Mid Term 2018
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London has become a world city in part because of its proximity to ports and other places that foster development. This reason for London's historic growth relates to the city's
In 1492, Christopher Columbus's voyage took nearly 40 days to cross the Atlantic Ocean, a trip that would take a modern ship less than one week. This difference best reflects the geographic concept of
space time compression
The region outlined below contains delivery destinations served by United Trucking. Which of the following classifications best fits this region?
A banking company wanted to open a new branch in the New York City area. In order to study the region, the bank used a map to analyze potential locations. The map the bank's leadership used in its decision-making process showed a layer of regional data displaying per capita income; another layer displaying the frequency of bank deposits made; and another layer showing the average value of the deposited amount. With this map, the banking company was able to choose the optimum location for its new branch. All of the following are tools that the bank (or its geographic team) most likely used to create and display this layered map of geographic data EXCEPT
On which of the following map projections is direction true everywhere on the map?
Two unrelated people are trying to decide whether to travel to Houston, Texas, from their homes in Germany for a special vacation package offered on television. One German decides Houston is too far away, while the other decides to purchase the vacation package. This scenario best demonstrates the effects of
The number of people under the age of 15 plus the number of people above the age of 64 divided by the number of the people aged 15 through 64 is defined as
primary economic sector
Compared with the world pattern of crude birth rates, the world pattern of crude death rates shows
less variation because of the general availability of minimal health care facilities throughout the world
Which of the following most likely explains the diffusion pattern of the iPod depicted in the graph above?
In the innovation stage, at point A, only a small number of iPod purchases were made, but by point B the number of adopters had grown exponentially as the early buyers spread the word of the iPod
Which of the following factors had the greatest effect in proving the demographic theorist Thomas Malthus incorrect?
Improved fertilizers and crop strains
In the 1980s the demographic trend in China was best characterized by a(n)
decreasing general fertility rate
By 2015 life expectancy in several African countries, such as Namibia, is expected to decline by more than 10 years. What is the principal factor causing this demographic projection?
The trend below best demonstrates which pattern of diffusion of the H5N1 or H5N2 strain of the avian influenza virus?
Reverse hierarchical diffusion
The table below best illustrates which demographic trend?
Which of the following accurately lists in order the regions in the below table corresponding to A, B, C, respectively?
sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
Which of the four stages in the demographic transition model are considered "homeostatic" stages, when the forces of demographic change are in equilibrium?
Stages 1 and 4
Which of the following strategies was identified by the 2004 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development as the most powerful approach for reducing the global population growth rate?
Empowering the socioeconomic status of women in less-developed countries
The migration of a Hildegarde von Pabst to Dayton, Ohio, from Berlin, Germany, because of a cousin living in
Dayton is most closely an example of
The actual number of live births per 1,000 women in the secund range refers to
general fertility rate
The arrow on the map below points to a city in India containing the largest number of shrines from which of the following religions?
Which of the following places is least influenced by conflicts related to multilingualism?
A pilgrim to the religious site depicted in the photograph below would most likely be a(n)
Eastern Orthodox Christian
You would most expect to find a linguistic refuge area in a(n)
By 2006 the states of northern Nigeria came under the governance of
Currently, the world's third-largest religion, in terms of number of adherents, is
An essential difference between the standard language of a people and an official language is that the standard language is
the chosen, generally accepted variant of a language, while the official language is the legally declared language of a country to be used in all government interactions
Which of the following is a true statement about popular culture?
(D) Folk culture is often the result of cultural isolation, while popular culture often results from cultural diffusion.
Which of the following correctly sequences Sino-Tibetan languages from largest to smallest in terms of the number of native speakers?
Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, Min, Hakka (Kejia)
All the following are factors motivating the conflict surrounding Quebec, Canada, EXCEPT
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