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ch 4 Folk and Popular Culture
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The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of a group of people is a
A repetitive act performed by an individual is a
In contrast to folk culture, popular culture is typical of
large heterogeneous groups
Which of the following characteristics is more typical of a popular culture than a folk culture?
It results in a more uniform landscape.
Folk cultures are spread primarily by
The use of a horse and buggy by the Amish in the United States is an example of a
Popular customs are more likely than folk customs to
rapidly diffuse through modern communication systems.
Rapid diffusion of popular culture
encourages people in different places to adopt different customs, depends on modern communication systems, is an example of relocation diffusion (all of the above)
Typically, popular culture
experience frequent changes.
In contrast to popular culture, folk cultures are more likely to vary
place to place at a given time
The main effect of modern communications on social customs has been to
increase the similarity of social customs in different locations
Folk customs usually originate from
familiar events in daily life.
Hip Hop music originated in New York the late 1970s in
the South Bronx.
Folk songs are distinguished from popular songs because they
tell a story about daily activities
An example of a folk custom used to diffuse information about agriculture is
Popular customs most frequently originate in
more developed countries.
The spatial distribution of soccer during the twentieth century is an example of
The current distribution of soccer demonstrates that
a folk custom can become a part of a popular culture
The distribution of the subjects of art in the Himalayas shows how folk cultures
are influenced by distinctive vegetation, climate, and religion.
Which concept is the contemporary geographer likely to reject?
The physical environment causes people to adopt social customs.
The geographer Vidal de la Blache regarded food supply as
less subject to modification than the clothing and weapons.
A restriction on behavior imposed by social custom is a
A taboo against pork is a characteristic of
Judaism and Islam.
China produces a relatively large amount of pork compared to the countries of Southwestern Asia primarily because
Moslems have a taboo against pork consumption.
The Yuan and Shan peoples in northern Thailand sleep with their heads toward the east
to avoid the direction of death and evil spirits.
Which of the following is not an important factor in distinguishing different folk housing types in the United States?
climate in which the structure is built
Pioneer farmers settling the grasslands of the American West often built houses of sod, while early settlers of the eastern forest built wooden structures like log cabins. This suggests that building materials
are strongly influenced by local resources
Which of the following is an important source area for U.S. folk house types?
Today, house types in the United States are distinguished by all but which of the following?
They can still be divided into three distinct regions.
The most important house style in the United States since the 1960s is known as
The diffusion of jeans is a good example primarily of the
diffusion of popular culture
Americans' preferences for beverages and snacks
vary according to what is produced locally, vary from one region of the county to another, vary according to religious differences, are primarily dependent on high income and national advertising. (all of the above)
In which state would alcohol consumption be relatively low?
The distribution of alcohol consumption in the United States displays which of these typical characteristics of popular culture?
uniform distribution across the landscape
Which element of the local physical environment is important for wine production?
climate, soil, topography, proximity to lakes or a river (all of the above)
Which of the following is not a distinctive characteristic of the physical environment related to wine?
vineyards must be planted on flat land.
Little wine is produced in Asia primarily because
religious taboos discourage consumption
One significant impact of popular culture is to
modify the physical environment
Diffusion of Internet service is following the earlier pattern of television, except
diffusion is much faster
The number of television sets per person is greatest in
The choice of clothing in Western countries is strongly influenced by
occupation, level of income, knowledge of fashion elsewhere
Features of the U.S. landscape, such as gas stations, supermarkets, and motels,
promote a uniform landscape
Many less developed countries fear the loss of folk culture because
western perspectives may become more dominant
Diffusion of popular customs can adversely impact environmental quality in two ways:
Depletion of scarce resources and pollution
Western dominance of the news media is feared in less developed countries for all but which of these reasons?
Western radio newscasts can be heard in most countries.
People maintain their folk culture despite familiarity with popular culture primarily because of
strong desire to preserve unique customs
Popular culture and folk culture can both result in a higher level of
extinction of animal species, demand for raw materials, consumption of animal products(all of the above)
As they have more contact with popular culture, women in less developed countries are more likely to
gain more opportunities outside the home
In the United States, the number of golf courses per person is highest in
the north central states, where there is a long tradition of playing golf.
One impact of large-scale consumption of chicken in more developed countries is to
make inefficient use of the world's grain supplies
Hotels, fast-food restaurants, and other franchises encourage a uniform appearance on the landscape to promote customer recognition.
Two social groups living in close proximity will retain unique social customs if there is limited interaction between them.
The adoption of a popular custom depends primarily on the amount of disposable income.
Adoption of Western popular culture seldom results in the elimination of traditional folk culture.
Bostans, small gardens distributed throughout Istanbul, Turkey, have been supplying the city with fresh vegetables for centuries, by practicing intensive agriculture.
In general, folk culture is more likely to cause greater uniformity on the landscape than popular culture.
More precise geographic information is given on the label of a good bottle of wine than on a poor bottle.
Although folk cultures have the same process of origin as popular culture, they have a more limited process of diffusion.
Leaders of many developing countries fear that the spread of American popular culture will destroy traditional social behavior.
The highest concentration of golf courses within the United States is in the Sunbelt.
Food taboos usually derive from unique elements of the physical environment.
A major factor in the diffusion of British football was the presence of British citizens in other countries.
International prostitution is encouraged in some Asian countries as a source of foreign capital.
The origin of popular music is a good example of how folk culture originates.
The physical environment commonly plays an important role in the development of unique folk customs.
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