AP Human Geography Exam Quiz: Trivia!

75 Questions | Total Attempts: 327

SettingsSettingsSettings
AP Human Geography Exam Quiz: Trivia!

What do you understand about AP Human Geography? It's an introductory college-level human geography course. Students develop their understanding of human geography through data and geographic analysis. They investigate topics like patterns and spatial organization, social impacts, and interactions with their environment, spatial process, and societal changes. If you want to see more about AP Human Geography, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A map is
    • A. 

      A scale model of the real world

    • B. 

      A very accurate model of the real world

    • C. 

      An artistic fabrication of the real world

    • D. 

      A method of scientific inquiry used to explain the real world

    • E. 

      An ancient explanation of the cosmos

  • 2. 
    The purpose of Ptolemy's Guide to Geography was to
    • A. 

      Challenge the Catholic Church

    • B. 

      Support Isaac Newton's principles

    • C. 

      To codify basic principles of mapmaking

    • D. 

      To introduce the concept of geography information systems

    • E. 

      To compliment the expansion of the Persian Empire

  • 3. 
    If Jim rented a car and wanted to drive from New York to Los Angeles he would be best advised to rent a car with _______________, in order to reach Los Angeles in the most efficient way, going the shortest distance. 
    • A. 

      A GPS unit

    • B. 

      Snow tires

    • C. 

      A large luggage area

    • D. 

      A GIS unit

    • E. 

      A compass

  • 4. 
    An advantage of a Mercator projection map is 
    • A. 

      Shape is distorted very little

    • B. 

      Landmasses at the poles are very accurate

    • C. 

      It is very useful to display information across the oceans

    • D. 

      The eastern and western hemispheres are separated

    • E. 

      It was developed using GIS technology

  • 5. 
    The tern mash-up would most likely be used by
    • A. 

      A GPS machine

    • B. 

      GIS workers

    • C. 

      Polynesian "stick chart" makers

    • D. 

      A Robinson Projection map

    • E. 

      Thomas Hutchinson in 1785

  • 6. 
    Because Japan is culturally homogeneous, geography would say it is an example of a 
    • A. 

      Functional region

    • B. 

      Formal region

    • C. 

      Standard region

    • D. 

      Vernacular region

    • E. 

      Perceived region

  • 7. 
    Insurance companies look at maps with the similar spatial distribution of cancer rates to determine whom to cover. This is known as:
    • A. 

      Spatial assimilation

    • B. 

      Economic bias

    • C. 

      Spatial grouping

    • D. 

      Spatial association

    • E. 

      Spatial discrimination

  • 8. 
    The idea that geographers should apply the law of natural science to understanding relationships between the physical environment and human actions was first described by
    • A. 

      Vladimir Koppen

    • B. 

      Ellsworth Huntington

    • C. 

      Alexander Von Humboldt and Carl Ritter

    • D. 

      Ellen Churchill Semple

    • E. 

      Friedrich Ratze

  • 9. 
    The three main properties of distribution that geographers look at are
    • A. 

      Density, concentration, pattern

    • B. 

      Density, capacity, concentration

    • C. 

      Capacity, pattern, concentration

    • D. 

      Concentration, density, dispersement

    • E. 

      Concentration, capacity, pattern

  • 10. 
    In order to determine a country's farming efficiency, geographers would look at what type of density? 
    • A. 

      Agricultural

    • B. 

      Physiological

    • C. 

      Arithmetic

    • D. 

      Concentration

    • E. 

      Clustered

  • 11. 
    The introduction of the euro allowed geographers to study what type of diffusion?
    • A. 

      Contagious

    • B. 

      Expansion

    • C. 

      Relocation

    • D. 

      Hierarchical

    • E. 

      Stimulus

  • 12. 
    The gap in economic activity between the core and the periphery is known as:
    • A. 

      Economic colonialism

    • B. 

      Space time compression

    • C. 

      Distance decay

    • D. 

      Neocolonialism

    • E. 

