What Type Of Diffusion?

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  • 1. 

    Hip-hop or rap music originated in African American urban areas and diffused to other large urban centers, diffusing later to rural areas.

    • A.

      Relocation diffusion

    • B.

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • C.

      Contagious diffusion

    • D.

      Stimulus diffusion

    Correct Answer
    B. Hierarchical diffusion
    Explanation
    Hierarchical diffusion is the correct answer because the statement suggests that hip-hop or rap music originated in African American urban areas and then spread to other large urban centers before reaching rural areas. This type of diffusion follows a hierarchical pattern, where the cultural innovation spreads from one dominant location to other less dominant locations.

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  • 2. 

    Ideas that spread by the internet.

    • A.

      Relocation diffusion

    • B.

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • C.

      Contagious diffusion

    • D.

      Stimulus diffusion

    Correct Answer
    C. Contagious diffusion
    Explanation
    Contagious diffusion refers to the spread of ideas or information through direct contact or proximity. In the context of the internet, contagious diffusion is a suitable explanation for the spread of ideas. The internet allows for rapid and widespread dissemination of information, making it easy for ideas to spread quickly and easily from person to person. This can be seen through viral videos, memes, and social media trends, where ideas or content can quickly become popular and widely shared. Therefore, contagious diffusion accurately describes the way ideas spread through the internet.

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  • 3. 

    The Islam religion spread from its Arabian Peninsula origin across much of North America and Asia. At the same time, it strengthened its hold over its Middle Eastern birthplace by displacing Christian, and Jewish populations.

    • A.

      Relocation diffusion

    • B.

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • C.

      Contagious diffusion

    • D.

      Stimulus diffusion

    Correct Answer
    C. Contagious diffusion
    Explanation
    The given passage states that the Islam religion spread from its Arabian Peninsula origin across much of North America and Asia. This suggests that it spread rapidly and easily, indicating contagious diffusion. Contagious diffusion refers to the spread of a cultural trait or idea from person to person, often through direct contact or proximity. In this case, the religion of Islam spread through contact with individuals who then passed it on to others, leading to its widespread adoption across different regions.

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  • 4. 

    Some cuisines that have been imported to the U.S. (Chinese, Mexican, Italian) have been altered to make them adjust to the demands of American tastes and its fast-food philosophy.

    • A.

      Relocation diffusion

    • B.

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • C.

      Contagious diffusion

    • D.

      Stimulus diffusion

    Correct Answer
    D. Stimulus diffusion
    Explanation
    Stimulus diffusion is the correct answer because it refers to the spread of an idea or innovation from one culture to another, but with some modifications or adaptations to fit the receiving culture's preferences or needs. In this case, the imported cuisines (Chinese, Mexican, Italian) have been altered to accommodate the demands of American tastes and the fast-food culture. This demonstrates how the original cuisines have been influenced and changed by the American culture, leading to the creation of new dishes or variations of the original ones.

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  • 5. 

    By observing that the European American settlers could make marks on pieces of paper to record agreements and repeat lengthy speeches, Sequoyah, a Cherokee who could neither read or write, devised a system of writing for the Cherokee language. There was no transfer between cultures or groups of a specific technique of writing, but there was a case of the idea of writing diffusing by imitative behavior.

    • A.

      Relocation diffusion

    • B.

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • C.

      Contagious diffusion

    • D.

      Stimulus diffusion

    Correct Answer
    D. Stimulus diffusion
    Explanation
    Sequoyah, a Cherokee who couldn't read or write, developed a writing system for the Cherokee language after observing the European American settlers' ability to record agreements and speeches on paper. This development of a writing system was not a direct transfer between cultures or groups, but rather a case of the idea of writing diffusing through imitative behavior. This demonstrates stimulus diffusion, where the concept of writing stimulated the development of a similar system in a different culture or group.

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  • 6. 

    Prior to the 1930's, there were only 3 independent countries in Africa. Between 1951 and 1994, self-rule and independence spread from the Mediterranean to South Africa.

    • A.

      Relocation diffusion

    • B.

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • C.

      Contagious diffusion

    • D.

      Stimulus diffusion

    Correct Answer
    C. Contagious diffusion
    Explanation
    Contagious diffusion is the correct answer because it refers to the spread of an idea, innovation, or cultural trait from one person or place to another through direct contact or proximity. In this case, the idea of self-rule and independence spread from the Mediterranean to South Africa over a period of time, indicating the continuous and gradual spread of the concept across different regions in Africa.

