Cultural Patterns And Processes: AP Human Geography Quiz

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Cultural Patterns And Processes: AP Human Geography Quiz

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.

  • 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.

  • 3. 
    A single attribute of culture is called a
    • A. 

      Culture complex.

    • B. 

      Culture realm.

    • C. 

      Culture landscape.

    • D. 

      Culture hearth.

    • E. 

      Culture trait.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 18. 
    Which of these modern languages spread globally as a result of religion? 
    • A. 

      English.

    • B. 

      Arabic.

    • C. 

      French.

    • D. 

      Spanish.

    • E. 

      Chinese.

  • 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.

  • 20. 
    All of the following are Latin-based Romance language except
    • A. 

      English.

    • B. 

      Spanish.

    • C. 

      French.

    • D. 

      Italian.

    • E. 

      Portuguese.

  • 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. 

      .

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.