World Cultural Geography FINAL
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the art and science of making maps
the acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellite, spacecraft, or specially equipped high-altitude balloon
a computer system that stores, organizes, retrieves, analyzes, and displays geographic data
a personal representation of a location
the study of how humans and the environment interact
the state of Texas is best considered a formal region because
the same state laws apply everywhere in the region
Greenwich, Observatory is located at
0 degrees longitude
globalization of the economy has
leveled economic differences between places
the frequency of something within a given unit of area
which of the following pairs of resources and renewability is incorrect?
petroleum - renewable
the arrangement on phenomenon across earth's surface
what elements of study do human and physical geography have in common
they are concerned with where things occur and why they occur where they do
true or false: space and place are the same thing
lines drawn between north and south poles
the equator and other circles north and south of it
three kinds of expansion diffusion
contagious, hierarchical, stimulus
distinctive forms of football developed in the US, Canada, and Australia as a result of
the lack of interaction between sporting nations during the 19th century
some features of US material culture such as gas stations, supermarkets, and motels...
promote a uniform landscape
which of the following characteristics is more typical of popular culture than folk culture?
it results in a more uniform landscape
the diffusion of social media has threatened...
folk culture more than popular culture
in recent decades, popular customs have more frequently originated in...
more developed countries
American's preferences for beverages and snacks...
vary but it is hard to explain the pattern
in which state would alcohol consumption be relatively low due to the culture?
from which of the folk housing hearths did the Tidewater house emerge?
one of the primary effects of modern communications on social customs has been to
increase the similarity of social customs in different locations
a repetitive act performed by an individual is a...
the frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that is becomes a characteristic of a group of people, is a...
the body of customary beliefs social forms, and material traits that constitute a group's distinct traditions would best describe a specific population's...
3 styles of folk housing
new england, mid-atlantic, lower chesapeake tidewater
which of the following is not a romance language?
russian is part of which language branch?
english is part of which language branch?
a lingua franca is...
a language understood by people who have different native languages
a pidgin language...
has no native speakers
the english language is a "second" or "third" language in many regions where it is used as a...
are used by the government to conduct public and legislative business
in england, its standard language is known as
Received pronunciation (RP)
In Von Thunen's model, wood lots occupied the...
which is not a form of subsistence agriculture?
compared to shifting cultivation, intensive subsistence agriculture is characterized by which of the following?
greater use of animal power
in the US many farms are integrated into large food production industry, known as...
which of the following is not a characteristic of the Fair Trade movement?
protection of worker's rights is already a high priority for multinational corporations
an adjustment made to the GNI to account for differences among countries in the cost of goods is a...
purchasing power parity
development is best described as...
the process of improving the conditions of people through the diffusion of knowledge and technology
compared to less developed countries, more developed countries have higher rates of
per capita GDP is a good indicator of which of the following?
potential for providing all citizens with a comfortable life
physiological density is the number of
people per area suitable for agriculture
rapidly declining crude death rates are found in which stage of the demographic transition?
the standard biological ratio at birth of 105 males to 100 females is NOT found in which two countries?
india and china
in comparing Malthus's theory to actual world food production and population growth during the past half-century, the principal difference is that
actual food production has been much higher than he predicted
the highest crude death rates are found in countries in which stage of the demographic transition
this branch of medical science is concerned with incidence, distribution, and control of disease that are prevalent among a population over a particular time
africa, asia, and latin america entered stage 2 of the demographic transition as a result of
the medical revolution
the highest natural increase rates are found in countries in which stage of the demographic transition
the world's annual _______ is currently 1.2 percent, at which rate the world's population is projected to double in about 54 years.
natural increase rate (NIR)
although china has the largest population in the world, what explains the country's declining NIR?
