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What do you know about cultural patterns and processes as they relate to AP Human Geography, and do you suppose you can pass this quiz? An example of cultural patterns is that small populations safeguard folk culture only in certain areas, often communicated through spoken tradition. Pop culture is dispersed around the world among various societies. If you want to learn more about cultural patterns and processes, this quiz may be helpful.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which statement about culture is true?

    • A.

      Culture is the traditions and beliefs of a group of people.

    • B.

      Culture is learned behavior that is passed from one generation to the next.

    • C.

      Cultures are dynamic and always changing.

    • D.

      Cultural traits are a reflection of a group's values.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    All of the statements provided are true. Culture encompasses the traditions, beliefs, and learned behavior of a group of people, which are passed down from one generation to the next. Cultures are not static, but rather dynamic and constantly evolving. The cultural traits exhibited by a group are often a reflection of their values. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 2. 

    The idea that an environment influences, but does not strictly determine, how a culture interacts with the environment is known as

    • A.

      Environmental determinism.

    • B.

      Environmental possibilism.

    • C.

      Cultural ecology.

    • D.

      Cultural environmentalism.

    • E.

      Cultural possibilism.

    Correct Answer
    E. Cultural possibilism.
    Explanation
    Cultural possibilism is the idea that while the environment does have an influence on a culture, it does not completely determine how the culture interacts with the environment. This perspective suggests that cultures have the ability to adapt and make choices within the constraints of their environment, rather than being completely shaped by it. Cultural possibilism recognizes the agency and creativity of human cultures in responding to their surroundings.

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  • 3. 

    A single attribute of culture is called a

    • A.

      Culture complex.

    • B.

      Culture realm.

    • C.

      Culture landscape.

    • D.

      Culture hearth.

    • E.

      Culture trait.

    Correct Answer
    E. Culture trait.
    Explanation
    A culture trait refers to a single attribute or characteristic of a culture. It can be a behavior, belief, custom, or material object that is shared by members of a particular culture. This term is used to describe specific elements that contribute to the overall cultural identity of a group or society. In contrast, culture complex, culture realm, culture landscape, and culture hearth are broader terms that encompass multiple attributes and aspects of a culture.

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  • 4. 

    The theory that the physical environment causes social and cultural development is called

    • A.

      Environmental ecology.

    • B.

      Cultural ecology.

    • C.

      Cultural determinism.

    • D.

      Environmental determinism.

    • E.

      Environmental landscape.

    Correct Answer
    D. Environmental determinism.
    Explanation
    Environmental determinism is the theory that suggests that the physical environment, such as climate, geography, and resources, is the primary factor that shapes social and cultural development. This theory argues that human behavior and cultural practices are determined by the physical surroundings. It implies that different environments lead to the development of different cultures and societies. This explanation aligns with the concept of environmental determinism, which states that the physical environment influences and determines social and cultural development.

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  • 5. 

    The best example of cultural integration (where all elements of society are interwoven with the dominant culture) in the United States is 

    • A.

      The upland South.

    • B.

      The Mormon culture region.

    • C.

      The Pacific Northwest.

    • D.

      The Amish country in Pennsylvania.

    • E.

      The Spanish influence in the southwest.

    Correct Answer
    B. The Mormon culture region.
    Explanation
    The best example of cultural integration in the United States is the Mormon culture region. This region, primarily located in Utah, has successfully integrated its unique religious and social practices with the dominant American culture. The Mormon community has maintained its distinct identity while also participating in and contributing to the broader society. This integration is evident in various aspects of life, including education, politics, and community involvement. The Mormon culture region serves as a model of how a minority culture can coexist and thrive within a larger cultural framework.

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  • 6. 

    The area of origin of a culture is called

    • A.

      Cultural environment.

    • B.

      Cultural homeland.

    • C.

      Culture hearth.

    • D.

      Cultural landscape.

    • E.

      Culture realm.

    Correct Answer
    C. Culture hearth.
    Explanation
    A culture hearth refers to the geographical area where a particular culture originated and spread from. It is the birthplace of a culture, where significant innovations, ideas, and practices emerged and influenced surrounding regions. This term emphasizes the influential role of a specific location in shaping and diffusing cultural traits. Therefore, culture hearth is the most suitable term to describe the area of origin of a culture.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following areas is not considered a cultural realm?

