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  • WORLD GEOGRAPHY 3200/3202 Name:______________________________

    UNIT 5: Secondary and Tertiary Activities

    Read Pages 216 to 233 and answer the following questions:

    1. Classify the following industries as labour or capital intensive, and as light or heavy industry

    INDUSTRY LABOUR

    INTENSIVE

    CAPITAL

    INTENSIVE

    LIGHT

    INDUSTRY

    HEAVY

    INDUSTRY

    Building a water

    turbine

    Assembling a

    television

    Manufacturing

    clothes

    Shipbuilding

    Read the case study Wrigley Gum p. 219-220 and list the components of this

    manufacturing operation.

    2. List at least five inputs for Wrigleys gum.

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    3. List the steps of the manufacturing process at Wrigleys.

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    4. What is the output from Wrigleys

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    5. Is the chewing gum manufacturing labour intensive or capital intensive? Explain.

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  • 6. What factors in its operation would be most difficult for Wrigleys to control?

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    7. Does the manufacture of chewing gum involve conditioning, synthetic processing or analytic

    processing? Explain why.

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    8. What does the term value-added mean?

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    9. What significance does high value added manufacturing have for a countrys economy?

    Explain using trees as an example.

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    10. The Newfoundland government has legislated that all raw materials harvested in

    Newfoundland must be processed in some way before it leaves the province. Is this a good idea?

    Explain.

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    Read the Case Study Making Steel Worldwide on page 221.

    11. Classify steel production as heavy or light industry. Explain your answer.

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  • 12. What are the cost advantages of removing impurities from iron ore at the mine site rather

    than shipping unprocessed ore to a steel mill?

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    13. Think of two good reasons to justify the practice of recycled scrap metal in steel production?

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    14. Why would steel have a greater value at the end of stage 5 then at the end of stage 3?

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