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DSST Cultural Geography

Subjects : dsst, geography
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. Original inhabitants of an area






2. A type of expansion diffusion where an innovation spreads very quickly - like a fast spreading disease






3. A doctrine that proposes women are inherently better Environmental preservationists than men






4. Highly developed cultures






5. Growth to a global or worldwide scale






6. Forced displacement of a population by government policy - violence - disease - war - enslavement - natural disaster - or ethnic cleansing






7. An area protected by isolation where a language has survived unchanged






8. One who can speak many languages






9. A graph used to show age and sex composition






10. Immigrants introduce some traditions to new land - but less complex than those in the old country






11. Refers to countries that are building up their industries and infrastructure. These countries are generally shifting from an agricultural to an industrial economy.






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






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






14. Population geography






15. A severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death






16. The growth of cities






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






18. A language with a writing system






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






20. Voluntary movement of a group of migrants back to native country






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






22. Massacre of a particular group






23. Believed population will grow faster than food supply






24. A person forced to leave her or his home or country seeking protection from danger






25. A distinctive local or regional variant of a language






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






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






28. The binding together of all the lands & peoples of the world into an integrated system driven by the marketplace; homogenization






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






30. A language derived from pidgin that has a fuller vocabulary and has become the native language of a group






31. The raising of plants or animals






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






33. To send goods to another country for sale






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






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






36. A visible marker of ethnicity on the landscape






37. Government ruled by the people






38. Total way of life held in common by a group of people; speech - behavior - beliefs - practices






39. An area in which a group of people share a similar culture and language






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






41. Place-name






42. The spread of elements of culture from one point of origin over an area






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






44. Economy where people consume only what they produce






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






46. An ethnic group adopts some ways of the host society to be able to function economically and socially






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






48. A belief - theory that the Environment may be one influence in how a person or culture develops but that there are other equally important factors






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






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