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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

    Correct Answer
    A. A scale model of the real world
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A scale model of the real world." A map is a representation of the Earth's surface, showing its physical features, such as landforms, bodies of water, and political boundaries. It is created to scale, meaning that the proportions and distances on the map are proportionate to the actual distances in the real world. Therefore, a map can be considered a scale model of the real world, allowing us to understand and navigate through different locations without physically being there.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. To codify basic principles of mapmaking
    Explanation
    Ptolemy's Guide to Geography was written with the purpose of codifying the basic principles of mapmaking. It aimed to establish a systematic approach to mapmaking by providing guidelines and principles that could be followed. The book outlined techniques for creating accurate maps, including methods for measuring distances and determining latitude and longitude. By codifying these principles, Ptolemy's work became a significant contribution to the field of cartography and laid the foundation for future advancements in mapmaking.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. A GPS unit
    Explanation
    To reach Los Angeles in the most efficient way, Jim would be best advised to rent a car with a GPS unit. A GPS unit can provide accurate navigation and real-time directions, helping Jim to choose the shortest distance and avoid getting lost. With the GPS unit's guidance, Jim can efficiently navigate through different routes and make necessary adjustments based on traffic conditions, ensuring a smooth and time-saving journey from New York to Los Angeles.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Shape is distorted very little
    Explanation
    The advantage of a Mercator projection map is that shape is distorted very little. This means that the shapes of countries and landmasses on the map closely resemble their actual shapes on the Earth's surface. Unlike other map projections, the Mercator projection preserves shape, but sacrifices accuracy in other aspects such as size and distance. Nonetheless, this distortion is minimal, making it a useful projection for navigational purposes and for displaying information across large areas.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. GIS workers
    Explanation
    GIS workers are professionals who work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which are computer systems used to capture, store, analyze, and display spatial data. The term "mash-up" refers to the combination of different data sources or layers to create a new integrated map or visualization. GIS workers often use mash-ups to combine and analyze various data sets to gain insights and make informed decisions. Therefore, it is most likely that GIS workers would use the term "mash-up" in their work.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Formal region
    Explanation
    Japan is an example of a formal region because it is culturally homogeneous. A formal region is defined by a common characteristic or attribute, in this case, the cultural homogeneity of Japan. The people in Japan share similar cultural practices, traditions, and values, making it a distinct and identifiable region.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Spatial association
    Explanation
    Insurance companies use maps with the similar spatial distribution of cancer rates to determine whom to cover. This is known as spatial association. Spatial association refers to the relationship between the distribution of one variable and the distribution of another variable in space. In this case, insurance companies are using the spatial distribution of cancer rates to make decisions about coverage, indicating a spatial association between the two variables.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Alexander Von Humboldt and Carl Ritter
    Explanation
    Alexander Von Humboldt and Carl Ritter were the first to propose the idea that geographers should apply the law of natural science to understand the relationships between the physical environment and human actions. They believed that studying the physical environment and its impact on human societies required a scientific approach, similar to the way natural scientists study the natural world. This idea laid the foundation for modern geographical studies and the understanding of how the physical environment shapes human activities.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Density, concentration, pattern
    Explanation
    Geographers study the distribution of various phenomena, such as population, resources, and land use. The three main properties they consider are density, concentration, and pattern. Density refers to the number of people or objects in a given area, concentration refers to the extent to which those people or objects are clustered together, and pattern refers to the arrangement or spatial organization of the distribution. By analyzing these three properties, geographers can gain insights into the spatial relationships and characteristics of different phenomena.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Agricultural
    Explanation
    Geographers would look at agricultural density to determine a country's farming efficiency. Agricultural density refers to the number of farmers per unit of arable land. By analyzing this density, geographers can assess the efficiency of a country's agricultural practices and the level of productivity in its farming sector. A high agricultural density may indicate intensive farming methods, while a low density may suggest extensive farming or potential for increased productivity. Therefore, agricultural density is a key factor in understanding a country's farming efficiency.

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  • 11. 

    The introduction of the euro allowed geographers to study what type of diffusion?

    • A.

      Contagious

    • B.

      Expansion

    • C.

      Relocation

    • D.

      Hierarchical

    • E.

