The following practice test is a great review tool for the first unit of AP Human Geography: Thinking Geographically. Test your knowledge of cartography, geographic data, human-environmental interaction, spatial concepts, and regional analysis.
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Every map projection has some degree of distortion because
cartography is an imprecise science
meridians run parallel to each other
maps vary by scale but globes do not
a three-dimensional object, such as a globe, cannot be projected in two dimensions without distortion
the technology required to display a map without distortion does not yet exist
The map above represents what kind of projection?
A department store that uses customer zip codes to map sales data most likely uses
Which of the following is an example of maps at different scales?
Maps drawn before and after federal surveying
Maps drawn by hand and maps drawn using a computer
Maps drawn by two different people from two different perspectives
Maps of cancer deaths at both the county and state level
Maps of the United States showing the voting patterns of men and maps of the United States showing the voting patterns of women
Characteristics of site include all of the following EXCEPT
latitude and longitude
the township and range system
unique cultural characteristics
unique physical characteristics
Characteristics of situation include all the following EXCEPT
common cultural and physical characteristics
node and distance decay
Regionalization is to geography as
quantitative analysis is to economics
periodization is to history
writing is to literature
voting is to political science
socialization is to psychology
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the cultural landscape?
The design and use of buildings in an urban community
The diffusion of folk and popular culture
Human migratory patterns
Patterns of physical geography
Cultural ecology studies the
conservation of natural resources
diffusion of popular culture
hierarchical nature of folk and popular culture
interactions between language, religion, and ethnicity
relationship between human beings and their physical environments
Someone who believes in possibilism is most likely to reject
globalization of cultural
Diffusion of American slang from large cities to medium cities to small towns represents
Europeans imported porcelain from China in the fourteenth century. It was so popular that Europeans began to use materials similar to porcelain to manufacture their own porcelain-like ceramic goods. The importation of the porcelain represents _____________ diffusion. The creation of a new ceramic industry represents _____________ diffusion.
Unlike other regions, formal regions must have
a hearth or node
Which of the following are true of time zones?
I. Time zones were established in the United States for railroad travel.
II. Most time zones are about 30 degrees wide.
III. People traveling from east to west may find themselves arriving “earlier” at their destination than when they left.
IV. The People’s Republic of China has only one time zone.
I, II, III
I, III, IV
II, III, IV
integrated economies and cultures
integrated economies but not cultures
increased economic differences between places
decreased specialization of production
helped maintain local traditions