Global Change - Globalisation And Technology

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Global Change - Globalisation And Technology - Quiz

This quiz will test information based on the NSW Stage 4 Geography Syllabus topic of Global Change. In particular the focus is on Globalisation and Changes in Technology. &nbs p;



Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    TNC stands for:

    • A.

      Tri National Companies

    • B.

      Transnational Corporations

    • C.

      Trading Nations Corporations

    Correct Answer
    B. Transnational Corporations
    Explanation
    TNC stands for Transnational Corporations. Transnational Corporations are companies that operate in multiple countries, with headquarters in one country and branches or subsidiaries in others. These corporations have a global presence and engage in international trade, investment, and production. They play a significant role in the global economy, contributing to economic growth, job creation, and technology transfer. Transnational Corporations often have a complex organizational structure and operate in various industries such as manufacturing, finance, and services.

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  • 2. 

    Who wins as a result of globalisation? (More than one answer).

    • A.

      TNCs

    • B.

      People that live in poor countries

    • C.

      People that use the products

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. TNCs
    C. People that use the products
    Explanation
    As a result of globalization, TNCs (Transnational Corporations) benefit greatly. They are able to expand their operations globally, access new markets, and increase their profits. Additionally, people who use the products also benefit from globalization as they have access to a wider range of goods and services from different parts of the world. However, it is important to note that the statement does not mention the specific benefits for people living in poor countries, so it cannot be definitively stated that they are winners of globalization.

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  • 3. 

    What does the below image represent? Choose the most correct answer.

    • A.

      Worldwide companies are like trees with growing roots

    • B.

      Worldwide companies are expanding throughout all the countries in the world

    • C.

      Large companies have control over the countries in the world

    Correct Answer
    B. Worldwide companies are expanding throughout all the countries in the world
    Explanation
    The image represents the idea that worldwide companies are expanding throughout all the countries in the world. This can be inferred from the image showing multiple trees with roots spreading across the globe, symbolizing the global reach and expansion of these companies.

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  • 4. 

    Globalisation is the:

    • A.

      Increasing connections throughout the world

    • B.

      Increasing integration of people and money worldwide

    • C.

      Increase in global connections between people

    Correct Answer
    B. Increasing integration of people and money worldwide
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "increasing integration of people and money worldwide." This answer accurately captures the concept of globalization, which refers to the growing interconnectedness and interdependence of countries and their economies. It highlights the integration of people and money on a global scale, reflecting the increasing movement of goods, services, capital, and people across borders. This integration is facilitated by advancements in technology, transportation, and communication, leading to a more interconnected and interdependent global economy.

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  • 5. 

    Improvements in transport has resulted in (there is more than one correct answer):

    • A.

      Quicker trade between countries

    • B.

      Faster travel between countries

    • C.

      Improved relations between countries

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Quicker trade between countries
    B. Faster travel between countries
    Explanation
    The improvements in transport have led to faster trade between countries because it allows for quicker movement of goods and services across borders. Additionally, faster travel between countries is made possible by these advancements in transport, as it enables people to reach their destinations more quickly and efficiently.

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  • 6. 

    Facebook is an example of: (choose the most correct answer related to the topic of globalisation)

    • A.

      A way for people to communicate

    • B.

      Improvement in communications technology

    • C.

      A distraction for people working in TNCs

    Correct Answer
    B. Improvement in communications technology
    Explanation
    Facebook is an example of improvement in communications technology because it has revolutionized the way people communicate and connect with each other on a global scale. Through its platform, individuals can easily share information, exchange messages, and engage in real-time interactions with friends, family, and even strangers from different parts of the world. Facebook has played a significant role in breaking down barriers of distance and time, enabling people to communicate and stay connected regardless of their geographical location. It has greatly enhanced the efficiency and reach of communication, making it a prime example of the advancements in communications technology brought about by globalization.

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  • 7. 

    Globalisation increases the distance throughout the world.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Globalisation does not increase the physical distance throughout the world. In fact, it has the opposite effect by reducing barriers to communication, transportation, and trade, making the world more interconnected and accessible. Globalisation promotes the exchange of ideas, goods, and services across borders, leading to increased integration and interconnectedness among nations.

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  • 8. 

    The main force behind globalisation is:

    • A.

      Changing technology

    • B.

      Faster internet connections

    • C.

      Worldwide companies

    Correct Answer
    A. Changing technology
    Explanation
    Changing technology is the main force behind globalization because it has revolutionized communication and transportation, making it easier for people, ideas, and goods to travel across borders. Technological advancements have led to faster internet connections, allowing for the seamless exchange of information and the growth of online businesses. Additionally, technology has enabled worldwide companies to expand their operations globally and establish a presence in different countries. These factors have greatly facilitated the integration of economies and cultures, leading to the phenomenon of globalization.

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  • 9. 

    The development of the fibre optic cable has:

    • A.

      Sends out small amounts of information at a fast speed

    • B.

      Sends out large amounts of information at a slow speed

    • C.

      Sends out large amounts of information at a fast speed

    Correct Answer
    C. Sends out large amounts of information at a fast speed
    Explanation
    The development of the fiber optic cable allows for the transmission of large amounts of information at a fast speed. Fiber optic cables use light signals to transmit data, which can travel at extremely high speeds. This allows for the efficient and rapid transfer of large volumes of information, making fiber optic cables a crucial component in modern communication networks.

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  • 10. 

    In Australia significant developments in digital technology have been introduced in (more than one answer):

    • A.

      Televisions

    • B.

      Radios

    • C.

      Computers

    • D.

      GPS

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Televisions
    B. Radios
    Explanation
    Significant developments in digital technology have been introduced in Australia in the form of televisions and radios. These advancements have revolutionized the entertainment industry by providing better picture and sound quality, as well as a wider range of channels and programming options. Digital televisions and radios offer enhanced features such as high-definition resolution, digital audio, and interactive capabilities. These advancements have greatly improved the overall viewing and listening experience for consumers in Australia.

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  • 11. 

    The number of internet users in the world:

    • A.

      Has increased at a fast rate

    • B.

      Has increased, although has now started decreasing

    • C.

      Has increased at a slow rate

    Correct Answer
    A. Has increased at a fast rate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has increased at a fast rate." This is because the question is asking about the trend of the number of internet users in the world. The answer indicates that the number of internet users has been increasing rapidly over time.

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  • 12. 

    Who benefits from information and communication technologies?

    • A.

      People in developed countries (e.g. rich countries)

    • B.

      People in developing countries (e.g. poor countries)

    Correct Answer
    A. People in developed countries (e.g. rich countries)
    Explanation
    People in developed countries benefit from information and communication technologies because they have better access to technology infrastructure, higher literacy rates, and more resources to invest in technology. This allows them to take advantage of the opportunities provided by information and communication technologies, such as improved communication, access to information, and economic development. On the other hand, people in developing countries may have limited access to technology and face challenges such as lack of infrastructure, low literacy rates, and limited resources, which hinders their ability to fully benefit from information and communication technologies.

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