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human geo chpt 1 practice quiz
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satellite imagery used to collect data on environmental change is an example of which geographic technique?
recent surveys of geographic literacy reveal that most Americans____.
score poorly in geographic literacy compared to other countries
absolute space is defined by____.
lines, points, and mathematically defined spaces
which of the following best describes human geography?
Human geography studies the spatial organization of human activities and people's relationships to their environments.
symbolic landscapes can____.
-be associated with specific countries (for example, windmills and the Netherlands)
-reflect the values of those who designed and built parts of the landscape
-convey a set of meanings to those who inhabit those landscapes
Which of the following statements best describes a thematic map?
A thematic map represents the spatial dimensions of particular conditions, processes, or events.
Places influence the lives of people who inhabit them. Which of the following demonstrates the influence of a place on a person's life?
-A lack of trees, requiring inhabitants to develop ways to build homes without the use of lumber
-The presence of three universities, a short distance from one another, providing many opportunities for higher education
-The ruggedness of local terrain, limiting the varieties of crops that can be grown
-The establishment of a U.S. military base abroad, leading to the introduction of U.S. culture into the country
The ratio between linear distance on a map and linear distance on Earth's surface defines the concept of___.
Innovations in banking and other financial services often originate in cities such as New York, London, and Tokyo. Such innovations are first shared among these cities and then are spread to smaller banking centers across the globe. This is an example of what kind of diffusion?
Which of the following statements regarding the Mercator projection is correct?
It maintains compass directions between any two points.
Which of the following map scales is the largest?
Which of the following is not an example of spatial interaction?
All of these are illustrative of spatial interaction.
Which of the following represents the distance-decay function?
The rate at which a particular activity or process diminishes with increasing distance.
Which of the following best defines the concept of the friction of distance?
The inhibiting effect of distance on human activity
Which of the following factors contributes to complementarity?
-Variation in physical environment
-International division of labor
-Economies of scale
What is the meaning of time-space convergence?
The rate at which places move closer together in travel or in communication time or costs
One of the benefits of owning and operating six radio stations in one market is that the licensee has the option of hiring one engineer for all six stations. This is an example of __________.
economies of scale
Which of the following is not a precondition for spatial interaction?--Lack of intervening opportunities
The spatial diffusion of an innovation tends to follow _____-curve pattern given the typical pattern of slow buildup, rapid spread, and then a leveling off of adoption.
Which of the following is an activity that contributes to one's sense of place?
-Going for a run along the same route every morning
-Building a memorial to local citizens who died in military combat
-Attending all of the home games of a local sports team
-Attending a religious service on a weekly basis
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