Ch 4 Human Geo

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rapid diffusion of popular culture

depends on modern communication and transportation systems

popular culture

diffuses rapidly to many locations

the main effect of modern communications on social customs has been to

increase the similarity of social customs in different locations

folk songs are distinguished from popular songs because they

tell a story about daily activities

an example of folk customs used to diffuse information about agriculture is

vietnamese songs

the spatial distribution of soccer during the 20th century is an example of

pop culture

china produces a relatively large amount of pork compared to the countries of south asia primarily because

buddhists do not have a taboo against pork consumption

which of the following is not an important factor in distinguishing folk housing types in the US

size of the building

pioneer farmers settling the grasslands of the american west often built houses of sod, while early settlers of the eastern forest bult wooden structures like log cabins. this suggest that building materials

are strongly influence by local resources

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

the distribution of alcohol consumption in t he US displays all but which of these typical characteristics of pop culture

uniform distribution across the landscape

which element of the local physical environment is important for wine production

all of the above (climate, topography, soil)

little wine is produced in asia primarily because

the people do not have a tradition of wine making

geographers are concerned with the distribution of which of the following aspects of television service?

all of the above (method of gov. control, number of receivers per capita, year service was adopted)

the choice of clothing in the western countries is strongly influenced by

all of the above (knowledge of fashion elsewhere, occupation, level of income)

many LDC's fear the loss of the folk culture because

western perspectives may become more dominant

western dominance of the news media is feared in LDC's for all but which of these reasons

western countries control most of the newspaper in LDC's

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

the frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of a group of people is a

customs

a repetitive act performed by an individual

habit

in contrast to folk culture, pop culture is typical of

heterogeneous groups

folk cultures are spread primarily by

relocation diffusion

pop customs are more likely than folk customs to

rapidly diffuse through modern communication system

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