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Test Bank Human Geography 1st Edition by Jon Malinowski

Chapter 04

Geography of Health and Disease

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Health and geography
A. are closely related considering geographers deal with environment and culture.
B. have little in common and are rarely viewed together.
C. do not mix because such things should be left to health care professionals.
D. are as different as oil and water since health has no geographic implications.


Bloom’s Level: Remember
Section: 4A
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

2. Which of the following is not an example of an environmental influence that could affect health?
A. Swampy areas with many mosquitoes that transmit disease.
B. A person’s bad knees from playing football excessively.
C. Sailors getting scurvy in times of exploration due to lack of vitamin C.
D. River blindness cause by drinking parasite-infected water.


Bloom’s Level: Apply
Section: 4A
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

3. Love canal
A. affected residents who found out their neighborhood was a toxic waste dump.
B. spurred the diffusion of aids as a place for homosexual activity.
C. was an agricultural experiment in genetically engineered corn seed.
D. has one of Europe’s highest rates of cancer.

Bloom’s Level: Remember
Figure: 4A.01
Section: 4A
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

4. The practice of polygyny in parts of Africa is important because
A. many animals might be affected by the polygyny worm.
B. its association with Love Canal’s syndrome is undeniable.
C. HIV/AIDS can be transmitted to women and then to many children.
D. cattle can be readily infected, and so can milk and dairy products.


Bloom’s Level: Analyze
Section: 4A
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

5. It is unlikely that the deadly Ebola virus will be broadly diffused because
A. it kills rural African people within two weeks before they can migrate far.
B. it kills mosquitoes within hours of infection so the disease is contained locally.
C. it mutates so quickly that wide dispersal is unlikely.
D. it is a virus that is generally unsociable and affected only by insults.

Bloom’s Level: Analyze
Section: 4A
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

6. Continued climate change could
A. cause more tainted food and drink, increasing disease.
B. cause more types of diseases to be dispersed through populations.
C. cause an excess of smallpox and sleeping sickness.
D. cause more genetically transmitted diseases.

Bloom’s Level: Apply
Figure: 4A.02
Section: 4A
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

7. Examining the map of SARS the most likely reason Africa was not affected is
A. people there are generally immune because of genetics related to race.
B. that parasitic diseases take precedence and wipe out SARS.
C. that African people are very healthy and thus resist the disease.
D. not as many people travel to Africa and internal migration is limited.

Bloom’s Level: Analyze
Figure: 4A.03
Section: 4A
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

8. The main lesson learned from polio might be
A. unclean health habits lead to more disease.
B. parasites might infect us at any time regardless of economic status.
C. sometimes improvements in lifestyle increase susceptibility to certain diseases.
D. one can never be too cautious in disease prevention.

Bloom’s Level: Remember
Figure: 4B.01
Section: 4B
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

9. Regarding polio-having better sanitation and smaller families led to
A. less contact with the disease, thus a lack of development of disease immunity.
B. more contact among fewer siblings giving the virus more time to develop stronger among fewer people.
C. greater chances of physical transfer of disease from parent to child.
D. the unlikely transmission of disease from wood in new suburban homes.

Bloom’s Level: Remember
Figure: 4B.01
Section: 4B
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

10. Which is the best example of a physical insult (or stimuli)?
A. A mosquito transmitting west Nile virus.
B. Falling out of a tree while trimming.
C. Getting HIV from a used needle.
D. Suffering depression at Christmastime.

Bloom’s Level: Apply
Section: 4B
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

11. The triangle of human ecology revolves around three main elements which are
A. love, well-being, and life expectancy.
B. geography, history, and social interaction.
C. despondence, depression, and the black plague.
D. population, behavior, and habitat.


Bloom’s Level: Remember
Figure: 4B.02
Section: 4B
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

12. Population can affect disease in the sense that
A. older European populations get diseases not often found in Africa.
B. people living in swampy mosquito areas may be prone to particular sicknesses.
C. one riding in a car to work may be healthier than the person walking in open air.
D. if you crash while riding your motorcycle your wounds will likely get infected.

Bloom’s Level: Apply
Section: 4B
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

13. The belief that a man can be cured of HIV by having sex with a virgin woman is an example of which factor in the triangle of human ecology?
A. population.
B. habitat.
C. urbanity.
D. behavior.

Bloom’s Level: Evaluate
Section: 4B
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

14. Dr. John Snow was able to isolate the reason for the diffusion of cholera by
A. watching bats and pigs interact.
B. mapping diseases incidences and clusters.
C. observing how mosquitoes move through the urban environment.
D. seeing how zombies transmit brain stem virus on the streets.

Bloom’s Level: Evaluate
Figure: 4C.01
Section: 4C
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

15. A disease that is always present in some form is
A. pandemic.
B. epidemic.
C. endemic.
D. bulimic.

Bloom’s Level: Remember
Section: 4C
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

16. Which is the best example of a pandemic?
A. isolated cases of kidney stones.
B. a local outbreak of Lyme disease.
C. malaria in Somalia and Somaliland.
D. HIV/AIDS being diffused throughout the world.

Bloom’s Level: Apply
Section: 4C
Topic: Health and Disease
Type: Multiple Choice

17. The red coloring on the map of swine flu
A. is a medium value when it perceptually makes the flu appear prevalent in Africa.
B. stands out much more than the higher values shown in blue.
C. makes Africa appear more infected than it really is.
D. all of the above.

Bloom’s Level: Evaluate
Figure: 4C.02
Section: 4C
Topic: Maps and Mapping Techniques
Type: Multiple Choice

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