    • A.

      Latin America.

    • B.

      Anglo America.

    • C.

      Western Europe.

    • D.

      New England.

    • E.

      Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Correct Answer
    D. New England.
    Explanation
    New England is not considered a cultural realm because it refers to a specific region within the United States, rather than encompassing a broader cultural area. The other options, Latin America, Anglo America, Western Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa, all represent larger cultural realms that span multiple countries and share common cultural characteristics.

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  • 8. 

    All of the following are examples of a functional or nodal region EXCEPT

    • A.

      The area served by a Walmart.

    • B.

      The circulation of a daily newspaper.

    • C.

      The broadcast area of a radio station.

    • D.

      The area known as the "South".

    • E.

      Any market area for a retail business.

    Correct Answer
    D. The area known as the "South".
    Explanation
    The area known as the "South" is not an example of a functional or nodal region because it is a broad and subjective term that does not define a specific area with distinct boundaries. Functional or nodal regions are defined by a central point or node and the surrounding areas that are influenced by that point or node, such as the area served by a Walmart, the circulation of a daily newspaper, the broadcast area of a radio station, or any market area for a retail business.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following regions is considered a vernacular culture region?

    • A.

      Anglo-America.

    • B.

      South America.

    • C.

      The American South.

    • D.

      East Asia.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. The American South.
    Explanation
    The American South is considered a vernacular culture region because it has distinct cultural traits, such as language, music, cuisine, and social customs, that are specific to the region and are passed down through generations. This region has a unique identity and a strong sense of community, making it a prime example of a vernacular culture region.

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  • 10. 

    Which cultural phenomenon below is not an example of syncretism?

    • A.

      Tex-Mex cuisine.

    • B.

      Nordic skiing.

    • C.

      Snowboarding.

    • D.

      Thai cuisine.

    • E.

      Japanese capitalism.

    Correct Answer
    B. Nordic skiing.
    Explanation
    Nordic skiing is not an example of syncretism because it originated in Scandinavia and has remained largely unchanged in terms of its cultural influences and practices. It is a traditional form of skiing that has been passed down through generations and has not incorporated significant external cultural elements. In contrast, Tex-Mex cuisine is a fusion of Mexican and American culinary traditions, snowboarding combines elements of skateboarding, surfing, and skiing, Thai cuisine blends flavors and techniques from various Southeast Asian cultures, and Japanese capitalism is influenced by both traditional Japanese business practices and Western economic systems.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following areas would be considered a cultural transition zone?

    • A.

      Southwest USA-Northern Mexico.

    • B.

      Southern Florida.

    • C.

      Eastern Ontario-Western Quebec.

    • D.

      Poland.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    All of the above options can be considered cultural transition zones. Southwest USA-Northern Mexico is a region where the cultures of the United States and Mexico blend and interact. Southern Florida is known for its diverse population and cultural influences from Latin America and the Caribbean. Eastern Ontario-Western Quebec is a bilingual region where both English and French cultures coexist. Poland has a rich history and culture that has been influenced by various neighboring countries. Therefore, all of these areas can be classified as cultural transition zones.

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  • 12. 

    Culture is spread by 

    • A.

      Trans-national corporations.

    • B.

      Migrants.

    • C.

      War and occupation.

    • D.

      Television and other media.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Culture is spread by various means, including trans-national corporations, migrants, war and occupation, and television and other media. Trans-national corporations often introduce new products and ideas to different countries, influencing local culture. Migrants bring their own cultural practices and traditions to new places, contributing to cultural diversity. War and occupation can lead to the spread of culture through forced assimilation or cultural exchange. Television and other media play a significant role in disseminating cultural values, norms, and trends across borders. Therefore, all of the mentioned factors contribute to the spread of culture.

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  • 13. 

    Contagious diffusion is

    • A.

      The rapid and widespread diffusion of a characteristic throughout the population.

    • B.

      The spread of an underlying principle or idea.

    • C.

      The spread of an idea from persons of power to other persons.

    • D.

      The spread of an idea or trait through the physical movement of people from one place to another.

