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1

What is Culture?

Society's total "way of life" including all of it's traditions (customs or usages passed from 1 generation to the next) and institutions (formal organizations).

2

How many culture regions are in the world?

Eight:
Africa, Asia, Central Eurasia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Oceania

3

Why is language the foundation of culture?

Language is the primary instrument for transmitting culture.

4

What is a language family?

Groups of languages that share many common characteristics.

5

Which language family has the most speakers?

Indo-European - 1/2 of world's population.

6

What is basic the difference between eastern and western institutions?

Eastern institutions value the group and western value the individual.

7

What is a nuclear family?

A man his wife and children.

8

What is extended family?

The nuclear family plus grandparents uncles aunts and cousins.

9

What are the five largest religious groups?

Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Chinese Traditional, and Buddhism.

10

Name the two common types of political boundaries.

Natural and geometric boudaries.

11

What two statistics are used to compute the rate of natural increase of a population?

The crude birth and death rate.

12

What are the main reasons for increases in life expectancy?

Advances in technology and medicine.

13

Why have rural populations decreased in most developed countries?

There has been more opportunities in the cities.

14

What is a government's basic responsibility?

To preserve order and protect its citizens.

15

Where does an absolute monarch obtain his authority? A dictator? A President?

An absolute monarch obtains his power by birth, a dictator usually by force,and a president by election.

16

What is the main difference between a pure democracy and a representative democracy?

In a pure democracy the citizens vote on every thing and in a representative democracy a group makes the decisions for the people.

17

Is it possible for a dictatorship to have a democratic form of government?

No.

18

What is best measurement of the military strength of a nation?

Military expenditures.

19

The five members of UN Security Council with the most world influence.

The US, United Kingdom, France, China, and Russia.

20

The most successful military alliance in history?

It was the NATO.

21

How can 5 members of the UN Security council control the policies of the UN?

They are the permanent members of the Security Council.

22

Why has world's population increased since 1650?

Advances in technology and medicine.

23

Why is physiological density important?

It shows how hard it is to feed a nation.

24

What country has the largest area? The largest population?

Russia. China.

25

What type of government do most communist countries have?

Totalitarian government.

26

What type of government does the US have?

The US has a Democracy.