AP Human Geography : Access to Food Stores

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Human Geography

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Access To Food Stores

A key problem poorer inner-city neighborhoods in America face due to their geographical position is __________.

Possible Answers:

lower-density housing

a lack of quality food options

close proximity to major utilities

easy access to public transportation

lack of political representation

Correct answer:

a lack of quality food options

Explanation:

In major American cities, poor urban areas suffer from a variety of problems due to a few specific realities of their geographic locations. Poor inner-city neighborhoods are usually much more densely populated than their wealthier counterparts, but with fewer amenities due to their worse infrastructure. One of the best examples of the problems produced by these issues is the lack of quality food options from high-end grocers, farmers' markets, or specialty stores.

Example Question #2 : Access To Food Stores

Finding a coffee shop and a sandwich shop next door to one another is an example of __________

Possible Answers:

deglomeration

purchasing-power parity

agglomeration

cash crops

an export-processing zone

Correct answer:

agglomeration

Explanation:

Agglomeration is a real-world marketing ploy in which establishments are located close to one another to help convince like-minded consumers who may walk out of one establishment and want to go to another. For example, coffee shops and sandwich shops tend to be located close to one another with the idea that customers may leave the coffee shop and want a sandwich, or vice versa. 

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