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1) Approximately three-fourths of the world's industrial production is concentrated in four regions. Which of the following is not one of these four regions?

Eastern South America

2) The Industrial Revolution began in

Great Britain

3) The Industrial Revolution began in

the late 1700s.

4) Prior to the Industrial Revolution, industry was


5) The cottage industry system involved manufacturing

in the home.

6) The main source of power for steam engines and blast ovens is produced from


7) The most important transportation improvement in the eighteenth century was the


8) The first industries to increase production through extensive use of the steam engine were

textile and iron

10) The United Kingdom expanded industrial production in the late twentieth century

with high-tech industries to serve the European market.

12) Proximity to European consumers is the most significant industrial asset of which region?


13) The growth of manufacturing was retarded in the United States during the nineteenth century primarily because of

distance from markets.

14) Eastern North America was the continent's manufacturing center in part because it had access to the continent's

largest markets.

15) Today, New England's most significant industrial asset is its

skilled but extensive labor force.

16) Today, the most significant industrial asset of the Western Great Lakes region is its

access to the nation's transportation network. B)large market area.

17) Proximity to Russian consumers is the most significant industrial asset of which region?


18) In Russia, the Soviet government promoted new manufacturing regions

in the Urals and Kuznetsk.

19) In order to become a major industrial power, Japan had to overcome which of the following problems?

distance from consumers

20) A copper concentration mill tends to locate near a copper mine because it is a

bulk-reducing industry.

21) Fabricating plants are examples of bulk-gaining industries because

separate parts are combined to make more complex and massive products.

22) Situation costs are critical to a firm which wishes to

minimize transport costs.

23) The U.S. steel industry moved westward in the nineteenth century primarily because of better access to

iron ore.

24) 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 .


25) Minimills are more likely than integrated steel mills to select locations because of access to


26) Central Europe offers an attractive combination of important

site and situation,less skilled but cheaper labor than Western Europe, and more expensive but much more skilled labor than Asia and Latin America.

27) Producers of automobiles select locations primarily because of access to


28) Since 1980, new U.S. automobile assembly plants have been built in the

Midwest, to minimize national distribution costs.

29) The lowest-cost form of transporting goods very long distances is by


30) A company which uses more than one mode of transport will often locate near

break-of-bulk points.

31) Significant site factors include all but which of the following?


32) Beer bottling is an example of a .

bulk-gaining industry.

33) Compared to other industries, aluminum manufacturers are more likely to locate near sources of

low-cost energy.

34) Which of these industries is most dependent on low-cost labor?


35) The U.S. Gulf Coast has become an important industrial area because of

access to oil and natural gas.

36) Mexico's maquiladora plants have an advantage of closeness to U.S. markets

but are a bit too far from most U.S. manufacturing facilities for just-in-time delivery.

38) Industrial areas outside North America and Europe have become increasingly important in recent years primarily because of

site factors.

39) Both Europe and the United States have seen interregional shifts of manufacturing, but one difference is

in Europe, government policies have encouraged relocation.

40) Steel production has declined during the 1980s and 1990s most rapidly in

the United States.

41) What Western European country has experienced the most rapid manufacturing growth since the late twentieth century? A) Denmark
B) Germany C) France

D) Spain

42) The Italian Po river basin

contains half of the country's population, but two-thirds of its industry.
has a key asset in cheaper labor compared to Europe's other industrial regions.
has inexpensive hydroelectricity.

43) What two location factors influence industries to remain in the northeastern United States and northwestern Europe?

skilled labor and rapid delivery to market

44) Spreading parts production and fabrication among many countries and communities

increases large corporations bargaining power with local governments and labor.

45) Why are Asian companies are more successful in the United States than U.S. companies are in Asia?

Asian business executives know more about U.S. culture than U.S. executives know about Asian.

46) Canada's most important industrial area is

the St. Lawrence Valley and Ontario Peninsula.

47) In contrast to fordist production, Post-Fordist production is more likely to

introduce more flexible work rules.

48) What mining region has the most varied mineral deposits of the world, with over 1,000 minerals?

the Ural mountains

49) The new international division of labor reflects the growing importance of


50) The industrial revolution in Europe diffused

from west to east

51) Russian manufacturers were more likely than American manufacturers to locate near

raw materials

52) Copper concentration is a bulk-reducing industry, because

its processed weight is less than its original weight

53) The location of a maquiladora plant is a good example of the importance of

site factors

54) Which of these industries is most dependent on low-cost labor


) A manufacturer of women's and children's underwear is more likely than a manufacturer electronic computing equipment to locate in what region of the United States?


