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APHG Chapter 8 Test

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  1. human territoriality
  2. boundary demarcation
  3. genetic boundary
  4. territoriality
  5. core
  1. a In political geography, a country's or more local community's sense of propertyand attachment toward its territory, as expressed by its determination to keep it inviolable and strongly defended
  2. b how boundaries evolve over time
  3. c processes that incorporate higher levels of education, higher salaries and more technology; generate more wealth than periphery processes in the world-economy
  4. d There are no physical signs on Earth's surface to show that a boundary exists, i.e., Saudi Arabia/Oman
  5. e A term associated with the work of Robert Sack that describes the efforts of human societies to influence events and achieve social goals by exerting, and attempting to enforce, control over specific geographical areas.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. portion of a state that is totally surrounded by another state, i.e., Armenian Nagorno-Karabagh
  2. political boundary that separates different cultures, i.e., former Yugoslavia
  3. Redistricting for advantage, or the practice of dividing areas into electoral districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength of the opposition in as few districts as possible
  4. a nation-state that has a centralized government and administration that exercises power equally over all parts of the state
  5. in the context of determining representative districts, the process by which a majority of the population is from the minority

5 True/False Questions

  1. multistate nationnation that stretches across borders and across states


  2. stateless nationgeographic area that is dominated by a large population that shares a common history and culture, i.e., Kurds and Palestinians


  3. Subsoilbelow the surface of Earth. Boundaries are vertical planes, not merely lines on a map


  4. devolutionthe process whereby regions within a state demand and gain political strength and growing autonomy at the expense of the central government


  5. critical geopoliticsprocess by which geopoliticians deconstruct and focus on explaining the underlying spatial assumptions and territorial perspectives of politicians


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