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. The rapid and widespread diffusion of a characteristic throughout the population.
    Explanation
    Contagious diffusion refers to the rapid and widespread spread of a characteristic throughout a population. This means that the characteristic or idea is quickly and extensively adopted by a large number of people within a given area or population. It does not necessarily involve the movement of people, but rather the spread of the characteristic itself. This type of diffusion can occur through various means such as social media, word of mouth, or other forms of communication.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is an example of relocation diffusion?

    • A.

      The spread of baseball to Japan.

    • B.

      The spread of English to the British Colonies.

    • C.

      The spread of AIDS to the United States.

    • D.

      The spread of Roman Catholicism to Latin America.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Relocation diffusion refers to the spread of a cultural trait or idea through the movement of people from one place to another. In this case, all of the given options demonstrate relocation diffusion. The spread of baseball to Japan involves the movement of the sport from its place of origin to a new location. The spread of English to the British Colonies occurred through the movement of English settlers to these colonies. The spread of AIDS to the United States involved the movement of infected individuals from other countries. Lastly, the spread of Roman Catholicism to Latin America occurred through the movement of European colonizers and missionaries to the region. Therefore, all of the options represent examples of relocation diffusion.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is an example of hierarchical diffusion?

    • A.

      The spread of Spanish language to Latin America.

    • B.

      The spread of laptop computers from the upper class to the middle class.

    • C.

      The spread of AIDS from Africa to Europe.

    • D.

      The spread of Walmart from Arkansas to the rest of the United States.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. The spread of laptop computers from the upper class to the middle class.
    Explanation
    Hierarchical diffusion refers to the spread of an idea or innovation from a higher level or authority to lower levels or subordinate groups. In this case, the spread of laptop computers from the upper class to the middle class exemplifies hierarchical diffusion because it involves the transfer of technology and knowledge from a more privileged group (upper class) to a less privileged group (middle class). This diffusion follows a hierarchical pattern where the adoption of laptops starts with the upper class and gradually spreads to the middle class.

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  • 16. 

    Stimulus diffusion is

    • A.

      The rapid and widespread diffusion of a characteristic throughout the population.

    • B.

      The spread of an underlying principle.

    • C.

      The spread of an idea from persons of power to other persons.

    • D.

      The spread of an idea or trait through the physical movement of people from one place to another.

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. The spread of an underlying principle.
    Explanation
    Stimulus diffusion refers to the spread of an underlying principle. This means that instead of the exact characteristic or idea being diffused, the underlying concept or principle behind it is spread. This can occur when people are exposed to a new idea or innovation and then adapt it to fit their own cultural or social context. The principle may be modified or transformed as it spreads, leading to variations in how it is expressed or practiced in different places. It is important to note that stimulus diffusion does not involve the physical movement of people or the spread of a characteristic throughout the entire population.

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  • 17. 

    The process by which a less dominant culture adopts some of the traits of a more dominant culture. 

    • A.

      Cultural assimilation.

    • B.

      Acculturation.

    • C.

      Syncretism.

    • D.

      Migrant diffusion.

    • E.

      Transculturation.

    Correct Answer
    B. Acculturation.
    Explanation
    Acculturation refers to the process in which a less dominant culture adopts certain traits or characteristics from a more dominant culture. This can include adopting language, customs, beliefs, or practices of the dominant culture. It is a form of cultural change that occurs when two different cultures come into contact with each other, and it often involves a power imbalance between the two cultures. Acculturation can result in both positive and negative outcomes, as it can lead to cultural enrichment and diversity, but it can also lead to the loss of traditional cultural practices and values.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these modern languages spread globally as a result of religion? 

    • A.

      English.

    • B.

      Arabic.

    • C.

      French.

    • D.

      Spanish.

    • E.

      Chinese.

    Correct Answer
    B. Arabic.
    Explanation
    Arabic is the correct answer because it spread globally as a result of Islam. With the rise of Islam in the 7th century, Arabic became the language of the Quran and the Islamic Empire. As the empire expanded, so did the influence of Arabic, making it the language of trade, education, and governance in many regions. Arabic's spread was closely tied to the spread of Islam, as the religion spread across the Middle East, North Africa, and parts of Europe and Asia. Today, Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with over 400 million speakers.

