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Barrons Practice Test 2


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Graph 4
Which of the graphs depicts Malthus' hypothesis regarding food production? (Picture)
does not represent an international organization.
Topographical maps
Isolines are common on which of the following?
'goods that are expensive to transport and spoil quickly must be located closer to the market.
The von Thunen model describes agricultural activity as it takes place in relation to the market; a representative statement is that
The language family spoken by most people on earth today is
Figure B
Which of these figures demonstrates the largest dependency ratio?
squatter settlements
These makeshift neighborhoods, constructed of scrap materials, are dound in all of the worl'd largest peripheral cities
one-third the population of the country's largest city.
According to the rank-size rule, a city that has a rank of three would contain
does not encourage economic development across the entire globe
baby boom cohort
If both you and your parents grew up in the U.S., and your dad fought in WWII, you are probably in the
Plantation farming
doesn't represent an extensive commercial agricultural activity.
Which of the following is an example of a nation without a state?
intensive-subsistence agriculture
Rice paddies in Asia most likely represent
Trail of Tears
A Pakistani man moves his entire family to a predominantly Pakistani neighborhood in London where he and his community maintain many of their cultural traditions, an example of
Ancillary activities
Economic activities that increase and thereby benefit from agglomerations in particular regions are called
China, India, Peru, and Mexico.
Hearth regions of early agriculture included present-day
anywhere you want in between the pine forest and the market
To minimize transportation costs, you put your factory
Mecca represents the geographical focal point of
Pop culture, folk culture
Elements of --- change rapidly over time, but not space, whereas elements of --- change very little over time, but dramatically over space
A and C.
Transnational corporations generally locate facilities outside of national boundaries to take advantage of both
represents a synonymous relationship
a revitalising force against urban decay
Gentrification can be described as,
all of the aboe
Multinational corporations take advantage of geographic differences in
'Literacy rates vary little between developed and developing nations'
is a not descriptive statement of spatial patterns of literacy.
When several large urban areas essentially merge together to form an even larger urban complex, it's called a
New York, London, and Tokyo
The 3 world cities that exercise the greatest degree of global economic dominance are
Mediterranean agriculture
lingua franca
Two mountain towns with unique languages develop a new simple language for trade that both groups understand. This is called a
provides a comprehensible and limited view of a phenomenon.
A model is useful in that it
primary activities
In the pre-industrial phase of urban settlement in the US, the economy was dominated by
environmental determinism
Huntington promoted in his textbooks the idea that cultural changes were strongly influenced by climatic change, the philosophy of
When districts are drawn specifically to favor a particular political party or voting block, it is called
Lake Michigan
is not an example of a frontier
automobile assembler
An example of a basic economic occupation is an
topsoil loss
Overgrazing, deforestation, and agricultural mismanagement are all significant causes of
All of the above
Demographic information from the US Census affects the political process by
all of the above
In a spatial context, multinational corporations tend to
Nomadic herding is associated with
Medieval cities
Many European cities characterized by narrow winding streets and an ornate church inherited their organization from
primary sector
Developing countries generally demonstrate dominance in the
populations are extremely large
According to the gravity model, distance may not greatly affect level of interaction if
All of the above
help a city fight urban sprawl
nomadic pastoralism that is seasonal
The term "transhumance" refers to
supranational organization
The UN is a
The italian language varies significantly between milan, rome, naples, and palermo. these varieties are examples of
Industrial Output
Total fertility rate is not closely correlated with
export-processing zones
Mexico's maquiladoras are located within
According to the UN Population division, world population will reach 7 billion by
a framework for understanding the legibility of urban environments.
Kevin Lynch's book has had a dramatic impact on urban planners as it provided
All of the above
could qualify as a barrier to spatial diffusion
The ratio between the distance on a map and distance on the Earth's surface is called the
similarities between places can be explained using universal laws.
The nomothetic view of geography suggests that
cultural hearth.
The center and place of origin of a cultural tradition is called a
what someone believes and thinks is important about a place.
A cognitive map tells us
the period of fallow is too short for proper nutrient regeneration
Swidden agriculture can have negative environmental impacts if
A, B, and C
Globalization involves
Economic recession
would not be characterized as a pull factor in a migration decision.
The weakly defined political boundary regions of Antarctica and the Amazon Basin are examples of
often results from irrigation use in arid environments
The Sun Belt
Which of the following US regions has seen the most population growth since 1945?
they are anthropocentric and only focus on future human needs.
A problematic characteristic of most definitions of sustainable development is that
It affects only the U.S. as one of the world's major agricultural producers.
The following statement is not an accurate description of agribusiness
topological space
The degree of connectedness between places is referred to as
Multiple-nuclei model
Based on this map of Los Angeles, which urban model does it most closely correspond to? (Picture)
cultural complex
Religious practices, languages, and dietary preferences, when combines, form a
'people frequently travel far for basic necessities'
This statement is false:
death rates increase, then birth rates increase, and population levels off.
The demographic transition theory states that, as a nation develops economically
Literacy Rates
An example of a city that conforms to the concentric zone model of urban growth is Chicago.
urban sprawl
Increased air pollution, segregation, habitat destruction, inner-city decay, and loss of productive farmlands are all caused by
Universalizing religion
actively seek new members or believers
all of the above
The Green Revolution included

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