Combination Geography Practice Test 1 (Chp. 1,3,4)

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1

According to your text\\\'s authors, globalization is the most fundamental reorganization of our planet\\\'s social and economic structures since which of the following events?

1

Industrial Revolution

2

Most of the current and future world population growth is occurring in which part of the world?

2

developing countries of Africa, Asia, and South America

3

In which stage of the Demographic Transition are birthrate and death rate both high?

3

stage 1

4

Which of the following measurements of human population is very similar to the average number of children per family?

4

total fertility rate

5

What is colonialism?

5

the formal establishment of rule over a foreign population

6

What is a universalizing religion?

6

a religion that attempts to appeal to all peoples regardless of location or culture

7

Which measure represents the international definition of poverty?

7

percentage of the population living on less than $2 per day

8

According to the core-periphery model, which of the following countries is part of the core?

8

Japan

9

The most rainy places on earth are found in _____________.

9

equatorial areas

10

What is the major cause of widespread cutting of tropical rainforests?

10

the recent globalization of commerce in international wood products

11

What world region is experiencing the highest rate of tropical deforestation?

11

Southeast Asia

12

Which of the following statements about plate tectonics is true?

12

It explains the distribution of volcanoes on earth.

13

As a general rule, the atmosphere cools by 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet gained in elevation. This is called

13

the adiabatic lapse rate.

14

Which of the following statements about the landforms of western US is true?

14

It contains mostly mountains and plateaus

15

Today, most immigrants to the United States come from which two world regions?

15

Asia and Latin America

16

Settlement landscapes of North American cities are characterized by ________, in which metropolitan areas sprawl in all directions and suburbs take on many of the characteristics of traditional downtowns.

16

urban decentralization

17

Which of the following is one of the patterns of North American population movements?

17

the trend westward, the movement of blacks out of the South, the growth of the Sunbelt, rural-to-urban migration

18

What waterway opened up the Great Lakes to improved global trade connections?

18

St. Lawrence River

19

Less than 3% of the people in the US live in poverty.

19

False

20

Which Latin American country is most closely associated with deforestation?

20

Brazil

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