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  • 19. 

    Which statement about the diffusion of the English and Chinese languages is true?

    • A.

      English has diffused worldwide, while Chinese is spoken mostly in China.

    • B.

      English is spoken in only the United Kingdom and the United States, while Chinese is spoken all over East Asia.

    • C.

      English and Chinese are both spoken worldwide as lingua franca languages.

    • D.

      The number of English speakers is declining, while the number of Chinese speakers is steadily increasing.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. English has diffused worldwide, while Chinese is spoken mostly in China.
    Explanation
    English has diffused worldwide, while Chinese is spoken mostly in China. This statement accurately reflects the current state of the diffusion of the English and Chinese languages. English is widely spoken and used as a global language in many countries around the world, while Chinese is primarily spoken in China and a few other East Asian countries. The statement acknowledges the global reach of English and the more localized distribution of Chinese speakers.

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  • 20. 

    All of the following are Latin-based Romance language except

    • A.

      English.

    • B.

      Spanish.

    • C.

      French.

    • D.

      Italian.

    • E.

      Portuguese.

    Correct Answer
    A. English.
    Explanation
    English is not a Latin-based Romance language because it is derived from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family, specifically from the Old English period. While English has borrowed many words from Latin and other Romance languages, its grammar, vocabulary, and overall structure are predominantly Germanic in nature. In contrast, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese are all Romance languages that directly evolved from Latin.

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  • 21. 

    Which statement about the English language is correct?

    • A.

      Worldwide, there are three times as many native speakers of English as second language speakers.

    • B.

      It is a member of the Latin language branch.

    • C.

      It has been largely influenced by the French language.

    • D.

      It has only two separate dialects: British and American.

    • E.

      It is the official language of the United States.

    • F.

      .

    Correct Answer
    C. It has been largely influenced by the French language.
    Explanation
    The statement that is correct is "It has been largely influenced by the French language." English has been heavily influenced by French due to the Norman Conquest in 1066, during which the French-speaking Normans took control of England. This led to the introduction of many French words and phrases into the English language, particularly in areas of law, government, and the arts. This influence can still be seen today in the large number of French loanwords in English vocabulary.

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  • 22. 

    Problems with the Chinese ideographic writing systems include

    • A.

      Many symbols no longer have meaning.

    • B.

      In order to be literate, a person must memorize thousands of symbols.

    • C.

      Each dialect has its own symbols for writing.

    • D.

      Each symbol must correspond with the pronunciation of the word it represents.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. In order to be literate, a person must memorize thousands of symbols.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in order to be literate, a person must memorize thousands of symbols." This is because Chinese ideographic writing systems are logographic, meaning that each symbol represents a whole word or concept. Unlike alphabetic writing systems, where a smaller set of characters represents individual sounds, Chinese characters require memorizing a large number of symbols to achieve literacy. This is a unique challenge for learners of the Chinese language.

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  • 23. 

    A regional variant of a language is known as a 

    • A.

      Language branch.

    • B.

      Language group.

    • C.

      Language family.

    • D.

      Language dialect.

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. Language dialect.
    Explanation
    A regional variant of a language is known as a language dialect. Dialects refer to the different forms of a language that are spoken in a specific region or among a particular group of people. These variations may include differences in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. While language branches, language groups, and language families are also terms used to classify languages, they refer to broader categories that encompass multiple dialects or languages. Therefore, the correct answer is language dialect.

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  • 24. 

    American English has adopted extensive vocabulary from which of the following languages?

    • A.

      Spanish language.

    • B.

      French language.

    • C.

      Yiddish language.

    • D.

      Native American languages.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    American English has adopted extensive vocabulary from all of the mentioned languages. Spanish has had a significant influence on American English, especially in regions with a strong Hispanic presence. French has also contributed to American English, particularly in terms of culinary terms, art, and literature. Yiddish, a language spoken by Ashkenazi Jews, has influenced American English with words related to Jewish culture and traditions. Additionally, Native American languages have contributed words for various flora, fauna, and cultural concepts. Therefore, all of the mentioned languages have played a role in shaping the vocabulary of American English.

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  • 25. 

    A common language that is used among speakers of different languages for the purposes of trade and commerce is called a

    • A.

