Geography 171 - test 1 review

Understood in relation to political ecology theories

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understood in relation to political ecology ; theories of the domestication of plants and animals; origins and diffusion of agriculture; the crucial importance of “the surplus” to society; types of agriculture (subsistence and its forms; patterns or models of commercial agriculture; intensive and extensive agriculture); the von Thunen model; successive agricultural revolutions (industrialization; Green Revolution; Blue Revolution; Slow Food, etc.); understanding agriculture as a “Agro-Food System.” See over for sample questions Sample multiple choice questions 1. A vernacular or perceptual region is a region defined by: a. A shared, common trait (like language: e.g. Francophone Canada)
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b. A perception by either insiders or outsides of a coherent area based on stereotypes, informal understanding of space, or affiliations (e.g. “Appalachia”) c. A node or center through which processes are organized, as with a county and its courthouse (e.g. Onondaga County) d. All of the above e. None of the above 2. In “The Morphology of Nature,” Carl Sauer argued that: a. Nature determines culture b. Nature is external, not universal c. Culture works on nature to produce a cultural landscape d. Both a. & b.
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