AP Human Geography : Composition

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Human Geography

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Composition

In 2014, which of the following countries had the largest Muslim population?

Possible Answers:

Iran

Saudi Arabia

China

India

Indonesia

Correct answer:

Indonesia

Explanation:

In 2014, Indonesia had the largest Muslim population in the world. With more than 200,000 Muslims residing there, Indonesia was home to more than twelve percent of the world's Muslim population at the time.

Example Question #23 : Geographical Analysis Of Population

In 2013, which of the following countries was the birth place of the largest share of the United States of America's foreign-born immigrant population?

Possible Answers:

India

China

Canada

Mexico

Vietnam

Correct answer:

Mexico

Explanation:

In 2013, Mexico was the birthplace of the largest share of the United States of America's foreign born immigrant population, accounting for almost one-fourth of America's total foreign-born population.

Example Question #2 : Composition

Which of the following would create a population pyramid in which the age 20 to 30 demographic range was much larger than any of the other demographic ranges?

Possible Answers:

A retirement community

A population with a high birth rate

A college town

A population with a low birth rate

A population with a birth rate that had radically declined in the past two years

Correct answer:

A college town

Explanation:

This population pyramid would portrays the population of a college town. The large population within the 20 to 30 population group shows the presence of a university. A retirement community would have almost no one under the age of 55. Populations with high birth rates have pyramids with large bases, while populations with low birth rates are shaped like rectangles.

Example Question #25 : Geographical Analysis Of Population

What would the population pyramid for a college town look like?

Possible Answers:

A triangle with its point facing up

None of these answers accurately describe the makeup of a college town.

Mostly homogenous/even like a rectangle

A larger than average distribution of males and females around the age of 20

A triangle with its point pointing down

Correct answer:

A larger than average distribution of males and females around the age of 20

Explanation:

College towns have a higher population of males and females around the age of 20. There will be other age groups living in the town, but most of its population will be centered around that age. 

Example Question #3 : Composition

How often does the U.S. government conduct a national census?

Possible Answers:

Every 5 years

Every 100 years

Every 25 years

Annually

Biannually

Correct answer:

Every 5 years

Explanation:

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census every 5 years, in years ending in "2" and "7." This census, authorized by Title 13 in the U.S. Code, requires participation of all state and local governments in the United States. The first national census occurred in 1957.

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