Geography: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Development 1 (Questions)

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You will learn in your Geography lessons that economic development is the increase in the standard of living in a nation's population with sustained growth from a simple, low-income economy to a modern, high-income economy.

1. Put simply, development is countries becoming what?
[ ] Larger
[ ] More peaceful
[ ] More populated
[ ] Richer
2. Which term means how well a person can live?
[ ] Fact of life
[ ] Life expectation
[ ] Living values
[ ] Quality of life
3. Poor farmers who just grow enough to eat are called what ?
[ ] Subnormal farmers
[ ] Subordinate farmers
[ ] Subsistence farmers
[ ] Sustenance farmers
4. The percentage of adults who can read and write is called what?
[ ] Illiteracy rate
[ ] Legitimacy rate
[ ] Literacy rate
[ ] Paper rate
5. Used to measure development, what is the HDI?
[ ] Health and Development Initiative
[ ] High Dependency Indicator
[ ] Human Death Index
[ ] Human Development Index
6. Which indicator is not used to measure HDI?
[ ] Adult literacy
[ ] Imports and exports
[ ] Income per person
[ ] Life expectancy
7. Of these statements, which one is false?
[ ] 1 in 5 of the world's population live in the 'rich north'
[ ] 70% of the world's population can read
[ ] About 100 million people are homeless
[ ] About 900 million people have no education
8. Which organization's Development Program created the HDI in 1990?
[ ] Christian Aid
[ ] Oxfam
[ ] Save The Children Fund
[ ] United Nations
9. Poor countries developing quickly are called NICs, meaning what?
[ ] Nationally Integrated Countries
[ ] Newly Improving Countries
[ ] Newly Industrialized Countries
[ ] No Illiterate Children
10. Which former NIC is now an MEDC?
[ ] Canada
[ ] Luxembourg
[ ] New Zealand
[ ] Singapore
Geography: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Development 1 (Answers)
1. Put simply, development is countries becoming what?
[ ] Larger
[ ] More peaceful
[ ] More populated
[x] Richer
2. Which term means how well a person can live?
[ ] Fact of life
[ ] Life expectation
[ ] Living values
[x] Quality of life
It includes things like health and education
3. Poor farmers who just grow enough to eat are called what ?
[ ] Subnormal farmers
[ ] Subordinate farmers
[x] Subsistence farmers
[ ] Sustenance farmers
They have no surplus to sell
4. The percentage of adults who can read and write is called what?
[ ] Illiteracy rate
[ ] Legitimacy rate
[x] Literacy rate
[ ] Paper rate
5. Used to measure development, what is the HDI?
[ ] Health and Development Initiative
[ ] High Dependency Indicator
[ ] Human Death Index
[x] Human Development Index
6. Which indicator is not used to measure HDI?
[ ] Adult literacy
[x] Imports and exports
[ ] Income per person
[ ] Life expectancy
The 3 are added and a score given between 0 and 1; the closer to 1, the higher the level of development
7. Of these statements, which one is false?
[ ] 1 in 5 of the world's population live in the 'rich north'
[x] 70% of the world's population can read
[ ] About 100 million people are homeless
[ ] About 900 million people have no education
Only approx. 30% of the world's population can read
8. Which organization's Development Program created the HDI in 1990?
[ ] Christian Aid
[ ] Oxfam
[ ] Save The Children Fund
[x] United Nations
9. Poor countries developing quickly are called NICs, meaning what?
[ ] Nationally Integrated Countries
[ ] Newly Improving Countries
[x] Newly Industrialized Countries
[ ] No Illiterate Children
South Korea in Asia is a good example of an NIC
10. Which former NIC is now an MEDC?
[ ] Canada
[ ] Luxembourg
[ ] New Zealand
[x] Singapore
NIC stands for Newly Industrialized Country and MEDC means More Economically Developed Country