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Geography Exam 1: self tests
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geography is divided into sub disciplines known as?
physical and human geography
In both of the sub disciplines, geographers:
analyze people, place, and space
The world region in which HIV/AIDS impacts women more than men is :
Sub saharan Africa
Recent studies report that people infected with this disease may be super contagious when also infected with HIV/AIDS.
when we change scales of analysis, the distribution of an attribute:
the structure in the mind through which humans build knowledge and filter information is:
the humid subtropical climate is humid because:
high-pressure systems in the ocean bring a warm, moist air to the east coast of continents
the german-speaking area of europe is a good example of a:
in the map of the distribution of diseases circa 300 CE (during Roman times), diseases were.
diffused mainly along trade routes
in the map above of the distribution of diseases, Subsaharan Africa is shaded gray because during this time:
the people in sub saharan africa did not spatially interact with people in North Africa
With this type of diffusion, ideas spread from the most important place to the next most important?
a map in a road atlas is a good example of this type of map.
sequent occupance shows:
the layers of cultures that have lived in a place.
Geographers call the visible human imprint on the landscape, the:
globalization is a set of processes that are:
deepening the relationships of people and places around the world
Those who subscribe to the "weak" view of globalization believe that:
long standing process that dates back to a. time when systems of exchange became more global in scope, starting with the expansion of the Portuguese empires in the 1500s
Atlantic World is all of the following except:
began with the start of regular transatlantic aircraft flights
All of the following are Bretton woods institutions except.
Structural Adjustment Programs refers to:
policies pushed by the world bank and IMF to raise revenues and cut government costs in developing countries
All are true of the UN, except
UN agencies mainly provide loans for development projects
Within the context of his chapter agency refers to:
the role and power of local actors to influence local and broader scale events
All of the following might be considered a type of network except:
the position of a place relative to others
the initial locational advantage of a place for economic activity often spirals into a continuous buildup of advantages that attract people and investment to that place. This effect is called:
Which of the following cities likely has the worst "situation"?
Aberdeen, SD in current times
The high energy consumption patterns in the US are likely facilitated by all of the following except:
the high density urban living found in NYC
Which of the following is not a component of vulnerability discussed in the chapter:
a phenomenon that affects all segments of society equally
Within the context of this chapter, "double exposure" refers to:
households or areas that face the twin challenge of coping with globalization and climate change
Some scientists have argued that we should call the current era the Anthropocence because:
the influence of human behavior on Earth since the Industrial Revolution in the late 1700s is so significant that it constitutes a new geological era
Which of the following is not believed to be known or potential impact of global warming:
a thinning of the stratospheric ozone layer
All of the following statements are true about NGOs except:
NGOS never receive funding from governments
Virtually all the continent of africa lies within the:
The Harmattan winds are caused by:
the migration of the Inter tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)
on the map of population density in africa, each of the following regions stands out as having dense concentrations of people except the:
one of the major reasons that europeans did not colonize the interior of Africa for several centuries is:
3/4 of the cities in africa today were founded during this period in the continent's history:
The oldest university in the world is found in:
Cities developed during the colonial period were established to function as administrative capitals for european colonists or as sites for:
people who are employed as street vendors or crafts people are considered part of the what economy?
the continued growth of population in african cities today is largely a result or:
rural to urban migration
a small-hold cash-crop farmer produces food for:
her family and local markets
during the colonial era, europeans encouraged higher agricultural output among african farmers by:
placing an annual head tax on each person
the main crop grown in floodplain agriculture in africa is:
T or F: geographer Michael watts found in his study of northern Nigeria that famine was less common in preclinical Nigeria than it was in post colonial Nigeria
A good example of avector-transmitted disease is:
T or F: HIV/AUDS rates are highest in the regions of northern Africa where polygamy is commonly practiced
all of the following tend to be widespread characteristics of the Southwest asia and north africa region except:
a fairly uniform conservative dress code for women
T or F: prior to the introduction of modern western technology, the people of this region largely lacked the ability to tap and move large quantities of water for agricultural purposes
All of the following statements are true regarding environmental security except:
there is broad agreement about what is driving the scarcity of resources which may lead to conflict.
the fertile crescent, an area found between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in iraq is significant because:
this is the first place where crop agriculture started, also 1st region of independent urbanization
all of the following crops were first domesticated in southwest asia except
in addition to judaism, christianity, and islam another region originating in southwest asia is:
which of the following types of diffusion best describes how judaism has most commonly spread from one area to another?
a major schism occurred within islam after the death of muhammad. as a result, there are two major branches of islam, sunni and shia. All of the following statements about these two branches and their differences are accurate except:
sunniest are the most numerous muslim sect in the world today and compromise the majority of muslims in all countries in the region of SW asia and north africa
T or F: Places of religious or spiritual significance are sometimes referred to as sacred space. Shared spaces are unique to particular faith communities and never shared.
all of the following were characteristics of the first known examples of urban living, the sumerian city states, except:
the social structure of these cities was very egalitarian with priests and craftsmen and farmers all dealing with one another as equals
the islamic city is an urban form characterized as follows:
all of the above
all of the following were ancient civilizations which originated in SW asia and north africa except:
which of the following was not a colonial power in SW asia and North Africa?
T or F: an internal characteristic of a religion that will not affect its rate of diffusion is whether it is a non proselytizing or ethnic faith (islam) or a proselytizing or universal faith (Judaism).
all of the following are characteristics of environmental narratives except:
long standing understands of deforestation and desertification in north africa we're based on solid science and are not examples of environmental narratives
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