AP Human Geography Chapter 1 Quiz

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Which map would have the largest scale?
a. world
b. state
c. city
d. country
e. continent
c. city
An area distinguished by one or more unique characteristics is a
a. ecosystem
b. uniform unit
c. region
d. landscape
d. biome
c. region
The study of how humans and the environment interact is called
a. natural science
b. cultural diffusion
c. environmental determinism
d. cultural ecology
d. cultural ecology
According to environmental determinism
a. the physical environment causes social development
b. people can choose a course of action from many alternatives offered by the environment
c. the physical environment sets limits on human actions
d. people determine their physical environment
e. people can adjust to the physical environment
a. the physical environment causes social development
The concept that the physical environment sets limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment is called
a. spacial association
b. cultural relativism
c. environmental determinism
d. climate
e. possibilism
e. possibilism
The acquisition of data about earths surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or from another long-distance method is
a. GIS
b. USGS
c. aerial photography
d. remote sensing
e. GPS
d. remote sensing
A computer system that stores, organises, retrieves, analyzes, and displays data is
a. topographic analysis
b. GPS
c. GIS
d. remote sensing
e. USGS
c. GIS
The first person to use the word geography was
a. Aristotle
b. Thales of Miletus
c. Eratosthenes
d. Thucydides
e. Strabo
c. Eratosthenes
Situations identifies a place by its
a. nominal location
b. unique physical characteristics
c. primary dimensions
d. location relative to other objects
e. mathematical location of earths surface
d. location relative to other objects
The township and range system
a. resulted in a gridlike pattern for much of the U.S.
b. was used for navigation by early pioneers
c. is used nearly everywhere in the world
d. all of the above
a. resulted in a gridlike pattern for much of the U.S
Global Positioning Systems reference what type of location?
a. Toponym
b. situation
c. relative
d. mathematical
d. mathematical
The state of texas is best considered a formal region because
a. only one language is spoken everywhere in the region
b. the same state laws apply everywhere in the region
c. the climate is the same everywhere in the region
d. it is a part of the united states
b. the same state laws apply every where in
Which of the following is a fundamental element of culture?
a. Material Traits
b. social forms
c. Customary Beliefs
d. all of the above
e. physical environments
d. All of the above
The arrangement of a phenomenon across earth’s surface is
a. regional analysis
b. regional dissociation
c. distribution
d spatial analysis
e. spatial association
c. distribution
Globalization of the economy has
a. heightened economic differences among places
b. decreased regional specialization of production
c. decreased investment in less developed countries
d. leveled economic differences between places
e. drained resources from more developed countries
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c. decreased investment in less developed countries
An area distinguished by one or more unique characteristics is a/ an
a. ecosystem
b. biome
c. uniform unit
d. landscape
e. region
e. region
A system for transferring locations from globe on to a flat map is
a. distribution
b. projection
c. scale
d. rendition
e. interruption
b. projection
The science of making maps is
a. demography
b. cartography
c. meteorology
d. topography
e. geomorphology
b. cartography
Moving toward the southern border of the United States, English becomes less common and Spanish is more often spoken. What type of region does this gradual change of language reflect?
a. formal
b. vernacular
c. functional
d. bilingual
c. functional
1:24,000 is an example of what kind of scale?
a. fractional scale
b. written scale
c. bar line
d. metric scale
e. graphic scale
a. fractional scale
The name given to a portion of earths surface is known as
a. jargon
b. situation
c. location
d. toponym
e. site
d. toponym
Situation identifies a place by its
a. unique physical characteristics
b. primary dimensions
c. location relative to other objects
d. nominal location
e. mathematical location on earths surface
c. location relative to other objects
The international dateline is measured approximately from
a. 90 degrees latitude
b. 180 degrees latitude