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Ch 1 Human Geography Vocab DeBlij 8th Edition Test

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  1. cultural hearth
  2. perceptual region
  3. stimulus diffusion
  4. geocaching
  5. remote sensing
  1. a A region that only exists as a conceptualization or an idea and not as a physically demarcated entity.
  2. b a form of diffusion in which a cultural adaptation is created as a result of the introduction of a cultural trait from another place
  3. c method of collecting data or information through the use of instruments (e.g., satellites) that are physically distant from the area or object of study.
  4. d a hunt for a cache, the GPS coordinates which are placed on the Internet by other geocachers
  5. e Heartland, source area, innovation center; place of origin of a major culture.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The declining degree of acceptance of an idea or innovation with increasing time and distance from its point of origin or source.
  2. physical location of geographic phenomena across space
  3. The view that the natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects of human life, including cultural development.
  4. The position of place of a certian item on the surface of the Earth as expresed in degrees, minutes, and seconds of latitude, 0° to 90° north or south of the equator, and longitude, 0° to 180° east or west of the Prime Meridian passing through Greenwich, England.
  5. observing variations in geographic phenomena across space

5 True/False Questions

  1. reference mapsA general map depicting a certain piece of info. such as precipitation.


  2. relocation diffusionSequential diffusion process in which the items being diffused are transmitted by their carrier agents as they evacuate the old areas and relocate to new ones.


  3. functional regionA type of region marked by a certain degree of homogeneity in one or more phenomena; also called uniform region or homogeneous region.


  4. pandemicRegional outbreak of a disease.


  5. culturethe design of spatial distribution


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