Self test 1 Key
1. Spatial interaction is affected by a. mobility, economics, and anticipation.b. the
physical environment, the cultural landscape, and the interchange potentials of
places.C. distance, accessibility, and connectivity.d. absolute location, spatial
parameters, and network design.
2. Since humans are the active agents in human-environmental interactions,
people in general a. have no contact with the physical landscape.B. are
frequently unmindful of the dangers of inappropriate environmental exploitation.
c. are immune from adverse natural events.d. so alter the physical environment
that any potential dangers it holds are made harmless or removed totally.
3. The physical characteristics of a place a. determine how people live there.
B. are culturally interpreted.c. are unaffected by human use.d. are independent
of its absolute location.
4. A street address is an example of a. relative position.b. conformality.
C. absolute location.d. situation.E. None of the above are correct
5. Geography as a discipline A. originated in ancient Greek interest in the nature
of the universe and the varying character of the known parts of the earth.
b. developed as an outgrowth of the "Age of Discovery," beginning in the 15th
century.c. developed through a fusion of earlier interests in climatology and
sociology.d. was developed in response to a national need to map and describe
in American West.
6. As geographers use the term, scale tells us a. the weight of a given
commodity.b. the intrinsic character of the object or area studied.C. the
relationship between earth distance and map distance.d. the length of a degree
of longitude along different parallels.
7. The word geography is derived from Greek words meaning a. human society
and the earth.b. the cultural landscape of the earth.C. description of the earth.
d. the measurement of the earth. 8. Geography differs from disciplines such as geology, meteorology, and cultural
anthropology in that it a. involves greater accuracy of measurement of
phenomena studied.b. is more precisely defined in terms of the phenomena
studied.c. is concerned with more abstract concepts.D. uses data from related
disciplines to study spatial relationships.
9. Dr. J. Snow found the source of choleraa. by finding the first case of the
disease by tracing back from later victimsb. by mapping the movement of ships
across the Atlantic OceanC. by mapping deaths in relation to water pumpsd. by
finding the source animal that started this plague
10. Which of the following are correct1. Choropleth maps show data with the
use of colour or different tones of grey2. Isopleth maps shows data by the use of
lines of constant value3. The interpersonal distance of people on a beach would
be constant for every grouping of those people4. We would generally find the
population density of people on a beach to be greatest during the low sun angle
period of the year5. High population density of people on a beach would always
positively correlate with the highest environmental quality of the beach
Select the most correct
A. Statement(s) 1 and 2 are correctB. Statement(s) 4 and 5 are correctC.
Statement(s) 1, 2, 3, and 5 are correctD. Statement(s) 1 and 2 and 3 are correct
E. Statement(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are correct
2- Answer Key
1. The scientific method maybe considered
a) a book with no words
b) to include deductive and inductive methods
c) an approach to problem solving
d) B and C
e) all of the above
a) represent an object under study
b) come in 3 basic types, and in two different flavors
c) with one type being Idogabolic
d) A and B
e) none of the above
3. An hypothesis
a) is part of the deductive method
b) can only come from a priori visible data c) and an image of the real world are part of the inductive method
d) is part of the analogue method
e) is one flavor
4. Models come in which three types?
a) Iconic, Simple, Complex
b) Idogabolic, Simple, Analogue
c) Iconic, Analogue, Symbolic
d) Idogabolic, Simple, Complex
e) Models come in two types Simple and Complex
5. Find the correct statement
a) The number of samples needed to sample a population decreases
with an increase in population size.
b) The confidence curve rises rapidly with sample size.
c) The sample size has no effect on the confidence of your study.
d) One would have to sample 80% of the population for a confidence
rate of 80%.
e) both A and B
6. Data collection can be done by
a) experimental and normal means3
b) only historical means
c) experimental, simple and complex means
d) experimental, normative, and historical means
e) experimental, normal, and complex means
7. Advantages of the scientific method
a) its logical and objective
b) can be reproduced
c) its mathematical precision
d) A and B
e) A, B and C
8. The four traditions of geography
a) are the area analysis, location, culture -environment, and earth
b) are science, regional, man-land and area studies traditions
c) physical, human, regional, and culture -environment traditions
d) area studies, earth science, ancient, and modern traditions
e) none of the above
9. Environmental determinism
Select the correct statements
1. states that people can choose the environment, he wishes to live in.
2. and possibilism are two extreme philosophical