AP Human Geography : Ethnicity, Economy, & Gender in Political Systems

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Human Geography

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Ethnicity, Economy, & Gender In Political Systems

Apartheid occurred in __________.

Possible Answers:

India

The United States of America

Egypt

South Africa 

Colombia

Correct answer:

South Africa 

Explanation:

Apartheid was an official government policy of South Africa for much of the twentieth century. It was based on the belief that there is an inherent difference between the races and that people of different ethnicities should be prevented from working and living together by rules and regulations.

Example Question #2 : Ethnicity, Economy, & Gender In Political Systems

Which of these best describes apartheid?

Possible Answers:

A government policy designed to accelerate the growth of equality in a state by providing institutional advantages to previously marginalized groups

A government policy designed to accelerate birth rates by providing incentives to young mothers

A government policy designed to enforce racial segregation

A government policy designed to decelerate birth rates by providing incentives to families to have fewer than two children

A government policy designed to enforce racial and sexual equality

Correct answer:

A government policy designed to enforce racial segregation

Explanation:

Apartheid was a social policy enforced by the South African government for much of the twentieth century, between its independence and the end of apartheid in 1990. It was a policy designed to enforce racial segregation—to keep black people and white people from interacting in daily life.

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