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Do you know what human geography entails? Do you understand a sufficient amount to pass this quiz? Human geography is a branch of the social sciences that studies the world and its people, societies, and cultures with an accent on relationships of and across space and place. There are five elements in human geography, including the world in spatial terms, areas, and regions, physical, and human systems, environment, and society. Take this quiz and discover more about human geography.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What happened in 1914 on Shakeltons Antarctic Expedition?

    • A.

      Anartic was one of the last known places

    • B.

      The ship that they were traveling on became stuck in ice

    • C.

      The crew left the ship - camped on the ice for 5 months

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In 1914, on Shakelton's Antarctic Expedition, all of the mentioned events occurred. Antarctica was one of the last known places to be explored, and during the expedition, the ship they were traveling on became trapped in ice. As a result, the crew had to leave the ship and camp on the ice for a duration of 5 months. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 2. 

    What continent is expected to experience the greatest growth in the next 40 years?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      Latin America

    • D.

      North America

    Correct Answer
    A. Africa
    Explanation
    Africa is expected to experience the greatest growth in the next 40 years because it has a rapidly growing population, with high birth rates and improving life expectancies. Additionally, Africa has vast untapped resources and potential for economic development, which can contribute to its growth. The continent also has a growing middle class and increasing urbanization, which further supports its potential for growth in various sectors such as agriculture, industry, and services.

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  • 3. 

    The migration which takes place on the migrants own initiative is

    Correct Answer
    Internal voluntary migration
    Explanation
    Internal voluntary migration refers to the movement of individuals within a country's borders, driven by their own choice and initiative. Unlike forced migration or external voluntary migration, where individuals are compelled or motivated by external factors, internal voluntary migration occurs when individuals decide to relocate for personal reasons such as better job opportunities, improved living conditions, or a desire for a different environment. This type of migration is characterized by the voluntary nature of the decision-making process, indicating that individuals have the freedom to choose their destination and the timing of their move.

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  • 4. 

    Baby boomers are those that are

    Correct Answer
    born between 1946 and 1964
    born after world war 2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "born between 1946 and 1964, born after World War 2." This answer accurately defines baby boomers as individuals who were born between the years 1946 and 1964, which coincides with the period of increased birth rates following World War 2. Baby boomers are typically characterized as a generation that experienced significant social, cultural, and economic changes during their lifetime.

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  • 5. 

    Events and conditions that impel an individual to move from a location is called what?

    Correct Answer
    Push Factors
    Explanation
    Push factors refer to the events and conditions that motivate or force an individual to leave their current location and move elsewhere. These factors can include economic instability, lack of job opportunities, political unrest, natural disasters, or social discrimination. Push factors essentially push individuals away from their current location and compel them to seek better opportunities or a safer environment elsewhere.

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  • 6. 

    A population in equilibrium with a growth rate of zero achieved when births plus immigration equal deaths plus emmigration is what kind of growth?

    Correct Answer
    Zero growth
    Explanation
    Zero growth refers to a situation where the population remains stable over time, with no increase or decrease in its size. In this case, the birth rate and immigration rate are balanced by the death rate and emigration rate, resulting in no net change in the population. This equilibrium state indicates that the population is neither growing nor shrinking, hence it is classified as zero growth.

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  • 7. 

    What are Core Countries?

    • A.

      Core Countries include the United States

    • B.

      Are the industrialized capitalist countries on which periphery countries and semi-periphery countries depend on

    • C.

      Are countries that live in a fast world

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above". Core Countries are industrialized capitalist countries, such as the United States, that have a dominant position in the global economic system. They are the countries on which periphery countries and semi-periphery countries depend on for economic resources and trade. Core Countries are also characterized by their fast-paced and dynamic economies, making them an integral part of the global market.

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  • 8. 

    Slow growth happens in what countries?

    • A.

      United States

    • B.

      Africa

    • C.

      Asia

    Correct Answer
    A. United States
    Explanation
    Slow growth happens in the United States.

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  • 9. 

    Are countries that have a marginal role in the world economy and are thus dependent on core producing societies for their trading relationships.

    Correct Answer
    Peripheral countries
    Explanation
    Peripheral countries are countries that have a marginal role in the world economy and are dependent on core producing societies for their trading relationships. These countries typically have weaker economies and rely heavily on exports to more developed nations. They often face challenges such as limited access to capital, technology, and resources, which hinders their economic growth and development. Peripheral countries are often characterized by lower levels of industrialization and higher levels of poverty compared to core countries.

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  • 10. 

    A representation of the population based on its composition according to age and sex.

