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






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






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






4. Believed population will grow faster than food supply






5. A form of a language spoken in a certain geographical region that has its own grammar - pronunciation - and vocabulary.






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






7. Visible - genetic differences among groups; physical - biological






8. Taxes on imports or exports






9. Massacre of a particular group






10. One who can speak many languages






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






12. The ability to speak 2 languages fluently






13. Complete bending of ethnic group with host society






14. A collection of languages with a common origin but split into languages






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






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






17. Highly developed cultures






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






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






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






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






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






23. Impoverished urban - Hispanic neighborhood






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






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






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






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






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






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






30. Contaminated areas where ethnic or racial groups may live






31. The annual number of deaths per 1000 of population






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






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






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






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






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






37. Those fleeing from persecution in their country






38. Resources that can be renewed






39. A government ruled by a king or queen






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






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






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






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






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






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






46. A distinctive local or regional variant of a language






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






48. A part of a region; more personal - individual - Ex. McHenry






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






50. Economy where people consume only what they produce