Human Geography Clicker Questions Jeff Lash



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Human Geography - Clicker Questions Jeff Lash

Chapter 8
1. Political geographers spend their time

  1. trying to understand the spatial assumptions and structures underlying politics.

  2. the ways people organize space.

  3. the role territory plays in politics.

  4. The problems that result from changing political and territorial claims.

  5. All of the above.

Answer: E

2. This map (Fig. 8.2) indicates that





  1. Greenland is an independent country.

  2. Western Sahara is an independent country.

  3. people in Thailand have yet to gain their independence.

  4. most people in the Americas gained independence before people in Africa.

  5. most states in Europe were formed after 1940.

Answer: D

3. This map (Fig. 8.3) indicates that shares a border with Uganda, The Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan, and Ethiopia.





  1. Kenya

  2. Egypt

  3. Somalia

  4. Rwanda

  5. South Sudan

Answer: E

4. This map of Europe in 1648 (Fig. 8.4) shows





  1. the Ottoman Empire occupying the Balkan Peninsula.

  2. political fragmentation in central Europe.

  3. Portugal, Spain, and Andorra control the Iberian Peninsula.

  4. Poland-Lithuanian as a state that is larger than the modern state of Poland.

  5. Spanish Habsburg lands adjacent to Papal States.

Answer: E

5. This map (Fig. 8.6) illustrates





  1. the Palestinian homeland.

  2. the West Bank.

  3. the fertile crescent.

  4. a stateless nation.

  5. former Soviet territory in the Middle East.

Answer: D

6. This map (Fig. 8.8) suggests that





  1. Great Britain was the dominant colonial influence in North America from 1550-1950.

  2. Portugal was the dominant colonial influence in North Africa from 1550-1950.

  3. Japan was the dominant colonial influence in Asia from 1550-1950.

  4. Spain was the dominant colonial influence in North Africa from 1550-1950.

Answer: A

7. The style of this painting by Georges Pierre Seurat (Fig. 8.9)





  1. illustrates colonial attitudes toward African nations.

  2. represents the commodification of nature by colonial powers.

  3. provides a metaphor for world-systems theory.

  4. exemplifies the political geography of Asian life.

  5. has nothing to do with political geography.

Answer: C

8. The flag in this photograph (Fig. 8.16)





  1. indicates that Hawai’i is a US state.

  2. indicates that Hawai’i is expecting a typhoon.

  3. is being flown as a symbol of colonial pride.

  4. is being flown upside-down in protest of nineteenth century American foreign policy.

  5. is being flown upside-down in protest of current United Nations policy regarding Pacific Islanders.

Answer: D

9. This map (Fig. 8.23) indicates that





  1. Western Sahara is a member of the United Nations.

  2. Greenland, French Guiana, and Taiwan are not members of the United Nations.

  3. China became a member of the United Nations in 1945.

  4. most states became members of the United Nations before 1900.

  5. all states are nations.

Answer: B

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