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16-09-2019

Product code Geography-Quizlet831

1Q-Canada's most important industrial area is
A) Vancouver, British Columbia.
B) the St. Lawrence Valley and Ontario Peninsula.
C) the northern shore of Lake Superior.
D) the sea ports of Nova Scotia.
E) along the U.S. border in Saskatchawan.

2Q-What mining region has the most varied mineral deposits of the world, with over 1,000 minerals?
A) the Ural mountains
B) the Tibetan plateau
C) the mountains of central Thailand
D) the Chilean Andes
E) South Africa and Angola

3Q-In Russia, the Soviet government promoted new manufacturing regions
A) in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
B) in the Urals and Kuznetsk.
C) at ports on the Caspian Sea.
D) at ports on the Barents Sea.
E) all of the above

4Q-The only step of the copper production that is not bulk-reducing is 
A) refining.
B) concentration.
C) mining.
D) smelting.
E) none of the above

5Q-The shift in steel production locations in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth century can best be described as 
A) starting in the Pittsburgh area and then migrating towards the Midwest before ending up on the East and West coast.
B) starting in the Pittsburgh area and then migrating towards the East and West coast before moving overseas.
C) starting on the East and West coast and then migrating towards Pittsburgh before ending in the Midwest.
D) starting in the Midwest and then migrating towards Pittsburgh before ending up on the East and West coast.

6Q-A copper concentration mill tends to locate near a copper mine because it is a
A) bulk-reducing industry.
B) perishable industry.
C) bulk-gaining industry.
D) specialized manufacturer.
E) fabrication concentration point.

7Q-Because the motor vehicle assembly industry is typically described as a bulk-gaining industry, Honda's most important factor when selecting a location for a new assembly plant in the United States was
A) minimizing the cost of shipping finished vehicles to its customers.
B) minimizing the cost of shipping inputs.
C) maximizing delivery time to customers.
D) the location of railroads.
E) the location of highways.

8Q-New U.S. automobile assembly plants have been built in the
A) Midwest, to minimize national distribution costs.
B) Northeast, to minimize access to the largest market.
C) Sunbelt, to minimize labor costs.
D) West, to minimize access to Japan.
E) Southeast to avoid winter production cost.

9Q-Metal fabrication plants are an example of a bulk-gaining industry because
A) the mills are near the mines.
B) separate parts are combined to make more complex and massive products.
C) refineries import most material from other countries.
D) parts suppliers package shipments in bulk containers.
E) parts suppliers supply components with just-in-time management.

10Q-Situation costs are critical to a firm that wishes to
A) avoid labor unions.
B) minimize production costs inside the plant.
C) minimize transport costs.
D) identify unique characteristics of a particular location.
E) find an ideal climate.

11Q-The U.S. steel industry moved westward in the nineteenth century primarily because of better access to
A) coal.
B) iron ore.
C) labor.
D) transport.
E) markets

12Q-Among the surviving steel plants in the United States, production concentrated in the southern Lake Michigan area has increased its share of national production, primarily because of access to
A) government subsidies.
B) cheap labor.
C) markets.
D) raw materials.
E) fluid capital.

13Q-Minimills are more likely than integrated steel mills to select locations because of access to
A) government subsidies.
B) labor.
C) markets.
D) raw materials.
E) fluid capital.

14Q-Producers of automobiles select locations primarily because of access to
A) government subsidies.
B) labor.
C) markets.
D) raw materials.
E) fluid capital.

15Q-The lowest-cost form of transporting goods very long distances is by
A) truck.
B) train.
C) boat.
D) airplane.
E) ox cart.

16Q-A company which uses more than one mode of transport will often locate near
A) break-of-bulk points.
B) consumers.
C) raw materials.
D) suburbs.
E) abundant energy supply.

17Q-Beer bottling is an example of a
A) perishable industry.
B) specialized industry.
C) bulk-gaining industry.
D) communications-oriented industry.
E) labor intensive industry.

18Q-Mexico's maquiladora plants have an advantage of proximity to U.S. markets
A) because they are distributed across central Mexico.
B) but high tariffs suppress U.S. sales.
C) but are using obsolete production processes.
D) but are a bit too far from most U.S. manufacturing facilities for just-in-time delivery.
E) all of the above

19Q-Which production is more likely to be located in more developed countries?
A) cotton yarn
B) fabric
C) women's blouses
D) A and B.
E) All are equally likely.

20Q-Industrial areas outside North America and Europe have become increasingly important in recent years primarily because of
A) access to markets.
B) access to raw materials.
C) break-of-bulk points.
D) site factors.
E) fluid capital.

21Q-Compared to other industries, aluminum manufacturers are more likely to locate near sources of
A) low-cost labor.
B) low-cost land.
C) low-cost energy.
D) aluminum oxide.
E) fluid capital.

 

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1Q-Canada's most important industrial area is A) Vancouver, British Columbia. B) the St. Lawrence Valley and Ontario Peninsula. C) the northern shore of Lake Superior. D) the sea ports of Nova Scotia. E) along the U.S. border in Saskatchawan. 1A-B) the St. Lawrence Valley and Ontario Peninsula

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