      Relict language.

    • B.

      Revived language.

    • C.

      Lingua franca.

    • D.

      Pidgen language.

    • E.

      Creole language.

    Correct Answer
    C. Lingua franca.
    Explanation
    A lingua franca is a common language used by people who speak different native languages for the purpose of trade and commerce. It allows for effective communication and facilitates business transactions between individuals who do not share a common language. A relict language refers to a language that is no longer spoken or used, while a revived language is one that was once extinct but has been brought back into use. Pidgin and creole languages are simplified languages that emerge when different groups with different languages come into contact.

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  • 26. 

    Approximately how many countries use English as an official language?

    • A.

      40.

    • B.

      50.

    • C.

      60.

    • D.

      70.

    • E.

      80.

    Correct Answer
    C. 60.
    Explanation
    English is widely used as an official language in many countries around the world. While the exact number may vary, it is estimated that approximately 60 countries use English as an official language. This includes countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and many others. English has become a global language due to its historical influence and widespread use in various sectors such as business, education, and international communication.

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  • 27. 

    Problems with multi-lingual states include

    • A.

      Increased costs for printing government signs and literature in multiple languages.

    • B.

      Antagonism between speakers of the different languages.

    • C.

      Confusion, as some place names are identified differently in the different languages.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    • E.

      A and B only.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above." This is because the problems mentioned in the options are all valid issues that can arise in multi-lingual states. Increased costs for printing government signs and literature in multiple languages can be a financial burden. Antagonism between speakers of different languages can lead to social tensions and conflicts. Confusion over different place names in different languages can cause misunderstandings and difficulties in communication. Therefore, all of these problems can be experienced in multi-lingual states.

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  • 28. 

    A language that no longer has native speakers is considered

    • A.

      An extinct language.

    • B.

      A preserved language.

    • C.

      An endangered language.

    • D.

      A lingua franca.

    • E.

      A creole language.

    Correct Answer
    A. An extinct language.
    Explanation
    An extinct language refers to a language that no longer has any native speakers. This means that there are no individuals who speak the language as their first language or mother tongue. The term "extinct" implies that the language has died out and is no longer in active use within any community. It is important to preserve and document extinct languages as they hold valuable cultural and historical information.

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  • 29. 

    Cultural groups often work to preserve and protect their languages

    • A.

      Because oral history will be lost if the language is not preserved.

    • B.

      Because language is an essential part of a culture's identity.

    • C.

      As a reaction against folk culture forces.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    • E.

      A and B only.

    Correct Answer
    E. A and B only.
    Explanation
    Cultural groups often work to preserve and protect their languages because oral history will be lost if the language is not preserved and because language is an essential part of a culture's identity. Both of these reasons are valid motivations for cultural groups to prioritize language preservation.

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  • 30. 

    A creole language

    • A.

      Is a pidgin language that has evolved to become a group's first language.

    • B.

      Is a mixture of French and another language.

    • C.

      Has a few, if any, grammar rules.

    • D.

      Has a limited vocabulary.

    • E.

      Is not the first language of an individual.

    Correct Answer
    A. Is a pidgin language that has evolved to become a group's first language.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is a pidgin language that has evolved to become a group's first language." This explanation is supported by the definition of a creole language, which is a pidgin language that has developed into a full-fledged language with native speakers. Unlike a pidgin language, which is a simplified form of communication used between groups with different native languages, a creole language has evolved and become the first language of a community.

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  • 31. 

    Differences between American and British English include all of the following EXCEPT

    • A.

      Different pronunciation of words.

    • B.

      Different spelling of words.

    • C.

      Different vocabulary for some objects.

    • D.

      Different language of origin.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. Different language of origin.
    Explanation
    The given answer is "different language of origin". This is because the question is asking for the exception among the listed differences between American and British English. The other options - different pronunciation of words, different spelling of words, and different vocabulary for some objects - are all valid differences between the two variations of English. However, the language of origin is the same for both American and British English, as they are both derived from the English language.

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  • 32. 

    Most English-speaking countries around the world speak British English because

    • A.

      American English is not considered to by a form of proper English.

    • B.

      American English is considered vulgar by most educated people.