      Stimulus

    Correct Answer
    C. Relocation
    Explanation
    The introduction of the euro allowed geographers to study relocation diffusion. Relocation diffusion refers to the spread of an idea or innovation through the physical movement of people from one place to another. In the case of the euro, its introduction required people to physically relocate to countries that adopted the currency, leading to the spread of the euro across Europe. By studying this type of diffusion, geographers can gain insights into the patterns and processes of cultural and economic change.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. Uneven development
    Explanation
    Uneven development refers to the unequal distribution of economic activity between different regions or areas. It signifies the gap or disparity in economic growth, infrastructure, and resources between the core and the periphery. This concept highlights the imbalances and inequalities that exist within a country or across different countries, where some regions or countries experience rapid development and prosperity while others remain underdeveloped or marginalized. It is a term commonly used in geography and economics to describe the uneven spatial distribution of economic opportunities, wealth, and development.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Japanese are concentrated in rural areas and Chinese are in urban areas.
    Explanation
    Japanese are concentrated in rural areas and Chinese are in urban areas. This answer explains that the population clusters of Japan and China differ because the Japanese population is concentrated in rural areas, while the Chinese population is concentrated in urban areas.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada
    Explanation
    The Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada have the largest population cluster in the Western hemisphere. This region is highly developed and densely populated, with major cities like New York, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal. It is a hub of economic activity, cultural diversity, and technological advancements, attracting people from various backgrounds. The availability of job opportunities, educational institutions, and infrastructure contributes to the concentration of population in this area.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Crude birth rate, crude death rate and natural increase rate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is crude birth rate, crude death rate, and natural increase rate. These three factors are commonly used to determine population change in a country. Crude birth rate represents the number of births per 1,000 individuals in a population, crude death rate represents the number of deaths per 1,000 individuals, and natural increase rate is the difference between the birth rate and death rate. By analyzing these rates, it is possible to understand the growth or decline of a population over time.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Industrial Revolution
    Explanation
    The Industrial Revolution is the correct answer because it brought about significant advancements in technology, manufacturing, and transportation. These advancements led to increased productivity and improved living conditions, which resulted in a rapid population growth and a decrease in mortality rates. This transition from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates is the characteristic of Stage 2 on the demographic transition model.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The number of people too young or too old to work
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The number of people too young or too old to work." The dependency ratio is a demographic indicator that measures the number of people who are dependent on the working-age population. It is calculated by dividing the total number of people under the age of 15 and over the age of 64 by the number of people aged 15 to 64 (the working-age population). This ratio provides insights into the potential burden on the working-age population to support those who are too young or too old to work.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Ester Boserup
    Explanation
    Ester Boserup believes that a large population could actually stimulate food production. She argues that as the population grows, there is increased pressure to find ways to produce more food, leading to innovations and advancements in agricultural techniques. Boserup's theory contradicts the ideas of Thomas Malthus, who believed that population growth would lead to scarcity and famine.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. There are economic opportunities.
    Explanation
    Russia is currently attracting many immigrants because there are economic opportunities available. This suggests that people are moving to Russia in search of better job prospects, higher wages, and improved living standards. The presence of economic opportunities indicates that the country's economy is growing and offers favorable conditions for individuals to pursue their careers and livelihoods.

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  • 20. 

    Slavery and political instability are examples of what type of migration? 

    • A.

      Cultural

    • B.

      Environmental

    • C.

      Economic

    • D.

      Educational

    • E.

      Global

    Correct Answer
    A. Cultural
    Explanation
    Slavery and political instability are examples of cultural migration because they involve the movement of people from one place to another due to cultural factors such as social, political, or historical reasons. These migrations are driven by the desire to escape oppressive systems or seek better opportunities in a different cultural context.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Stage 2
    Explanation
    According to Wilbur Zelinsky's migration transition, international migration is more likely to occur in countries at Stage 2 of the demographic transition model. This is because in Stage 2, countries experience high birth rates and declining death rates, resulting in rapid population growth. This population growth often leads to economic and social changes, such as urbanization and industrialization, which can create push and pull factors for international migration. Additionally, in Stage 2, countries may have limited economic opportunities and resources, leading individuals to seek better prospects in other countries.

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  • 22. 

    Which country houses the largest number of international migrants?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      United Kingdom

    • D.

      France

    • E.

