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Sample Questions for the Midterm Exam in GOG/GLO 225: Lecture Notes and readings Combined

▪ There may be some overlap between questions designated to each class ▪ Some questions may be repeated in exact or similar versions, either in the same of different sections ▪ Some of the questions below may come from material outside either the lectures or the classes; don’t worry, but make sure you can answer them ▪ If you want to test your self on these questions, un-bold the answers, but be sure to keep a copy of the list with answers ▪ These are not the questions for the exam, but they are similar and they cover topics that will on the exam

From Class #1
1. As described in the first lecture, in GOG/GLO 225 we shall be are looking at four dimensions of globalization. Which of the following is not one of these four? a. Economic
b. Cultural
c. Educational
d. Political

2. Which of the following is geographically part of the south, but in economic and globalization terms is usually considered to be part of the global ‘North’? a. Singapore
b. South Africa
c. Brazil
d. The Philippines

3. In this class what is being referred to in the following a definition: “a relatively new term used to describe economic, social, political, cultural, and environmental processes and interactions among peoples and nations around the world?” a. Neoliberalism

b. Egalitarianism
c. Capitalism
d. Globalization

4. Which German Chancellor’s name is associated with a map of the world that showed a line between the developed and the developing regions? a. Angela Merkel
b. Willie Brandt
c. Conrad Adenauer
d. Helmut Schmidt

5. In the old (“three worlds”) classification of the global economy which of the following countries would not have been counted as part of the “Second World?” a. China
b. Cuba
c. Indonesia
d. The USSR

6. The WMW textbook states that only one-eighth of recent papers in top Anglo-American Geography journals were directly concerned with the countries and conditions of the ___________________ . Fill in the blank with the best choice from below: a. Global South

b. Global North
c. Developed world
d. ‘First World’

7. Which of the following countries is usually considered to be part of the global ‘North?’ a. Mexico
b. Denmark
c. India
d. China

8. In their opening Chapter WMW note that one of the most common errors people commit is to speak about and represent life in the Global South as only being concerned with issues of _______________. They argue that looking at people and places only through categories of _______________ , can blind us to the richness and diversity inherent in the South. What is the term used here in both cases (from the list below)? a. Geography

b. Inequality
c. Spatiality
d. Development

9. In Chapter 1 WMW describe three common myths or untruths about globalization. Which of the following is not one of the three? a. Globalization does not really exist
b. Globalization is not a new process
c. Globalization does not mean that the world is becoming uniform d. Globalization is not a faceless, or predetermined, process

10. Attempts made anywhere in the world to try to turn back or reject the powerful forces of globalization are generally referred to in GOG/GLO 225 as: a. Neoliberalism
b. Liberalism
c. Resistance
d. Counter-revolutionary activity

11. In the ‘world cities discourse’ discussed in this class what term is used to describe the cities at the ‘core’ of the global economy? a. Metropolis
b. Megalopolis
c. ‘Space of flows’ cities
d. ‘Command and control’ cities

12. Which of the following would you not expect to find in one of the three cities at the top of the pile in the ‘world...
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