AP Human Geography Midterm

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Popular culture
Jeans provide a good example of material culture that is adopted by a number of different societies. They are also an example of __________
Humans have practiced geography at least since the time of Ancient Greek Civilization.
Where are the origins of geography?
They are concerned with where things occur and why they occur where they do.
What elements of study do human and physical geography have in common?
Projection
A mathematical process for transferring locations from a globe to a flat map is a ____________
0° longitude
Greenwich mean time is measured from ____________
City
Which map would have the largest scale?
On the equator
A ship’s position is given a 0° latitude and 27° longitude. Where is the ship located?
Mathematically
How does GPS reference location?
Find the best route to a store or log the locations where photographs are take.
A geographer might use a GPS to _____________
Situation
New York city’s __________ is approximately 100 miles NE of Philadelphia and 100 miles S of Boston.
The area of dominance of a TV station
What is most likely a functional region?
The area of do,inane of a certain worldview or philosophy
What could be a vernacular region?
Economic and cultural globalization
To geographers, the spread of McDonalds around the world represents __________ and _________ __________
A landscape where human activity has modified the natural environment in some way.
What best describes the idea of a cultural landscape?
Transnational corporations
Common practices of__________ include exploiting the distinctive economic assets of different countries and regions.
Established a grid-like pattern in much of the US
The township and range system __________
Contagious and hierarchical
What are forms of expansion diffusion?
Possibilism
The concept that the physical environment sets broad limits on human actions, but that people have the ability to adjust to a wide variety of physical environments is _________
Its effects arena intersection of human and physical geography
Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the US is an interesting geographic case study because _________________
False
True or False: the spread of an idea through the movement of people is known as stimulus diffusion.
True
True or False: A new piece of land created by draining the area is called a polder.
True
True or False: Every map projection distorts the surface of the Earth in some way.
False
True or False: The numbering system used to indicate the location of meridians is called latitude.
True
Geographers generally reject environmental determinism for possibilism.
Formal, functional, and perceptual/ vernacular
What are the three kinds of regions that geographers identify?
Meridians, parallels,
The lines drawn between the North and South Poles are known as _________. The Equator and other circles north and south of it are known as_________.
Hierarchical diffusion
The spread of an idea from its hearth to other areas through the most linked people first.
Contagious diffusion
Spread of ideas adjacently through people like the common cold
Relocation diffusion
Movement of individuals who carry an idea or innovation with them to a new, perhaps distant locale
Stimulus diffusion
Spread of ideas that promotes a local experiment or change in the way people do things
Categories: Physical Geography