Human Geography Clicker Questions Jeff Lash

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Chapter 1
1. What might a geographer think when they see this photograph (Fig.1.1)?

  1. Tea plantations in Kenya were established by British colonists.

  2. Why would poor Kenyans farm tea instead of something they could eat?

  3. We live in a globalized world.

  4. Globalization is a complex process.

  5. All of the above.

Answer: E
2. This map (Fig. 1.2)

  1. Indicates that more than 10% of Americans are undernourished.

  2. Indicates that the greatest concentration of undernourished people live in Africa.

  3. Indicates that Costa Rica has the highest percentage of undernourished people in Central America.

  4. Is misleading because the numbers are shown as percentages.

  5. Has nothing to do with geography.

Answer: B
3. This map (Fig. 1.4)

  1. Shows where farmers live.

  2. Shows the number of farms per 1000 people.

  3. Indicates that India, Nigeria, and Haiti have very high percentages of arable land.

  4. Indicates that Egypt and Australia have about the same percentage of arable land.

  5. Indicates that Russia has the lowest percentage of arable land in Asia.

Answer: C

4. This map (Fig. 1.5)

  1. Was used to prove that cholera is transmitted through polluted air.

  2. Forced Dr. Snow to quit his job at London’s water treatment plant.

  3. Indicates the location of London pubs and traffic fatalities.

  4. Shows a relationship between water pump location and homes of cholera victims.

  5. Is evidence that government cannot solve urban problems.

Answer: D

5. Which theme below is not one of geography’s “Five Themes”?

  1. Location

  2. Place

  3. Human-Environment Interaction

  4. Movement

  5. Maps

Answer: E

6. This map (Fig. 1.10) indicates that

  1. Chicago is located on Lake Michigan.

  2. Chicago is the dominant city in the Midwestern region.

  3. Chicago is located in the state of Illinois.

  4. Chicago is about 75 miles from Indianapolis.

  5. All of the above.

Answer: E

7. This map (Fig. 1.11) suggests that

  1. Countries that border the Pacific Ocean receive the most rain.

  2. Average annual precipitation around the world does not vary.

  3. Average annual precipitation around the world varies from zero to more than 15 feet.

  4. North Africa receives between 0 and 100 inches of rain per year.

  5. Germany receives between 10 and 30 centimeters of rain per year.

Answer: C

8. This photograph (Fig. 1.21)

  1. Should be in a history book, not a geography book.

  2. Clearly illustrates the geographic theme of human-environment interaction.

  3. Commemorates two heroes of the American Civil War.

  4. Represents the debates and disputes in the American South over how the past is to be commemorated on the region’s landscape.

  5. None of the above.

Answer: D

9. Carl Sauer and Torsten Hägerstrand

  1. Were anthropologists who did not approve of geographers studying culture.

  2. Produced the first maps of the cultural geography of Europe.

  3. Focused their studies on the impact of glaciers on tourism in Sweden.

  4. Focused their studies on the diffusion of ideas from Asia to Australia.

  5. Focused their studies on how time and distance affect human behavior and the diffusion of people and ideas.

Answer: E

10. The statement “Climate is the critical factor in how humans behave”

  1. Could be proven to be true using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

  2. Is an example of possibilism.

  3. Is an example of cultural ecology.

  4. Is an example of environmental determinism.

  5. All of the above.

Answer: D

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