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Introduction to Geography 14th Edition by Arthur Getis – Test Bank

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Introduction to Geography 14th Edition by Arthur Getis – Test Bank

Chapter 10
Economic Geography: Manufacturing and Services

Multiple Choice Questions

1. A characteristic of modern economic growth is
A. That the importance of agriculture as an employer of labor increases.
B. Subsistence societies bypass secondary-stage processing and move to tertiary activities.
C. Secondary activities are replaced by service activities.
D. Service activities are replaced by secondary activities.

Bloom’s Level: 1. Remember
Section: 10.05

2. Which is not one of the three primary expenses to be minimized in Weber’s least-cost theory for industrial location decisions?
A. agglomeration costs
B. advertising costs
C. transport costs
D. labor costs

Bloom’s Level: 1. Remember
Section: 10.05

3. Three dominating characteristics of market-based economic systems are
A. urbanization, production equilibrium, and monetary exchange.
B. comparative advantage, market equilibrium, and inelastic demand.
C. specialization, profit motivation, and interdependence.
D. profit equilibrium, market competition, and variable pricing.

Bloom’s Level: 1. Remember
Section: 10.01

4. In planned economies, the location of manufacturing
A. is relatively immobile compared to market economies.
B. may be determined by other than competitive market forces.
C. is determined by availability of labor and by regional comparative advantage.
D. need pay no attention to cost of inputs.

Bloom’s Level: 1. Remember
Section: 10.01

5. The totality of physical facilities and public services existing at a place are known as that locale’s
A. service framework.
B. operational medium.
C. infrastructure.
D. support base.

Bloom’s Level: 1. Remember
Section: 10.01

6. Secondary activities differ from tertiary activity in that
A. secondary activity is raw material oriented; tertiary industry is footloose.
B. secondary activities generate the highest percentage of total output in high income countries.
C. secondary industry is footloose; tertiary activity is locationally fixed.
D. secondary activity is ubiquitous; tertiary industry is market oriented.

Bloom’s Level: 2. Understand
Section: 10.05

7. Economies of agglomeration refer to
A. vertical integration of economic production.
B. clustering of firms to take advantage of shared infrastructure, services and skilled workers.
C. the spatial orientation tendencies of bulk-gaining secondary activities.
D. the comparative advantage of transnational corporations.

Bloom’s Level: 1. Remember
Section: 10.05

8. For the world as a whole at the end of the 20th century, “services”
A. represented over 60% of gross global product.
B. accounted for less than 50% of gross global product.
C. was declining in importance as less-developed countries became industrialized.
D. was overwhelmingly characterized by the “place utility” functions of wholesaling and retailing.


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