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Human Geography Chapter 8 Quiz

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Question 1:


a) a group of people sharing a common culture and attachment to some territory
b) a political unit with an area that is defined with internationally recognized boundaries
c) a political unit that contains one principal national group that gives it its identity and defines its territory
d) a supreme authority, vested in government, over the territory and population of a state
e) None of the above.

Question 2:


a) monarchy
b) sovereignty
c) nation-state
d) imperialism
e) None of the above.

Question 3:


a) gerrymandering
b) levels of employment
c) social influence
d) All of the above.
e) None of the above.

Question 4:


a) imperialism
b) exploration
c) decolonization
d) centrifugal forces
e) None of the above.

Question 5:


a) the establishment of an empire with formal colonies
b) a relationship between states in which one is dominant over the other
c) the process of transferring power from central to regional or local levels of government
d) the establishment of a state encompassing multiple nations
e) None of the above.

Question 6:


a) organism progressing through a lifecycle
b) a chain of events from political idea to creation
c) the result of human creation following the evolution of spatial features
d) the rise of national identity
e) None of the above.

Question 7:


a) the study of the relevance of space and distance to questions of international relations
b) the study of multinational states
c) the growth of states through a process of annexing smaller members
d) the growth of a network of communications
e) None of the above.

Question 8:


a) the extent of irredentism in neighbouring countries
b) centrifugal and centripetal forces
c) the number of nationalities in a country
d) whether countries are under European control

Question 9:


a) 'antecendent boundaries tend to be geometric'
b) 'rivers and watersheds are popular boundaries'
c) 'colonial boundaries tend to ignore national boundaries'
d) All of the above.
e) None of the above.

Question 10:


a) a political philosophy that rejects the state and argues that social order is possible without a state
b) an oppressive anti-democratic form of government, where the leader is usually backed by the military
c) the rule by an elite group of people, typically the wealthy
d) the institution of rule over a state by the hereditary head of a family
e) None of the above.