AP Human Geography Industrialization And Economic Development

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Ninth Edition of Introduction to Human Geography by Rubenstein


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Development refers to 
    • A. 

      Improvement in material conditions.

    • B. 

      Value of the output of goods and services.

    • C. 

      Value of a product compared to the needed labor.

    • D. 

      Division of jobs into different sectors.

    • E. 

      Changes in political institutions.

  • 2. 
    The more developed regions include all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      Anglo-America

    • B. 

      Eastern Europe

    • C. 

      Middle East

    • D. 

      Western Europe

    • E. 

      South Pacific

  • 3. 
    The difference in per capita GDP between the more developed and less developed regions is 
    • A. 

      Widening.

    • B. 

      Remaining constant.

    • C. 

      Decreasing.

    • D. 

      Zero.

    • E. 

      Cycling up and down.

  • 4. 
    On a north polar projection, less developed countries appear to be located
    • A. 

      In the southern hemisphere.

    • B. 

      In core region.

    • C. 

      In peripheral locations.

    • D. 

      Clustered in an inner ring.

    • E. 

      Spread evenly across the land masses.

  • 5. 
    The value of total output of goods and services in a year in a country is its
    • A. 

      Level of development.

    • B. 

      Primary economic sector.

    • C. 

      Productivity index.

    • D. 

      Value added.

    • E. 

      Gross domestic product.

  • 6. 
    In 1995, the per capita GDP in Sudan was about $400; this indicates that it is a
    • A. 

      Petroleum exporting state.

    • B. 

      Less developed country.

    • C. 

      More developed country.

    • D. 

      Country with a high gross domestic product.

    • E. 

      Has evenly distributed wealth.

  • 7. 
    Per capita GDP is a good indicator of all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      The appropriate level of material well being in a country

    • B. 

      The number of countries below the poverty level

    • C. 

      The distribution of wealth within a country

    • D. 

      The spatial distribution of global wealth

    • E. 

      Potential for providing all citizens with a comfortable life

  • 8. 
    An example of a primary sector activity is
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Manufacturing

    • C. 

      Banking

    • D. 

      Retailing

    • E. 

      Mining

  • 9. 
    Processing of computer information is an example of which sector of the economy?
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

    • C. 

      Tertiary

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 10. 
    The tertiary sector includes all but the following?
    • A. 

      Transportation

    • B. 

      Producer services

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Construction

    • E. 

      Banking

  • 11. 
    Compared to more developed countries, less developed countries have a higher percentage of workers in which sector of the economy?
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

    • C. 

      Tertiary

    • D. 

      All three sectors

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 12. 
    Tertiary sector jobs involve the 
    • A. 

      Extraction of materials from Earth.

    • B. 

      Provision of goods and services.

    • C. 

      Manufacturing of raw materials.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and C

  • 13. 
    In more developed countries, employment is increasing in
    • A. 

      The primary sector.

    • B. 

      The secondary sector.

    • C. 

      The tertiary sector.

    • D. 

      All three sectors.

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 14. 
    The large percentage of population involved in agriculture in China indicates that
    • A. 

      The country imports most of its food.

    • B. 

      Few people are unemployed.

    • C. 

      Most people consume an inadequate amount of calories.

    • D. 

      Most people must produce food for their own survival.

    • E. 

      Factory production cannot expand.

  • 15. 
    People are more productive in more developed countries because they
    • A. 

      Work harder,

    • B. 

      Have access to more technology.

    • C. 

      Have a higher value added per person.

    • D. 

      Are better educated.

    • E. 

      Understand their jobs better than workers in less developed countries.

  • 16. 
    The value of a product minus the costs of raw materials and energy is
    • A. 

      Gross domestic product.

    • B. 

      Productivity.

    • C. 

      Tertiary sector analysis.

    • D. 

      Market value.

    • E. 

      Value added.

  • 17. 
    Today, European countries obtain raw materials
    • A. 

      From their abundant supplies.

    • B. 

      Through exploitation of their colonies.

    • C. 

      Through purchase from less developed countries.

    • D. 

      From domestic extraction industries.

    • E. 

      Exclusively through pipelines.

  • 18. 
    In less developed countries, consumer goods such as telephones, televisions, and motor vehicles are
    • A. 

      Available for sharing by a large number of people.

    • B. 

      Unknown and unfamiliar to most people.

    • C. 

      Essential to rural life.

    • D. 

      Owned by a minority of the people.

    • E. 

      Available only through local manufacture.

  • 19. 
    Compared to less developed countries, more developed countries have higher rates of all but which of these educational characteristics?
    • A. 

      Percentage of GDP spent on education

    • B. 

      Literacy rate

    • C. 

      Number of teachers per pupil

    • D. 

      Number of years attending school

    • E. 

      Spending per student

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not an indicator of a country's level of development?
    • A. 

      Infant mortality rate

    • B. 

      Literacy rate

    • C. 

      Age structure

    • D. 

      Natural increase rate

    • E. 

      Crude death rate

  • 21. 
    A major health care problem for people in Africa and Asia is
    • A. 

      Low literacy rates

    • B. 

      Lack of social security benefits for the elderly

    • C. 

      High ratios of nurses and doctors to patients

    • D. 

      Inadequate supply of calories and proteins

    • E. 

      Defective drugs

  • 22. 
    Correlating economic, social, and demographic indicators of developent shows that
    • A. 

      Different indicators of development are associated with each other.

    • B. 

      A more developed country is likely to rank among the top ten in all major development indicators.

    • C. 

      A less developed country can see which indicators need improvement.

    • D. 

      Economic, social, and demographic characteristics do not in reality coincide with each other.

    • E. 

      Less developed countries are declining on most measures.

  • 23. 
    Compared to more developed countries, less developed countries typically have all but which of the following characteristics?
    • A. 

      Higher crude birth rates

    • B. 

      Lower dependency rates

    • C. 

      Higher percentage of children under age fifteen

    • D. 

      Lower percentage of elderly

    • E. 

      Shorter life expectancy

  • 24. 
    The Anglo-American region is the world's leading provider of all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Petroleum

    • C. 

      Financial and management services

    • D. 

      Entertainment

    • E. 

      Sports

  • 25. 
    The more developed region that displays the highest level of cultural homogeneity is
    • A. 

      Latin America.

    • B. 

      Western Europe.

    • C. 

      Eastern Europe.

    • D. 

      The South Pacific.

    • E. 

      Anglo-America.

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