    • C.

      Most people do not like Americans, so they refuse to copy them.

    • D.

      British colonized many areas around the world.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. British colonized many areas around the world.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that British colonized many areas around the world. This is because during the time of British colonization, the English language was spread to various parts of the world, including countries such as India, Australia, Canada, and many others. As a result, British English became the dominant form of English in these regions. American English, on the other hand, developed independently in the United States and did not have the same level of global influence as British English. Therefore, the widespread use of British English in English-speaking countries can be attributed to the historical colonization by the British.

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  • 33. 

    Toponymy is

    • A.

      The study of globalization of culture traits.

    • B.

      The idea that regions are interconnected through culture and language.

    • C.

      The study of how place names reflect the culture and heritage of people.

    • D.

      Related to the idea that interaction between cultures is harmful.

    • E.

      The study of elevation change on maps.

    Correct Answer
    C. The study of how place names reflect the culture and heritage of people.
    Explanation
    Toponymy refers to the study of place names and how they reflect the culture and heritage of people. It involves analyzing the origins, meanings, and historical significance of place names to gain insights into the cultural, linguistic, and historical aspects of a particular region or community. By examining place names, researchers can understand the connections between language, geography, and human settlement patterns, providing valuable information about the cultural landscape and the people who inhabit it.

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  • 34. 

    Which of the following religions is currently the most important religion in its area origin?

    • A.

      Buddhism.

    • B.

      Christianity.

    • C.

      Hinduism.

    • D.

      Islam.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. Islam.
    Explanation
    Islam is currently the most important religion in its area of origin, which is the Middle East and North Africa. It originated in the 7th century in the Arabian Peninsula and quickly spread throughout the region. Today, the majority of the population in countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and Indonesia are Muslims. Islam is also the fastest-growing religion globally, with a significant number of followers in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Its influence and importance in its area of origin make it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 35. 

    Roman Catholics in North America are largely concentrated in

    • A.

      Quebec and the Northeastern USA.

    • B.

      Mexico.

    • C.

      Mexico, Southwestern USA, and West Coast USA.

    • D.

      Quebec and the Northeastern USA, Mexico, and West Coast USA.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because Roman Catholics in North America are indeed largely concentrated in Quebec and the Northeastern USA, Mexico, Southwestern USA, and West Coast USA. This answer encompasses all the mentioned regions where Roman Catholics are concentrated, making it the correct choice.

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  • 36. 

    Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, was born in

    • A.

      China.

    • B.

      Nepal.

    • C.

      Thailand.

    • D.

      Sri Lanka.

    • E.

      India.

    Correct Answer
    E. India.
    Explanation
    Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, was born in India. This is because historical records and Buddhist scriptures indicate that Siddhartha Gautama was born in Lumbini, which is located in present-day Nepal but was part of ancient India at the time of his birth. Additionally, India is considered the birthplace of Buddhism, as it is where Gautama attained enlightenment and began teaching his philosophies.

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  • 37. 

    How are Buddhism and Hinduism similar?

    • A.

      Both religions believe in a judgement day and rewards in heaven.

    • B.

      Both religions believe in magic and divination.

    • C.

      Both religions believe in a rigid class system (caste system).

    • D.

      Both religions believe in ahimsa, the principle of non-violence.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both religions believe in ahimsa, the principle of non-violence.
    Explanation
    Both Buddhism and Hinduism share the belief in ahimsa, which is the principle of non-violence. This principle emphasizes the importance of avoiding harm to all living beings and promoting peace and compassion. Both religions advocate for the practice of ahimsa as a way to attain spiritual enlightenment and liberation from suffering. This shared belief in non-violence is a significant similarity between Buddhism and Hinduism, highlighting their common ethical teachings and values.

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  • 38. 

    Which of the following would be considered a sacred site for Christians?

    • A.

      Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

    • B.

      The Kaaba in Makkah.

    • C.

      The Western Wall in Jerusalem.

    • D.

      The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

    • E.

      Potala Palace in Lhasa.

    Correct Answer
    A. Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem
    Explanation
    The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is considered a sacred site for Christians because it is believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ. It is one of the oldest surviving Christian churches and is a significant pilgrimage site for Christians around the world.

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  • 39. 

