The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of a group of people is a
a repetitive act performed by an individual is a
in contrast to folk culture, popular culture is typical of
large heterogenerous groups
which of the following characteristics is more typical of popular culture than a folk cuture?
it results in a more uniform landscape
folk cultures are spread primarily by
the use of a horse and buggy by the Amish in the United States is an example of a
Popular customs are more likely than folk customs to
rapidly diffuse through modern communication systems
rapid diffusion of popular culture
encourages people in different places to adopt different customs, depends on modern communication systems, is an example of relocation diffusion (all of the above)
typically, popular culture
diffuses rapidly to many locations
in contrast to popular culture, folk cultures are more likely to vary
from place to place at a given time
the main effect of modern communications on social customs has been to
increase the similarity of social customs in different locations
folk customs usually originate from
familiar events in daily life
major hearths of US country music include all but which of the following?
tell a story about daily activities
an example of a folk custom used to diffuse information about agriculture is
popular customs most frequently originate in
more developed countries
the spatial distribution of soccer during the twentieth century is an example of
the current distribution of soccer demonstrates that
a folk custom can become a part of a popular culture
the distribution of the subjects of art in the Himalayas shwos how folk cultures
are influenced by distinctive vegetation, climate, and religion.
which concept is the contemporary geographer likely to reject?
the physical environment causes people to adopt social customs.
the geographer Vidal de la Blache regarded food supply as
the folk custom most closely tied to a particular climate, the best available example of a folk custom, less subject to modification than the clothing and weapons(all of the above)
a restriction on behavior imposed by social custom is a
a taboo against pork is a characteristic of
Judaism and Islam
China produces a relatively large amount of pork compared to the countries of South Asia primarily because
Buddhists don't have a taboo against pork consumption.
The Yuan and Shan peoples in northern Thailand sleep with their heads towards the east
to avoid the direction of death and evil spirits
Which of the following is not an important factor in distinguishing different folk housing types in the US?
climate in which the structure is built
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 suggest that building materials
are strongly influenced by local resources.
Which of the following is not an important source area for U.S. House types?
Today, house types in the US are distinguished by all but which of the following?
they can still be divided into three distinct regions
the most important house style in the US since the 1960s is known as
the diffusion of jeans is a good example primarily of the
diffusion of popular culture
americans' preferences for vegetables
vary according to what is grown locally
in which state would alcohol consumption be relatively low?
the distribution of alcohol consumption in the United States displays all but which of these typical characteristics of popular culture?
uniform distribution across the landscape
which element of the local physical environment is important for wine production?
climate, soil, topography (all of the above)
which of the following is not a distinctive characteristic of the physical environment related to wine?
vineyards must be planted on flat land.
little wine is produced in asia primarily because
religious taboos discourage consumption
one significant impact of popular culture is to
modify the physical environment
geographers are concerned with the distribution of which of the following aspects of television service?
number of recievers per capita, method of government control, year service was adopted(all of the above)
the number of television sets per person is greatest in
the choice of clothing in western countries is strongly influenced by
occupation, level of income, knowledge of fashion elsewhere(all of the above)
Features of the U.S. landscape, such as gas stations, supermarkets, and motels
promote a uniform landscape
many less developed countries fear the loss of folk culture because
western perspectives may become more dominant
clothing became a powerful symbol in Iran, in part because
moderate leaders wore Western-style business suits
people maintain their folk culture despite familiarity with popular culture primarily because of
strong desire to preserve unique customs
popular culture and folk culture can both result in a higher level of
extinction of animal species, demand for raw materials, consumption of animal products(all of the above)
as they have more contact with popular culture, women in less developed countries are more likely to
gain more opportunities outside the home
in the US, the number of golf courses per person is highest in
the north central states, where there is a long tradition of playing golf
one impact of large-scale consumption of chicken in more developed countries is to
make inefficient use of the world's grain supplies