AP Human Geography Quiz Test 8

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AP Human Geography Quiz Test 8

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  • 1. 
    Conflicting claims to the Arctic are mostly due to
    • A. 

      The potential for energy resources.

    • B. 

      Old Cold War grudges.

    • C. 

      Colonial expansion.

    • D. 

      Shifting sea ice formations.

    • E. 

      The proximity of South American and African countries.

  • 2. 
    The most populous country that is not a member of the United Nations is
    • A. 

      Taiwan.

    • B. 

      South Korea.

    • C. 

      Antarctica.

    • D. 

      Vatican City.

    • E. 

      Monaco.

  • 3. 
    Over the past half century, the number of sovereign states in the world
    • A. 

      Has remained approximately the same.

    • B. 

      Has increased by a couple of dozen.

    • C. 

      Has decreased by a couple of dozen.

    • D. 

      Has increased by more than a hundred.

    • E. 

      Has increased by more than a thousand.

  • 4. 
    The world's largest state is
    • A. 

      China.

    • B. 

      Canada.

    • C. 

      Russia.

    • D. 

      Alaska.

    • E. 

      India.

  • 5. 
    In 2002 the Organization of African Unity was replaced by
    • A. 

      The African Union.

    • B. 

      The African National Party.

    • C. 

      The African Treaty Organization.

    • D. 

      The Organization of African OPEC States.

    • E. 

      The Organization for African Economic Cooperation.

  • 6. 
    As indicated on the maps of economic and political alliances, in the late 20th century Austria
    • A. 

      Was a member of NATO and the European Community.

    • B. 

      Was a member of NATO but not the European Community.

    • C. 

      Was a member of the European Community but not NATO.

    • D. 

      Remained nonaligned with either NATO or the Warsaw Pact.

    • E. 

      Was a member of the Warsaw Pact and COMECON.

  • 7. 
    As indicated on the maps of economic and political alliances, in 1980 Ireland
    • A. 

      Was a member of NATO and the European Community.

    • B. 

      Was a member of NATO but not the European Community.

    • C. 

      Was a member of the European Community but not NATO.

    • D. 

      Remained nonaligned with either NATO or the Warsaw Pact.

    • E. 

      Was a member of the Warsaw Pact and COMECON.

  • 8. 
    An area organized into an independent political unit is a
    • A. 

      Colony.

    • B. 

      Nationality.

    • C. 

      Nation.

    • D. 

      State.

    • E. 

      Territory.

  • 9. 
    The best example of a state among the following is
    • A. 

      An island with a long history of self-rule and a homogeneous ethnic identity, although the island has been under the control of a colonial power for the last 30 years.

    • B. 

      A group of islands inhabited by a homogeneous ethnicity, although the westernmost islands pertain to the territory of one country whereas the easternmost islands pertain to another country.

    • C. 

      A mountainous region inhabited by heterogeneous ethnicities and divided up administratively among various independent countries.

    • D. 

      A mountainous region inhabited by heterogeneous ethnicities which share responsibility for maintaining an independent government and a standing army.

    • E. 

      A mountainous region inhabited by a mixture of peoples but recently colonized by a European nation-state.

  • 10. 
    The best example of a nation among the following is
    • A. 

      An island with a long history of self-rule and a homogeneous ethnic identity, although the island has been under the control of a colonial power for the last 30 years.

    • B. 

      A group of islands inhabited by a homogeneous ethnicity, although the westernmost islands pertain to the territory of one country whereas the easternmost islands pertain to another country.

    • C. 

      A mountainous region inhabited by heterogeneous ethnicities and divided up administratively among various independent countries.

    • D. 

      A mountainous region inhabited by heterogeneous ethnicities which share responsibility for maintaining an independent government and a standing army.

    • E. 

      A mountainous region inhabited by a mixture of peoples but recently colonized by a European nation-state.

  • 11. 
    The first states in ancient Mesopotamia were
    • A. 

      City-states, which incorporated cities as well as their countryside.

    • B. 

      Colonies, which incorporated cities as well as their countryside.

    • C. 

      Empires, which incorporated dozens of unified colonies.

    • D. 

