How Much Do You Know About Human Geography Quiz

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How much do you know about human geography? As humans, we have a significant effect on the earth as we know it, and if we destroy it, we somehow destroy ourselves as life would be very hard. The quiz below is based on Rubenstein's AP Human Geography textbook, chapter 12. Did you get to understand the different services? Take up this test and see for yourself.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not a consumer service?

    • A.

      Retail

    • B.

      Leisure/Hospitality

    • C.

      Personal

    • D.

      Producer

    • E.

      Both C and D

    Correct Answer
    D. Producer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Producer" because a producer is not a consumer service. Consumer services are those that are provided directly to individuals for their personal use or enjoyment, such as retail, leisure/hospitality, and personal services. Producers, on the other hand, are involved in the production or manufacturing of goods or services, rather than directly serving consumers. Therefore, "Producer" does not fall under the category of consumer services.

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  • 2. 

    Why would services move out of CBDs?

    • A.

      Land is cheaper in suburban areas.

    • B.

      More people are moving into CBDs, so there is less space for services.

    • C.

      CBDs are becoming tourists attractions instead of the centers of economy that they once were.

    • D.

      Both A and B

    • E.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    A. Land is cheaper in suburban areas.
    Explanation
    Services may move out of central business districts (CBDs) because land is cheaper in suburban areas. This means that businesses can save on costs by relocating to these areas. Additionally, as more people are moving into CBDs, there is less available space for services. This could lead businesses to seek out alternative locations where there is more space and potentially a larger customer base. The statement about CBDs becoming tourist attractions instead of economic centers is not directly related to why services would move out of CBDs.

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  • 3. 

    Early cities had more services than villages did. Which of the following characteristics of a city would allow for more advanced services?

    • A.

      Cities were more egalitarian (equal between genders, races etc) than villages.

    • B.

      Farming became more efficient, so non-farmers could become craftsmen.

    • C.

      Cities were involved in long-distance trade.

    • D.

      Both B and C

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both B and C
    Explanation
    Both B and C are correct because they explain how cities were able to have more advanced services compared to villages. In option B, farming becoming more efficient allowed people who were not involved in farming to pursue other professions such as craftsmanship. This diversification of skills and occupations led to the development of more advanced services in cities. Option C states that cities were involved in long-distance trade, which brought in a variety of goods and resources from different regions. This trade network allowed cities to offer a wider range of services to meet the needs and demands of their diverse populations.

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  • 4. 

    If you were grouped into the quinary sector of the economy, you would most likely be a...

    • A.

      Teacher

    • B.

      Scientist

    • C.

      Buisnessman

    • D.

      Farmer

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Scientist
    Explanation
    If you were grouped into the quinary sector of the economy, you would most likely be a scientist. The quinary sector refers to the highest level of economic activities that involve decision-making and knowledge-based professions. Scientists are typically involved in research, development, and innovation, which aligns with the characteristics of the quinary sector. Teachers, businessmen, and farmers are more commonly associated with the secondary or tertiary sectors of the economy, which involve education, trade, and agriculture respectively. Therefore, the most appropriate choice in this context would be a scientist.

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  • 5. 

    What is an example of a high-order service?

    • A.

      Theater

    • B.

      Bank

    • C.

      Convenience store

    • D.

      Public school

    • E.

      Doctor's office

    Correct Answer
    A. Theater
    Explanation
    A theater is an example of a high-order service because it offers a specialized form of entertainment that is not essential for basic needs. Unlike a bank, convenience store, public school, or doctor's office which provide necessary services, a theater is a non-essential service that caters to leisure and cultural activities. It offers live performances, movies, and artistic experiences, making it a high-order service that is not required for survival or daily functioning.

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  • 6. 

    What is a settlement?

    • A.

      The name for the first cities and urban centers, such as Athens.

    • B.

      Walter Christaller's term for markets in his Central Place Theory.

    • C.

      A colonial outpost of another country.

    • D.

      A collection of high-order services.

    • E.

      A permanent collection of buildings where people work and obtain services.

    Correct Answer
    E. A permanent collection of buildings where people work and obtain services.
    Explanation
    A settlement refers to a permanent collection of buildings where people work and obtain services. This can include cities, towns, or villages where individuals live and engage in various economic activities. It is a place where businesses, offices, and institutions are established to provide goods and services to the population. This definition encompasses the idea of a settlement being a center of economic and social activity, where people gather and interact for work and daily needs.

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  • 7. 

    Which country is the leading provider of services?

    • A.

      US

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Germany

    • E.

      France

    Correct Answer
    A. US
    Explanation
    The United States is considered the leading provider of services due to its strong service-based economy. The country has a highly developed and diverse service sector, including industries such as finance, technology, entertainment, and healthcare. The US is known for its innovation, advanced infrastructure, and skilled workforce, which contribute to its dominance in the global services market. Additionally, the US has a large consumer market and is home to many multinational corporations, further solidifying its position as the leading provider of services.

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  • 8. 

    Which job can be counted BOTH in public services and consumer services?

    • A.

      Tour guides for national parks

    • B.

      Government employees

    • C.

      Teachers and educators

    • D.

      Journalists

    • E.

      Accounting

    Correct Answer
    C. Teachers and educators
    Explanation
    Teachers and educators can be counted both in public services and consumer services. In terms of public services, they work for educational institutions that are often funded by the government and provide a service to the public by imparting knowledge and skills to students. At the same time, they also provide a service directly to consumers as they educate and guide individual students in their learning journey. Therefore, teachers and educators fit into both categories of public services and consumer services.

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  • 9. 

    Which of Walter Christallers assumptions about the central place theory are correct?

    • A.

      Towns of a similar size are equidistant.

    • B.

      Resources are evenly distributed.

    • C.

      People generally use the same services each time.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the above." Walter Christaller's assumptions about the central place theory are not correct because towns of a similar size are not necessarily equidistant, resources are not evenly distributed, and people do not generally use the same services each time.

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  • 10. 

    How did the enclosure movement in Britain affect dispersed settlements?

    • A.

      It did not affect the British at all.

    • B.

      The enclosure movement limited the use of clustered settlements and increased dispersed.

    • C.

      The British Parliament gave more money to larger cities, so people abandoned dispersed settlements and moved into clustered settlements for more funding.

    • D.

      The enclosure movement forced farmers to combine their fields, leading to a decline in dispersed settlements and an increased in clustered.

    • E.

      The movement forced farmers to block off their land with fences, so many farmers decided to move together in clustered settlements to spare the expense.

    Correct Answer
    D. The enclosure movement forced farmers to combine their fields, leading to a decline in dispersed settlements and an increased in clustered.
    Explanation
    The enclosure movement in Britain forced farmers to combine their fields, which resulted in a decline in dispersed settlements and an increase in clustered settlements. This happened because farmers had to block off their land with fences, which was an expensive process. As a result, many farmers decided to move together into clustered settlements to save on the cost of enclosing their individual fields. This led to a decrease in dispersed settlements as more people moved into clustered areas.

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