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






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






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






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






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






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






7. Unfavorable - repelling conditions that affect migration






8. Structures built in a traditional manner






9. Those fleeing from persecution in their country






10. A government ruled by a king or queen






11. The forceful taking of territory by a distant state - often involving the displacement of indigenous populations to make way for other settlers






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






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






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






15. One who can speak many languages






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






17. A visible marker of ethnicity on the landscape






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






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






20. Border of word usage or pronunciation






21. 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






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






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






24. Taxes on imports or exports






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






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






27. The absence of trade-distorting policies that give domestic firms - households - or factors of production an advantage over foreign ones






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






29. Government ruled by the people






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






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






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






33. The numerical ratio of males to females






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






35. Favorable - attractive conditions that affect migration






36. A limitation on imports






37. Things found in nature that people can use to meet their needs






38. Impoverished urban - Hispanic neighborhood






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






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






41. Words and phrases not part of a standard - recognized language






42. Contaminated areas where ethnic or racial groups may live






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






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






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






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






47. The annual number of deaths per 1000 of population






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






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






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