APHUG Practice Test Quiz

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AP Human Geography Quizzes & Trivia

When you get to study geography one of the things you get to learn how people are the way they are and how they interact with the environment thanks to the study of human geography. Is this one of your majors this year and you are in need of some of a test to measure out what you have understood/ then take the practice test below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of a group of people, is a
    • A. 

      Custom.

    • B. 

      Popular culture.

    • C. 

      Habit.

    • D. 

      Taboo.

    • E. 

      Character trait.

  • 2. 
    A repetitive act performed by an individual is a
    • A. 

      Custom.

    • B. 

      Popular culture.

    • C. 

      Habit.

    • D. 

      Taboo.

    • E. 

      Character trait.

  • 3. 
    Folk cultures are spread primarily by
    • A. 

      Contagious diffusion.

    • B. 

      Hierarchical diffusion.

    • C. 

      Relocation diffusion.

    • D. 

      Stimulus diffusion.

    • E. 

      Epidemic diffusion.

  • 4. 
    In contrast to folk culture, popular culture is typical of large and
    • A. 

      Homogeneous groups.

    • B. 

      Heterogeneous groups.

    • C. 

      Groups living in isolated rural areas.

    • D. 

      Groups that have little interaction with other groups.

    • E. 

      Groups of specialists.

  • 5. 
    Folk songs are more likely than popular songs to
    • A. 

      Tell a story about life-cycle events, work, or natural disasters.

    • B. 

      Be considered examples of culture

    • C. 

      Feature instruments and styles of performance associated with dance clubs.

    • D. 

      Be transmitted in written form.

    • E. 

      Be written by specialists for commercial distribution.

  • 6. 
    An example of a folk custom used to diffuse information about agriculture is
    • A. 

      Armed Forces Radio.

    • B. 

      Association Football.

    • C. 

      Himalayan hip hop.

    • D. 

      Vietnamese songs

    • E. 

      A cartoon about talking animals in Madagascar.

  • 7. 
    We can surmise from the discussion of other sports in this chapter that the current distribution of bowling is another example of
    • A. 

      A folk custom becoming part of a popular culture.

    • B. 

      Nearly all sports being examples of folk culture resisting the globalizing influences of popular culture.

    • C. 

      Television infusing all sports into popular culture.

    • D. 

      A folk culture arising out of a folk custom.

    • E. 

      Sport being more important in less developed countries.

  • 8. 
    The choice of clothing in Western countries is strongly influenced by
    • A. 

      Occupation but not level of income.

    • B. 

      Level of income but not occupation.

    • C. 

      Knowledge of fashion elsewhere, as well as the level of folk culture.

    • D. 

      Occupation, income, and knowledge of fashion elsewhere.

    • E. 

      Fashion only.

  • 9. 
    Terroir refers to
    • A. 

      A group's sense of place.

    • B. 

      A group's food taboos.

    • C. 

      The relationship between the physical environment and culture.

    • D. 

      An act of violence that may have been, in part, a reaction against globalization.

    • E. 

      The sum of the effects of the local environment on a food item.

  • 10. 
    A restriction on behavior imposed by social custom is a
    • A. 

      Folk culture.

    • B. 

      Habit.

    • C. 

      Popular culture.

    • D. 

      Taboo.

    • E. 

      Tariff.

  • 11. 
    A taboo against pork is a characteristic of
    • A. 

      Judaism and Islam.

    • B. 

      Judaism and Buddhism.

    • C. 

      Christianity and Buddhism.

    • D. 

      Christianity and Hinduism.

    • E. 

      Islam and Hinduism.

  • 12. 
    Americans' preferences for beverages and snacks
    • A. 

      Vary according to what is produced locally.

    • B. 

      Do not vary from one region of the country to another.

    • C. 

      Do not vary according to religious differences.

    • D. 

      Are primarily dependent on income differences.

    • E. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 13. 
    In which state would alcohol consumption be relatively low?
    • A. 

      Kentucky

    • B. 

      Nevada

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Utah

    • E. 

