Geography Pre-Test/Post-Test: Human Systems

Pre-Test/Post-Test:  Human Systems



1.  The earliest human civilizations developed:


    A. In Central America

    B. In Northern Europe

    C. In Australia

    D. In the Middle East


2.  The most populous city in the world is:


    A. New York, U.S.

    B. London, U.K.

    C. Beijing, China

    D. Tokyo, Japan


3.  The cities and towns which surround large cities are known as:


    A. Suburbs

    B. Metro areas

    C. Rural Areas

    D. Small country towns


4. The movement of people from one place to another is known as:


    A. Migration

    B. Naturalization

    C. Indoctrination

    D. Nomadic herding


5. A person who has fled their land of origin for fear of persecution is known as:


    A. A migrant

    B. A refugee

    C. An ambassador

    D. A fugitive


6. The largest country in South America is:


    A. Argentina

    B. Peru

    C. Venezuela

    D. Brazil


7.  The original 13 colonies were primarily settled by:

    A. Spain

    B. England

    C. France

    D. Portugal


8.  The United States was settled:


    A. From North to South

    B. From West to East

    C. From East to West

    D. From the center


9.  75% of the United States population live:


    A. In urban areas

    B. In rural areas

    C. On the east coast

    D. In the southwest


10. The largest Indian reservation in the United States is:


    A. Navajo

    B. Apache

    C. Hopi

    D. Sioux


11. The geographic feature which forms part of the border between Arizona and California is:


    A. The Rocky Mountains

    B. The Grand Canyon

    C. The Colorado River

    D. The Rio Grande River


12. Fishing would be an important economy:


    A. For places located by mountains

    B. For places located by the Great Plains

    C. For places located by oceans and lakes

    D. For landlocked countries


13. Which of the following is NOT considered an alternative energy source:


    A. Solar

    B. Oil

    C. Wind

    D. Electricity


14.  Night and day occur at different times around the globe because:


    A. of the earth’s rotation

    B. of daylight savings time

    C. of lines of latitude

    D. of the Prime Meridian


15. The name of the strait in which crude oil is transported from the Persian Gulf is called the:


    A. Bering Strait

    B. Strait of Hormuz

    C. Strait of Gibraltar

    D. Strait of Magellan


16.  The opening of _______________ in 1914, shortened trade routes in the Western hemisphere by thousands of miles.


    A. The Bering Strait

    B. The St. Lawrence River

    C. The Northwest Passage

    D. The Panama Canal


17.  Inland cities in the U.S. began to spring up after the ___________ were built:


    A. Airports

    B. Railroads

    C. Pyramids

    D. Factories


18.  The downtown areas of cities are known as:


    A. Inner circles

    B. Suburbs

    C. Central Business Districts

    D. Metropolitan areas


19.  The United States military is currently engaged in two wars. What continent are both conflicts located on?


    A. Asia

    B. Africa

    C. Australia

    D. Europe


20.  The Suez Canal shortened trade routes between which two continents:


    A. North America/South America

    B. Europe/Asia

    C. Asia/Australia

    D. Europe/North America