Geography And Economics Test: Quiz!

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Geography is a discipline dedicated to the study of landmasses and bodies of water. Economics is the study of social science that handles the production, spending, and transfer of wealth. With this quiz, you must know what the purchase is and save capital goods and whether a title, key, and compass should appear on a good map. If you are searching for knowledge about geography and economics, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The higher you climb in altitude, the warmer the air is.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The higher you climb in altitude, the colder the air is because the air pressure is lower.

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  • 2. 

    ____________________ is the purchase and or saving of capital goods.  More of this (building for future) often means less consumption. (living for now)

    Correct Answer
    Investment
    Explanation
    Investment refers to the purchase and/or saving of capital goods. This involves allocating resources towards acquiring assets that are expected to generate income or appreciate in value over time. By investing, individuals or businesses prioritize building for the future rather than immediate consumption. Therefore, the more investment that occurs, the less resources are dedicated to current consumption, emphasizing a focus on long-term growth and financial stability.

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  • 3. 

    _________ is the total value of products and services produced within a country in one year.

    Correct Answer
    GDP
    gross domestic product
    g.d.p.
    Explanation
    Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the total value of all goods and services produced within a country in a given year. It is an important measure of a country's economic performance and is used to compare the economic growth of different countries. GDP takes into account all economic activities, including consumption, investment, government spending, and exports. It provides a comprehensive picture of the overall economic activity and productivity within a country.

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  • 4. 

     ____  is the total value of products and services produced by a country equal to the gross domestic product plus the net income from foreign investments.

    Correct Answer
    GNI
    Gross national income
    g.n.i.
    Explanation
    Gross national income (GNI) is the total value of products and services produced by a country. It includes the gross domestic product (GDP), which measures the value of goods and services produced within a country's borders, and the net income from foreign investments. This means that GNI takes into account the income earned by a country's residents from their investments abroad, as well as the income earned by foreign residents from their investments within the country. Therefore, GNI provides a more comprehensive measure of a country's economic output than just GDP alone.

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  • 5. 

    ______________ are measurements used to create a development index. These include Life Expectancy, Mean Years of Education, and GDP.

    Correct Answer
    indicators
    Explanation
    The term "indicators" refers to measurements that are used to create a development index. These measurements typically include factors such as Life Expectancy, Mean Years of Education, and GDP. These indicators provide valuable insights into the overall development and well-being of a country or region. By analyzing these indicators, policymakers and researchers can assess the progress and quality of life in different areas, and make informed decisions to promote further development and improvement.

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  • 6. 

    __________________is an index originally created by a Pakistani economist, Haq, and an Indian economist, Sen, to measure countries’ development progress.

    Correct Answer
    HDI
    human development report
    Explanation
    The HDI, also known as the Human Development Index, was created by Pakistani economist Haq and Indian economist Sen. It is used to measure the development progress of countries. The HDI takes into account factors such as life expectancy, education, and income to provide a comprehensive assessment of a country's development. The Human Development Report is a publication that presents the HDI rankings and analysis for different countries.

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  • 7. 

    ___________________ is an organized group that produces goods to the general public. These companies tend to be large, whose values are traded on the Stock Market, and which are owned by several different people who share the profits.

    Correct Answer
    corporation
    Explanation
    A corporation is an organized group that produces goods to the general public. These companies tend to be large, whose values are traded on the Stock Market, and which are owned by several different people who share the profits.

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  • 8. 

    ________________ is the full Report that has many development indexes. It is published each year with whatever statistics are available.

    Correct Answer
    HDR
    human development report
    Explanation
    The full report that contains various development indexes and is published annually with available statistics is called the HDR, which stands for Human Development Report.

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  • 9. 

    _______________ is a population count conducted by the government. Used to gather information for statistical purposes.

    Correct Answer
    census
    Explanation
    A census is a population count conducted by the government. It is used to gather information for statistical purposes. This process involves collecting data on various demographic factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, and occupation. The information collected through a census helps in understanding the composition and characteristics of a population, which is crucial for making informed decisions and policies.

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  • 10. 

    The Freedom Press Index measures the amount of freedom the press has within countries. The higher on the list, the less censorship the government has on the media.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the Freedom Press Index is indeed a measure of the freedom the press has within countries. It ranks countries based on the level of censorship imposed by their governments on the media. Therefore, if a country is higher on the list, it means that there is less censorship and more freedom for the press.

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  • 11. 

    The Peters-Gall is good for sailors because it shows accurate directions at sea. Mariners use this map.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Peters-Gall map is not specifically designed for sailors or for showing accurate directions at sea. It is a projection that attempts to accurately represent the sizes of landmasses, but it distorts shapes and distances. While some mariners may use this map for general reference, it is not the most suitable choice for navigation purposes. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 12. 

    The Peters-Gall map projection shows a more accurate layout of the earth according to landmass than the Mercator.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Peters-Gall map projection is a cylindrical equal-area projection that accurately represents the relative sizes of landmasses on the Earth. In contrast, the Mercator projection distorts the sizes of landmasses, particularly those near the poles, making them appear much larger than they actually are. Therefore, the statement that the Peters-Gall map projection shows a more accurate layout of the Earth according to landmass than the Mercator projection is true.

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  • 13. 

    A topographic map shows the elevation of the land.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A topographic map is a type of map that represents the elevation and relief of the land. It uses contour lines to show the shape and height of the land features such as mountains, valleys, and hills. This information helps in understanding the physical characteristics of the area and is useful for various purposes like hiking, urban planning, and geological surveys. Therefore, it is correct to say that a topographic map shows the elevation of the land.

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  • 14. 

    A title, key, and compass should all appear on a good map.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A good map should include a title, key, and compass. The title provides information about the subject or area covered by the map. The key or legend helps the reader understand the symbols and colors used on the map. The compass indicates the direction and helps orient the map correctly. These elements are essential for a map to be considered complete and useful.

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  • 15. 

    Symbols on a map are pictures that represent fictitious items and are not to scale.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Symbols on a map are pictures that represent real items and are not to scale.

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  • 16. 

    Examples of types of scales are verbal, graphic, and fractional.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the given examples of types of scales - verbal, graphic, and fractional - are indeed valid examples. Verbal scales involve using words or descriptions to measure something, graphic scales use visual representations such as graphs or charts, and fractional scales involve using fractions or ratios to measure quantities. Therefore, the statement is correct.

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  • 17. 

    The highest degree of longitude you can go to is 90.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    180

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  • 18. 

    The highest degree of latitude you can go to is 180.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    90 at the polar regions

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  • 19. 

    _____________ asks the question “how much?” when measuring.

    Correct Answer
    quantitative
    Explanation
    The term "quantitative" refers to the measurement of quantity or amount. When someone asks "how much?" when measuring, they are seeking a quantitative answer, which involves determining a specific numerical value or quantity.

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  • 20. 

    ___________is the standard of living or quality of life of a country.  A qualitative term which cannot be measured by one statistic.  One method to measure development is by HDI.

    Correct Answer
    Development
    Explanation
    Development refers to the standard of living or quality of life of a country. It is a qualitative term that cannot be measured by one statistic alone. One method to measure development is through the Human Development Index (HDI), which takes into account factors such as life expectancy, education, and income. The HDI provides a more comprehensive view of a country's development by considering multiple dimensions rather than relying solely on economic indicators.

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