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fwk-rittenmacro-tif-ch19-economic-development - Chapter 19...

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Chapter 19 Economic Development Multiple Choice 1. Which of the following statements is true ? According to the World Bank, A) in 2005 about 1.4 billion people, about a quarter of the population of developing countries was poor, defined as living on less than $1.25 a day, the international poverty line. B) between 1980 and 2005, the number of people living below the international poverty line, defined as living on less than $1.25 a day, has decreased significantly. C) poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa has been phenomenal over the last 25 years. D) the majority of the world’s poor are in the Indian sub-continent and in China. Ans: A Topic: Start Up: Being Poor in a Poor Country 2. In which of the following regions has poverty reduction been minimal in over the past 25 years? A) East Asia B) sub-Saharan Africa C) Latin America D) North China and Tibet Ans: B Topic: Start Up: Being Poor in a Poor Country 3. In 2000, the international community adopted and concretely specified developments goals, the progresses of which are to be monitored by the World Bank. Of the goals included here, which goal is least likely to be achieved by their target dates, mostly 2015? A) reducing the absolute poverty rate by half B) increasing primary school enrolment C) promoting gender equality D) reducing deaths from measles and AIDS Ans: C Topic: Start Up: Being Poor in a Poor Country 1
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4. The World Bank, an international organization designed to support economic development, classifies countries according to their levels of per capita gross national income. Countries with per capita incomes of $935 or less in 2007 were classified as A) under-developed countries. B) low-income countries. C) impoverished countries. D) middle-income countries. Ans: B Topic: The Nature and Challenge of Economic Development 5. The World Bank, an international organization designed to support economic development, classifies countries according to their levels of per capita gross national income. Countries with per capita incomes of more than $936 but less than $11,455 in 2007 were classified as A) less-developed countries. B) transitional countries. C) developing countries. D) middle-income countries. Ans: D Topic: The Nature and Challenge of Economic Development 6. The World Bank, an international organization designed to support economic development, classifies countries according to their levels of per capita gross national income. Countries with per capita incomes of $11,456 or more in 2007 were classified as A) industrialized countries. B) advanced developed countries. C) high-income countries. D) western industrialized countries. Ans: C Topic: The Nature and Challenge of Economic Development 7. According to the World Bank’s classification of countries’ levels of per capita gross national income, in 2007 the majority of the world’s population lived A) in middle-income countries. B) in low-income countries.
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fwk-rittenmacro-tif-ch19-economic-development - Chapter 19...

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