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The intermontane region of North America is found in eastern Canada.
An altiplano is a(n):
Plain low in the Andes
Plain high in the Appalachians
Plain high in the Andes
The gap between rich and poor in South America is narrowing.
Which country is not located within one of the world's three largest population clusters:
The United States
The hacienda form of land tenure was dominant in Middle America's Rimland.
The Middle American realm has a land bridge.
The gradual reduction of regional contrasts resulting from increasing cultural, economic, political and other types of exchanges is known as:
The slums of South America's large cities are known as:
favelas or barrios
Which of the following countries is not a member of the Mercosur trading bloc?
The difference between formal and functional regions is:
the nature of the unifying properties: static homogeneity vs. functional cohesion
the formal region characterizes the non-Western world, the functional region is typically European or North American
None of the above
All of the above
The large island of Trinidad is located in the Greater Antilles.
A region need not possess the geographic property of location.
Which of the following countries is located within the culture hearth known as Mesoamerica?
The Zone of Maturity in the South American city contains the best housing outside the spine.
Transition zones mark the places where geographic realms meet.
Brazil contains the largest Japanese community outside Japan.
The peoples called Native Americans in the U.S. are called _____ in Canada.
Megalopolis is a multi-metropolitan agglomeration in the northeastern United States.
Mestizos are persons who are of mixed _____ heritage.
American and Indian
European and Amerindian
Mes and Tizos
European and African
Southeast Asia does not rank among the world's four largest population clusters.
Which water body is surrounded by a geologically-active Ring of Fire:
As a group, the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico constitute:
the Ring of Fire
the Greater Antilles
the Lesser Antilles
the Great Archipelago
In the Latin American city model, the elite residential sector contains the:
none of the above
The most widely distributed language family does not include:
Geography is concerned with providing a spatial perspective on the world.
The rain shadow effect has its greatest influence on the climate of Los Angeles and other Pacific-bordering cities.
In the Köppen-Geiger scheme, the world's drier climates are largely grouped under the letter A.
The area that surrounds and is served by a city is known as its:
central business district
The process by which a tectonic plate consisting of less heavy rock rides up over a heavier plate is known as:
During their period of colonial domination, the Spanish forced much of Mexico's Amerindian population to relocate to urban settlements.
Which of the following is a secondary economic activity?
managing a corporation
supervising a small company
Which of the following is a systematic subfield of geography?
A functional region:
requires no outside influence to function
is exemplified by a city and its outer land
functions without a city
is exemplified by a city and its hinterland
A cultural landscape consists of a composite of human imprints on the surface of the Earth.
Almost _____ percent of South Americans live in urban areas.
The Caribbean Coast of Middle America is:
part of the Rimland
part of no land
part of the Outerland
part of the Heartland
All regions possess all of the following except:
a chapter in the book
Culture is totally genetically predetermined; it is completely instinctive.
Physically homogeneous regions are called physiographic provinces.
The Great Lakes' main outlet to the sea is the:
St. Lawrence River
The Mayan and Aztec civilizations were both part of the Mesoamerican culture hearth.
Which of the following jobs belongs to the tertiary sector of the U.S. economy?
call center supervisor
computer systems manager
Which of the following countries does not contain a portion of the Amazon Basin?
The North American Free Trade Agreement:
includes only the United States, Canada, and Mexico
includes all North American Countries
includes only Canada and the United States
None of the above
The control center of the Incan Empire was:
South America's population distribution may be characterized as peripheral.
The physiographic region called the Canadian Shield:
is the geologic core of South America
is an intermontane zone
is the geologic core of North America
is an extramontane zone
Pangaea is the name of Wegener's supercontinent.
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land bodies is known as a(n):
Which of the following cities is not the largest urban center in its country?
Rio de Janeiro
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