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Human Geography 8e: Chapter 1

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Question 1:


a) chorography, cosmography, and teleology
b) geography, chorography, and teleology
c) chorography, geography, and topography
d) cosmography, chorography, and topography
e) cosmography, topography, and cartography

Question 2:


a) European civilization
b) Islamic civilization
c) Greek civilization
d) Chinese civilization
e) Mesopotamian civilization

Question 3:


a) the lack of printing press
b) having to represent a sphere on a flat surface
c) describing the relationship between humans and their physical surroundings
d) integrating the principles of Chinese descriptive geography
e) All of the above.

Question 4:


a) human activities as they relate to their physical environment
b) the influence of the physical environment on humans
c) the human landscape
d) what it means for different people to live in a certain place
e) All of the above.

Question 5:


a) Gerardus Mercator
b) Bernhardus Varenius
c) Alexander von Humboldt
d) Carl Ritter
e) Friedrich Ratzel

Question 6:


a) regional studies, spatial analysis, and the landscape approach
b) spatial analysis, physical geography, and the landscape approach
c) chorology, regional studies, and the landscape approach
d) regional studies, chorology, and spatial analysis
e) physical geography, spatial analysis, and chorology

Question 7:


a) exploration
b) political expansion
c) an understanding that human activities are connected to their environment
d) understanding human lifestyles
e) All of the above.

Question 8:


a) is concerned with regions as settings or locales for human activity
b) explains the location of geographic facts
c) explains the ways in which regions reflect the characteristics of the societies occupying them
d) argues forcefully for geography as the study of regions
e) Both a and c.

Question 9:


a) the work of Immanuel Kant
b) the establishment of geography as an academic discipline
c) the work of Humboldt and Ritter
d) the ability to project a sphere onto a flat surface
e) Both b and c.

Question 10:


a) Humanist and Marxist perspectives
b) Quantitative approaches and techniques
c) Possibilism
d) Environmental determinism
e) Political, cultural, and social approaches

Question 11:


a) France
b) Australia
c) Canada
d) China
e) Prussia