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Norton, Ninth Edition: Chapter 10

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Question 1:


a) what ought to be
b) what actually is
c) explaining economic location
d) rational individual action
e) Both B and D

Question 2:


a) proposes and tests theories
b) concerns itself with the circulation of capital
c) is critical of positivist methods and thought
d) Both A and B
e) Both B and C

Question 3:


a) a system in which products are consumed by the farmer’s household
b) a production system that does not use chemical fertilizers or pesticides
c) an agricultural system in which production is primarily for sale
d) competition among land uses according to rent-paying abilities
e) None of the above

Question 4:


a) agricultural practices as defined by distance from the market
b) the premise that there is competition between different land uses according to rent-paying abilities
c) the premise that agricultural products are consumed by the farmer’s household
d) the idea that there is one central market
e) All of the above

Question 5:


a) “physical environment”
b) “number of central markets”
c) “distance between market and city”
d) “mode of transportation”
e) “profit maximization of farmers”

Question 6:


a) dairy and vegetable products will be produced closer to market than forestry products
b) product location is affected by perishability and weight, as these affect transport cost
c) the intensity of production decreases with increasing distance from the market
d) Both A and C
e) Both A and B

Question 7:


a) product location is affected by perishability and weight, as these affect transport cost
b) dairy and vegetable products will be produced closer to market than forestry products
c) for any given product, intensity of production decreases with increasing distance from market
d) None of the above
e) Both A and B

Question 8:


a) they had no nitrogen fertilizers
b) the world population was stable at one billion people
c) they had strategies to keep population below carrying capacity
d) All of the above
e) None of the above

Question 9:


a) the development and adoption of genetically modified organisms
b) the rapid development of improved plant and animal strains and their introduction to the less-developed world
c) the widespread use of no-till agricultural practices
d) the rejection of brown agricultural practices
e) the widespread use of machinery and nitrogen fertilizers

Question 10:


a) The Free Trade Area of the Americas
b) The European Union
c) Canada
d) MERCOSUR
e) ASEAN