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  • 1. 
    Describe the American Manufacturing Belt.  When and how did this region develop? What impact has post-Fordism and deindustrialization had on this region?
  • 2. 
    The tertiary sector of economic activity is often broken down into three categories. Identify the categories.  How is this tied to deindustrialization?  What was the relation between the rise of these tertiary activities and the explosion of high-technology usages in the past couple of decades?
  • 3. 
    The first ¢ower source of the Industri"l Revolution w"s ________________
    • A. 

      Foot pedals and running water.

    • B. 

      Steam engines.

    • C. 

      Electricity.

    • D. 

      Windmills.

  • 4. 
    Engl"nd not only held " ¡ono¢oly over ¢roducts th"t were in world de¡"nd "t the beginning of the Industri"l Revolution, but "lso " ¡ono¢oly on ____________
    • A. 

      International transportation. international transportation. international transportation. international transportation. international transportation. international transportation.

    • B. 

      The sources of raw materials.

    • C. 

      The skill necessary to make the machines that manufactured the products.

    • D. 

      All available labor.

  • 5. 
    Industry diffusing to Western Euro¢e involved, "s in Brit"in, the loc"tion"l criteri": co"lfields, w"ter co¡¡unic"tion, "nd ____________
    • A. 

      Iron ore.

    • B. 

      Markets.

    • C. 

      Labor.

    • D. 

      Ports.

  • 6. 
    Which of the four cl"ssific"tions of industry ¡ust loc"te where the resources "re found?
    • A. 

      Secondary

    • B. 

      Tertiary

    • C. 

      Primary

    • D. 

      Quaternary

  • 7. 
    The incre"se in ti¡e "nd cost with dist"nce is referred to "s ________________
    • A. 

      Production costs.

    • B. 

      Distribution costs.

    • C. 

      Friction of distance.

    • D. 

      Distance decay.

  • 8. 
    The zone of ¢rob"bility for " business is ¡"rked by:
    • A. 

      Low income and low cost.

    • B. 

      Low income and high cost.

    • C. 

      High income and low cost.

    • D. 

      High income and high cost.

  • 9. 
    When Alfred Weber ¢ublished his book Theory of the Loc"tion of Industries (1909), wh"t did he select "s the critic"l deter¡in"nt of region"l industri"l loc"tion?
    • A. 

      Availability of labor

    • B. 

      Nearby markets

    • C. 

      Costs of labor

    • D. 

      Transportation costs

  • 10. 
    If a substantial number of enterprises all develop in, or move to, the same area the factor is called _______________
    • A. 

      Cluster.

    • B. 

      Focus.

    • C. 

      Agglomeration.

    • D. 

      Intensity.

  • 11. 
    Hotelling's location analysis emphasized the role of _______________
    • A. 

      Locational interdependence.

    • B. 

      Raw materials.

    • C. 

      Labor.

    • D. 

      Markets.

  • 12. 
    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. 

      population

    • B. 

      Coalfields

    • C. 

      Major ports

    • D. 

      The trend of the drainage system

  • 13. 
     In the United States, most interstate oil pipelines originate:
    • A. 

      In Pennsylvania.

    • B. 

      In New Mexico.

    • C. 

      Along the Gulf of Mexico in Texas and Louisiana.

    • D. 

      In the Appalachian Mountains.

  • 14. 
    Manufacturing in North America began in _____ as early as late colonial times.
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Boston

    • C. 

      Philadelphia

    • D. 

      New England

  • 15. 
    Raw materials play an important role in industrial location.  In the northeastern United States, what is the orientation of this industry?
    • A. 

      In the mountains where the iron ore is located

    • B. 

      in the interior for good rail connections

    • C. 

      Along major rivers for a water supply

    • D. 

      Along the coast to facilitate imports of iron ore

  • 16. 
    New York City, like other large urban centers with great ports, is called a break of bulk location because ____________
    • A. 

      Plentiful labor is available to unload massive cargo ships.

    • B. 

      Markets are readily available for shipped goods.

    • C. 

      Large dock warehouses are available where goods can be stored large dock warehouses are available where goods can be stored until sold

    • D. 

      Transported cargo can be transferred from one kind of carrier to another.

  • 17. 
    In which major world manufacturing country does industry not lie near sources of raw material?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      The United States

  • 18. 
    Mass production of standardized goods using assembly line techniques is referred to as: ____________
    • A. 

      Fordist.

    • B. 

      Manufacturing.

    • C. 

      Global production.

    • D. 

      Mass production.

  • 19. 
    Fast, flexible production of small lots with outsourcing around the world is referred to as: ____________
    • A. 

      Fordist.

    • B. 

      Post-Fordist.

    • C. 

      Socialist.

    • D. 

      Colonial production.

  • 20. 
    The type of manufacturing that is more likely to be located in peripheral countries is ____________
    • A. 

      Technical design.

    • B. 

      Labor-intensive.

    • C. 

      Low-labor needs.

    • D. 

      High-tech.

  • 21. 
    Current amounts of goods and resources moving in the global system would be impossible without the invention of _____________
    • A. 

      Aircraft.

    • B. 

      Container systems.

    • C. 

      Bulk cargo ships.

    • D. 

      Railroads.

  • 22. 
    Which country is almost completely dependent upon imported oil/natural gas?
    • A. 

      Netherlands

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 23. 
    Between 1940 and the early 1960s, China's industrial growth was aided by ______________
    • A. 

      Soviet planners.

    • B. 

      The location of raw materials.

    • C. 

      Improved transportation.

    • D. 

      The distribution of the work force.

  • 24. 
    Service industries are commonly referred to as _____ industries.
    • A. 

      Tertiary

    • B. 

      Secondary

    • C. 

      Quaternary

    • D. 

      Quinary

  • 25. 
    People working in the ___________ sector of economic activity tend to have high levels of specialized knowledge or technical skills.
    • A. 

      Quaternary

    • B. 

      Tertiary

    • C. 

      Secondary

    • D. 

      Primary

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