AP Human Geography Exam 2

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  • 1. 
    The earliest surviving map came from
    • A. 

      Corsica

    • B. 

      Sicily

    • C. 

      Miletus

    • D. 

      Alexandria

    • E. 

      Shanghai

  • 2. 
    The revival of geography and mapmaking occurred during the
    • A. 

      Age of industrialization

    • B. 

      Age of the renaissance

    • C. 

      Age of enlightment

    • D. 

      Age of reason

    • E. 

      Age of exploration

  • 3. 
    The type of distortion that can occur on a map of the world is/are:
    • A. 

      Shapes appear more elongated than they really are

    • B. 

      Distance between two points may become more increased or decreased

    • C. 

      The relative size of areas might be altered

    • D. 

      Direction from one place to another can be distorted

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Much of the land in the United States was divided by
    • A. 

      The Land Ordinance of 1785

    • B. 

      The Homestead Act of 1862

    • C. 

      The Louisiana Purchase 1803

    • D. 

      Westward Expansion 1849

    • E. 

      The Gadsden Purchase 1854

  • 5. 
    The four ways geographers use to identify a location on Earth are
    • A. 

      Place name, site, situation, toponym, grid coordinates

    • B. 

      Toponym, relative location, grid coordinates, place names

    • C. 

      Place name, site, situation, grid coordinates

    • D. 

      Grid coordinates, postal address, site and situation

    • E. 

      Postal address, grid coordinates, place name, site

  • 6. 
    The NFL Network is an example of
    • A. 

      A formal region

    • B. 

      A functional region

    • C. 

      A vernacular region

    • D. 

      A perceived region

    • E. 

      A standard region

  • 7. 
    The cultural traits most often looked at in identifying a culture's location and global distribution are:
    • A. 

      Language, religion and ethnicity

    • B. 

      Language, religion and GNP

    • C. 

      Language, ethnicity and literacy rate

    • D. 

      Language, ethnicity and GNP

    • E. 

      Religion, ethnicity and literacy rate

  • 8. 
    In terms of geographic scale, globalization means:
    • A. 

      The scale of the world is more isolated

    • B. 

      The scale of the world is shrinking

    • C. 

      The scale of the world is increasing

    • D. 

      The scale of the world is status quo

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    In studying the Elk population in rocky Mountain National Park, geographers would be most interested in what type of density?
    • A. 

      Agricultural

    • B. 

      Physiological

    • C. 

      Arithmetic

    • D. 

      Concentration

    • E. 

      Clustered

  • 10. 
    The geometric arrangement of objects in space is known as
    • A. 

      Pattern

    • B. 

      Concentration

    • C. 

      Density

    • D. 

      Sustainability

    • E. 

      Dispersement

  • 11. 
    The spread of the Trojan virus among millions of computers around the world is a great example of what type of diffusion?
    • A. 

      Contagious

    • B. 

      Expansion

    • C. 

      Relocation

    • D. 

      Hierarchical

    • E. 

      Stimulus

  • 12. 
    Global patterns that are affected by population issues are concentrated in _______ and _________ where 2/3rds of the world's population lives.
    • A. 

      Europe and Asia

    • B. 

      Northwest Europe and South Asia

    • C. 

      Southeast Asia and India

    • D. 

      China and India

    • E. 

      Europe and China

  • 13. 
    Southeast Asia's population are clustered
    • A. 

      In Manilla

    • B. 

      In Jakarta

    • C. 

      On a series of islands

    • D. 

      In urban areas

    • E. 

      In suburban areas

  • 14. 
    Why are the lands located between the equator and 20 degrees North or South latitude inhospitable for humans to live in?
    • A. 

      It is too cold there to live comfortably

    • B. 

      The area is landlocked

    • C. 

      There is a history of drought in the area

    • D. 

      Temperatures average over 100 F

    • E. 

      It receives too much precipitation

  • 15. 
    Which demographic measure most affects the doubling time of a country?
    • A. 

      Natural increase rate

    • B. 

      Total fertility rate

    • C. 

      Infant mortality rate

    • D. 

      Literacy rate

    • E. 

      Life expectancy

  • 16. 
    Which revolution pushed countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to move into stage 2 of the demographic transition model?
    • A. 

      Medical Revolution

    • B. 

      Agricultural Revolution

    • C. 

      Industrial Revolution

    • D. 

      Cultural Revolution

    • E. 

      Organic Revolution

  • 17. 
    Which economist predicted that population was growing more rapidly than food supply?
    • A. 

      Garret Hardin

    • B. 

      Ester Boserup

    • C. 

      Thomas Malthus

    • D. 

      Julian Simon

    • E. 

      Paul Ehrlich

  • 18. 
    According to E. G. Ravenstein, what is the most common reason people migrate?
    • A. 

      Cultural reasons

    • B. 

      Economic reasons

    • C. 

      Environmental reasons

    • D. 

      Chain migration

    • E. 

      Educational reasons

  • 19. 
    An intervening obstacle to migration would be
    • A. 

      The Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      The Pacific Ocean

    • C. 

      The Rocky Mountains

    • D. 

      The need for a passport

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 20. 
    According to Wilbur Zelinsky's migration transition, internal migration occurs more often in countries at what stage of the demographic transition model?
    • A. 

      Stage 1

    • B. 

      Stage 2

    • C. 

      Stage 3

    • D. 

      Stage 4

    • E. 

      Both Stage 3 and Stage 4 countries

  • 21. 
    Which regions have the largest percentage of net-out migration?
    • A. 

      Asia, Oceania, Africa

    • B. 

      Asia, Latin America, North America

    • C. 

      Africa, Western Europe, Asia

    • D. 

      Africa, Latin America, Asia

    • E. 

      Oceania, Eastern Europe, Latin America

  • 22. 
    Most immigrants to the United States during the 1880's came from
    • A. 

      Ukraine and Romania

    • B. 

      Austria and Czechoslovakia

    • C. 

      Ireland and Germany

    • D. 

      Vietnam and Laos

    • E. 

      Sweden and Norway

  • 23. 
    Amish folk culture currently diffuses through which means?
    • A. 

      International diffusion

    • B. 

      Interregional diffusion

    • C. 

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • D. 

      Contagious diffusion

    • E. 

      Stimulus diffusion

  • 24. 
    Why have bostans been present in Istanbul, Turkey for hundreds of years?
    • A. 

      They provide immigrants a place to live.

    • B. 

      They provide Turkey with a cultural experience.

    • C. 

      They provide small plots of land where a variety of vegetables can grow.

    • D. 

      They provide child care opportunities for immigrant's children.

    • E. 

      They provide micro lending opportunities to transnational corporations.

  • 25. 
    Fred Kniffen considered the house to be a reflection of
    • A. 

      Cultural heritage

    • B. 

      Current fashion

    • C. 

      Functional needs

    • D. 

      Environmental impact

    • E. 

      All of the above

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