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Student Review Questions

Chapter 5

  1. Explain why airport expansion in developed countries with a democratic form of government is often a controversial issue.
  2. Suggest transport solutions for the following situations:
    • A method of crossing a deep ravine in a forested mountain region in the tropics;
    • A system capable of moving very large numbers of people efficiently in a densely populated metropolitan area;
    • A system capable of operating efficiently in a region where winter temperatures regularly fall below –30°C in winter and rise above 20°C in summer.
  3. Describe the elements of transport as applied to a particular ferry route. (A diagram might be useful.)
  4. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the car with public transport in satisfying the demand for specific types of outdoor recreation (such as surfing).