Friday, April 25, 2014

Global II: Chapter 36 Homework Questions

Chapter 36 Section 1:

Science & Technology Shape Human Outlook (pp. 940-4)

  1. How did the Space race become cooperative?
  2. Why is the Hubble Space Telescope important?
  3. Why are computers much smaller today than they were in the 1940s?
  4. How has the Internet affected the global community?
  5. How have medical advances affected people?
  6. Why do some people consider genetic engineering to be useful?
  7. Why so some people consider cloning to be important?
  8. How was the green Revolution positive?
  9. How was the Green Revolution negative?

Chapter 36 Section 2:

Global Economic Development (pp. 945-51)

  1. Why did technological advances cause people to lose their jobs?
  2. How are developed nations different from developing nations?
  3. Why did Japan’s focus on education aid its industrialization?
  4. How did the global economy develop?
  5. What is GATT and why is it important?
  6. What is the EU and why is it important?
  7. What is NAFTA and why is it important?
  8. How does economics affect the people of developing nations?
  9. How can politics affect economics?
  10. Why is the hole in the ozone layer an issue?

Chapter 36 Section 3:

Global Security Issues (pp. 952-6)

  1. What is SEATO and why is it important?
  2. How has the UN attempted to promote world peace?
  3. What are “weapons of mass destruction?”
  4. Why are nuclear non-proliferation treaties important?
  5. Why do some groups resort to terrorist activities?
  6. How did fundamentalism affect Afghanistan?
  7. Why is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights important?
  8. Why is Amnesty International important?
  9. How does the status of women differ between Western and non-Western nations?
  10. Why is Mother Teresa important?
  11. Why do people migrate?
  12. Explain the “push-pull factors.”
  13. How can immigration positively affect a nation?
  14. How can immigration negatively affect a nation?

Chapter 36 Section 4:

Cultures Blend in a Global Age (pp. 957-61)

  1. How does television affect the global community?
  2. Why has popular culture “gone global?”
  3. How has Western culture influenced the rest of the global community?
  4. How has non-Western culture affected the rest of the global community?
  5. How do the arts affect the global community?
  6. Why do cultural clashes occur?
  7. How do politics, economics, and societal issues help bring the world “closer together?”

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