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  • 7. 

    Christian Europeans brought their faiths, architecture, systems of government, etc., to areas of colonization or economic penetration throughout the world.

    • A.

      Relocation diffusion

    • B.

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • C.

      Contagious diffusion

    • D.

      Stimulus diffusion

    Correct Answer
    A. Relocation diffusion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is relocation diffusion because it refers to the spread of cultural traits or ideas through the physical movement of people from one place to another. In this case, Christian Europeans brought their faiths, architecture, systems of government, etc., to areas of colonization or economic penetration throughout the world by physically relocating themselves and bringing their cultural practices with them.

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  • 8. 

    New discoveries are shared amongst scientists at leading universities before they appear in textbooks or become general knowledge through the public press.

    • A.

      Relocation diffusion

    • B.

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • C.

      Contagious diffusion

    • D.

      Stimulus diffusion

    Correct Answer
    B. Hierarchical diffusion
    Explanation
    Hierarchical diffusion is the correct answer because it refers to the spread of ideas or innovations from one group of people or institutions to another, typically from those with more power or influence to those with less. In this context, the new discoveries are shared among scientists at leading universities, who are often at the forefront of research and knowledge in their respective fields. The information then gradually disseminates to other scientists, researchers, and eventually the public through various channels, such as conferences, publications, and collaborations. This process follows a hierarchical pattern, with the information flowing from the top (leading universities) to the bottom (general knowledge through the public press).

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  • 9. 

    News of new clothing styles quickly spreads internationally between major cities and only late filters down to smaller towns and rural places.

    • A.

      Relocation diffusion

    • B.

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • C.

      Contagious diffusion

    • D.

      Stimulus diffusion

    Correct Answer
    B. Hierarchical diffusion
    Explanation
    Hierarchical diffusion is the correct answer because it refers to the spread of ideas or trends from larger, more influential cities or regions to smaller and less influential ones. In this case, the news of new clothing styles is first adopted and spread in major cities before eventually reaching smaller towns and rural areas. This pattern of diffusion suggests that the spread is not random or uniform, but rather follows a hierarchical or top-down process.

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  • 10. 

    The most commonly spoken languages in North America are, Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese, primarily because several hundred years ago Europeans who spoke those languages comprised the large number of immigrants.

    • A.

      Relocation diffusion

    • B.

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • C.

      Contagious diffusion

    • D.

      Stimulus diffusion

    Correct Answer
    A. Relocation diffusion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is relocation diffusion. Relocation diffusion refers to the spread of a cultural trait or language through the physical movement of people from one place to another. In this case, the languages mentioned (Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese) spread in North America because Europeans who spoke those languages immigrated to the region several hundred years ago. Their movement and settlement in North America led to the diffusion and establishment of these languages in the continent.

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  • 11. 

    This type of diffusion occurs more often in the modern world than in the past due to modern methods of communication such as the internet.

    • A.

      Relocation diffusion

    • B.

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • C.

      Contagious diffusion

    • D.

      Stimulus diffusion

    Correct Answer
    C. Contagious diffusion
    Explanation
    Contagious diffusion is the correct answer because this type of diffusion occurs when a cultural trait or idea spreads rapidly and widely throughout a population, often through direct contact or proximity. In the modern world, with the advent of the internet and other modern methods of communication, information and ideas can easily and quickly spread from person to person, leading to the increased occurrence of contagious diffusion.

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  • 12. 

    Early computer sales in the U.S divided about evenly between Apple and Windows systems. by the 1990's, Apple sales had fallen far behind Windows in the U.S, and the company had limited presence in the rapidly expanding overseas markets. But principles pioneered by Apple, notably making selections by pointing a mouse at an icon rather than typing a string of words, diffused through a succession of Windows systems.

    • A.

      Relocation diffusion

    • B.

      Hierarchical diffusion

    • C.

      Contagious diffusion

    • D.

      Stimulus diffusion

    Correct Answer
    D. Stimulus diffusion
    Explanation
    The given passage describes how principles pioneered by Apple, such as using a mouse to select icons, diffused through a succession of Windows systems. This diffusion of ideas from Apple to Windows is an example of stimulus diffusion. Stimulus diffusion occurs when an idea or innovation is adopted by a culture or society, but is modified or adapted to fit their existing practices or preferences. In this case, Windows systems adopted the concept of using a mouse to select icons, but likely made modifications or adaptations to suit their own operating systems.

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