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The term best used to describe a single world system committed to production for sale or exchange, with the object of maximizing profits rather than supplying domestic needs, is
A)modern world system.
B)capitalist world economy.
C)core world economy.
D)world stratification system.
E)balanced reciprocity.
By the 15th century Europeans were profiting from a transoceanic trade-oriented economy, and people worldwide entered Europe's sphere of influence. In the context of a long history of Old World sailing and commerce, what was new about this?
A)The transatlantic component of this transoceanic trade-oriented economy was unprecedented.
B)The circumnavigation of a continent was unprecedented.
C)This transoceanic trade-oriented economy finally linked Africa with Asia.
D)The Americas profited more from this trade than the Europeans.
E)It was fueled by Europeans' interest in new products.
Which of the following statements concerning periphery nations is true?
A)Periphery nations play a prominent role in controlling world finance.
B)Industrialization has not yet occurred in any periphery nations.
C)The periphery produces raw materials and agricultural commodities for export to the core and the semiperiphery.
D)Economic activities in the periphery are more mechanized than are those in the semiperiphery.
E)Wages and living standards in the periphery are comparable to those in core nations.
The spread of industrialization continues today, although nations have shifted their positions within the world system. Most recently, India and China have joined Brazil as the leaders of the
D)semi-industrialized world.
E)capitalist world system.
Weber's three dimensions of social stratification are
A)wealth, capital, and prestige.
B)wealth, power, and prestige.
C)capital, power, and prestige.
D)access, capital, and power.
E)access, wealth, and power.
Marx referred to the class of people who owned the means of production as the
Which of the following statements concerning the middle class is not true?
A)A middle class is found particularly in core and semiperiphery nations.
B)The middle class consists primarily of skilled and professional workers.
C)The proliferation of middle-class occupations creates opportunities for social mobility.
D)Modern stratification systems are becoming simpler and more dichotomous because of the rise of the middle class.
E)The growth of the middle class reduces the polarization between owning and working classes.
The political, social, economic, and cultural domination of a territory and its people by a foreign power for an extended period of time is called
C)a domestic system.
E)manifest destiny.
A policy of extending the rule of a nation or empire over foreign nations and of taking and holding foreign colonies is called
C)a domestic system.
E)none of the above
Which of the following is not mentioned in the textbook as an example of an empire?
A)French empire
B)British empire
C)Yanomami empire
D)Egyptian empire
E)Greek empire
What were the two forms of colonial rule used by the French?
A)peripheral and tangential rule
B)autonomous and semiautonomous rule
C)autochthonous and indigenous rule
D)direct and indirect rule
E)sequential and simultaneous rule
What is an intervention philosophy?
A)an ideological justification not to intervene in foreign affairs
B)an ideological justification to intervene in the personal lives of collateral relatives in trouble
C)an ideological justification to intervene in the subsistence strategies of a person's extended family
D)an ideological justification for outsiders to ignore native groups
E)an ideological justification for outsiders to guide native groups in specific directions
What was the British empire's intervention philosophy?
A)"manifest destiny"
B)"the white man's burden"
C)"fifty-four forty or fight"
D)"civilizing mission"
E)"forty acres and a mule"
The currently dominant intervention philosophy, based on the idea that governments should not regulate private enterprise and that free market forces should rule, is called
The population of the United States is the world's foremost consumer of nonrenewable energy. The United States represents 21.5 percent of the world's annual energy consumption, compared with China's 15.6, but the average American consumes
A)35 times the energy used by the average Chinese.
B)more green energy.
C)10 times the energy used by the average Chinese.
D)about the same amount of energy as the average Chinese.
E)6 times the energy used by the average Chinese.

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