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Diversity Amid Globalization

The increasing interconnectedness of people and places through converging processes of economic, political, and cultural change is: globalization.
Many observers argue that contemporary globalization is the most fundamental reorganization of the planet's socioeconomic structure since: the Industrial Revolution.
The blending of local cultural traditions with popular culture is: Cultural hybridization.
It is argued that _______________ create environmental problems in the expanding globalized economy by disrupting local ecosystems in their search for natural resources and manufacturing sites. transnational firms
A __________ economy is a highly inflated economy, typically resulting from a rapid influx of international capital into a developing country, that cannot be sustained. bubble
Fundamentally, geography is: a spatial science used to describe and explain the uniqueness and similarities of places located on Earth's surface.
Geographers are interested in _____________________, the study of how places, landscapes, and regions are linked and interact with each other. areal integration
The cultural landscape is: the visible, material expression of human settlement and a marker of cultural values, attitudes, and symbols throughout history.
Which of the following population statistics is used to depict the annual growth rate for a country (as a percentage increase)? rate of natural increase (RNI)
The average number of children borne to women of a hypothetical, yet statistically valid population, such as that of a specific cultural group or within a particular country is: total fertility rate (TFR).
Currently, migrants account for _____ of the world's total population. Of these, _____ are refugees from civil strife. 2 percent; 20 percent
Migration __________ factors such as civil strive, environmental degradation, or unemployment drive people from their homelands. push
Currently _____ of the world's population lives in cities with an estimated _____ living in cities by the year 2025. 48 percent; 60 percent
A city that is disproportionately large and dominates economic, political, and cultural activities within a country has: urban primacy
__________ are makeshift housing on land not legally owned or rented by urban migrants, usually in unoccupied open spaces within or on the outskirts of a rapidly growing city. Squatter settlements
Examine Figure 1.27. Which of the following statements about this map is correct? The greatest population gains are expected in the large cities of the developing world.
Cultural nationalism: protects and defends an indigenous cultural system from influences from another culture.
North American English and British English are examples of: dialects.
Which of the following is NOT one of the world's universalizing religions? Judaism
In 2001, the United States went to war not with the state of Afghanistan, but rather a confederation of religious extremists, the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Military strategists refer to this type of conflict as: asymmetrical warfare
A relatively homogenous cultural group with its own fully independent political territory is a: nation-state.
Many forces tend to hold a nation together or were factors in nation-building due to their advantages. Which of the following are centripetal forces--forces that promote political unity and reinforce the state structure? all of the answers provided
Political boundaries that follow cultural traits such as language or religion are: ethnographic boundaries
In order to obtain a sense of the true cost of living in an area, one can adjust raw economic data to create a comparable figure for a common market basket of goods and services purchased with local currency. This adjustment is called: Purchasing Power Parity
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