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Online Study Guide: The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

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THE WORLD IS FLAT BY THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN: STUDY GUIDE / BOOK NOTES

ANSWER KEY


1.) b

2.) a

3.) c

4.) a

5.) a

6.) c

7.) b

8.) b

9.) b

10.) c

11.) a

12.) b

13.) a

14.) c

15.) b

ESSAY QUESTIONS - BOOK REPORT TOPICS

TOPICS FOR CLASS DISCUSSION / IN-CLASS WRITING

Chapters 1-4

1. In Friedman’s attempt to draw a parallel between himself and Christopher Columbus, he misrepresents Columbus as someone who had to prove to his contemporaries that the world was round. Does this misinformation hurt Friedman’s argument by making him less credible?

2. How many of the ten flatteners have affected your life? Do you think Friedman left any flatteners out? Is the importance of any of the flatteners he lists overstated?..........


TOPICS FOR TAKE-HOME ESSAYS

Chapters 1-4 What are the benefits/ detriments of the “world is flat” metaphor? What is Friedman trying to convey with this image? Is the world he describes really flat? Think of another metaphor that would better explain (or explain just as well, if you buy the idea that the world is flat) what Friedman details in these chapters...........


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