      California

  • 14. 
    Pioneer farmers settling the grasslands of the American West often built houses of sod, while early settlers of the eastern forest built wooden structures like log cabins. This suggests that building materials
    • A. 

      Are strongly influenced by local resources.

    • B. 

      Are commonly imported over long distances because of local folk culture.

    • C. 

      Are chosen because of the diffusion of popular culture.

    • D. 

      Are a uniform feature of folk culture.

    • E. 

      Are elements of popular culture.

  • 15. 
    Today, house types in the United States are distinguished by all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      They can still be divided into three distinct regions.

    • B. 

      They display few regional distinctions.

    • C. 

      They are usually mass-produced.

    • D. 

      Alternative styles have diffused throughout the country.

    • E. 

      They demonstrate how popular customs vary more in time than in place.

  • 16. 
    Diffusion of Internet service is following the earlier pattern of television, except that
    • A. 

      The United States' share of world use is expanding.

    • B. 

      Diffusion is much faster.

    • C. 

      Diffusion is much slower.

    • D. 

      The expansion of service is faster in Africa than Asia.

    • E. 

      The initial use was in less developed countries.

  • 17. 
    Given recent trends in communications, in the next five years the number of television programs viewed over the Internet might be expected to
    • A. 

      Remain about the same.

    • B. 

      Decrease slowly as the number of broadcast television stations increases.

    • C. 

      Decrease slowly as cable and satellite television services offer more channels.

    • D. 

      Decrease dramatically.

    • E. 

      Increase dramatically.

  • 18. 
    Some features of U.S. material culture such as gas stations, supermarkets, and motels
    • A. 

      Promote a uniform landscape.

    • B. 

      Reflect the preservation of folk culture.

    • C. 

      Provide diversity on the U.S. landscape.

    • D. 

      Promote diffusion of folk culture.

    • E. 

      Show high regional variation.

  • 19. 
    Marriage dowries in India reflect
    • A. 

      That some families value male children more.

    • B. 

      A traditional folk custom.

    • C. 

      A popular fad.

    • D. 

      The value of women as mothers and wives.

    • E. 

      That most families value female children more.

  • 20. 
    Many less developed countries fear the loss of folk culture because
    • A. 

      They do not want to preserve traditional values.

    • B. 

      Western perspectives may become more dominant.

    • C. 

      Popular culture devalues women.

    • D. 

      They want to avoid political disputes.

    • E. 

      Western clothing styles are less comfortable.

  • 21. 
      People maintain their folk culture despite familiarity with popular culture primarily because of
    • A. 

      The high cost of popular customs.

    • B. 

      A concern for the physical environment.

    • C. 

      A strong desire to preserve unique customs.

    • D. 

      A lack of exposure to the media.

    • E. 

      A fear of foreign influence.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following characteristics is more typical of popular culture than folk culture?
    • A. 

      It has an anonymous origin.

    • B. 

      It diffuses slowly from its point of origin.

    • C. 

      It results in a more uniform cultural landscape.

    • D. 

      It is likely to be derived from physical conditions.

    • E. 

      Communication is more limited.

  • 23. 
    Diffusion of popular customs can adversely impact environmental quality in two ways:
    • A. 

      Reducing demand for foreign products and promoting local crafts.

    • B. 

      Increased diversity and decreased demand.

    • C. 

      Depletion of scarce resources and pollution.

    • D. 

      Diversity of products and depletion of change.

    • E. 

      Using renewable materials and recycled designs.

  • 24. 
    As they have more contact with popular culture, women in less developed countries are more likely to
    • A. 

      Bear more children.

    • B. 

      Obtain food for the family.

    • C. 

      Gain more opportunities outside the home.

    • D. 

      Reduce the practice of prostitution.

    • E. 

      Be subservient to men.

  • 25. 
    Cultural diversity is promoted by
    • A. 

      The relative isolation of a group from others

    • B. 

      Globalization.

    • C. 

      The rapid movement of goods and services across borders.

    • D. 

      Expansion diffusion.

    • E. 

      The connections between homogeneous groups.

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