Environmental Determinism: Definition, Examples & Theory


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Which of the following is NOT true about environmental determinism?

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1. Which of the following BEST describes environmental determinism?

2. What is one of the traits that developed in the Inuit culture due to their environment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will go over important information about the definition and characteristics of environmental determinism. The quiz questions will help you with the key points to look for during the lesson. Some key points found in the quiz include the essential components of environmental determinism and the history of the theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • What is not true about environmental determinism
  • The best description of environmental determinism
  • One trait that developed in the Inuit culture due to its environment
  • Why environmental determinism was abandoned in the United States
  • Examples of environmental determinism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the key points and the history of environmental determinism theory
  • Making connections - make sure you can understand connections between cultures and their environments
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of specific environments and environmental limitations to understanding the cultures that exist in those environments

Additional Learning

To learn more about the relationship between cultures and environment, review the corresponding lesson on Environmental Determinism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Definition of environmental determinism
  • History of the theory
  • How environmental limitations affect cultures