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Trade: How Big is Our World?

Globalization and digital communications have made the world feel like a much smaller place. We wonder: What is the distance that the average international export good travels from source country to destination country?

A. 12,500 km
B. 8,500 km
C. 4,800 km
D. 875 km
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Exporting As China Does

Ever since 2009, China has been the world’s largest exporter. Its total exports are equal to just under 20% of its economy. We wonder: Which of the following major economies is closest to China’s level on a percentage basis?

A. Japan
B. United States
C. India
D. World economy
E. Germany
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Where the United States Exports

Donald Trump is adamantly pursuing a strategy focused on economic nationalism. He proclaims that foreign countries “continue putting up barriers in front of our exports” and that it is “very hard to export to their countries.” We wonder: Among the four major countries below, can you name the one country that does not rank as one of top three export markets for U.S. goods?

A. China
B. Mexico
C. Canada
D. Germany

A. China is … not correct.
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