Unit 6 Industrialization And Economic Development

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Economic Development Quizzes & Trivia

Practice Quiz for Ch. 9 Development and Ch. 10 Industry


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Middle East shows promise of becoming more developed primarily because of what characteristic?
    • A. 

      Abundant petroleum reserves

    • B. 

      Democratic reforms

    • C. 

      Islamic religious principles

    • D. 

      Desert climate

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The value of total output of goods and services in a year in a country is its
    • A. 

      Productivity index

    • B. 

      Primary economic sector

    • C. 

      Gross domestic product

    • D. 

      Level of development

    • E. 

      Value added

  • 3. 
    In contrast to the international trade approach, the self-sufficiency approach to development
    • A. 

      Suffers from market stagnation

    • B. 

      Identifies appropriale development stages

    • C. 

      Results in uneven resource development

    • D. 

      Spreads investment through all sectors of the economy

    • E. 

      Begins when an elite group initiates innovative activities

  • 4. 
    Tertiary sector jobs involve the
    • A. 

      Manufacturing of raw material

    • B. 

      Extraction of material from Earth

    • C. 

      Provisions of goods and services

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    According to Rostow's development model, the process of development begins when
    • A. 

      An elite group initiates innovative activities

    • B. 

      Workers become more skilled and specialized

    • C. 

      A high percentage of national wealth is allocated to non productive activities

    • D. 

      Take-off industries achieve technical advances

    • E. 

      Banking institutions are sufficiently mature

  • 6. 
    The less developed region with the highest percentage of people living in urban areas is
    • A. 

      Southeast Asia

    • B. 

      East Asia

    • C. 

      South Asia

    • D. 

      Latin America

    • E. 

      Middle East

  • 7. 
    Japan's principal asset for promoting development was
    • A. 

      Extensive supplies of critical raw materials

    • B. 

      An abundant supply of labor

    • C. 

      High physiological density

    • D. 

      A favorable ratio of population to resources

    • E. 

      Easy access to established Asia markets

  • 8. 
    Development prospects are limited in Sub-Saharan Africa because of all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      Lack of monsoon rains

    • B. 

      Colonial legacy

    • C. 

      Poor leadership

    • D. 

      Capacity of land to produce food

    • E. 

      Overworked agricultural land

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    Western Europe is distinguished from Anglo-America by its
    • A. 

      Self-sufficiency in raw material

    • B. 

      Relative lack of raw materials

    • C. 

      Greater cultural homogeneity

    • D. 

      Ability to feed itself without importing food

    • E. 

      Lack of strong banking institutions

  • 11. 
    People are more productive in more developed countries because they
    • A. 

      Work harder

    • B. 

      Are better educated

    • C. 

      Have a higher value added per person

    • D. 

      Have access to more technology

    • E. 

      Understand their jobs better than workers in less developed countries

  • 12. 
    The more developed regions include all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      Middle East

    • B. 

      Anglo-America

    • C. 

      South Pacific

    • D. 

      Eastern Europe

    • E. 

      Western Europe

  • 13. 
    An example of a primary sector activity is
    • A. 

      Banking

    • B. 

      Retailing

    • C. 

      Manufacturing

    • D. 

      Mining

    • E. 

      Education

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

      Most people must produce food for their own survival

    • B. 

      Factory production cannot expand

    • C. 

      The country imports most of its food

    • D. 

      Most people consume an inadequate amount of calories

    • E. 

      Few people are unemployed

  • 15. 
    Approximately three-fourths of the world's industrial production is concentrated in four regions.  Which of the following is not one of these four regions?
    • A. 

      Northwestern Europe

    • B. 

      Eastern Europe

    • C. 

      East Asia

    • D. 

      Eastern North America

    • E. 

      Eastern South America

  • 16. 
    The Industrial Revolution began in the late
    • A. 

      1500's.

    • B. 

      1600's.

    • C. 

      1700's.

    • D. 

      1800's.

    • E. 

      1900's.

  • 17. 
    The Industrial Revolution began in
    • A. 

      The Fertile Crescent.

    • B. 

      Japan.

    • C. 

      Russia.

    • D. 

      Great Britain.

    • E. 

      The United States.

  • 18. 
    Prior to the Industrial Revolution, industry was
    • A. 

      Located in colonies

    • B. 

      Concentrated.

    • C. 

      Randomly distributed.

    • D. 

      Dispersed.

    • E. 

      Clustered.

  • 19. 
    The cottage industry system involved manufacturing
    • A. 

      In small factories.

    • B. 

      In the home.

    • C. 

      Of steam engines.

    • D. 

      Of hand-made luxury goods.

    • E. 

      Cheeses and pastries.

  • 20. 
    The main soruce of power for steam engines and blast ovens is produced from
    • A. 

      Iron ore

    • B. 

      Wood.

    • C. 

      Biomass fuels.

    • D. 

      Coal

    • E. 

      Peat

  • 21. 
    The first industries to increase production through extensive use of the steam engine were
    • A. 

      Iron and chemical

    • B. 

      Textile and iron

    • C. 

      Copper and textile

    • D. 

      Transport and chemical

    • E. 

      Copper and steel

  • 22. 
    The United Kingdom expanded industrial production in the late twentieth century
    • A. 

      In textiles and steel production

    • B. 

      In northwestern rural sites.

    • C. 

      With cheap immigrant labor from former colonies

    • D. 

      With high-tech industries to serve European market.

    • E. 

      With former colonial members of the Commonwealth

  • 23. 
    Western Europe's principal industrial areas include all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      The Mid-Rhine

    • B. 

      The Rhine-Rhur valley

    • C. 

      Northern Italy

    • D. 

      United Kingdom

    • E. 

      Portugal and western Spain

  • 24. 
    Proximity to European consumers is the most significant industrial asset of which region?
    • A. 

      Northern Italy

    • B. 

      Mid-Rhine

    • C. 

      Rhine-Ruhr valley

    • D. 

      Great Britain

    • E. 

      Portugal and western Spain

  • 25. 
    The growth of manufacturing was retarted in the United States during the nineteenth century primarily because of
    • A. 

      Labor surpluses.

    • B. 

      Shortage of raw materials.

    • C. 

      High tariffs.

    • D. 

      Distance from markets.

    • E. 

      All of the above