Comparing Rich and Poor
GDP is given in U.S. Dollars.

Comparing Rich and Poor

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GDP is a measure of a country's wealth and people in countries like the USA and in Europe are 50 times richer than those in the poorest countries.

Test your knowledge on this subject with the following Geography quiz.

1.
GDP can show a country's wealth. What does it mean?
General Development Plan
Great Development Project
Gross Debt Peak
Gross Domestic Product
Total value of goods produced, divided by population
2.
GDP is always given in what currency?
British Pounds
Euros
Japanese Yen
U.S. Dollars
3.
Many poor countries are in which climate zone?
Arctic
Mediterranean
Temperate
Tropical
Richer countries tend to be in temperate areas with milder temperatures
4.
Which is not an indicator of health in a poor country?
Calorie intake
Life expectancy
Literacy rates
Number of people per doctor
5.
Which letters are used to describe a poorer country?
LADC
LEDC
LODC
LUDC
Less Economically Developed Country
6.
Which continent does not contain LEDCs?
Africa
Asia
North America
South America
7.
What does the 'N' stand for in GNP?
National
Natural
Nominal
Normal
Gross National Product - it is GDP plus any money earned from abroad
8.
LEDCs are sometimes called what?
First World
Fourth World
Second World
Third World
9.
Which is not a good reason for GDP being measured in U.S. Dollars?
It is the world's major international currency
People in most countries know what the Dollar is worth
The Dollar's rate of exchange never alters
The wealth of countries can easily be compared
10.
Some of the poorest countries are in SSA, which means what?
Self-Sufficient Asia
Struggling South America
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Standard Areas
Author:  Jan Crompton

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