Human Geography 8e: Chapter 9

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the “Submit my answers” button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

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 by internationally recognized boundaries
c) a political unit that contains one principal national group that gives it its identity and defines its territory
d) supreme authority, vested in a government, over the territory and population of a state
e) a group whose members perceive themselves as different from others because of a common ancestry

Question 2:


a) monarchy
b) sovereignty
c) autocracy
d) imperialism
e) political legitimacy

Question 3:


a) Gerrymandering
b) Levels of employment
c) Social influence
d) Malapportionment
e) All of the above.

Question 4:


a) imperialism
b) exploration
c) decolonization
d) centrifugal forces
e) slave trades

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) the political expression of nationhood or aspiring nationhood

Question 6:


a) akin to the progress of an organism through its life cycle
b) a chain of events beginning with a political idea and ending in creation
c) the result of human creation following the evolution of spatial features
d) the same as the rise of national identity
e) partly the result of a language group coalescing in a specific location

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) the study of states as organisms that choose to expand to fulfill their “destinies” as nation-states

Question 8:


a) the extent of irredentism in neighbouring countries
b) centripetal forces exceeding centrifugal forces
c) the number of nationalities in a country
d) whether countries are under European control
e) elimination of internal differences in language and religion

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) in some cases, physical obstructions have become boundaries
e) All 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) 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) government in which power and authority are divided between central and regional governments


Norton, Ninth Edition: Chapter 09

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

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) the effort by one group to exert power via their state over another group located elsewhere
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) It views the state as an organism
b) It was associated with Nazi expansionist ideology
c) It emerged in the 1940s
d) It contends that the state is subordinate to the individual
e) Both A and B

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
e) All of the above

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