saw a slight increase in the death rate after a period of decline. Therefore, the Early-Industrial stage had the most significant decline in the death rate.

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