Quiz: Test Your Basic Knowledge About Geography!

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What well do you know about geography? Geography is the study of places and relationships between people and their environment. To learn geography, you need to study maps. Maps contain a plethora of valuable information. And they come in varying levels of detail. Make sure you pick maps that provide the information for which you are looking. This quiz will tell you what you know about basic geography.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What pair of basic questions guides geographers in their work?
    • A. 

      What is climate? Why has it changed?

    • B. 

      When did Earth form? What is Earth made of?

    • C. 

      Where are things located? Why are they there?

    • D. 

      Who lived there? Where did they move?

  • 2. 
    Lines of latitude and longitude help geographers identify
    • A. 

      Absolute location.

    • B. 

      Depths of the oceans.

    • C. 

      Earth's distance from the sun.

    • D. 

      Heights of the mountains.

  • 3. 
    What do geographers learn by studying the theme of human-environment interaction?
    • A. 

      How people move from one region to another.

    • B. 

      How people and the environment affect one another.

    • C. 

      How cultural features define a location.

    • D. 

      How regions differ from each other.

  • 4. 
    The "push-pull" theory is used by scientists to explain
    • A. 

      How people fight.

    • B. 

      Mountains.

    • C. 

      Immigration.

    • D. 

      Farming methods.

  • 5. 
    What themes do geographers use to organize information?
    • A. 

      Population, size of cities, location, movement, population density

    • B. 

      Location, regions, place, movement, human-environment interaction

    • C. 

      Transportation, absolute location, immigration, human interactions, culture

    • D. 

      Climate, weather, temperature, precipitation, occupations

  • 6. 
    How long does it take Earth to complete one full rotation?
    • A. 

      365 1/4 days

    • B. 

      24 hours

    • C. 

      12 months

    • D. 

      12 hours

  • 7. 
    All flat maps have som sort of
    • A. 

      Distortion

    • B. 

      Key

    • C. 

      Scale

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Fossil Fuels, resources made from prehistoric plants and animals, are an example of
    • A. 

      Renewable resources.

    • B. 

      Recyclable resources.

    • C. 

      Reusable resources.

    • D. 

      Nonrenewable resources.

  • 9. 
    What percentage of Earth's surface is covered by water?
    • A. 

      75%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 10. 
    How long does it take Earth to complete one full revolution?
    • A. 

      365 1/4 days

    • B. 

      24 hours

    • C. 

      1 day

    • D. 

      1 week

  • 11. 
    Family unit that contains several generations is called a(n)
    • A. 

      Nuclear family

    • B. 

      Matriarchal family

    • C. 

      Patriarchal family

    • D. 

      Extended family

  • 12. 
    What term is used to describe the process of customs and/or ideas moving from one place to another?
    • A. 

      Cultural Diffusion

    • B. 

      Cultural Migration

    • C. 

      Cultural Immigration

    • D. 

      Cultural Traits

  • 13. 
    Life expectancy is
    • A. 

      The standard of living in an area.

    • B. 

      How long the average person lives.

    • C. 

      The length of employment in an area.

    • D. 

      The expected type of life for a person in an area.

  • 14. 
    The way people in a culture are organized into smaller groups is called
    • A. 

      Social structure.

    • B. 

      Class system.

    • C. 

      Faculty.

    • D. 

      Gangs.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is an example of a recyclable resource?
    • A. 

      Plastic bottles

    • B. 

      Paper

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Glass bottle

  • 16. 
    North, South, East, and West are called
    • A. 

      Points on a map.

    • B. 

      A Compass Rose.

    • C. 

      A map's Key.

    • D. 

      Cardinal directions.

  • 17. 
    ____________________ occurs when a culture borrows, exchanges, and accepts customs and ideas from another culture.
    • A. 

      Acculturation

    • B. 

      Cultural Diffusion

    • C. 

      Acceptance

    • D. 

      Cultural Migration

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not one of the four major advancements in early culture?
    • A. 

      System of Writing

    • B. 

      Discovery of Fire

    • C. 

      Invention of Tools

    • D. 

      Herbal Medicines

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is not one of the challenges of rapid population growth?
    • A. 

      Lack of suitable housing

    • B. 

      Spread of disease and sickness

    • C. 

      Abundance of available jobs

    • D. 

      Shortage of fresh water

  • 20. 
    When farmers grow only enough food for their family, this is called
    • A. 

      Commercial Farming.

    • B. 

      Substance Farming.

    • C. 

      Subsistence Farming.

    • D. 

      Substitute Farming

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