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The Regional Concept

Multiple Choice Quiz



1

The tradition of geography which allows for the simplest and most easily delimited regions is:
A)earth-science
B)culture-environment
C)locational
D)area-analysis
2

An example of a functional region is:
A)a boreal forest
B)the Delmarva Peninsula
C)a newspaper circulation area
D)a vernal pool
3

Which of the following statements with respect to regions is incorrect?
A)All formal regions are functional regions as well.
B)All regions have some type of boundary.
C)Regions have a spatial component.
D)Regions are hierarchically arranged.
4

Which type of region is usually used as a planning tool?
A)climate
B)economic
C)landform
D)political
5

With the end of British rule on the Indian subcontinent in 1947, the countries of India and Pakistan were created based upon:
A)economic differences
B)language differences
C)race
D)religious differences
6

The most immediate feature which distinguishes the Black Hills as a separate region from the surrounding area is:
A)rainfall
B)topography
C)sandstones
D)water gap
7

The retention or creation of regionally distinctive or even externally unintelligible languages is due primarily to:
A)discrimination
B)isolation
C)regional bias
D)spatial diffusion
8

For which region is the three-dimensional component important?
A)climate
B)landform
C)natural resource
D)urban
9

Among the formal cultural regions, the most rigorously defined is the:
A)culture hearth
B)ecosystem
C)megalopolis
D)national state
10

Which of the following is the most sharply defined physical region with naturally defined boundaries?
A)climate
B)landform
C)soil
D)vegetation
11

Continental Polar, Maritime Polar, Maritime Tropical, and Continental Tropical are designations for what type of region?
A)air mass
B)temperature
C)climate
D)precipitation
12

Which tradition of geography recognizes and defines the widest array of regional types?
A)earth-science
B)culture-environment
C)locational
D)area-analysis
13

Cultural realms are best defined as:
A)informal regions
B)multifactor regions
C)nodal regions
D)single factor regions
14

Areal relationships to industrial concentrations are an important aspect of which region type?
A)resource
B)mental
C)religious
D)political
15

The classification of Appalachia as a distinct region by the locational tradition would define it in what terms?
A)population statistics
B)economic activities
C)linguistic
D)physiographic
16

Regional names such as Midwest and Far East emphasize the importance of:
A)function
B)absolute location
C)relative location
D)hierarchy
17

Functional regions are most likely to be expressed in which form?
A)ecosystem regions
B)religious regions
C)resource regions
D)urban regions
18

In any analysis of settlement, the regional patterns identified can be most closely associated with:
A)the spatial distribution of people
B)characteristics of site
C)spatial relationships to wildlife
D)census figures
19

An example of a classic, culturally based region would be the region in the United States where:
A)English is spoken
B)Krio is spoken
C)Slang is spoken
D)Gullah is spoken
20

An example of an ecosystem as a region would be:
A)Appalachia
B)Sunbelt
C)Vale of Kashmir
D)The Everglades
21

The study of spatial relationships from the standpoint of systems analysis emphasizes:
A)the spatial dominance of the phenomenon giving definition to the region
B)the organization, structure, and functional dynamics within an area and provides for the quantification of the linkages between the things in space
C)the bringing of clarity to the seeming confusion of the observable physical and cultural features of the world we inhabit
D)that regions are spatial expressions of ideas or summaries useful to the analysis of the problem at hand
22

The largest area over which a valid generalization of attribute uniformity may be made is a:
A)functional region
B)bounded region
C)formal region
D)culture region
23

An example of a region which is independent of human influence and unaffected by time on the human scale is the:
A)language region
B)political region
C)landform region
D)ecosystem region
24

An example of a region which can be both formal and functional in nature is the:
A)city
B)air mass
C)mental region
D)language region
25

Which of the following does not qualify as a multifactor formal region?
A)air mass
B)culture realm
C)urban region
D)landform region
26

Which of the following is an example of the hierarchical arrangement of regions?
A)Rio Grande, Lake Michigan, Pacific Ocean
B)Great Britain, Australia, Canada
C)Chicago, Illinois, the United States
D)New York, Los Angeles, Chicago
27

Which of the following thematic maps would not exemplify earth-science regional study?
A)Road map
B)Weather map
C)Soil map
D)Vegetation map
28

According to Donald Meinig, what term refers to the zone of broadest but least-intensive expression of the regional character?
A)core
B)sphere
C)domain
D)periphery
29

Sense of place is generally associated with which type of region?
A)formal region
B)functional region
C)territorial region
D)vernacular region
30

A distinctive feature of the spatial arrangement of population in Latin America is:
A)its basis in language differences
B)its strongly nucleated character
C)its lack of a hierarchy
D)its distribution along transportation lines
31

Which statement about regions and boundaries is not true?
A)Linear boundaries are arbitrary divisions.
B)Regional boundaries in reality are rarely as sharply defined as found on maps.
C)Boundaries are based on the areal spread of the features selected for study.
D)Boundaries are permanent features on the landscape.
32

Which of the following would be an appropriate match of geography study for a particular profession?
A)Banker: Locational tradition
B)Meteorologist: Culture-Environment tradition
C)Urban Planner: Culture-Environment tradition
D)Linguist: Earth Science tradition
33

The concept of the economic region as a tool for planning was introduced during what period of American history?
A)the Industrial Revolution
B)the Civil War
C)the Great Depression
D)the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s
34

The Yurok World View is classified in the text as a:
A)mental region
B)cultural region
C)language region
D)population region
35

The term "megalopolis" is best associated with which type of regional study?
A)Political
B)Economic
C)Urban
D)Cultural
36

As a multifactor formal region, an air mass is recognizable chiefly because of the uniformity of these primary properties:
A)temperature and precipitation
B)temperature and humidity
C)density and ice crystals
D)velocity and saturation
37

The Schuylkill region of northern Pennsylvania contains what mineral resource?
A)copper
B)gold
C)oil
D)coal
38

The language of Gullah is associated with which US region?
A)high plains from Texas to Nebraska
B)New England
C)southeast coast from South Carolina to Florida
D)Pacific Northwest
39

The Yurok Indians made their home in the Klamath River area of which state?
A)California
B)Oregon
C)Washington
D)Florida
40

Following a civil war, the country of West Pakistan and East Pakistan split into the countries of:
A)India and Bangladesh
B)India and Pakistan
C)Pakistan and Bangladesh
D)Pakistan and Kazakhstan
41

Which of the following was not one of the approaches advocated by the Appalachian Regional Commission to address issues of poverty in Appalachia?
A)target aid to designated "growth centers"
B)create a new network of roads
C)ignore isolated and inaccessible areas of poverty
D)heavily invest in the region's agricultural productivity
42

The first person to recognize and analyze the almost continuous urban stretch of the northeastern United States known as "Megalopolis" was:
A)Walter Christaller
B)Jean Gottman
C)Frederick Law Olmstead
D)Jane Addams
43

A zone of ecological stress between dissimilar adjacent ecosystems is known as a(n):
A)ecotone
B)biome
C)biosphere
D)ecolocide