    Which statement best describes the Muslim population of the world?

    • A.

      The largest number of Muslims is in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

    • B.

      The largest number of Muslims is in the Middle East and North Africa.

    • C.

      The Muslim population is equally divided between the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

    • D.

      The largest number of Muslims is in Southwest Asia and East Africa.

    • E.

      The largest number of Muslims is in West Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Correct Answer
    A. The largest number of Muslims is in South Asia and Southeast Asia.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the largest number of Muslims is in South Asia and Southeast Asia. This is because these regions have the highest Muslim populations, with countries like Indonesia, Pakistan, and India having significant Muslim populations. The Middle East and North Africa also have large Muslim populations, but they are not as numerous as those in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Southwest Asia and East Africa, as well as West Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, have Muslim populations, but they are not as large as those in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

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  • 40. 

    The Shi'ite Muslim population is concentrated in

    • A.

      Iran and part of Iraq.

    • B.

      Pakistan and Afghanistan

    • C.

      Malaysia and part of Indonesia.

    • D.

      India and Bangladesh.

    • E.

      Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

    Correct Answer
    A. Iran and part of Iraq.
    Explanation
    The Shi'ite Muslim population is concentrated in Iran and part of Iraq because these two countries have a majority Shi'ite population. Iran is the largest Shi'ite country in the world, with approximately 90-95% of its population being Shi'ite Muslims. Iraq also has a significant Shi'ite population, making up around 60-65% of the country's total population. This concentration is due to historical and religious factors, as Shi'ite Islam originated in this region and has a strong presence in these countries.

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  • 41. 

    In Europe, many Catholics are less likely to attend church or be active in their religious community.  This is due to the rise of

    • A.

      Protestantism.

    • B.

      Shamanism.

    • C.

      Cultural Indifference.

    • D.

      Atheism.

    • E.

      Secularism.

    Correct Answer
    E. Secularism.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is secularism. Secularism refers to the separation of religion from the state and the diminishing influence of religion in society. In Europe, the rise of secularism has led to a decrease in religious participation among Catholics and other religious communities. As society becomes more secular, individuals are less likely to attend church or be actively involved in their religious community, leading to a decline in religious observance.

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  • 42. 

    Which pair are both considered ethnic religions?

    • A.

      Judaism and Christianity.

    • B.

      Christianity and Islam.

    • C.

      Islam and Hinduism.

    • D.

      Hinduism and Judaism.

    • E.

      Islam and Judaism.

    Correct Answer
    D. Hinduism and Judaism.
    Explanation
    Hinduism and Judaism are both considered ethnic religions because they are closely tied to specific ethnic or cultural groups. Hinduism is mainly practiced by the ethnic group of Indians, while Judaism is historically associated with the Jewish people. These religions have a strong cultural and ethnic identity, with religious practices and beliefs deeply rooted in the traditions and customs of their respective communities. In contrast, Christianity and Islam are considered universal religions as they have a broader appeal and are practiced by people from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

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  • 43. 

    Numerically speaking, which of the following religions has the smallest number of adherents?

    • A.

      Judaism.

    • B.

      Christianity.

    • C.

      Islam.

    • D.

      Hinduism.

    • E.

      Buddhism.

    Correct Answer
    A. Judaism.
    Explanation
    Judaism has the smallest number of adherents among the given religions. This is because Judaism is one of the oldest religions and has a relatively smaller number of followers compared to other major religions like Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. While the exact number of adherents may vary, Judaism is generally considered to have a smaller global population of followers compared to these other religions.

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  • 44. 

    Which statement best describes the distribution of the Jewish population in the world?

    • A.

      Nearly 90% of all Jews in the world live in Israel.

    • B.

      Most Jews live in Russia and Eastern Europe.

    • C.

      About half of all Jews live in Israel, the rest are concentrated in urban areas of Europe and North America.

    • D.

      About half of all Jews live in European cities, the rest live in Israel.

    • E.

      Only one-quarter of all Jews live in Israel, the rest are concentrated in North America.

