APHUG Test 12

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AP Human Geography Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Residents of rural settlements are more likely than residents of urban settlements to work in
    • A. 

      Agriculture.

    • B. 

      Manufacturing.

    • C. 

      Services.

    • D. 

      Education.

    • E. 

      Cities.

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    Most people in the world live in what type of settlement?
    • A. 

      Clustered rural

    • B. 

      Dispersed rural

    • C. 

      Urban settlement

    • D. 

      Agricultural

    • E. 

      Primordial

  • 5. 
    Consumer services include
    • A. 

      Educational, retail, wholesale, social, leisure, and hospitality jobs.

    • B. 

      Educational, retail, wholesale, professional, and financial service jobs.

    • C. 

      Educational, retail, wholesale, and financial service jobs.

    • D. 

      Health and social, professional, and financial service jobs.

    • E. 

      Wholesale, social, leisure, and information service jobs.

  • 6. 
    The area surrounding a service from which customers are attracted is the
    • A. 

      Hinterland.

    • B. 

      Range.

    • C. 

      Threshold.

    • D. 

      Median.

    • E. 

      Meridian

  • 7. 
    The maximum distance people are willing to travel for a service is
    • A. 

      Hinterland.

    • B. 

      Range.

    • C. 

      Threshold.

    • D. 

      Median.

    • E. 

      Meridian

  • 8. 
    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.

  • 9. 
    A central place is a
    • A. 

      Hinterland.

    • B. 

      Market center.

    • C. 

      Range of a good.

    • D. 

      Rank-size distribution.

    • E. 

      Hexagonal settlement.

  • 10. 
    If a country's largest city has 1,000,000 inhabitants and the second largest city has 200,000 inhabitants, the country follows what distribution?
    • A. 

      Central place

    • B. 

      Economic base

    • C. 

      Primate city

    • D. 

      Rank-size

    • E. 

      Equidistant

  • 11. 
    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.

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    Periodic markets are likely to feature
    • A. 

      Vendors who move from town to town.

    • B. 

      Prices that change on a seasonal schedule.

    • C. 

      Large sales after the holiday season.

    • D. 

      A daily offering of business services throughout the year.

    • E. 

      Consumer goods that change periodically in the central business district.

  • 14. 
    The gravity model predicts that the optimal location of a service is
    • A. 

      Directly related to the number of people and services in the area and inversely related to the lengths of highways and railways that access it.

    • B. 

      Directly related to the range in the area and inversely related to the hinterland.

    • C. 

      Directly related to the number of people in the area and inversely related to the distance people must travel to access it.

    • D. 

      Directly related to the median of people in the area and inversely related to the meridian of people who travel to access it.

    • E. 

      Directly related to the distance people must travel and inversely related to the number of people in the area.

  • 15. 
    The minimum number of people needed to support a service is called the
    • A. 

      Hinterland.

    • B. 

      Range.

    • C. 

      Threshold.

    • D. 

      Median.

    • E. 

      Meridian.

  • 16. 
    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.

  • 17. 
    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.

  • 18. 
    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.

  • 19. 
    Global cities are identified and ranked by a combination of
    • A. 

      Economic, political, cultural, and infrastructure factors.

    • B. 

      Economic, service, industrial, and infrastructure factors.

    • C. 

      Central place theory and gravity models.

    • D. 

      Hinterland models.

    • E. 

      Political and infrastructure factors.

  • 20. 
    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.

  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    The attraction of the outsourced "call center" industry to locate in India can best be explained by
    • A. 

      Low wages and the wide use of English.

    • B. 

      Low wages and geographic situational factors.

    • C. 

      The wide use of English and the large number of working students.

    • D. 

      Indian students' ability to work at night and geographic situational factors.

    • E. 

      Low wages and desperate conditions.

  • 23. 
    The attraction of the outsourced "offshore banking" industry can best be explained by
    • A. 

      Bank secrecy laws and the avoidance of paying taxes in other countries.

    • B. 

      Low wages, bank secrecy laws, and the avoidance of paying taxes in other countries.

    • C. 

      The wide use of English and the large number of working students in the Cayman Islands

    • D. 

      The avoidance of paying taxes in other countries and the hiding of prostitution and capital crimes.

    • E. 

      Corporate greed and the hiding of unethical and illegal behaviors, including prostitution.

  • 24. 
    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.

  • 25. 
    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

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