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5 Matching questions

  1. multinational state
  2. nation-state
  3. genetic boundary
  4. splitting
  5. gerrymandering
  1. a Redistricting for advantage, or the practice of dividing areas into electoral districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength of the opposition in as few districts as possible
  2. b political unit comprising a clearly delineated territory where the population shared a common history and culture, i.e., Japan
  3. c how boundaries evolve over time
  4. d In the context of determining representative districts, the process by which the majority and minority populations are spread evenly across each of the districts to be created therein ensuring control by the majority of each of the districts; as opposed to the result of majority-minority districts
  5. e state with more than one nation within its borders

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. government based on the principle that the people are the ultimate soveriegn and have the final say over what happens within the state
  2. state having a portion of a territory that is elongated, i.e., Thailand
  3. when two or more states disagree about the demarcation of a political boundary
  4. Representation of a real-world phenomenon at a certain level of reduction or generalization. In cartography, the ratio of map distance to ground distance; indicated on a map as a bar graph, representative fraction, and/or verbal statement
  5. portion of a state that is totally surrounded by another state, i.e., Armenian Nagorno-Karabagh

5 True/False questions

  1. Super imposed boundaryboundary that has been forced upon the inhabitants of an area to solve a problem and/or conflict, i.e., Indonesia/Papua New Guinea


  2. heartland theoryA geopolitical hypothesis, proposed by British geographer Halford Mackinder during the first two decades of the twentieth century, that any political power based in the heart of Eurasia could gain sufficient strength to eventually dominate the world. Ackinder further proposed that since Eastern Europe controlled access to the Eurasian interior, its ruler would command the vast "heartland" to the east


  3. abilityIn the context of political power, the capacity of a state to influence other states or achieve its goals through diplomatic, economic, and militaristic means.


  4. geometric boundarystraight lines that serve as political boundaries that are unrelated to physical and/or cultural differences, i.e., United States/Canadian border


  5. reapportionmentprocess by which representative districts are switched according to population shifts, so that each district encompasses approximately the same number of people