    Correct Answer
    C. About half of all Jews live in Israel, the rest are concentrated in urban areas of Europe and North America.
    Explanation
    About half of all Jews live in Israel, the rest are concentrated in urban areas of Europe and North America. This statement accurately describes the distribution of the Jewish population in the world. It indicates that Israel is home to approximately half of the global Jewish population, while the remaining Jews are concentrated in urban areas of Europe and North America. This suggests that the Jewish population is spread across different regions, with a significant presence in Israel and urban areas of Europe and North America.

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  • 45. 

    The largest concentration of Protestants in the world is in

    • A.

      Eastern Europe.

    • B.

      North America.

    • C.

      Latin America.

    • D.

      Australia and New Zealand.

    • E.

      Northern Europe.

    Correct Answer
    B. North America.
    Explanation
    The largest concentration of Protestants in the world is in North America. This is because North America has a long history of Protestantism, with the majority of European settlers being Protestant. Additionally, there has been a continuous influx of Protestant immigrants to North America over the years. This has resulted in a significant Protestant population in countries like the United States and Canada.

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  • 46. 

    All of the following reflect a popular cultural landscape EXCEPT

    • A.

      Interstate highways.

    • B.

      Strip malls.

    • C.

      Restaurant chains.

    • D.

      Skyscrapers.

    • E.

      Navajo hogans.

    Correct Answer
    E. Navajo hogans.
    Explanation
    The question asks for an option that does not reflect a popular cultural landscape. Interstate highways, strip malls, restaurant chains, and skyscrapers are all commonly found in urban areas and are considered part of the cultural landscape. However, Navajo hogans are traditional dwellings of the Navajo people and are not typically found in mainstream popular culture, making them the exception in this list.

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  • 47. 

    An example of a popular culture holiday that has transcended its folk culture roots is

    • A.

      Memorial Day.

    • B.

      Fourth of July.

    • C.

      St. Valentine's Day.

    • D.

      Labor Day.

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. St. Valentine's Day.
    Explanation
    St. Valentine's Day is an example of a popular culture holiday that has transcended its folk culture roots. Originally a religious feast day, it has evolved into a widely celebrated holiday associated with love and romance. It is now recognized and celebrated globally, with people exchanging gifts, cards, and expressing affection towards their loved ones. The holiday has been commercialized and popularized through various media, such as movies, advertisements, and social media, making it a significant part of popular culture worldwide.

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  • 48. 

    Material aspects of culture include

    • A.

      Art.

    • B.

      Housing.

    • C.

      Sports.

    • D.

      Foods.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The material aspects of culture encompass various elements such as art, housing, sports, and foods. These aspects are tangible and can be observed or experienced. Art represents the creative expression of a society, housing reflects the architectural styles and living arrangements, sports showcase physical activities and competitions, and foods represent the culinary traditions and preferences. Therefore, all of the options mentioned in the question are correct as they are examples of material aspects that contribute to the overall culture of a society.

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  • 49. 

    Which three cities in the world often serve as hearths for popular culture?

    • A.

      Tokyo, New York, and London.

    • B.

      New York, London, and Paris.

    • C.

      London, Paris, and Los Angeles.

    • D.

      Los Angeles, Berlin, and Tokyo.

    • E.

      Tokyo, Paris, and Los Angeles.

    Correct Answer
    A. Tokyo, New York, and London.
    Explanation
    Tokyo, New York, and London are often considered hearths for popular culture due to their significant contributions in the fields of music, fashion, film, and art. These cities have been influential in shaping global trends and have a vibrant cultural scene that attracts artists, musicians, and creative individuals from all over the world. They are known for their iconic landmarks, diverse populations, and thriving entertainment industries, making them hotspots for popular culture.

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  • 50. 

    People often practice their folks customs instead of pop culture because

    • A.

      Popular cultural items are often expensive to buy.

    • B.

      They do not want to harm their environment.

    • C.

      They want to preserve their traditional cultures.

    • D.

      A lack of exposure to popular culture.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. They want to preserve their traditional cultures.
    Explanation
    People often practice their folks customs instead of pop culture because they want to preserve their traditional cultures. This means that they value and respect their heritage, customs, and way of life, and they choose to continue practicing these traditions instead of adopting popular cultural items or trends. By doing so, they ensure that their cultural identity and traditions are passed down to future generations, maintaining a sense of pride and connection to their roots.

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