      United States

    Correct Answer
    E. United States
    Explanation
    The United States houses the largest number of international migrants due to its historical reputation as a land of opportunity and economic prosperity. It has been a popular destination for immigrants from all over the world seeking better job prospects, higher education, and a chance at a better life. The country's diverse culture and inclusive society have also attracted migrants, making it a melting pot of different nationalities and ethnicities. This has contributed to the United States having the highest number of international migrants compared to other countries listed.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Ireland and Germany
    Explanation
    During the 1840-1850s, the majority of immigrants to the United States came from Ireland and Germany. This period is known as the Irish and German immigration wave. The Irish were fleeing the Great Famine, a devastating period of starvation and disease, while Germans were seeking economic opportunities and escaping political unrest. The push and pull factors of these countries led to a significant influx of immigrants during this time, making Ireland and Germany the correct answer.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Popular culture is based on rapid simultaneous global connections made by various means such as television, internet, high-speed rails, and text messaging. These forms of communication have played a significant role in connecting people from different parts of the world and facilitating the exchange of ideas, information, and entertainment. Television and the internet have made it possible for people to access and consume popular culture content from different countries. High-speed rails have allowed for faster travel, making it easier for people to experience different cultures firsthand. Text messaging has enabled instant communication and sharing of popular culture trends and ideas. Therefore, all of the above options contribute to the rapid global connections that popular culture thrives on.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Provides a small small plots of land where a variety of vegetables can grow.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Provides a small small plots of land where a variety of vegetables can grow." This answer is supported by the mention of "bostans" in Istanbul, which are known to be small plots of land where vegetables are grown. The purpose of these bostans is to provide a place for immigrants to cultivate and grow their own vegetables.

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  • 26. 

    According to Jean Brunhes, the house is 

    • A.

      A product of cultural traditional and natural conditions

    • B.

      A product of social class

    • C.

      A product of technological innovation

    • D.

      A product of architectural wonder

    • E.

      A product of human ingenuity

    Correct Answer
    A. A product of cultural traditional and natural conditions
    Explanation
    According to Jean Brunhes, the house is a product of cultural traditional and natural conditions. This means that the design and construction of a house are influenced by the cultural practices and beliefs of a particular society, as well as the natural resources and environmental conditions available in that area. The materials used, the architectural style, and even the layout of the house can all be shaped by these factors. Therefore, the house is not solely a result of social class, technological innovation, architectural wonder, or human ingenuity, but rather a combination of cultural traditions and natural conditions.

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  • 27. 

    The northeast corner of a house is most sacred in 

    • A.

      Java

    • B.

      Fiji

    • C.

      Laos

    • D.

      Madagascar

    • E.

      China

    Correct Answer
    D. Madagascar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Madagascar. In Madagascar, the northeast corner of a house is considered the most sacred. This belief is rooted in traditional Malagasy culture and is influenced by their spiritual practices and customs. The northeast corner is believed to be the dwelling place of ancestral spirits and is often reserved for important rituals and ceremonies. This sacredness is deeply ingrained in the cultural and religious beliefs of the Malagasy people.

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  • 28. 

    The three models of folk forms of housing in the United States are 

    • A.

      Southwestern, New England, Lower Chesapeake

    • B.

      New England, Middle Atlantic, Southwestern

    • C.

      Middle Atlantic, Lower Chesapeake, Southwestern

    • D.

      New England, Lower Chesapeake, Mid-Western

    • E.

      New England, Lower Chesapeake, Middle Atlantic

    Correct Answer
    E. New England, Lower Chesapeake, Middle Atlantic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is New England, Lower Chesapeake, Middle Atlantic. This answer correctly lists the three models of folk forms of housing in the United States in the order they are presented in the options. The Southwestern model is not included in the correct answer.

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  • 29. 

    By using a thorough geographic analysis of human geography, we can ascertain that this state would have a relatively low rate of alcohol consumption

    • A.

      Nevada

    • B.

      Utah

    • C.

      Texas

    • D.

      California

    • E.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    B. Utah
    Explanation
    Utah has a relatively low rate of alcohol consumption due to its unique cultural and religious background. The state is predominantly populated by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), which prohibits the consumption of alcohol. This strong influence of the LDS Church on the population's lifestyle and values contributes to Utah's low rate of alcohol consumption. Additionally, Utah has strict liquor laws and regulations that further limit alcohol availability, contributing to the state's overall lower alcohol consumption rate.

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  • 30. 

    The official language in 56 countries is 

    • A.

      Mandarin

    • B.

      French

    • C.

      Spanish

    • D.

      Swahili

    • E.

