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Norton, Ninth Edition: Chapter 03

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Question 1:

a) physical distance
b) minimizing distances and related movements
c) maximizing distance and related movements
d) the capacity to determine locations and distances
e) None of the above

Question 2:

a) the principle of time-space convergence
b) the principle of cognitive distance
c) capitalism
d) the principle of least effort
e) the principle of social physics

Question 3:

a) transportation technology
b) communication technology
c) decreasing economic distance
d) All of the above
e) None of the above

Question 4:

a) Inventions
b) Innovations
c) Technology
d) Tariffs
e) None of the above

Question 5:

a) the specific resource base of a given area
b) the size and quality of the labour force
c) the amount of capital in a country
d) distance
e) None of the above

Question 6:

a) they are able to command and control production and sales at a global scale
b) they can relocate production and other facilities with relative ease
c) they are functionally integrated and able to benefit from geographic variations in capital, knowledge, labour, resources, national regulations, and taxes
d) All of the above
e) Both A and B

Question 7:

a) a difference in labour
b) a tax or customs duty on imports from other countries
c) an entrepreneurship
d) a new invention that leads to a change in human behaviour
e) a guiding principle in human activities

Question 8:

a) the removal of artificial barriers to trade
b) the imposition of a common tariff barrier amongst countries
c) the formation of an economic union
d) the development of a common market
e) All of the above

Question 9:

a) increased trade of goods
b) the shortening of distance for the transport of goods
c) decreased trade of goods
d) increased trade conflicts
e) None of the above

Question 10:

a) production and distribution are no longer contained by national boundaries due to the rise of transnational corporations
b) transnational corporations’ revenue exceeds the gross national income (GNI) of many countries
c) countries become more protectionist with respect to trade
d) All of the above
e) None of the above