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5 Matching questions

  1. Fordist production
  2. Central Place
  3. Post-Fordist production
  4. Market area
  5. Maquiladora
  1. a Adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as the allocation of workers to teams that perform a variety of tasks.
  2. b The area surrounding a central place, from which people are attracted to use the place's goods and services.
  3. c Form of mass production in which each worker is assigned one specific task to perform repeatedly.
  4. d A market center for the exchange of services by people attracted from the surrounding area.
  5. e Factories built by U.S. companies in Mexico near the U.S. border, to take advantage of much cheaper labor costs in Mexico.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Industries that sell their products primarily to consumers in the community.
  2. A pattern of settlements in a country, such that the nth largest settlement is 1/n the population of the largest settlement.
  3. Location factors related to the costs of factors of production inside the plant, such as land, labor, and capital.
  4. The process of consolidating small landholdings into a smaller number of larger farms in England during the eighteenth century.
  5. A series of imprmements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods

5 True/False questions

  1. Retail ServicesServices that provide goods for sale to consumers.


  2. Primate city ruleA pattern of settlements in a country, such that the largest settlement has more than twice as many people as the second-ranking settlement.


  3. Central Place theoryA theory that explains the distribution of services, based on the fact that settlements serve as centers of market areas for services; larger settlements are fewer and farther apart than smaller settlements and provide services for a larger number of people who are willing to travel farther.


  4. ThresholdA fabric made by weaving, used in making clothing


  5. Primate CityThe largest settlement in a country, if it has more than twice as many people as the second-ranking settlement.


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