      Nation-states, which incorporated city-states, colonies, and empires.

    • E. 

      Patron-states ruled by sheiks.

  • 12. 
    The first widespread use of the nation-state concept came in
    • A. 

      Mesopotamia.

    • B. 

      The Roman Empire.

    • C. 

      Western Europe.

    • D. 

      The United States.

    • E. 

      Southeast Asia.

  • 13. 
    Among the world's largest multinational states are
    • A. 

      Russia and the United States.

    • B. 

      Australia and New Zealand.

    • C. 

      Japan and Denmark.

    • D. 

      Mexico and Russia.

    • E. 

      Mexico and Japan.

  • 14. 
    The Kurds are
    • A. 

      A multinational state.

    • B. 

      Divided among more than one state.

    • C. 

      A religious minority in the Middle East.

    • D. 

      Trying to unite with Turkey.

    • E. 

      The majority population of Iraq.

  • 15. 
    The attempt by one country to impose political control over another territory is
    • A. 

      Colonialism.

    • B. 

      Constitutionality.

    • C. 

      Self-determination.

    • D. 

      Sovereignty.

    • E. 

      Suffrage.

  • 16. 
    The most populous remaining colony is ruled by
    • A. 

      The United States.

    • B. 

      The United Kingdom.

    • C. 

      France.

    • D. 

      China.

    • E. 

      The Netherlands.

  • 17. 
    The Commonwealth is primarily
    • A. 

      An economic and cultural alliance of states once part of the British Empire.

    • B. 

      An organization of culturally homogenous nations that opposed the Warsaw Pact.

    • C. 

      Organized to increase availability of mineral resources in perforated states that are NATO allies.

    • D. 

      A religious entity that sends missionaries to Africa from the United Kingdom.

    • E. 

      An association of countries that were once members of COMECON and the Warsaw Pact.

  • 18. 
    The only large land mass not part of a sovereign state is
    • A. 

      Antarctica.

    • B. 

      The Arctic.

    • C. 

      Greenland.

    • D. 

      Siberia.

    • E. 

      Borneo.

  • 19. 
    A feature of the physical environment commonly used to separate states includes all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      Deserts

    • B. 

      Geometry

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Lakes

    • E. 

      Rivers

  • 20. 
    Cultural boundaries include all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      Ethnic

    • B. 

      Geometric

    • C. 

      Religious

    • D. 

      Linguistic

    • E. 

      Geomorphic

  • 21. 
    The conflict over the Aozou Strip involves
    • A. 

      Centripetal forces acting in the absence of any centrifugal forces.

    • B. 

      A disputed border and Egypt's claims of sovereignty over the zone.

    • C. 

      A disagreement regarding suffrage and a disputed border.

    • D. 

      A disputed border and Libya's claims of sovereignty over the zone.

    • E. 

      Aozou attempts to join the United Nations as a sovereign nation-state.

  • 22. 
    As shown on this map, the Aozou Strip
    • A. 

      Is a zone of conflict between Russia and its neighbors in the Caucasus region.

    • B. 

      Exists because of Egypt's past invasions of the Sinai Peninsula.

    • C. 

      Disappeared when the disputed border between Egypt and Libya was overrun.

    • D. 

      Is a disputed zone that abuts Niger on the west and Sudan on the east.

    • E. 

      Forms an elongated strip of disputed land between Chad and Egypt.

  • 23. 
    As indicated on the maps in this chapter, the shape and size of the Aozou Strip make it an example of a
    • A. 

      Prorupted boundary

    • B. 

      Physical boundary.

    • C. 

      Geometric boundary.

    • D. 

      Mathematical frontier.

    • E. 

      Perforated frontier.

  • 24. 
    Extremely small island-states in the world, many of which are former European colonies, are called
    • A. 

      Island nations.

    • B. 

      Macrostates.

    • C. 

      Microstates.

    • D. 

      Small nation-states.

    • E. 

      Island-colonies.

  • 25. 
    Which shape most easily fosters the establishment of effective internal communications for a smaller state?
    • A. 

      Compact

    • B. 

      Elongated

    • C. 

      Fragmented

    • D. 

      Prorupted

    • E. 

      Prolonged

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