      English

    Correct Answer
    E. English
    Explanation
    English is the correct answer because it is the official language in the most number of countries, with a total of 56 countries. This means that English is recognized and used as the primary language for official purposes in these countries. It is widely spoken and understood globally, making it a dominant language in various fields such as business, politics, and international communication.

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  • 31. 

    Modem English is a co-mingling of 

    • A.

      English spoken by the commoners and that of the Normans

    • B.

      Celtic language and common English

    • C.

      Celtic language and Norman language

    • D.

      The language of the Angles and that of the Jutes

    • E.

      The Language of the Saxons and that of the Angles

    Correct Answer
    A. English spoken by the commoners and that of the Normans
    Explanation
    The correct answer is English spoken by the commoners and that of the Normans. This is because after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the Normans, who spoke a variety of Old French, became the ruling class. The English spoken by the commoners, known as Middle English, started to incorporate many French words and phrases from the Norman ruling class, resulting in a co-mingling of the two languages.

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  • 32. 

    A map showing word usage boundaries uses ___________________ to illustrate where one word is most often used

    • A.

      Contour lines

    • B.

      Isolgosses

    • C.

      Topographic lines

    • D.

      GIS layering

    • E.

      Color coding

    Correct Answer
    B. Isolgosses
    Explanation
    Isoglosses are lines on a map that represent the boundaries of word usage. They indicate where one word is most often used and help to identify dialectal and regional variations in language. By mapping isoglosses, linguists can study language patterns and understand how language changes across different regions. Therefore, isoglosses are the most appropriate choice for illustrating word usage boundaries on a map.

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  • 33. 

    The Indo-European language family includes these branches

    • A.

      Indo- Iranian, Austro- Thai, Germanic

    • B.

      Indo- Iranian, Romance, Germanic

    • C.

      Indo- Iranian, Romance, Altaic

    • D.

      Indo- Iranian, Germanic, Benue- Congo

    • E.

      Indo- Iranian, Proto- Ural ie, Germanic

    Correct Answer
    B. Indo- Iranian, Romance, Germanic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Indo-Iranian, Romance, Germanic. The Indo-European language family includes various branches, and the given answer correctly identifies three of them. Indo-Iranian is one of the major branches of the Indo-European family, encompassing languages such as Hindi, Persian, and Kurdish. Romance is another branch, which includes languages like Spanish, French, and Italian. Germanic is also a branch of the Indo-European family, including languages like English, German, and Dutch. Therefore, the answer accurately lists three branches of the Indo-European language family.

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  • 34. 

    Hottentots, a language using click clack sounds is part of the _______________ Language family

    • A.

      Khoisan

    • B.

      Nilo- Saharan

    • C.

      Niger- Congo

    • D.

      Afro- Asiatic

    • E.

      Altaic

    Correct Answer
    A. Khoisan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Khoisan. Hottentots, a language using click clack sounds, belongs to the Khoisan language family. The Khoisan language family is known for its use of click consonants, which are produced by creating suction in the mouth and then releasing it. This language family is primarily spoken in southern Africa, particularly in Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa. It is characterized by its unique phonetic features, including click sounds, and is considered one of the most diverse language families in Africa.

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  • 35. 

    The extinction of many languages once spoken in Peru is a result of 

    • A.

      Chain migration

    • B.

      Relocation diffusion

    • C.

      Political dominance and conversion

    • D.

      Contagious diffusion

    • E.

      Popular culture revival

    Correct Answer
    C. Political dominance and conversion
    Explanation
    The extinction of many languages once spoken in Peru is a result of political dominance and conversion. This suggests that a dominant political group exerted power and influence over the population, leading to the suppression and abandonment of indigenous languages in favor of the dominant language. This process of conversion and assimilation likely contributed to the decline and eventual extinction of these languages.

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  • 36. 

    Lingua Franca are most commonly diffused through

    • A.

      Expansion diffusion

    • B.

      Relocation diffusion

    • C.

      Stimulus diffusion

    • D.

      Contagious diffusion

    • E.

      Commercial diffusion

    Correct Answer
    A. Expansion diffusion
    Explanation
    Expansion diffusion refers to the spread of a cultural trait or innovation from its hearth or origin to other areas. In the case of Lingua Franca, which is a common language used for communication between different language groups, it is most commonly diffused through expansion diffusion. This means that it spreads from its place of origin to other regions through various means such as migration, trade, or conquest. Expansion diffusion allows Lingua Franca to reach a wider population and become widely adopted in different areas.

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  • 37. 