a 30-year population control policy, the one child policy
Malthus concluded that
the world's population rate increase was higher than the development of food supplies
population increased in
the beginning of the 18th century
a possible stage five epidemiological transition is the stage of
reemergence of infectious and parasitic diseases such as bed bugs
several million Irish and Germans migrated in the 1840s primarily because of
disastrous economic conditions brought on by government policy and displacement by the Industrial Revolution
the most common environmental push factor worldwide is
availability of water
which factor most often causes voluntary migration
the US population center of gravity has shifted
east to west
the most important pull factor of migrants from the rest of the world to North America today is
you are given the coordinates 128 N longitude and 45 N latitude, this is an example of
mathematical geographical location
NYC's ___________ is approximately 100 miles NE of Philly and 100 miles SW of Boston.
the ability to move either temporarily or permanently is best described by the term
the term that best describes a permanent move to a location is
a country has a net in-migration if immigration numbers
exceed emigration numbers
which is a current intraregional migration trend in the US
urban to suburban
geographers examine migration patterns because
they are seeking to explain the patterns of cultural diffusion including linguistics, ethnicity, and religion
Wilbur Zelinsky's model of migration predicted
migration characteristics vary with demographic transition
the largest number of both legal and undocumented immigrants to the US come from what country
which of the following does NOT represent one of the US's 3 main eras of immigration?
the leading sources of 21st century Asian immigration are the result of climate change in places such as Bangladesh, Oceania, or the Maldives
which of the following is a factor that contributes to higher numbers of female migrants?
higher numbers of women in the destination workforce attract women
every year sugarcane is harvested by individuals who travel to specific locations in Brazil to carry out this labor intensive work. This migration pattern is best described as
which of the following people would you predict to be most likely to engage in voluntary migration in the near future?
a teenaged girl in China whose rural family would like to plan to send a younger sibling to college in the future
an increase in a country's physiological density would suggest an
increase in the size of its population
geographers might characterize a country as overpopulated when
the population number less than one million, but there is concern that the country's natural resources are adequate for only half that number
true or false: most migration flows originate and/or end in Asia
a geographer might use a GPS to
make a map or find a route to a favorite store, but not to log the locations where photos were taken over the course of a research project
if a geographer uses some of the components and applications of a computer system to organize and display maps, but she doesn't use it for other functions...
she is still using a GIS, although she may not be using all of ins potential to store, organize, retrieve, and analyze data
we can hypothesize with some confidence that Costa Rica has a lower crude death rate than the US because it
has a lower percentage of elderly people
the use of a horse and buggy is an example of one element of
material culture includes which three essential items
food, shelter, clothing
a taboo against pork is a characteristic of
true or false: the continent of Europe has more official languages than any other continent in the world
a literary tradition is
the written form of a language
while other influences continue today, English has its primary roots in
Germanic and Danish influences
A regional variation including a distinctive vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation of words is called a
This religion is the most prevalent, non-Christian faith on the West Coast of the US
A religion that is spatially widespread and philosophically inclusive of all potential adherents is described as a
loyalty and devotion to a state that represents a particular group's culture is
Race is often described as
identification with a group that is perceived to share a physiological trait such as skin color
the redrawing of legislative boundaries by both parties
this country is recognized as one of the most ethnically homogeneous in the world
the boundary between Argentina and Chile is an example of a
the world's largest state is
which shape most easily fosters the establishment of effective internal communications for a smaller state
what might be the contemporary basis for conflicting claims to the Arctic
potential energy resources
the holiest city for muslims is
true of false: the Palestinian Authority is a neutral body engaged in arbitrating differences over the settlements in the West Bank
when an individual sled-describes as "unaffiliated" this means all but which of the following?
espouse atheism or agnosticism
England was invade by tribe from
Germanic speaking areas
Haitian creole represents a creolized language of
French and indigenous languages
France's largest muslim population is largely a result of
emigration from former French colonies
SW Asian and Western Europe are major destinations for Muslim migrants because
economic opportunities are better than in country of origin
Quebec is distinguished from neighboring provinces because it
has numerous religious toponyms
ethnicity is important because it
reinforces diversity in the face of the globalization of a culture
true of false: terrorism is imposing economic sanctions followed by bombing strategy to coerce another government into behaving differently
true or false: terrorism activities hold every citizen responsible and view them as culpable for the actions they oppose and therefore view citizens as legitimate targets
4 national/lingual groups in the UK
Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English