You have 75 minutes to answer all three of the following questions. It is recommended that you spend approximately one-third of your time (25 minutes) on each question. It is suggested that you take up to 5 minutes of this time to plan and outline each answer. You may use the unlined space below each question for notes. Be sure to write your answers on the lined pages immediately following each question.
1. Rostow’s five-stage model of economic growth and the core-periphery concept of Wallerstein’s three-part world system theory are two of the more common economic development models.
A. Identify and compare three differences between the stages of economic growth and the core-periphery model.
B. Use one of the two models to explain the level of economic development in either Mexico or Brazil.
C. Give two examples of how the core-periphery concept can be applied below the national scale.
2. The international borders of African countries are a legacy of colonialism.
A. Describe the concept of a superimposed boundary.
B. Describe three political or cultural consequences of superimposed boundaries in Africa.
C. Identify and explain one challenge landlocked African countries face in developing viable economies.
3. Agricultural systems, such as the production of coffee, are part of a global network.
A. Describe a common characteristic shared by the coffee producing countries shown on the map.
B. Explain two impacts of coffee farming on producing countries.
C. Identify and explain one way increased coffee consumption outside of coffee growing areas affects its production.
D. Explain one change in the urban landscape in the developed world associated with coffee consumption.