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  • Q1

    This Shinto shrine in the state of Washington rep-resents diffusion from the Shinto hearth of Japan. What type of diffusion most likely explains this distribution? 

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    Relocation diffusion

    Expansion diffusion

    Stimulus diffusion

    Hierarchical diffusion

    Contagious diffusion

  • Q2

    The majority of the visitors to St. Peter’s Square are not Italians. The religion of those attending is most likely a(n) 

    indigenous religon 

    ethnic religion 

    universalizing religion 

    syncretic religion

    meditative religion 

  • Q3

    Many of the tourists visiting St. Peter’s Square see their journey to this place as a spiritual journey that is deeply meaningful. To these people, St. Peter’s Square is a(n)

    vacation destination

    architectural treasure

    sacred space

    world heritage site

    iconic landmark 

  • Q4

    Christianity has expanded through repeated patterns of relocation diffusion to spread to the Americas. Which of the following explains the impacts of this diffusion on Christianity in the Americas?

    The repeated relocations have resulted in a wide diversity of Christian religious beliefs and practices.

    The repeated relocations have resulted in a single form of Christian religious beliefs and practices.

    The repeated relocations have resulted in a decline in the size of the Christian population.

    The repeated relocations have resulted in a single ethnic Christian population.

    The repeated relocations have resulted in a small number of ethnic Christian populations.

  • Q5

    Which of the following correctly pairs a global religion described with its hearth region of origin?

    Hinduism and South Asia 

    Buddhism and East Asia

    Christianity and Latin America

    Islam and Central Asia

    Judaism and Eastern Europe 

  • Q6

    Based on the two images, which of the following statements best explains the geographic process that took place as Islam diffused from its hearth?

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    Islam is confined to the Middle East because it is an ethnic religion that appeals to only one group of people in one region. 

    The diffusion of Islam has resulted in a cultural landscape in China that has been radically altered to reflect Islamic architecture.

    Islam diffused hierarchically to the west through conquest and to the east through relocation via missionaries along trade routes.

    The diffusion of Islam has had a minimal impact on regions to the west and east of its hearth in the Middle East.

    The universalizing nature of Islam has allowed it to become worldwide in scope and the dominant religion in North America and Europe.

  • Q7

    Which of the following is an example of an ethnic religion? 





    Roman Catholicism

  • Q8

    Which of the following correctly lists the four major ancient culture hearths? 

    Central Asia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Mesopotamia  

    Central Asia, India, Nile Valley, Southern Europe  

    Egypt, Mekong Valley, Middle East, Western Africa

    Ethiopia, Ghana, Machu Picchu, Mongolia  

    Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, Nile Valley, North China  

  • Q9

    The sign shown in the image includes an Internet address for the county government. Explain how the sign illustrates the cultural tensions between traditional languages and English.

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    English is used for business and commerce on the Internet, while traditional languages such as Gaelic can only be heard in poems and music recordings but not written on the Internet.

    The Internet is produced only in English; as a result, many traditional languages disappear due to the dominance of English-language communication.

    Many countries ban the use of English-language Internet sites in an effort to resist the forces of globalization and protect their traditional languages.

    The Internet spreads the use of English as a global lingua franca, but the Internet is also a place where traditional languages can be communicated and thrive.

  • Q10

    Which of the following correctly sequences the continuum from language family to dialect?

    Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Arabic, Berber

    Sino-Tibetan, Sinitic, Mandarin, Chinese

    Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Hindi, Bengali

    Indo-European, Baltic-Slavic, Russian, Ukranian

    Indo-European, Germanic, English, Midland-Northern

  • Q11

    If four languages have similar words for numbers and the names of fish, but different names for a certain disease, what might be concluded about the time at which the disease first diffused?

    The population divided and evolved into the four different languages, and then the disease spread.

    The disease spread among a population that later divided and evolved into four different languages.

    The disease spread to two different populations that later divided into two different languages.

    The disease and language spread to four different regions at the same time at the same rate.

    There can be no conclusions drawn about the initial diffusion of the disease based on language.

  • Q12

    The world’s three major monotheistic religions originated in which of the following regions? 

    East Asia

    Southwest Asia

    Eastern Europe

    Western Europe


  • Q13

    How does the map illustrate global diffusion of the French language from its cultural hearth in Paris?

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    The map shows how French-language movies, music, and literature dominate global entertainment media.

    The map shows how France was an ancient-culture hearth from which the French language spread through expansion diffusion.

    The map shows how in many areas of the former French empire the language persists despite the independence of former colonies.

    The map shows how French civil servants established schools in many parts of the French colonial empire.

    The map shows how people’s love of French food has facilitated the spread of the French language to many parts of the world.

  • Q14

    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Hinduism? 

    It uses human and animal images in its sacred spaces.

    Pilgrims bathe in holy rivers.

    Religious functions most likely take place at home within the family.

    It is a universalizing religion. 

    Sacred places are established by tradition.

  • Q15

    A pilgrim to Varanasi (Benares) in India is most likely to be a







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