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How Would You Do On An AP Human Geography Test?

It's supposed to be the "blowoff" AP class - but how would you do today?

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  1. Silicon Valley in California is an example of what?

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    Incorrect
    Vertical integration
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    Incorrect
    Bulk-reducing industry
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Transportation-based industry
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Agglomeration
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's an agglomeration!

    This is when similar industries cluster together for economic benefits.

  2. According to von Thunen's model, which of the following would be performed closest to the center?

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    Ranching
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    Dairy farming
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Lumber production
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Crop growing (such as grain)
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's dairy farming!

    The most labor-intensive activities typically take place closest to the center. Also, dairy spoils easily so it has to be close to consumers!

  3. What was the Green Revolution?

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    An agricultural "revolution" that increased agricultural production
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    Incorrect
    An energy "revolution" that increased the use of eco-friendly sources
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    Incorrect
    An industry "revolution" that led to safer workplace practices
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was an agricultural revolution!

    It included things like fertilizers and pesticides.

  4. Which of the following is an example of contagious diffusion?

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    A family moves to another town, and brings their religion with them.
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    Suddenly, SillyBandz pop up across the country.
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    Incorrect
    A celebrity starts to wear overalls, and then everybody else does it too.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the SillyBandz example!

    The first would be relocational diffusion, and the third is hierarchical.

  5. Which of the following is an accurate difference between European and North American cities?

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    In Europe, there is much more "vertical expansion" - meaning skyscrapers and underground shops.
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    In North America, cities are generally smaller than European cities.
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    In Europe, wealthier people tend to live in the city, as opposed to North America, where wealthier people tend to live in the suburbs.
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    In North America, cities have a stronger historical factor.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In North America, poorer people tend to live in inner cities. The opposite is true in Europe!

  6. A Stage 2 country in the DTM would have the following characteristics:

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    Low CBR, low CDR, which lead to a low NIR
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    High CBR, high CDR, which lead to a low NIR
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    Lowering CBR, low CDR, which lead to a moderate NIR
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    High CBR, dropping CDR, which lead to a high NIR
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A Stage 2 country is characterized by high birth rates and rapidly dropping death rates - meaning that the population grows quickly!

  7. Which statement about subsistence farming is NOT true?

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    It makes full use of farming technology/machinery.
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    It usually occurs in developing countries.
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    It is for the purpose of direct consumption.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Subsistence farming does not always use agricultural technology!

    The farmers are often too poor to purchase the equipment.

  8. In the Latin American city model, what surrounds the outskirts of the city?

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    Incorrect
    The zone of in situ accretion
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    Incorrect
    Wealthy residential areas
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    Incorrect
    Squatter settlements
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    Incorrect
    An cluster of consumer services
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's squatter settlements!

  9. A higher GDI means that women have ______ roles in society.

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    Incorrect
    Higher
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    Incorrect
    Lower
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's higher!

    Don't confuse Gender Development Index with GII (Gender INEQUALITY Index).

  10. How far does a country's EEZ extend from its shoreline?

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    12 miles
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    Incorrect
    50 miles
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    Incorrect
    112 miles
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    Incorrect
    200 miles
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It extends for 200 miles!

    The country has exclusive rights for natural resource extraction.

  11. In which country did conflicts between Tutsis and Hutus occur?

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    Incorrect
    The Democratic Republic of Congo
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    Incorrect
    South Africa
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    Incorrect
    Rwanda
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    Incorrect
    Chad
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The conflicts occurred mainly in Rwanda.

  12. The Shatterbelt theory relates specifically to...

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    The Cold War
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    Incorrect
    World War 1
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    Incorrect
    World War 2
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    Incorrect
    The Civil War
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Cold War!

    The theory identified "shatterbelt regions" where Cold War conflicts would likely occur.

  13. Which geographer was responsible for the sector model of cities?

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    Burgess
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    Incorrect
    Hoyt
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    Incorrect
    Harris
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ullman
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Spykman
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was Homer Hoyt!

  14. Which of the following is a prominent example of a nation-state?

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    U.S.
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    Incorrect
    France
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    Incorrect
    Ireland
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    Incorrect
    Iceland
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Iceland!

    A nation-state is made up of mainly one culture. There aren't any perfect ones, but Iceland is close.

  15. Which of the following is a vernacular region?

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    Asia
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    Incorrect
    Wyoming
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    Incorrect
    The South
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    Incorrect
    The countries of the EU
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the South!

    A vernacular region is a region with fuzzy borders that are not based on facts, but perception. They're often based on stereotypes.

  16. Which of the following is a perforated state?

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    Chile
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    Incorrect
    South Africa
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    Incorrect
    Finland
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    Incorrect
    Switzerland
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    Incorrect
    Georgia
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's South Africa!

    A perforated state completely surrounds another state.

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