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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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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Words and phrases not part of a standard - recognized language






2. To send goods to another country for sale






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






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






5. Leave one's country of residence for a new one






6. The ability to speak 2 languages fluently






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






8. The average number of people in a square mile or square kilometer.






9. 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






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






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






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






13. A grouping of like places or the functional union of places into a spatial unit






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






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






16. Border of word usage or pronunciation






17. A graph used to show age and sex composition






18. The ability of people - ideas - or things to move freely through space






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






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






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






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






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






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






25. 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






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






27. Economy where people consume only what they produce






28. The growth of cities






29. Population geography






30. A dialect spoken by a particular ethnic group






31. A limitation on imports






32. Small - cohesive - conservative - isolated - nerly self-sufficient group that is homogeneous in custom and race






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






34. A country that is poorly developed - with citizens whos main income is agriculture. 'low income nations'






35. The raising of plants or animals






36. Favorable - attractive conditions that affect migration






37. Taxes on imports or exports






38. Contaminated areas where ethnic or racial groups may live






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






40. A collection of languages that are related because of a common ancestor






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






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






43. Structures built in a traditional manner






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






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






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






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






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






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






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