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Vidal de la Blache regarded food supply as
less subject to modification than the clothing and weapons.
The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of a group of people is a
Jeans provide a good example of material culture that is adopted by a number of different societies. This refers to what type of material culture?
In contrast to popular culture, folk cultures are more likely to vary
from time to time at a given place.
In contrast to folk culture, popular culture is more likely to vary
from 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.
Hip hop music demonstrates an interplay between globalization and local diversity because
artists receive widespread popularity and airplay yet still make local references.
The current distribution of soccer demonstrates that
a folk custom can become part of a popular culture.
Popular customs are more likely than folk customs to
rapidly diffuse through modern communication and transportation.
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.
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
as a sign of obeying a customary hierarchy.
Which of the following is not an important factor in distinguishing different folk housing types in the U.S.?
choice of building material
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.
Today, house types in the U.S. are distinguished by all but which of the following?
They demonstrate how popular customs vary more in time than in place.
Examining elements of folk and popular culture like house styles is particularly well suited to the geographic method of
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.
The distribution of alcohol consumption in the U.S. displays which of these typical characteristics of popular culture?
rapid diffusion, close relationship to level of income, little regard for features of the physical environment, uniform distribution across the landscape.
Which element(s) of the local physical environment is important for wine production?
climate, soil, topography, proximity to lakes or a river
Which of the following is not a distinctive characteristic of the physical environment related to wine?
Vineyards must be planted on flat land.
Diffusion of Internet service is following the earlier pattern of television, except
diffusion is much faster.
The choice of clothing in Western countries is strongly influenced by
occupation, level of income, knowledge of fashion elsewhere.
Which of the following characteristics is more typical of a popular culture than a folk culture?
It results in a more uniform landscape.
The global diffusion of popular culture may threaten folk culture by
being less responsive to the diversity of local environments.
All but which of the following statements reflect the environmental impact of culture?
Popular culture may cause a rapid increase in demand for certain natural resources.
Some U.S. features material culture such as gas stations, supermarkets, and motels,
promote a uniform landscape.
Many LDC 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, and environmental degradation.
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