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World Issues Review for ILC Course CGW4U

Your final summative evaluation contains the following sections:

  • Part A: Multiple Choice
  • Part B: Terms and Definitions
  • Part C: Short Answer
  • Part D: Long Answer

Critical Thinking Skills

You will need to demonstrate the following skills.


  1. Why do Sub-Sahaaran countries experience large amounts of poverty? Explain.
  2. How does education of children help a society deal with poverty? Explain.
  3. How has Niger's food shortage affected children? Explain.
  4. How does gender discrimination affect education of children? Explain.
  5. Why is China's population growth only 6.8% while Ethiopia's population growth is as high as 132.8% per year? Explain.
  6. How could a government lower the fertility rate of it's country? Explain.
  7. Why do countries with a low GDP/capita have high birth rates? Explain.
  8. Why should Canada be concerned with low fertility rates? Explain.
  9. Why should Canada be concerned with an aging population? Explain.
  10. How does debt affect some African countries?
  11. Why should developed countries provide international aid? Explain.
  12. How could a family be affected by involuntary migration? Explain.
  13. Describe the situation in the past when the United States was involved in human trafficking.
  14. Describe two (2) positive and two (2) negative aspects of immigration on society.
  15. List the three (3) classifications for immigrants in Canada.
  16. Why does Canada favour immigrant with education and work experience? Explain.
  17. Provide four (4) reasons why people should be concerned about global consumption.
  18. Provide two (2) reasons why fish stocks are depleting.
  19. Describe two (2) rules of the Convention on the Law of the Sea.
  20. Describe the problem with food on farms that grows faster.
  21. Why is fertilizer expensive? Explain.
  22. Describe three (3) drawbacks of using fertilizer.
  23. Why should people be concerned about pesticide residue on fruit and vegetables?
  24. Explain how megadams can negatively impact soil.
  25. How has the "taste shift" in China affecting food production and the economy? Explain.
  26. Outline the activities of the first Green Revolution.
  27. Outline the advantages of integrated pest management.
  28. Outline how road building in African countries could help with food distribution.
  29. Outline four (4) unique properties of water.
  30. Should Canada sell her fresh water to other countries? Explain.
  31. Outline the Devils' Lake project in Manitoba.
  32. Describe four (4) points about the importance of trees.
  33. How does the slash and burn forestry method negatively affect the environment? Explain.
  34. Why are areas flooded when building a hydro-electric dam?
  35. How does flooding land for a hydro-electric dam affect the land and wildlife and people in the floodplain?
  36. Should Kurdistan become its own state? Explain.
  37. How does current approaches to warfare differ from 80 years ago? Explain.
  38. In your opinion, how should countries fight terrorism? Explain.
  39. Provide three (3) reasons why some people do not take the issue of global warming seriously.
  40. Provide three (3) consequences of global warming.
  41. Outline three (3) environmental issues facing the Niagara, Ontario region.
  42. Outline three (3) ways oceans are polluted.
  43. Describe two (2) environmental advantages of coral reefs.
  44. Outline three (3) threats to coral reefs.
  45. Outline three (3) negative side effects of using pesticides while growing crops.


1. Agricultural revolution and world population. 2. China's one child policy. 3. Conflicts examined in class and lessons 4. dealing with illegal immigrants. 5. Freshwater protection- political and military responsibility. How the multinationals are taking control of water? 6. How can the tourist industry and government prevent a pandemic? 7. How should governments reduce the child sex trade? 8. How should governments reduce the infanticide and abuse of female children? 9. Is wealth, food, education,resources, and technology evenly distributed in the world? How does this affect relations? 10. Describe the relationship between the natural increase and the world's population since 1850. 11. How did working women's goals and desires affect birth rates? 12. Why must society know where population is heading? Explain. 13. How should developed countries help solve the International debt crisis? 14. How should AIDS be dealt with in Africa, Middle East and North America? Why are the healing drugs to help AIDS patients so expensive? 15. Outline the concerns with the Free Trade Association of America.


Understand the purpose, countries involved and the head office location of the following organizations:

TransFair Canada APEC- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ASEAN- Association of Southeast Asian Nations EU- European Union GATT International Fund on Globalization IMF- International Monetary Fund NAFTA- North America Free Trade Agreement OECD- Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Rugmart TheEcologist.org The World Bank United Nations WTO- World Trade Organization World Vision Canada


  • Maude Barlow
  • Tony Clarke
  • Jane Goodall
  • Garrett Hardin
  • James Lovelock
  • Wangari Maathai
  • Muammar Qadhafi
  • Lawrence Solomon
  • David Suzuki


Define each term and explain the significance to the study of world issues.

  • albedo
  • baby boomer
  • bilateral aid
  • boreal forest
  • carbon dioxide levels
  • chauvinism
  • Chipko Movement
  • chronic persistent hunger
  • Clayoquot Sound
  • climate change
  • critical resources
  • debt trap
  • deforestation
  • developed country
  • developing country
  • doubling time
  • ecological footprint
  • ecological overshoot
  • ethnic group
  • foreign aid
  • Gaia hypothesis
  • global warming
  • Green Belt Movement
  • Horn of Africa
  • human poverty
  • human trafficking
  • income poverty
  • infant mortality
  • Kyoto Protocol
  • life expectancy
  • malnourishment
  • methane levels
  • Montreal Protocol
  • multilateral aid
  • non-renewable resource
  • One Child Policy
  • perforated state
  • push pull factors in migration
  • renewable resource
  • scattergraph
  • seasonal migrants
  • slum
  • stakeholder
  • sustainability
  • tragedy of the commons
  • United Nations Human Development Report
  • World Trade Organization

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