Globalization Sample Questions

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

Notes: ▪ 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
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A high proportion of its workers employed in manufacturing activities

d. A focus on specialized knowledge (in terms of both individuals and institutions)

13. Which of the following cities is not usually listed as one of the top three in the ‘world cities discourse?”

a. Sao Paulo

b. London

c. Tokyo

d. New York

14. In the research work reported by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Research Network at Loughborough University in the UK, the highest ranking group of cities in the global economy are called: a. Uno cities b. Alpha cities c. Eins cities d. Yi cities

15. Which of the following is not usually among the major criticisms made of the ‘world cities discourse? a. it tends to perpetuate a colonial mode of understanding cities b. it tends to be is overly economics driven, with no emphasis placed on cultural or political variables c. it tends to perpetuate the status quo

d. it tends to freeze out the cities of the global ‘North’

16. What is usually considered to be the opposite of what Manuel Castells has in mind by his term the “space of flows,” in the sense that it is grounded by traditional geographical factors? a. The space of people b. The space of places c. The space of transactions d. The space of abstractions

17. The majority of the case studies used in the WMW book (and mapped at the end of their Chapter 1) are located
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