    A universalizing religion would seek to

    • A.

      Appeal to one group of people

    • B.

      Be located in one place

    • C.

      Include people from other religions

    • D.

      Appeal to all people

    • E.

      Include only one cultural group

    Correct Answer
    D. Appeal to all people
    Explanation
    A universalizing religion refers to a belief system that aims to appeal to all people, regardless of their cultural background or existing religious affiliation. Unlike a religion that is limited to a specific group or location, a universalizing religion seeks to spread its teachings and attract followers from diverse backgrounds. By appealing to all people, it aims to be inclusive and accessible to individuals from different cultures and religions, promoting a sense of unity and commonality among its followers.

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  • 38. 

    This group of Christians is clustered predominately north of Israel, in what is today called Lebanon

    • A.

      Maronites

    • B.

      Mormons

    • C.

      Coptics

    • D.

      Armenians

    • E.

      Ethiopians

    Correct Answer
    A. Maronites
    Explanation
    The Maronites are a group of Christians who are primarily located in Lebanon, which is north of Israel. They are known for their adherence to the Maronite Church, which is an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Pope. The Maronites have a distinct identity and have played a significant role in the history and culture of Lebanon.

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  • 39. 

    Which country is comprised of a population that is 90% Shiite?

    • A.

      Iraq

    • B.

      Iran

    • C.

      Pakistan

    • D.

      Afghanistan

    • E.

      Oman

    Correct Answer
    B. Iran
    Explanation
    Iran is the correct answer because it is a country with a population that is 90% Shiite. Shiite Islam is the dominant religion in Iran, with the majority of the population adhering to this branch of Islam. This is in contrast to countries like Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Oman, which have different religious compositions and a smaller percentage of Shiite population.

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  • 40. 

    Mahayanist Buddhist are found primarily in

    • A.

      China, Japan and Korea

    • B.

      Tibet and Mongolia

    • C.

      Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar

    • D.

      Sri Lanka and Thailand

    • E.

      China and Tibet

    Correct Answer
    A. China, Japan and Korea
    Explanation
    Mahayanist Buddhism is a branch of Buddhism that originated in India and later spread to East Asia. It is characterized by its emphasis on compassion and the belief in the possibility of attaining enlightenment for all beings. China, Japan, and Korea are known for having a significant presence of Mahayanist Buddhists. These countries have a long history of practicing and preserving Mahayanist Buddhist traditions, with numerous temples, monasteries, and followers. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that Mahayanist Buddhists are primarily found in China, Japan, and Korea.

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  • 41. 

    The Baha'i religion was founded in 1844 in 

    • A.

      Israel

    • B.

      Afghanistan

    • C.

      Pakistan

    • D.

      Iraq

    • E.

      Iran

    Correct Answer
    E. Iran
    Explanation
    The Baha'i religion was founded in Iran in 1844. This religion originated with the teachings of a Persian prophet named Baha'u'llah, who claimed to be the latest in a line of messengers from God. Baha'u'llah's teachings emphasized the unity of all religions and the importance of world peace. Despite facing persecution and exile, the Baha'i faith has spread to various parts of the world and has a significant presence in Iran.

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  • 42. 

    Which universalizing religions find their roots in Judaism? 

    • A.

      Christianity and Hinduism

    • B.

      Christianity and Buddhism

    • C.

      Christianity and Islam

    • D.

      Christianity and Sikhism

    • E.

      Christianity and Baha' ism

    Correct Answer
    C. Christianity and Islam
    Explanation
    Christianity and Islam find their roots in Judaism because both religions acknowledge the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) as a sacred text and consider Abraham as a significant figure. Christianity emerged from Judaism with the belief that Jesus is the Messiah, while Islam sees itself as a continuation and correction of both Judaism and Christianity, with Muhammad as the final prophet. Both religions share common themes, teachings, and ethical principles that trace back to Judaism.

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  • 43. 

    Muslims trace their origins through Abraham's son

    • A.

      Aaron

    • B.

      Saul

    • C.

      Solomon

    • D.

      Ishmael

    • E.

      Isaac

    Correct Answer
    D. Ishmael
    Explanation
    Muslims trace their origins through Abraham's son Ishmael. According to Islamic tradition, Ishmael was the son of Abraham and Hagar, who was Sarah's maidservant. Ishmael is believed to be the ancestor of the Arab people, and Muslims consider themselves to be descendants of Ishmael. This lineage is significant in Islamic history and theology, as it establishes a connection between Muslims and the Abrahamic tradition, which includes Judaism and Christianity. Therefore, the correct answer is Ishmael.

