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  • Q1
    The literacy rate for the region of Latin America is 90%. In the country of Haiti, the literacy rate is 51%. Which statement best reflects these factors of economic growth in Haiti?
    Haiti’s high investment in human capital lowers the GDP per capita.
    Haiti has greater opportunity for other capital investments than education.
    Haiti’s low investment in human capital lowers the GDP per capita.
    Haiti’s GDP per capita would decrease if there was more investment in human capital.
    30s
  • Q2
    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an example of which pattern of behavior among countries?
    establishing trade quotas
    imposing trade tariffs
    putting trade embargoes in place
    forming trade agreements
    30s
  • Q3
    The Brazilian Customs Service has found toxic lead-based paint in toys imported from a Chinese toy-making company. These toys are intended for sale in Brazil. Exposure to the paint over a long period of time could be fatal to children under six years of age.” (DOK 2, AKS 55) What type of trade barrier would guarantee that no child in Brazil would be exposed to the deadly lead-based paint?
    quota
    embargo
    exchange rate
    tariff
    30s
  • Q4
    You are watching a speech by the President of Mexico on TV. The President is explaining a plan for improving the Mexican economy. In the speech, the President says: “Our workers must be prepared for the high-tech jobs of the 21st century. My plan will give incentives to companies who provide technology education and training for their employees.” (DOK 3, AKS 56)The President’s plan is based on the conclusion that:
    Adjusting the exchange rate will increase the profit Mexico makes in international trade
    An investment in human capital will increase the country’s gross domestic product
    An investment in capital goods will increase the country’s gross domestic product
    An embargo on technology from other countries will help the Mexican economy
    30s
  • Q5
    You are still watching the speech by the President where he is explaining the plan for improving the Mexican economy. He just made the following statement: “Our workers must be prepared for the high-tech jobs of the 21st century. My plan will give incentives to companies who invest in up-to-date computers, new office buildings, and wireless communications systems.” This part of the President’s plan is based on the conclusion that:
    an investment in capital goods will increase the country’s Gross Domestic Product
    adjusting the exchange rate will increase the profit Mexico makes in international trade
    an investment in human capital will increase the country’s Gross Domestic Product
    an embargo on technology from other countries will help the Mexican economy
    30s
  • Q6
    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reduced trade restrictions among Mexico, the United States, and Canada. After NAFTA was implemented, trade among the three countries grew by 10 to 15 percent annually. NAFTA has been controversial in the United States, however. American labor groups fear the loss of jobs to generally lower-paid Mexican workers. Still, large numbers of U.S. companies have not yet moved to Mexico because certain production costs, such as electricity, are higher there. From Mexico’s viewpoint, NAFTA has helped boost exports and created thousands of new jobs. According to the passage, which statement is true?
    Trade among the member countries has increased.
    The only country that has benefited from NAFTA is the United States
    NAFTA has negatively impacted the economy of Mexico by decreasing the number of jobs.
    American labor groups support NAFTA because it’s increased jobs in the USA.
    30s
  • Q7
    Which of the following was part of the Colombian Exchange between Europe and the Americas?
    The movement of goods on shipping routes across the Pacific
    The introduction of new languages and religions to the Americas
    The introduction of mass production and factory buildings to the Americas.
    The movement of many indigenous Americans to Europe
    30s
  • Q8
    Which of the following is a result of the Triangular African Slave Trade?
    More opportunities for Americans to own land.
    Less shipping between continents
    Africans brought their French and English languages to Latin America.
    Further blending of ethnic groups in Latin America.
    30s

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