Introduction to Geography

The smallest distinctive item of culture is called a
Culture trait
The cultural landscape
Includes house types, cities, agricultural fields, transportation networks, parks, and cemeteries
The three subsystems of a culture are
Technological, sociological, and ideological
The rejected theory that cultures are controlled by the physical geography of their surroundings was
Environmental determinism
The chief centers for plant and animal domestication include all of the following EXCEPT
North America
When a social group does not adopt a useful innovation, it is said to display
Cultural lag
The top four languages spoken by the greatest number of people worldwide are
Mandarin, English, Hindi/Urdu, and Spanish
The study of place-names as evidence of past cultural presence and change is called
Toponymy
Of the following major world religions, the newest is
Islam
Which of the following is NOT considered a “universalizing” religion?
Judaism