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Mod 22 MCQ Quiz

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  • Q1

    Modern transportation technologies like the con-tainer ship have made it possible to access cul-tural goods from many regions more cheaply and faster. What term explains the cultural result?


    Cultural divergence

    Economic diffusion

    Technological development


  • Q2

    Religious identities of African and South American people have become more similar through mission-ary work and global religious institutions. This process is called



    cultural convergence



  • Q3

    People and cultural groups everywhere are impacted by global cultural patterns, but they often choose not to adopt one, global culture but blend regional cultural attributes with diffused cultural attributes from beyond their cultural region. This process is called



    cultural erosion

    cultural divergence


  • Q4

    The Internet has many cultural impacts. One of them is that many subcultures and niche groups can form communities of like-minded people that wouldn’t have enough members locally to have a place-based community. The cultural connec-tions and traits available to people grow and the community has greater cultural complexity. What process explains this scenario?


    Expansion diffusion

    Sequent occupancy

    Cultural divergence

    Hierarchical diffusion

  • Q5

    The state of California, often considered a hearth of environmental laws, will be the first state to ban plastic straws. Which of the following statements best describes the likely spread of this environmental practice?

    This practice will likely spread via hierarchical diffusion when the president of the United States signs an executive order banning plastic straws in all states.

    This practice will likely spread via social media and stimulus diffusion when other states enact identical laws banning plastic straws.

    As regional news organizations report on the ban, this practice will likely spread through contagious diffusion only to western states adjacent to California.

    Strong lobbying by the plastics industry will likely curtail the diffusion of the ban, and this practice will be limited to California.

    Similar environmental laws will likely spread through stimulus diffusion to other states via political activism.

  • Q6

    In contrast to folk culture, popular culture is typical of

    large heterogenous groups

    indigenous groups

    groups that have little interaction with other groups 

    small homogenous groups

    groups living in isolated areas 

  • Q7

    Which of the following best exemplifies the diffusion of popular culture throughout the world in contemporary society?

    The increasing popularity of a fashion trend that originates in a large city, such as New York, and spreads to small rural towns

    The spread of an Internet meme via social media applications

    The spread of a religion through the migration of adherents of the religion

    The increasing popularity of a new band that spends a year touring cities around the world

    The spread of new slang that becomes widely used in government-funded schools

  • Q8

    Which of the following best explains the Internet’s homogenizing effect on global language patterns?

    The English language is widely used on the Internet.

    Social media applications commonly support dozens of different languages.

    Many governments censor citizens’ Internet access.

    An increasing number of Internet users communicate exclusively through emojis.

    The Internet accelerates communication so that people from different cultures can interact quickly and easily.

  • Q9

    Which of the following terms best describes the spatial effects of the Internet on the global diffusion of culture?

    Time-space convergence


    Cultural divergence

    Push factors

    Pull factors 

  • Q10

    Which of the following is true of popular culture? 

    It is practiced among a homogeneous group of people in the world. 

    It is more static than folk culture. 

    It incorporates traits that diffuse quickly to a wide variety of places. 

    It spreads primarily by relocation diffusion. 

    It promotes regional diversity. 


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