GED Social Studies : Regional and Border Concepts

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GED Social Studies

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Human Populations And Cultures

What is the name given to the forced dispersal of a people or a nation from their homeland to live among other societies?

Possible Answers:

Assimilation

Hegemony

Immigration

Diaspora

Emigration

Correct answer:

Diaspora

Explanation:

The term, "diaspora," is used to describe a group of people, or a nation, who have been evicted from their homeland and forced to live among other societies. In recent history this has been used to describe the community of Jewish people who lived in various European societies throughout much of history.  

Example Question #2 : Human Populations And Cultures

The Amazon rainforest, in Brazil, is found on which continent?

Possible Answers:

North America

Africa

Central America

Europe

South America

Correct answer:

South America

Explanation:

The Amazon rainforest, and the Amazon River, are both found in Brazil, which is a country in South America. Central America is not a continent..

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