For example, you probably know that political patterns have been developed according to cultural practices. Political establishments differ in culture, religion, race and gender. Cultural practices also relate to the spatial organization of social organizations. Geography is intimately connected to the study of political patterns because political boundaries are cultural boundaries. So it stands to reason that the study of cultural practices will directly and indirectly affect the study of political patterns and the nature of the geography exam.
The second type of question that often comes up on the geography exam is the one concerning the relationship between political institutions and environmental quality. There are many who argue that political institutions are the key drivers behind the quality of the environment and that differences in political organization are the cause of differences in the quality of the environment. If this is true, then it follows that the strength of any political institution is a measure of its ability to control the environment in which it exists. A weak institution is one that is weaker than its neighbors; an establishment that controls too much land and water is bound to be poor by the standards set by the World Bank.
Another type of question that frequently appears on the geography exam is one concerning international trade. International trade is not only a part of the global economy; it is also an economic activity that affects the country’s overall development. This means that the same political questions that concern the nation-state also affect the makeup of its international relations. For example, a strong nation is likely to control its domestic markets better than a nation with a weaker economic status. That is why a multiple-choice question about the difference between open and closed markets usually appears on the human geography exam. In this type of free-response question, it is up to the student to decide whether the institution in question is doing a good job of opening up the domestic market and leaving it open or closed.
The third type of question that most appear on a human geography exam is the one concerning the use of historical cartography and/or statistical cartography. These two types of cartography refer to different interpretations of the physical facts that provide the basis for understanding political relationships and the effects these relations have on the environment. One of the most common errors made during the application of statistical cartography is the calculation of statistical maps that are used to determine national boundaries. Students who know a bit about the statistical methods commonly used in cartography will be able to understand this type of question fairly easily. Otherwise, it may require the assistance of an advanced cartographer.
Geography is one of the most important aspects of the human geography exam. Students will be required to choose the world regions where they believe the greatest concentration of human population is likely to occur. Each of the four world regions will be accompanied by a multiple-choice question, which asks the student to select the world region in which they think there will be the greatest concentration of population. In some examinations, students are also asked to select the world region where they believe the highest concentrations of natural resources will likely be found. These types of questions will be especially difficult for students who lack knowledge about the physical characteristics of the world. In cases where a student makes a correct selection but does not correctly correlate this selection with the location where they believe there will be the greatest human population, they will fail.
Students will need to complete a multiple-choice section before moving on to the free-response questions. The multiple-choice section asks students to match a given word or set of words to a picture. In this section, students are not allowed to use logic when making their selections; they are only able to match the correct word with the correct picture. Logic can be used in the free-response section, however. In this section, students are permitted to make a selection without providing a reason, and the picture or location that they select will be used as their reason for their selection.
Geography has many similarities with economic development patterns. Both form part of the discipline of anthropology and are related to the study of race and ethnicity. The relationship between human geography and economic development has been well studied, and a number of theories have been developed over time. Economic development theories attempt to explain the relationships between human populations and the types of land use patterns that are seen in the world. One of these theories, developmental land use patterns theory, links development patterns in the world along ethnic and/or racial lines, and these patterns affect how people from different parts of the world choose to develop their economies.