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DSST Cultural Geography

Subjects : dsst, geography
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Highly developed cultures






2. The spread of innovations within an area in a snowballing process; users increase & area of occurrence grows






3. Wide range of tales - legends - lore - beliefs - superstitions






4. Spread of an innovation that occurs by physically moving to a new area bringing the innovation with you






5. A mutually agreed on system of symbolic communication for speaking and/or writing






6. The belief that cultures are directly shaped by the physical environment






7. A barrier that completely halts the diffusion or spread of an innovation; completely blocks






8. Population geography






9. A cultivation system that features the interpolating of trees with field crops






10. An independent country dominated by a relatively homogeneous culture group






11. A barrier that permits some aspects of an innovation to diffuse through it but weakens continued spread






12. The young and the old in a society who need care






13. A government in which the people have no rights; one person or a small group of people rule the country by force and make all the laws






14. The numerical ratio of males to females






15. Group of people who share common ancestry - language - religion - customs - or combination of such characteristics






16. Tendency of people to migrate to the same area over time; as on goes - so do others






17. A language with a small vocabulary borrowed from another language; used in commerce






18. Large-scale movement of people between different regions of the world






19. Well-established language of communication and commerce; not the mother tongue






20. Goods brought into a country






21. Growth to a global or worldwide scale






22. Number of people out of every 1 -000 who die in a year






23. The raising of plants or animals






24. Resources that can be renewed






25. Unfavorable - repelling conditions that affect migration






26. Landscapes that express the values - beliefs - & meanings of a particular culture






27. An area of city where ethnic group lives by choice or by force






28. Belief that culture depends more on what people perceive the Environment to be than on the actual character of the Environment






29. A visible marker of ethnicity on the landscape






30. All physical - tangible objects made & used by a group; Example; clothes - books - desks....






31. An area in the suburbs where a particular ethnic group resides






32. Those fleeing from persecution in their country






33. A government ruled by a king or queen






34. Number of live births per 1000 population in a given year






35. The number of children the average woman will bear during her reproductive years






36. The spread of ideas - customs - and technologies from one people to another






37. A stabilized population created when an average of only 2 children per couple survive to adulthood so that the number of births equals the number of deaths






38. Resources such as fossil fuels - which can not be made again.






39. Original inhabitants of an area






40. The removal of an unwanted ethnic minority from a nation-state through mass-killing - deportation - or imprisonment






41. A language with a writing system






42. A group of people with norms - values - & material practices that differentiate them from the dominate culture






43. A voluntary community where people of like origin live by choice






44. The study of the relationships between people & the places where they live






45. Government ruled by the people






46. A group of people who share a common acestry or traditions living as a minority in a larger society






47. A type of expansion diffusion in which a specific trait fails to spread but the underlying idea is accepted - Example: Reindeer






48. A limitation on imports






49. The study of spatial patterns & of differences & similarities from one place to another in Environment and culture; to write about the earth






50. Culture based in large - heterogeneous societies permitting individualism - CHANGE - money - economy - weakened interpersonal relationships.