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Principles of Sociology: Canadian Perspectives - Chapter 16

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Question 1:


a) increasing dependence on developed countries
b) the spread of American culture into third world nations
c) reductions in government programs and an increase in privatization for those countries receiving loans
d) an increase in outside control of a developing nation by a developed country

Question 2:


a) manage post war international trade
b) manage exploitation in Third world countries
c) control traffic and quotas within North America
d) manage governmental practices in underdeveloped nations

Question 3:


a) lowering interest rates may illustrate political instability to other countries
b) lowering interest rates could increase unemployment rates
c) lowering interest rates could cause a decrease in the number of potential foreign investors
d) lowering interest rates may cause a reduction in the amount of hot money in the country

Question 4:


a) competition from second-hand North American goods
b) poor governmental interventions and regulations
c) a decrease in foreign aid
d) an increased dependence on developed nations

Question 5:


a) it increases employment rates
b) it increases the value of a country's currency
c) it stimulates the housing market
d) it encourages job creation

Question 6:


a) the use of a point system advocating education
b) specialized recruitment policies to search for potential candidates
c) the high employment standards in Canada
d) transnational communities that exist in the country

Question 7:


a) operates for the good of 'their own people'
b) manages and exploits new immigrants
c) works in foreign affairs and immigration
d) manages international commercial activities

Question 8:


a) one quarter
b) one third
c) two thirds
d) three quarters

Question 9:


a) there is a race towards greater economic wealth for developed nations regardless of the outcome for the undeveloped nations
b) as countries adopt more global trading patterns, developed countries cut back on social funding
c) there is an increasingly hostile environment amongst racial groups in developed nations, struggling over resources
d) the greed of developed nations will result in global ecological disaster

Question 10:


a) USA
b) Belgium
c) Italy
d) Sweden

Question 11:


a) high levels of technology
b) increased city/state pride
c) highly unequal distributions of wealth
d) large transnational networks

Question 12:


a) increased cultural pressures on the government
b) conflicting interests for the middle class whose ties are still directly to the state
c) two groups whose political orientation is shaped by international networks
d) a decrease in governmental concern over 'at home' issues in the city

Question 13:


a) global trade is forcing down wages in the richer countries
b) global trade has influenced more generous social policies in developed countries
c) globalization has led to more cuts in social programs in developed countries
d) globalization has more negative than positive affects on the developed nations

Question 14:


a) capitalism
b) the use of force to impose cultural practices on other countries
c) an increase in the amount of specialized communication between nations
d) governmental shift to the left in the 1980s

Question 15:


a) there is no evidence to support the idea that cultural convergence is occurring today
b) there is plenty of evidence illustrating that cultural convergence is occurring as a complete take over
c) there is evidence that cultural convergence is occurring through the combination of traits rather than a complete take over
d) there is evidence that the process of cultural convergence started as early as the 1960s