Human Geography Quiz

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Human Geography Quiz

Quiz about human geography. Practice for real exam.


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  • 1. 
    Sometimes when a person is standing in front of youand talking to you, you feel the need to back away. You step back and the other person steps forward. You keep jockeying for a comfortable distance to continuethe conversation. This illustrates:
    • A. 

      Conversational space.

    • B. 

      Neighborhood space.

    • C. 

      Sense of place.

    • D. 

      Personal space.

    • E. 

      Personality.

  • 2. 
    The violent and deadly removal of unwanted minorities in nation-states is known as:
    • A. 

      Apartheid.

    • B. 

      Transhumance.

    • C. 

      Ethnic cleansing.

    • D. 

      Ethnographic relocation.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    Farm villages are the most important form of settlement in all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      North America.

    • B. 

      Latin America.

    • C. 

      East Asia.

    • D. 

      South Asia.

    • E. 

      Africa.

  • 4. 
    Mormon settlements are typically:
    • A. 

      Loose irregular villages.

    • B. 

      Row villages.

    • C. 

      Dry-point villages.

    • D. 

      Checkerboard villages.

    • E. 

      Hamlets.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a condition favoring dispersed settlement?
    • A. 

      Need for defense.

    • B. 

      Colonization by individual families.

    • C. 

      Private enterprise.

    • D. 

      Unit-block farm.

    • E. 

      Readily available water.

  • 6. 
    A major cause of high death rates in poorer countries is:
    • A. 

      AIDS and other contagious diseases.

    • B. 

      Lack of adequate healthcare services.

    • C. 

      Warfare.

    • D. 

      All the above.

    • E. 

      A and b only.

  • 7. 
    There is a strong correlation in both developed and less-developed countries between lower total fertility rate and:
    • A. 

      AIDS.

    • B. 

      Improved health care.

    • C. 

      Increased education of females.

    • D. 

      Providing clean drinking water.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    Infant mortality rates are:
    • A. 

      Slightly higher for boys than girls.

    • B. 

      Measured in number of deaths per thousand per year.

    • C. 

      A good index of living standards.

    • D. 

      All the above.

    • E. 

      B and c only.

  • 9. 
    The human population of the earth:
    • A. 

      Reached one billion around the year 1800.

    • B. 

      Has changed only slowly throughout human recorded history.

    • C. 

      Is doubling in ever shorter time intervals.

    • D. 

      All the above.

    • E. 

      A and c.

  • 10. 
    Environmental pull factors that currently influence inter-regional migration in the United states are:
    • A. 

      Mild winters.

    • B. 

      Forested regions with mild winters.

    • C. 

      Coasts and lakes.

    • D. 

      All the above.

    • E. 

      A and c only.

  • 11. 
    China, the world’s most populous country, contains more than _____ of the world’s population.
    • A. 

      Half, 50%

    • B. 

      One-third, 33%

    • C. 

      One-quarter, 25%

    • D. 

      One-fifth, 20%

    • E. 

      One-eighth, 12%

  • 12. 
    The population of a country divided by its area determines its:
    • A. 

      Birth/death rate

    • B. 

      Rate of natural increase

    • C. 

      Population density

    • D. 

      Population doubling time

    • E. 

      Gravity factor

  • 13. 
    Which of these is not an influence on the population size of a country?
    • A. 

      Population density

    • B. 

      Births

    • C. 

      Deaths

    • D. 

      Immigration

    • E. 

      Emigration

  • 14. 
    Countries with a high rate of natural increase will also have a:
    • A. 

      Long doubling time.

    • B. 

      Negative population growth.

    • C. 

      Short doubling time.

    • D. 

      Inversed, pyramid-shaped population pyramid.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 15. 
    The stage of the demographic transition in which there is declining fertility, but, as a result of already low mortality, continuing significant growth is:
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

    • E. 

      Five

  • 16. 
    The population explosion of the past ____ years has increased the world's population from under 1 billion to more than 6 billion.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      100

    • E. 

      500

  • 17. 
    An age-sex pyramid shows:
    • A. 

      The spatial distribution of a population.

    • B. 

      The migration patterns within a country.

    • C. 

      The population structure of a country.

    • D. 

      The fertility rate among women in the 20-30 age group.

    • E. 

      The life expectancy of males and females at birth.

  • 18. 
    The world's population is currently growing by about 90 million per year; the bulk of this growth is occurring in:
    • A. 

      Countries north of the equator.

    • B. 

      Countries south of the equator.

    • C. 

      Countries with larger area.

    • D. 

      Poorer countries.

    • E. 

      Richer countries.

  • 19. 
    China once encouraged expansive population policies, but now encourages restrictive population policies
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    A central geographic fact is that people are evenly distributed over the earth.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 21. 
    Geodemographers confine their attention to population density because that is the only spatial aspect of population.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 22. 
    Close to one-fifth of the world’s population lives in China.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 23. 
    A region is not considered to be in a density category of “thickly populated” until it has at least 250 persons per square mile (100 per square kilometer).
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 24. 
    The three most important population clusters globally are East Asia, South Asia, and Europe.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 25. 
    Densely populated regions are generally associated with poor living standards
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

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