      Uneven development

  • 13. 
    Chinese population clusters differ from those of Japan because 
    • A. 

      Japanese are concentrated in suburbs and Chinese are concentrated in urban areas.

    • B. 

      Chinese are concentrated in suburbs and Japanese are in urban areas.

    • C. 

      Japanese are concentrated in urban areas and Chinese are in rural areas.

    • D. 

      Japanese are concentrated in rural areas and Chinese are in urban areas.

    • E. 

      Japanese are concentrated in suburbs and Chinese are in rural areas.

  • 14. 
    The largest population cluster in the Western hemisphere is in the
    • A. 

      Southwestern United States and Southeastern Canada

    • B. 

      Southern United States and Northeastern Canada

    • C. 

      Northeastern United States and Northeastern Canada

    • D. 

      Northwestern United States and Northeastern Canada

    • E. 

      Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

  • 15. 
    The most common measure of population change in a country is determined by looking at:
    • A. 

      Crude birth rate, crude death rate and total fertility rate

    • B. 

      Crude birth rate, total fertility rate and life expectancy

    • C. 

      Crude birth rate, crude death rate and natural increase rate

    • D. 

      Natural increase rate, life expectancy, and infant mortality rate

    • E. 

      Life expectancy, infant mortality rate and total fertility rate

  • 16. 
    Which revolution causes a country to move from Stage 1 to Stage 2 on the demographic transition model?
    • A. 

      Medical Revolution

    • B. 

      Agricultural Revolution

    • C. 

      Industrial Revolution

    • D. 

      Cultural Revolution

    • E. 

      Organic Revolution

  • 17. 
    The dependency ration shows demographers
    • A. 

      The number of males per hundred females in the total population

    • B. 

      The number of people too young or too old to work

    • C. 

      The number of babies born per 1,000 people

    • D. 

      The number of children over 15 years old

    • E. 

      The number of women between the ages of 15-49 years old

  • 18. 
    Which contemporary analyst believes that a large population could actually stimulate food production?
    • A. 

      Garret Hardin

    • B. 

      Ester Boserup

    • C. 

      Thomas Malthus

    • D. 

      Julian Simon

    • E. 

      Paul Ehrlich

  • 19. 
    Why is Russia currently attracting many immigrants?
    • A. 

      There is a stable government.

    • B. 

      There are economic opportunities.

    • C. 

      There is an abundance of farmland.

    • D. 

      There are many natural resources.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 20. 
    Slavery and political instability are examples of what type of migration? 
    • A. 

      Cultural

    • B. 

      Environmental

    • C. 

      Economic

    • D. 

      Educational

    • E. 

      Global

  • 21. 
    According to Wilbur Zelinsky's migration transition, international migration is more likely to occur in countries at what stage of the demographic transition model? 
    • A. 

      Stage 1

    • B. 

      Stage 2

    • C. 

      Stage 3

    • D. 

      Stage 4

    • E. 

      There is no correlation between migration and the demographic transition model.

  • 22. 
    Which country houses the largest number of international migrants?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      United Kingdom

    • D. 

      France

    • E. 

      United States

  • 23. 
    Most immigrants to the United States during the 1840- 1850's came from
    • A. 

      Ukraine and Romania

    • B. 

      Austria and Czechoslovakia

    • C. 

      Ireland and Germany

    • D. 

      Vietnam and Laos

    • E. 

      Sweden and Norway

  • 24. 
    Popular cultural is based on rapid simultaneous global connections made by 
    • A. 

      Televison

    • B. 

      Internet

    • C. 

      High speed rails

    • D. 

      Text messaging

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Istanbul, Turkey has around 1,000 bostans which are run by many immigrants, their purpose is to
    • A. 

      Provides immigrants a place to live.

    • B. 

      Provides Turkey with a cultural experience.

    • C. 

      Provides a small small plots of land where a variety of vegetables can grow.

    • D. 

      Provide child care opportunities for immigrant's children.

    • E. 

      Provides micro lending opportunities to transnational corporations.

Back to Top Back to top