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  • 44. 

    Baptists and Muslims are examples of 

    • A.

      Hierarchical religions

    • B.

      Ethnic religions

    • C.

      Animistic religions

    • D.

      Autonomous religions

    • E.

      Theocratic religions

    Correct Answer
    D. Autonomous religions
    Explanation
    Autonomous religions refer to religious groups that are self-governing and independent from any external authority or hierarchy. Baptists and Muslims are examples of autonomous religions because they have their own distinct beliefs, practices, and organizational structures that are not controlled by a central religious authority. They have the freedom to interpret and practice their faith independently, without being subject to a hierarchical or centralized religious institution.

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  • 45. 

    Identify with a group who shares a biological trait is 

    • A.

      Race

    • B.

      Ethnicity

    • C.

      Nationality

    • D.

      Multinationalism

    • E.

      Self determination

    Correct Answer
    A. Race
    Explanation
    Race refers to a group of people who share common physical characteristics, such as skin color, hair texture, and facial features. It is a biological trait that categorizes individuals into different groups based on their genetic makeup. Ethnicity, on the other hand, refers to a shared cultural heritage, including language, customs, and traditions. Nationality refers to the country or nation to which a person belongs. Multinationalism refers to the coexistence of multiple nationalities within a single political entity. Self-determination refers to the right of a group to govern themselves and make decisions about their own affairs.

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  • 46. 

    The two most numerous ethnicities in the United States are 

    • A.

      Hispanic Americans

    • B.

      African Americans

    • C.

      Asian Americans

    • D.

      American Indians

    • E.

      Both A & B

    Correct Answer
    E. Both A & B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A & B" because Hispanic Americans and African Americans are the two most numerous ethnicities in the United States. This means that these two groups have the highest population numbers compared to Asian Americans and American Indians.

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  • 47. 

    In which U.S. state would you find the greatest clustering of Asian Americans?

    • A.

      Hawaii

    • B.

      Mississippi

    • C.

      Texas

    • D.

      Maryland

    • E.

      Alabama

    Correct Answer
    A. Hawaii
    Explanation
    Hawaii has the greatest clustering of Asian Americans compared to the other states listed. This is because Hawaii has a long history of Asian immigration, particularly from countries like Japan, China, and the Philippines. The state's geographical location in the Pacific also makes it a more accessible destination for Asian immigrants. As a result, Asian Americans make up a significant portion of the population in Hawaii, contributing to the state's cultural diversity and influence.

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  • 48. 

    During the _____________ Century, Africans experienced forced migration from Africa to America

    • A.

      18th

    • B.

      First half of the 20th

    • C.

      17th

    • D.

      Second half of the 20th

    • E.

      First decade of the 21st

    Correct Answer
    A. 18th
    Explanation
    During the 18th century, Africans experienced forced migration from Africa to America. This period is commonly known as the transatlantic slave trade, where millions of Africans were captured, enslaved, and transported across the Atlantic Ocean to work on plantations in the Americas. This forced migration had a profound and devastating impact on African societies and the African diaspora in the Americas.

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  • 49. 

    The practice of _______________ resulted when real estate agents convinced people to sell their homes at low prices

    • A.

      Blockbusting

    • B.

      Redlining

    • C.

      White flight

    • D.

      Gerrymandering

    • E.

      Desegregation

    Correct Answer
    A. Blockbusting
    Explanation
    Blockbusting is the correct answer because it refers to the practice of real estate agents convincing people to sell their homes at low prices. This was typically done by creating fear and panic among homeowners, often using tactics such as spreading rumors about an influx of minority residents moving into the neighborhood. The agents would then buy the homes at low prices and resell them at higher prices, profiting from the process. This practice disproportionately affected communities of color and contributed to segregation and inequality in housing.

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  • 50. 

    A country that is a very good example of a nation-state is 

    • A.

      Denmark

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Yugoslavia

    • D.

      Czechoslovakia

    • E.

      France

    Correct Answer
    A. Denmark
    Explanation
    Denmark is a very good example of a nation-state because it is a country where the majority of the population shares a common language, culture, and history. The Danish people have a strong sense of national identity and have been able to maintain a relatively homogeneous society. Denmark also has well-defined borders and a stable government, further contributing to its status as a nation-state.

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