Why do so many countries export cars? Economists examine this and other foreign economics principles through this introductory learning exercise. A brief text explains international trade, then lists the top 11 leaders in global trade, along with main exports for each. The next 2 pages have students apply what they have read through 5 fill-in-the-blank questions, 5 short-answer questions, and a table. The short-answer questions require critical thinking and personal reflection.