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Geog.207 Examination Questions (Examples)

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Midterm Quizzes 1997:
  1. Midterm Quiz #1
  2. Midterm Quiz #2
  3. Midterm Quiz #3
  4. Midterm Quiz #4
  5. Midterm Quiz #5 (Make-Up)
  6. Finals 1997 (Last Rites)

Old Midterm Questions
A Final Examination
Winter 1996 tests

.............. 1999:
  1. Quiz
  2. Quiz
  3. Quiz
  4. Quiz
  5. Quiz
  6. Quiz (All-Quarter Make-Up)

  7. Last Rites #1 (Early)
  8. Last Rites #2 (Regular)
  9. Review Sheet


2000:
  1. Quiz
  2. Quiz
  3. Quiz
  4. Quiz
  5. Quiz [All-Quarter Make-Up]
  6. In-Class Final Examinations
2001:
  1. Examination (in class)
  2. Examination (in class)
  3. Take-Home Examination

2002:

  1. Rehearsal Quiz
  2. Quiz#2
  3. Quiz#3 (Midterm)
  4. Quiz#4
  5. Last Rites
  6. Final Review Page


Geography 207 - Mini-Midterms - Winter 1996

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Mini-Midterm # 5

(Geography 207, March 5, 1996)

PART  I (Mini-Questions)  15 Points

 Select 5 (five) from the following 7  items (3 points each). Please 
define and/or identify the terms' conceptual or analytical use in (or the 
person's contribution to) Economic Geography.

(1) Fordism
(2) New international division of labor  (NIDL)
(3) Wassily Leontief
(4) Rationalization
(5) Truncation ( or a "truncated" local establishment or economy):
(6) "Kanban" (or just-in-time-) production system
(7) "Non-basic activities"

PART II   (Mini-Essay)  15 Points

	Please respond to one of the following questions with a (at least 
paragraph-long) statement:

	1. You are a public policy analyst with a degree in geography 
from the University of Washington.  Discuss how you would propose to 
study the geography of job loss in the United States.  Be sure to take 
into account regional economic trends and corporate complexity.

	2. Discuss how political (alternatively: 
corporate-organizational) factors can alter the bases of comparative 
advantage. Distinguish between implicit and explicit spatial policies 
(alternatively: spatial organizational strategies).

	3. "The incredibly increased access to more specialized, more 
global and simply more information (of all sorts) makes good 
conceptualization and rigorous deductive thought all the more important 
in Economic Geography."  Discuss.
 

The Problem with those Zeros! (Bonus) The size of the (yearly) U.S. GNP or GDP?____________________________________ The (yearly) U.S. Federal Budget?____________________________________________

Mini-Midterm # 4

(Geography 207, February 22, 1995)

PART I (Mini-Questions) 15 Points

Select 5 (five) from the following 7 items (3 points each). Please define and/or identify the terms' conceptual or analytical use in Economic Geography.

(1) "backward linkages"
[Goodall, p.270 (under "Linkages"); H&I, p.84; also: class notes]

(2) "critical isodapane": see lecture notes
[ = that isodapane (out of the family of isodapanes[see Goodall, p.247; H&I, p.21] which signifies the outer limited for alternative locations (alternative to the transport cost minimum). Its specification is dependent on the savings (labor cost, scale or agglomeration economies) associated with such an alternative; beyond the critical isodapane, savings are not sufficient to compensate for the additional transport costs.

(3) "Beta Index" (in network analysis):
[lecture notes & Goodall, p.39]

(4) "induced" effects (in local economic analysis [as different from "indirect effects"]):
[see lecture notes = those income or employment effects which are triggered by household consumption expenditures; as different from "indirect effects" which are the result of backward inter-industry (supply) linkages.]

(5)"propensity to consume locally":
[pcl = the proportion of local income spent locally]

(6) "terms of trade":
[Goodall, p.466]

(7) "regional income multiplier"
[Goodall, p.314; and lecture notes]


PART II: (Mini-Essay) 15 Points

Please respond to one of the following questions with a (at least paragraph-long) statement: 1. Identify and briefly discuss the importance of Engel's Law to various (at least two) conceptual areas coverered in class.