CGS Final Exam Review 0506


Know the following terms as they relate to contemporary global studies.

urban, site, situation, Osaka, Singapore, CBD, Chicago “L”, concentric zone model, sector model, multiple nuclei model, zoning, agglomeration, hinterland, megalopolis, urban hierarchy, urbanization, specialization, urban function, suburb, megacities, world cities, satellite city, primate city, forward capital, infrastructure, commuter, metropolitan area, cityscape, basic sector, non basic sector, European Union, devolution, globalization, biological pollution, invasive, Pleistocene overkill, scourge bunnies and cows, water wars, 3 Gorges Dam, acid rain, economic activities (primary, secondary, tertiary), WW Rostow, stages of economic development, core, periphery, Specialized Economic Zones, Four Dragons/Tigers, Maquiladora’s, TNC’s/MNC’s, Kraft, Altria Group, Philip Morris, rural sector, CAFO’s, GM plants and animals, staple crops, TATER TOTS, Dr. Khush, IR 8, Christianity, faith religion, works religion, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Islam, Sunni, Shia, Hinduism, caste system, reincarnation, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism Shintoism, Judaism, Sikh, secularism, global religions, regional religions, ethnic religions, diffusion, monotheistic, polytheistic, Kansai airport

Respond to ten of the numbered statements below. Use specific examples from our world as supportive evidence in your responses. Indicate where each of the situations you are writing about is located by placing the number of the question precisely in the correct location(s) on the map provided. Also state the name of the location (country, city or some other geographic indicator) in your written answer.

1. Explain the difference between an interfaith and intrafaith conflict. Provide a specific example of each.

2. Explain how religions diffuse (relocation and expansion) from their place of origin to other locations.

3. Explain how religion can be a divisive and unifying factor?

4. What are some religious examples of a cultural landscape? Provide at least three and explain the significance of each religious landscape.

5. Select one world religion and describe its origins and main characteristics.

6. What are the three Agricultural Revolutions?

7. Explain the controversy surrounding CAFO’s.

8. Explain the controversy surrounding genetically modified foods.

9. Explain the controversy surrounding TNC’s and Maquiladoras.

Why are tater tots so freaking good?

10. What happens to the value of land as it approaches urban areas and how does this influence the type of farming activity practiced on this land?

11. Explain how the core keeps the periphery from developing in the circular causation model of development.

12. Explain how Hershey's, Lipton, and Starbucks each contribute in a way to the core periphery model by using different aspect of the core and periphery in their business.

13. Explain the criteria used to measure levels of development.

14. What factors within periphery countries keep them from developing?

15. Explain how the Age of Continuous Warfare is related to food production and environmental damage.

16. Describe the negative impact of three invasives.

17. What does it take to become a member of the EU? Describe a country that has met the criteria in the last year and been accepted into the EU and one country that has not met the criteria and still remains outside the EU.

18. What is the difference between a metropolitan area, megacity and megalopolis?

19. Describe the changes taking place in urban areas of the core and periphery?

20. Explain the “Hasselhoff Phenomena” as it relates to culture and politics … seriously – this is a question.


The world is dynamic. Presently it seems like the world is going through a period of transition and no one is certain what will define the next stage of history. What do you think?

In a well developed essay explain what the world will be like in fifty years. You need to make your predictions based on contemporary global events and trends. In making your predictions address three topics that we have discussed this year. For example, you might want to make predictions related to economics, religion and language; or migration, politics, and agriculture. Be certain to give specific evidence for your predictions based on information related to the contemporay global situation which we have investigated this year.


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