    Correct Answer
    age-sex pyramids
    Explanation
    Age-sex pyramids are graphical representations that show the distribution of a population based on age and sex. They are used to analyze and understand the demographic structure of a population. The pyramid shape is created by plotting the number or percentage of males and females in different age groups. The width of each age group represents the number of individuals in that group, while the vertical axis represents the age groups. By interpreting age-sex pyramids, one can identify trends such as population growth, aging, or imbalances between genders.

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  • 11. 

    People, places, and regions whose participation in the transnational industry, modern telecommunications materialistic consumption, and international news and entertainment is limited.

    Correct Answer
    Slow world
    Explanation
    The term "Slow world" refers to people, places, and regions that have limited participation in the transnational industry, modern telecommunications, materialistic consumption, and international news and entertainment. These are areas where technological advancements and global connectivity are not as prevalent, resulting in a slower pace of development and limited exposure to global trends and influences. These regions may have less access to modern amenities, limited economic opportunities, and a more traditional way of life.

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  • 12. 

    People, places, and regions directly involved as producers and consumers in the transnational industry modern telecommunications, materialistic consumption, and international news and entertainment.

    Correct Answer
    Fast world
    Explanation
    The term "Fast world" refers to the interconnected global network of people, places, and regions involved in the transnational industry of modern telecommunications, materialistic consumption, and international news and entertainment. This term encapsulates the fast-paced nature of our modern world, where information, goods, and services are exchanged rapidly across borders and continents. It highlights the interconnectedness and interdependence of various actors in these industries, emphasizing the speed and efficiency with which they operate.

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  • 13. 

    In 1865 he wrote a paper on genetics but it was not recognized until the 20th century.

    Correct Answer
    Gregor Mendel
    Explanation
    Gregor Mendel wrote a paper on genetics in 1865, however, it was not recognized until the 20th century. This suggests that Mendel's work and contributions to genetics were ahead of their time and not widely understood or appreciated during his lifetime. It was only in the 20th century that his groundbreaking experiments with pea plants and the principles of inheritance were recognized and acknowledged, establishing him as the father of modern genetics.

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  • 14. 

    In 1859 he wrote the origin  of species in which isolation + mutations = adaptations that fit environmental niches ( survival of the fittest)

    Correct Answer
    Charles Darwin
    Explanation
    Charles Darwin is the correct answer because he wrote "The Origin of Species" in 1859, which introduced the concept of natural selection and explained how isolation and mutations lead to adaptations that are advantageous for survival in specific environmental niches. This theory is commonly referred to as "survival of the fittest."

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  • 15. 

    Alternative Philosophers

    Correct Answer
    Eastern Philosophies
    Native Americans
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Eastern Philosophies and Native Americans. This is because both Eastern Philosophies and Native Americans have distinct philosophical beliefs and practices that differ from Western philosophies. Eastern Philosophies, such as Buddhism and Taoism, emphasize concepts like mindfulness, interconnectedness, and the pursuit of inner peace. Native American philosophies, on the other hand, often revolve around a deep connection with nature, spirituality, and the importance of community. Both of these philosophies offer alternative perspectives and insights into the nature of existence and human experience.

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  • 16. 

    A symbol is not a proxy for an object a symbol is a vehicle for conception who said this?

    Correct Answer
    Suzanne Langer
    Explanation
    Suzanne Langer is the one who said that a symbol is not a proxy for an object, but rather a vehicle for conception. This means that symbols do not simply represent or stand in for physical objects, but they also serve as a means for us to understand and conceptualize those objects. Langer's statement highlights the importance of symbols in our cognitive processes and how they contribute to our understanding of the world around us.

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  • 17. 

    Underlying framework of services and amenities needed to facilitate productive activity is called

    Correct Answer
    Infrastructure
    Explanation
    Infrastructure refers to the underlying framework of services and amenities that are necessary to support and facilitate productive activity. It includes physical structures such as roads, bridges, buildings, and utilities, as well as social infrastructure like education, healthcare, and communication systems. Infrastructure is essential for economic development and the smooth functioning of societies, enabling the efficient movement of goods, services, and people.

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  • 18. 

    Globalization increases interconnectedness of people and place due to

    Correct Answer
    Economic
    Political
    cultural change
    Explanation
    Globalization is the process of increasing interconnectedness and interdependence among people and places worldwide. This is achieved through various factors such as economic, political, and cultural changes. Economic globalization refers to the integration of national economies into the global economy, leading to increased trade, investment, and financial flows. Political globalization involves the expansion of political cooperation and intergovernmental organizations, promoting global governance and decision-making. Cultural globalization refers to the spread of ideas, values, and cultural practices across borders, fostering cultural exchange and diversity. Therefore, economic, political, and cultural changes are all essential components of globalization.

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