Do You Know All This About Economy And Geography?

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Economics is a social science concerned with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth. Take this quiz to know more about both fields.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a primary industrial region of the world today?
    • A. 

      South Asia

    • B. 

      Eastern Asia

    • C. 

      Western and Central Europe

    • D. 

      Russia and the Ukraine

    • E. 

      Eastern North America

  • 2. 
    Which country possesses the greatest natural gas reserves?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Brazil

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      Russia

    • E. 

      India

  • 3. 
    Twenty thousand nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Bangladesh constitute what can be called ___________
    • A. 

      Development islands.

    • B. 

      A parallel state.

    • C. 

      Subversive zones.

    • D. 

      Colonial enclaves.

  • 4. 
    A large component of survival in countries with low per capita GNP is___________
    • A. 

      The informal economy.

    • B. 

      Foreign aid.

    • C. 

      Tourism.

    • D. 

      The sale of resources.

  • 5. 
    In peripheral countries it is not unusual for hotels in tourist areas to be owned by _________________
    • A. 

      Local owner operators.

    • B. 

      Worker's cooperatives.

    • C. 

      Multinational corporations.

    • D. 

      Local or regional governments.

  • 6. 
    The transfer of an automobile from a train to a truck at a distribution point is a good example of a(n) 
    • A. 

      Outsourcing

    • B. 

      Break-of-bulk point

    • C. 

      Gross national product

    • D. 

      Growth pole

    • E. 

      Carrier efficiency

  • 7. 
    Which of the following correctly identifies a theorist with his theory?
    • A. 

      Harold Hotelling/ locational interdependence theory

    • B. 

      Alfred Weber/ variable revenue analysis theory

    • C. 

      Immanuel Wallerstein/ modernization theory

    • D. 

      Von Thuen/ space-time compression theory

    • E. 

      W.W. Rostow/ capitalist world economy theory

  • 8. 
    Company A orders 1,000 pounds of sugar at a cost of $1 per pound. Company B purchases 500 pounds of sugar at $2 per pound. This is an example of what concept? 
    • A. 

      Variable costs

    • B. 

      Agglomeration

    • C. 

      Fixed costs

    • D. 

      Carrier efficiency

    • E. 

      Substitution principle

  • 9. 
    Establishment of government quotas on imports (e.g. cotton shirts or steel) to the U.S. has led to _______________
    • A. 

      A collapse of the U.S. market for shirts.

    • B. 

      A decrease in Chinese shirt production.

    • C. 

      A shifting of production form country to country in the periphery and semi-periphery.

    • D. 

      An increase in Chinese wages.

  • 10. 
    Which of the four classifications of industry must locate where the resources are found?
    • A. 

      Tertiary

    • B. 

      Secondary

    • C. 

      Primary

    • D. 

      Quaternary

  • 11. 
    _______ give loans to poor people, preferably women, to encourage development of small businesses. 
    • A. 

      NGOs

    • B. 

      Structural adjustment loans

    • C. 

      Micro credit programs

    • D. 

      Maquiladoras

  • 12. 
    Which of the following countries is not one of the Four Asian Tigers? 
    • A. 

      Singapore

    • B. 

      Vietnam

    • C. 

      Taiwan

    • D. 

      Hong Kong

    • E. 

      South Korea

  • 13. 
    The UN developed which statistic as a measure of development in the 1970s to try to quantify economic development? 
    • A. 

      Dependence theory

    • B. 

      Technology gap

    • C. 

      Purchasing power parity

    • D. 

      Physical Quality of Life Index

    • E. 

      Human Development Indes

  • 14. 
    In 2005, China, Japan, the United States, Russia, and South Korea were the five top producers of ________
    • A. 

      Steel.

    • B. 

      Coal.

    • C. 

      Airplanes.

    • D. 

      Titanium.

  • 15. 
    Alfred Weber identified three factors that determine the location of industries: transportation, labor costs and 
    • A. 

      Agglomeration

    • B. 

      Site factors

    • C. 

      Sustainable development

    • D. 

      Space-time compression

    • E. 

      Location of competitors

  • 16. 
    Economic development in some African states (e.g. Malawi and Zimbabwe) is hampered by _____________
    • A. 

      Drought.

    • B. 

      Drop in the price of oil.

    • C. 

      Corrupt governments.

    • D. 

      Religions intolerance.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following lists Rostowe's development in order? 
    • A. 

      Traditional society, preconditions for takeoff, drive to maturity, takeoff age of mass consumption

    • B. 

      Traditional society, takeoff, preconditions for takeoff, age of mass consumption, drive to maturity

    • C. 

      Traditional society, preconditions for takeoff, takeoff, drive to maturity, age of mass consumption

    • D. 

      Preconditions for takeoff, takeoff, traditional society, drive to maturity, age of mass consumption

    • E. 

      Drive to maturity, traditional society, takeoff, preconditions for takeoff, age of mass consumption

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is a measure of social, rather than economic development of a country?
    • A. 

      Worker productivity

    • B. 

      Literacy rates

    • C. 

      Access to raw materials

    • D. 

      Gross Domestic Product

    • E. 

      Availability of consumer goods

  • 19. 
    The increase in time and cost with distance is referred to as _____________
    • A. 

      Distribution costs.

    • B. 

      Production costs.

    • C. 

      Friction of distance.

    • D. 

      Distance decay.

  • 20. 
    The principal structuralist alternative to Rostow's model of economic development is known as __________
    • A. 

      Dependency theory.

    • B. 

      The "takeoff" model.

    • C. 

      The liberal model.

    • D. 

      The modernization model.

  • 21. 
    Which organization is headed by a U.S. citizen, is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and is charged with combating poverty in peripheral countries? 
    • A. 

      Washington Federal Savings and Loan

    • B. 

      United Nations

    • C. 

      World Bank

    • D. 

      IMF

  • 22. 
    The country with the largest oil reserves in the world is
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Kuwait

    • C. 

      Saudi Arabia

    • D. 

      United States

    • E. 

      Russia

  • 23. 
    Mexico has established export processing zones with special tax, trade and regulatory arrangements for foreign firms. This phenomena is referred to as _____________
    • A. 

      Haciendas.

    • B. 

      NAFTA zones.

    • C. 

      Maquiladoras.

    • D. 

      Border cities.

  • 24. 
    According to the Core-Periphery Model of economic development, all of the following are peripheral areas of Europe EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Portugal

    • B. 

      Southern Italy

    • C. 

      Greece

    • D. 

      Ukraine

    • E. 

      Southeastern England

  • 25. 
    Industrialization occurred along an axis from Northern France through North-Central Germany to Czech Republic and South Poland. This axis correlates with ___________ as a locational factor. 
    • A. 

      Coalfields

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Major ports

    • D. 

      The trend of the drainage system

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