APHUG (AP Human Geography) Midterm A

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AP Human Geography Quizzes & Trivia

Human geography is definitely one of the most interesting subjects of all time. Take up the test below to acquaint yourself with knowledge on the human population, births agriculture revolution and the theorist Thomas Maltus.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What demographic equation is used to determine natural increase?
    • A. 

      Births plus deaths divided by immigration

    • B. 

      Birth plus deaths minus immigration

    • C. 

      Birth plus deaths plus immigration

    • D. 

      Birth plus deaths minus emigration

    • E. 

      Births minus deaths

  • 2. 
    Compared with the world pattern of crude birth rates, the world pattern of crude death rates shows
    • A. 

      More variation because of the vast inequalities in minimal health care throughout the world

    • B. 

      Less variation because of the general availability of minimal health care facilities throughout the world

    • C. 

      Equal variation because of the offsetting effect of birth and death rates throughout the world

    • D. 

      No variation

    • E. 

      High variation because of the high infant mortality in some world regions

  • 3. 
    The second agricultural revolution in developed at the same time as
    • A. 

      Growing urban markets were demanding increased food production

    • B. 

      Improved genetic modification of food allowed for increased harvests in developing countries

    • C. 

      Humans were forming communes and practicing open-field farming

    • D. 

      Vast shortages in laborers existed because of communicable diseases

    • E. 

      Large streams of migrats moved from core to peripheral countries

  • 4. 
    Which of the following factors had the greatest effect in proving the demographic theorist Thomas Malthus incorrect
    • A. 

      Decreased land supply after the Industrial Revolution

    • B. 

      Improved fertilizers and crop strains

    • C. 

      Increased contraceptive technology in Western Hemisphere

    • D. 

      The decline of the Roman Catholic Church’s influnence on politics in Britain

    • E. 

      Improved trade routes enabling improved food transport and crossnational trade

  • 5. 
    The world's largest concentration of people is located in
    • A. 

      Southeast Asia.

    • B. 

      South Asia.

    • C. 

      North America

    • D. 

      East Asia.

    • E. 

      Western Europe.

  • 6. 
    Relatively few people live at high elevations, but there are significant exceptions, especially
    • A. 

      Latin America.

    • B. 

      Europe.

    • C. 

      Asia.

    • D. 

      Southeast Asia

    • E. 

      North America

  • 7. 
    The annual global population growth rate increased approximately two hundred years ago because of the
    • A. 

      Agricultural revolution.

    • B. 

      Demographic transition

    • C. 

      Medical revolution.

    • D. 

      Industrial Revolution.

    • E. 

      American Revolution

  • 8. 
    Thomas Malthus concluded that
    • A. 

      Population increased arithmetically while food production increased geometrically.

    • B. 

      The world's rate of population increase was higher than the development of food supplies.

    • C. 

      Population growth was keeping pace with food production

    • D. 

      Moral restraint was producing lower crude birth rates.

    • E. 

      Population growth was outpacing available resources in every country.

  • 9. 
    In comparing Malthus's theory to actual world food production and population growth during the past half-century, the principal difference is that
    • A. 

      Actual food production has been much higher than Malthus predicted

    • B. 

      Malthus's theory predicted much higher food production than has actually occurred.

    • C. 

      Malthus's theory predicted much higher population growth than has actually occurred.

    • D. 

      Actual population growth has been much higher than Malthus predicted.

    • E. 

      Actual population growth has been mucj higher, while food production has been reduced

  • 10. 
    Which of the following countries most likely has the highest agricultural density?
    • A. 

      USA

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Netherlands

    • E. 

      Germany

  • 11. 
    In the 1990s, which key factor was identified by the United Nations population conference as the key to controlling population growth
    • A. 

      Political ideology

    • B. 

      Farming methods

    • C. 

      HIV/AIDS

    • D. 

      The status of women

    • E. 

      Health care

  • 12. 
    Net immigration means
    • A. 

      More people leave a country than enter

    • B. 

      More people accept migrants

    • C. 

      More people buy hairnets

    • D. 

      More people enter a country as immigrants than leave as emigrants

    • E. 

