AP Human Geography Quiz

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So, we have brought here for you an AP human geography quiz to check your knowledge of geography. Advanced Placement Human Geography, known as APHG in short, is a course that introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and various processes that have helped shape human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. So, these are some questions if you want to test, practice, and improve your knowledge in AP human geography. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Balkanization refers to
    • A. 

      The creation of nation-states in southeastern Europe

    • B. 

      The breakdown of a state due to conflicts among nationalities

    • C. 

      A small geographic area that cannot successfully be organized into states

    • D. 

      Ethnic cleansing

    • E. 

      Religions splintering into opposing groups

  • 2. 
    By interpreting this map, we surmise that in the African American population
    • A. 

      In Illinois, nearly all are distributed in the southern part of the state.

    • B. 

      In Florida, there is more concentration in the western part of the state.

    • C. 

      In California, there is more of a concentration in the northern part of the state.

    • D. 

      In Arkansas, there is more of a concentration in the southern part of the state.

    • E. 

      In Nevada, there are roughly equal concentrations in the northern and southern parts of the state.

  • 3. 
    This map indicates that in Los Angeles, Asian Americans are mainly concentrated
    • A. 

      In the southeast

    • B. 

      In the northeast

    • C. 

      In the approximate geographic center

    • D. 

      In a contiguous line from the northeast to the southeast

    • E. 

      In an inverted pattern from west to east

  • 4. 
    This map indicates that in Los Angeles, African Americans are mainly concentrated
    • A. 

      In the northeast

    • B. 

      Near the geographic center of the urban area

    • C. 

      In a contiguous line from the northeast to the southeast

    • D. 

      In an inverted pattern from west to east

    • E. 

      In the southeast

  • 5. 
    African Americans migrated out of the U.S. South partly as a consequence of
    • A. 

      The removal of travel visa requirements for people of color

    • B. 

      Increased farm mechanization leading to a decreased demand for farm labor

    • C. 

      The development of better airports allowing for rapid and efficient travel

    • D. 

      Increasing opportunities to work in northern coal mines and the California gold rush

    • E. 

      The growth of agriculture in the U.S. North

  • 6. 
    From 1910 to 1950, the population density of African Americans in ghettos
    • A. 

      Increased

    • B. 

      Remained the same

    • C. 

      Decreased

    • D. 

      Briefly increased before decreasing

    • E. 

      Fluctuated

  • 7. 
    Which of the following does the United States Census Bureau not consider a race?
    • A. 

      Japanese

    • B. 

      Black

    • C. 

      Hispanic/Latino

    • D. 

      White

    • E. 

      Samoan

  • 8. 
    The "separate but equal" doctrine in the United States was legally established by
    • A. 

      Individual states

    • B. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

    • C. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • D. 

      The Missouri Compromise

    • E. 

      The fourteenth amendment to the Constitution

  • 9. 
    The map indicates that in the former Yugoslavia, at least five different languages were commonly spoken.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Brown v. Board of Education court decision ruled that
    • A. 

      Separate schools for blacks and whites were unconstitutional.

    • B. 

      "White flight" was morally wrong and should be curtailed.

    • C. 

      Discriminatory lending practices and restrictive covenants were unconstitutional.

    • D. 

      Separate facilities for blacks and whites were acceptable so long as they were of the same quality.

    • E. 

      Separate schools for blacks and whites were constitutional but separate drinking fountains were unconstitutional.

  • 11. 
    The most populous ethnic group in the United States is
    • A. 

      African-Americans

    • B. 

      Asian-Americans

    • C. 

      Latinos/Hispanics

    • D. 

      American-Indians and Alaska Natives

    • E. 

      Austral-Asians

  • 12. 
    The second most populous ethnic group in the United States is
    • A. 

      Latinos/Hispanics

    • B. 

      Asian-Americans

    • C. 

      African-Americans

    • D. 

      American-Indians and Alaska Natives

    • E. 

      Austral-Asians

  • 13. 
    An examination of the distribution of ethnicities in the United States reveals
    • A. 

      Ethnicities are not often clustered in urban areas.

    • B. 

      Different ethnicities cluster in each U.S. region.

    • C. 

      Ethnic neighborhoods contain a heterogeneous mix of ethnicities, even in cities that were once known for their patterns of segregation.

    • D. 

      Segregation and exclusion are a thing of the past for nearly all U.S. ethnic groups.

    • E. 

      Ethnic groups tend to cluster in urban areas and in different U.S. regions.

  • 14. 
    The largest Hispanic/Latino groups in the United States are from which two countries?
    • A. 

      Guatemala and Mexico

    • B. 

      Cuba and Mexico

    • C. 

      Puerto Rico and Mexico

    • D. 

      Puerto Rico and Cuba

    • E. 

      Dominican Republic and Cuba

  • 15. 
    The largest numbers of Asian Americans are descended from immigrants from
    • A. 

      Vietnam

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      The Philippines

    • E. 

      Korea

  • 16. 
    A nationality is
    • A. 

      A group of people tied to a place through legal status and tradition

    • B. 

      A country

    • C. 

      Ethnic identity

    • D. 

      Any cohesive group of people

    • E. 

      Any group with shared religion, language, and origin of birth

  • 17. 
    President Barack Obama is a good example of the
    • A. 

      Complexity of ethnic identity in the United States

    • B. 

      Confusion over ethnicity and race in Kenya

    • C. 

      Natural and biological basis for classifying humans

    • D. 

      Complexity of Asian American identity in the United States

    • E. 

      Principle of the distribution of persons of color

  • 18. 
    Loyalty and devotion to a state that represents a particular group's culture is
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Nation-state

    • C. 

      Nation

    • D. 

      State

    • E. 

      Multiculturalism

  • 19. 
    An example of a nationality might be
    • A. 

      A group of Cherokee Indians living on a reservation.

    • B. 

      A group of Ojibwa Indians touring around Europe.

    • C. 

      A number of Cherokee students living in diverse cities around North America.

    • D. 

      The Nazi Party within Germany in the 1930s.

    • E. 

      A group of Methodist preachers who are now living in various Southern states.

  • 20. 
    The map indicates that in Lebanon, the ethnic groups that adhere to the Druze religion are mainly clustered in the southern half of the country.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    By evaluating this map, we can surmise that the Asian American population in Texas is
    • A. 

      Fairly evenly dispersed in the state's rural communities.

    • B. 

      More concentrated in the northern part of the state.

    • C. 

      More concentrated in the urban areas in the northwest and southwest.

    • D. 

      More concentrated in the urban areas in the northeast and southeast.

    • E. 

      Migrating to other states such as California.

  • 22. 
    According to this map, the Kurds are likely
    • A. 

      In a new country created for them between Iraq, Iran, and Turkey

    • B. 

      Located in the Balkans.

    • C. 

      Clustered completely in Iraq.

    • D. 

      Divided among Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.

    • E. 

      Divided among Iraq, Iran, and Syria.

  • 23. 
    The map indicates that in Lebanon, members of the Maronite ethnic group, who are mostly Christians, are clustered mainly in the center of the country.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The map indicates that in Sri Lanka, the Moors are clustered mainly along the western coast.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    By interpreting this map, we can surmise that in the Hispanic population
    • A. 

      Hardly any live in the northwestern United States.

    • B. 

      In Florida, there is more concentration in the northern part of the state.

    • C. 

      In California, there is more concentration in the northern part of the state.

    • D. 

      In Idaho, there is more concentration in the southern part of the state.

    • E. 

      In Idaho, there are roughly equal concentrations in the northern and southern parts of the state.

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