HIS-107 REVIEW FOR FINAL Prof. West
1. Compare fossil fuels with other sources of energy? To what extent are they used in today's economy? How long will they last?
2. What is the status of petroleum reserves in the world? in the U.S.? How is petroleum important to less developed countries?
3. What is the most heavily-used source of energy today? Which source will be the first to be used up? Which is most polluting?
4. Why is there a surplus of oil in the world today?
5. What are the renewable sources of energy?
6. Why did oil prices rise in the 1970's?
7. Which country is the largest consumer of oil in the world today? Where was oil first produced? Where are the greatest reserves of oil today?
8. How has the United States government reacted to the crime of genocide in the 20th century?
9. What is cogeneration of electricity and what is its value?
10. What is the most rapidly increasing renewable source for generating electricity?
11. What is the most desirable way of treating solid waste products?
12. What causes the greenhouse effect? What are its potential consequences? What can be done to minimize the problem?
13. What causes acid rain? What are its consequences? What can be done about it?
14. What causes depletion of the ozone layer?
What are its consequences?
What can be done about it? What has deen done about it?
15. How effective is conservation in relation to the energy problem?
16. Are there alternatives to heavy use of pesticides in modern agriculture?
17. How does solar power compare with other sources
of energy? Be familiar with
renewable sources of energy. Know the extent of development of wind as an energy source.
18. Has the United States acted to prevent genocide in the 20th century? If so, when?
19. What are the disadvantages of the automobile as a means of transport?
20. Which instance of genocide in the 20th century would have been the easiest for the United States government to have prevented?
21. What are the costs and difficulties of decommissioning nuclear plants?
22. Why was the UN formed and what was the role of the U.S.?
23. How has the United States met its financial obligations to the UN?
24. What are the functions of the UN Security
Council? of WHO? of UN Peacekeeping
forces? of the IAEA? of the World Court? Know something about the history and
activities of these agencies.
25. What has the UN or its agencies done with
respect to smallpox, Cyprus,
Palestinian refugees, apartheid, Namibia, Nicaragua?
26. What relationship, if any, is there between poverty and the environment?
27. What type of government is the United Nations?
28. How much power does the United Nations have?
29. What alternatives are there to effectively deal with the crime of genocide?
30. What has been the position of the U.S. and
Soviet government concerning the
veto power in the Security Council?
31. Why has the United Nations not been effective in dealing with the crime of genocide?
32. Of what value is conservation as a factor in meeting energy needs?
33. What warning did Rachel Carson give in her
book, Silent Spring, and what was
the reaction of government and industry?