      The amount of migrants working illegally

  • 13. 
    Why do most people migrate
    • A. 

      Economic

    • B. 

      Social

    • C. 

      Cultural

    • D. 

      Environmental

    • E. 

      Religious

  • 14. 
    Distance decay in regards to migration means that?
    • A. 

      The further away something is the more things will decay along the way

    • B. 

      The further away something is the more attractive it is to migrants

    • C. 

      The further away something is the less attractive it is to migrants

    • D. 

      The further away a place is the less likely people are to relocate to it

    • E. 

      The closer something is the less people will want to be there

  • 15. 
    A Country in __________ of the demographic transition model is most likely to need migrants because
    • A. 

      Stage 2 of the DTM has a high dependency ratio of young people and needs nannies

    • B. 

      Stage 3 of the demographic transition model as the country requires more workers

    • C. 

      Stage 4 of the DTM as the country has a high dependency ratio of old people and needs young workers to help with social security costs

    • D. 

      Stage 4 of the DTM as the country requires young males of military age to remain secure

    • E. 

      Stage 2 of the DTM so that young people can move in and provide much needed infrastructure

  • 16. 
    The Hmong tradition of bringing family members to the United States after some family members have migrated is an example of
    • A. 

      Environmental pull factors.

    • B. 

      Intervening opportunity.

    • C. 

      Intervening obstacle

    • D. 

      Chain migration

    • E. 

      Brain drain

    • F. 

      Brain drain

  • 17. 
    Which of the following events would be considered a migration pull factor?
    • A. 

      Communist takeover of a government

    • B. 

      Opening of a new factory

    • C. 

      Flooding of a river

    • D. 

      Failed harvest

    • E. 

      War in the host country

  • 18. 
    The delivery area of Pittsburgh Gazette is an example of what type of region?
    • A. 

      Functional region

    • B. 

      Formal region

    • C. 

      Vernacular region

    • D. 

      Statistical region

    • E. 

      Urban realm

  • 19. 
    Which land use system came from the British and still used today in many parts of New England?
    • A. 

      Metes and bounds

    • B. 

      Long lots

    • C. 

      Township and range

    • D. 

      Agricultural ordinance system

    • E. 

      Urbanization

  • 20. 
    In 1492 Christopher Columbus’s voyage took nearly 40 days to cross the Atlantic Ocean, a trip that would take a modern ship less than one week. This difference best reflects the geographic concept of
    • A. 

      Distance decay

    • B. 

      Uneven development

    • C. 

      Stimulus diffusion

    • D. 

      Space-time compression

    • E. 

      Distribution

  • 21. 
    The borders of American south or “Dixie” as a culture region are
    • A. 

      Defined by the locations of all NASCAR races and country music radio stations

    • B. 

      Poorly-defined fuzzy borders which overlap other American culture regions

    • C. 

      A finite political boundary which surrounds the Civil War-era

    • D. 

      Defined by the planting range of agricultural products like peanuts and cotton

    • E. 

      A measurable transition zone of 10 miles along the Mason-Dixon line

  • 22. 
    In approximately 365 1/4 days the earth completes
    • A. 

      One rotation

    • B. 

      One eclipse

    • C. 

      One leap year

    • D. 

      One revolution

    • E. 

      One crossword puzzle

  • 23. 
    Which of the the following would have the smallest map scale?
    • A. 

      Map of Kentucky

    • B. 

      Map of the World

    • C. 

      Map of Asia

    • D. 

      Map of 6th Avenue, New York City

    • E. 

      Map of Nashville, Tn

  • 24. 
    The amount of limited space has caused ______________ to vigorously adopt international trade and land reclamation
    • A. 

      Netherlands

    • B. 

      Ireland

    • C. 

      Belgium

    • D. 

      Spain

    • E. 

      England

  • 25. 
    Distortion can be defined as
    • A. 

      The process of calculating map scale

    • B. 

      A mathematical formula for translating cultural understandings of rivers

    • C. 

      A spherical scaled model of earth

    • D. 

      A technique for giving each location on earth a corresponding place on a flat surface

    • E. 

      The error of accuracy that occurs in all maps

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