world unit 5 text assignment 2

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world unit 5 text assignment 2
Read Pages 223 to 227
1. Assume the role of an entrepreneur setting up a plant to process oranges into canned or frozen
concentrate. Your product is to be shipped to a foreign market. Carefully examine figure 13.8
on page 226 and select the least costly site for your plant. Explain your choice.
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2. For each of the following pairs, why would it be advantageous for the two manufacturing
operations to be located near each other
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a shipyard and a steel plant
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a food processing plant and a factory making tin cans
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3. What is this way of grouping industries called?
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4. On the copy of the figure below, indicate the best site for the following manufacturing
operations. Explain your choice.
A. A
plywood
manuf
acturing
mill
B. A dairy
C. A wet cement batch plant
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5. Respond to the following statement “human factors are more important than physical factors
when choosing a location for a factory.”
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Read the case study “Human and Physical Factors In Japan’s car Industry” on pages 227228
6 Why has Japan’s rise to the status of economic superpower sometimes be described as an
economic miracle?
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7. What factors have contributed to this rise?
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8. What physical factors account for a thriving auto-manufacturing industry in Hiroshima?
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9. What human factors support this industry?
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10. How does this industry benefit from agglomerating tendency?
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Read pages 237 - 239
11. Refer to figure 13.16 on page 237, figure 9.13 on page 157 and figure 6.8 on page 102.
What would be the likely effect of a doubling of the atmospheric carbon dioxide on:
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the production of wheat
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the distribution of equatorial rainforest
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12. Examine figure 13.17 on page 238 and figure 13.6 on page 223.
List the areas of the world that are experiencing pronounced levels of acid rain pollution.
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13. List the world’s industrialized areas.
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14. How do the two lists relate? Explain why this relationship exists.
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15. Using figure 13.18 on page 239 to evaluate the validity of the follwoing statement and
defend your position. “Countries that are industrialized are the most responsible for ozone
depletion”
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Read the case study “When Children Do Not Play” on pages 235-236.
16. Is this issue of child labour solely the responsible of industry?
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17. Do we have any role to play?
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18. Does government have any role to play?
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19. Do you agree with Craig Kielburger that issue must be addressed internationally?
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20. Are there other industry issues that need to be addressed globally?
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