56) Increased global industrial capacity is primarily a result of all but which of the following?

declining markets for many goods

57) The principal asset of steel mills in Europe compared to the United States is access to

government subsidies

58) By subsidizing industries such as steel and textile, governments contribute to the global problem of


59) The biggest industrial challenge for former communist countries is

unmet consumer demand

0) The biggest industrial challenge for less developed countries is

lack of access to markets

61) The main impact of the growth of regional trading blocs is

increased cooperation among countries within trading blocs

The new international division of labor reflects the growing importance for industrial location of

site factors

64) The one invention most important to the development of factories was the

steam engine.

65) Why was the Industrial Revolution delayed in Europe?

Napoleonic Wars, late nation-state formation by Germany, and French Revolution

66) Identify the dominant market center between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.


67) Which industrial district is Russia's oldest?
A) Saratov B) Donetsk C) St. Petersburg

Central Industrial District

68) In which city were railways built several decades before the rest of Russia?

St. Petersburg

69) What has East Asia substituted for lack of natural resources?

large labor force

70) Manufacturing inputs consist of

energy, machinery, and services.

71) Since the 1970s, industrial output in MCDs has been stagnant for which of the following reasons?

market saturation, quality of products, and slower population growth

72) A manufacturer of women's and children's underwear is more likely than a manufacturer of electronic computing equipment to attempt to minimize the cost of


73) The biggest industrial challenge for more developed countries is

unequal distribution of industry

74) What major resource does the Volga Industrial District contain?


75) Cooperation and competition within and among trading blocs take place primarily through the actions of

multinational governments

6) Transnational corporations have transferred some work to less developed countries because of access to


77) What industrial region contains over 1,000 types of minerals, the most varied collection found in any mining region in the world?


78) A footloose industry could be conducted from

any place

79) Industry is uniformly distributed across Earth.


80) Prior to the Industrial Revolution, cottage industries were most common.


81) The major source of energy for steam engines during the Industrial Revolution was wood.


82) The dominant industrial power in the nineteenth century was Great Britain.


83) In the early days of the Industrial Revolution, engineering innovations had their greatest impact on the transportation industry.


84) During the Industrial Revolution the geographic distribution of industry changed from a large collection of home-based enterprises to large integrated firms clustered in a few locations.


5) About three-fourths of world industrial production is clustered in four regions.


) The most important industrial area in Western Europe, the Rhine-Ruhr valley, has large deposits of coal.


The optimal location for a factory manufacturing a bulk-gaining product is likely to be one that minimizes the cost of transporting the product to the market.


U.S. steel mills have always been located to minimize the transport of inputs to the factories.


China has the largest labor force employed in manufacturing.


Communications-oriented industries, like newspapers, tend to locate near their markets.


The site factor most effecting relocation of industry in the twenty-first century is labor.


Factories in more developed countries are now more likely to be suburban or rural than in urban centers.


The United States lost 20 percent of its manufacturing jobs during the first 4 years of the twenty-first century.


Most U.S. cotton textile manufacturers have moved from the mortheast to the southeast, but many of the cotton textile manufacturers remain in the northeast.



U.S. steel mills located further west because of the growing importance of the Mesabi iron ore range.



Markets have been stagnant in relatively developed countries because of low population growth.



Russian and Soviet economic planners have historically given priority to the manufacture of more consumer goods.



The term "maquiladora" came from the Spanish word "maquilar", meeaning a miller of grain.



Home-based manufacturing was known as the cottage industry system.



Transportation was important in the diffusion of the industrial revolution.



Railroads were the first major transportation system of the industrial revolution.



The first industry to develop through the invention of the steam engine was the textile industry.



France was the first country engaged in the industrial revolution.



Except for advances by the Belgians, French, and Germans, the industrial revolution did not make a significant impact elsewhere in Europe until the late 1800s.



Southern and Eastern European countries did not join the industrial revolution until the twentieth century.



The Industrial Revolution did not take off in the United States until around 1750.



Less than 10% of the earth's surface is devoted to industry



In a right-to-work state, a union can require a worker to join the union.



Boston's Route 128 is the nation's center for production of semiconductors and computers.



The four Western European industrial regions became important for industry because of their proximity to raw materials and large markets.



Situation factors involved transporting materials to and from a factory.



Land, labor, and resources are the three traditional site factors.



A bulk-reducing industry is an economic activity in which the final product weighs less than its inputs



A bulk-gaining industry makes something that gains volume or weight during production.



What are break-of-bulk points?

locations where transfer among transportation modes is possible

Why do soft-drink bottlers locate their plants near consumers?

They are bulk-gaining (or weight-gaining) industries.

Why is it cheaper for firms to sell in the United States clothing products made in Asia and shipped to the United States rather than produced directly in the United States?

lower cost labor

What are the three main site factors that influence the location of a factory?

land; labor; capital

What are the two main situation factors that influence the location of a factory?

access to inputs; access to markets

A bulk-reducing (or weight-reducing) industry is likely to locate near what factor?

source of inputs

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