AP Human Geography Quiz

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Geography is one of the most interesting subjects, isn't it? So, we have an AP Human Geography quiz for you. What do you know about AP Human Geography? AP Human Geography, or you can also say Advanced Placement Human Geography, is known as an Advanced Placement social studies course available in human geography for high school students preparing for an exam that is administered by the College Board. These are some questions for your practice. Let's go!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A place where farm buildings, homes, and churches are found close together is what kind of settlement?
    • A. 

      Urban

    • B. 

      Linear rural

    • C. 

      Dispersed rural

    • D. 

      Clustered rural

    • E. 

      Primordial

  • 2. 
    In the United States, about ________ of all jobs are in consumer services.
    • A. 

      50 percent

    • B. 

      10 percent

    • C. 

      5 percent

    • D. 

      75 percent

    • E. 

      25 percent

  • 3. 
    Most people in the world live in what type of settlement?
    • A. 

      Clustered rural

    • B. 

      Dispersed rural

    • C. 

      Urban settlement

    • D. 

      Agricultural

    • E. 

      Primordial

  • 4. 
    The area surrounding a service from which customers are attracted, is the
    • A. 

      Hinterland

    • B. 

      Range

    • C. 

      Threshold

    • D. 

      Median

    • E. 

      Meridian

  • 5. 
    The maximum distance people are willing to travel for a service is
    • A. 

      Hinterland

    • B. 

      Range

    • C. 

      Threshold

    • D. 

      Median

    • E. 

      Meridian

  • 6. 
    The hierarchical listing of settlements by size is known as the
    • A. 

      Primate city

    • B. 

      Economic base

    • C. 

      Gravity model

    • D. 

      Rank-size rule

    • E. 

      Nesting of settlements

  • 7. 
    A central place is a
    • A. 

      Hinterland

    • B. 

      Market center

    • C. 

      Range of a good

    • D. 

      Rank-size distribution

    • E. 

      Hexagonal settlement

  • 8. 
    A primate city is
    • A. 

      A city with political, economic, and cultural functions

    • B. 

      At least twice as large as the next smaller city

    • C. 

      The seat of a Roman Catholic diocese

    • D. 

      A rapidly growing city

    • E. 

      The center of gravity for a hinterland

  • 9. 
    If a country follows the rank-size rule, if the largest city has 1,000,000 inhabitants, how many people live in the fifth largest city?
    • A. 

      50,000

    • B. 

      100,000

    • C. 

      200,000

    • D. 

      500,000

    • E. 

      5,000,000

  • 10. 
    The minimum number of people needed to support service is called the
    • A. 

      Hinterland

    • B. 

      Range

    • C. 

      Threshold

    • D. 

      Median

    • E. 

      Meridian

  • 11. 
    The potential use of a service at a location is related directly to population and inversely to distance in the
    • A. 

      Gravity model

    • B. 

      Population model

    • C. 

      Distance decay

    • D. 

      Gravitational model

    • E. 

      Threshold model

  • 12. 
    Central Place Theory predicts larger settlements are
    • A. 

      More numerous and closer together

    • B. 

      More numerous and farther apart

    • C. 

      Less numerous and farther apart

    • D. 

      Less numerous and closer together

    • E. 

      More numerous

  • 13. 
    In a linear community, we can deduce that the best location for a service is the
    • A. 

      Hinterland

    • B. 

      Range

    • C. 

      Threshold

    • D. 

      Median

    • E. 

      Meridian

  • 14. 
    The geometric pattern which geographers use to represent market areas is
    • A. 

      A circle

    • B. 

      A hexagon

    • C. 

      A square

    • D. 

      A pentagon

    • E. 

      An octagon

  • 15. 
    A ________ is an example of a settlement that specializes in public services.
    • A. 

      State capital

    • B. 

      Hospital

    • C. 

      Large casino complex

    • D. 

      Shopping mall

    • E. 

      Retirement community

  • 16. 
    Two major benefits many LDCs offer in terms of global financial services are
    • A. 

      Tax breaks and privacy.

    • B. 

      Command and control centers and low wages.

    • C. 

      Dependent centers and tax breaks.

    • D. 

      Command and control centers and dependent centers.

    • E. 

      Privacy and low wages.

  • 17. 
    LDCs specialize in what two types of global business services?
    • A. 

      Management consulting and staff training

    • B. 

      Regional command and control centers

    • C. 

      Biotechnology and medical research

    • D. 

      Entertainment and recreation

    • E. 

      Offshore financial and back office

  • 18. 
    What technical development has allowed back-office functions to relocate to LDCs?
    • A. 

      Telecommunications

    • B. 

      Standard time zones

    • C. 

      Improved public health services in tropical countries

    • D. 

      Financial market reforms

    • E. 

      Effective trademark enforcement

  • 19. 
    The most significant anticipated benefit of the enclosure movement was to
    • A. 

      Destroy traditional village life

    • B. 

      Promote agricultural efficiency

    • C. 

      Replace abandoned villages with new farmsteads

    • D. 

      Discourage urbanization

    • E. 

      Create an aristocracy

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is most likely a basic economic activity?
    • A. 

      Video rental store

    • B. 

      Grocery store

    • C. 

      Gas station

    • D. 

      Steel mill

    • E. 

      Travel agency

  • 21. 
    A firm that sells its products primarily to consumers outside its settlement is a
    • A. 

      Basic industry

    • B. 

      Functional classification

    • C. 

      Non-basic industry

    • D. 

      Primate city

    • E. 

      Consumer service

  • 22. 
    The French long-lot system was developed primarily because of
    • A. 

      Collective land ownership

    • B. 

      Common grazing land

    • C. 

      Inheritance laws

    • D. 

      Need for access to a river

    • E. 

      Long distance between farms

  • 23. 
    Clustered rural settlements were most common in which region of colonial America?
    • A. 

      Middle Atlantic

    • B. 

      New England

    • C. 

      Southeast

    • D. 

      Coastal margins

    • E. 

      West

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is considered to be a hearth of urban settlement?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      North Africa

    • C. 

      Southern Africa

    • D. 

      Australia

    • E. 

      Mesopotamia

  • 25. 
    Heterogeneity is more a characteristic of
    • A. 

      Suburban and rural communities

    • B. 

      Ancient urban centers and modern urban centers

    • C. 

      Manufacturing centers and rural populations

    • D. 

      Rural and urban centers

    • E. 

      Urban centers than rural communities

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