Multiple Choice Answers

Question 1
According to the textbook, __________ of the world’s population resides in developing countries.
A. 40%
B. 60%
C. 70%
D. 80%

Question 2
The term __________ was supposed to represent communist countries of Eastern Europe, but the term never caught on.
A. First World
B. Second World
C. Fourth World
D. Soviet Bloc

Question 3
In 1952, who coined the phrase “Third World”?
A. Albert Einstein
B. Alfred Sauvey
C. Richard Nixon
D. John Kennedy

Question 4
Which of the following was NOT a demand of the “Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States,” passed by the U.N. General Assembly in 1974?
A. Transnational corporations must be regulated
B. Economic aid from rich to poor countries should be increased
C. Technology should be transferred from rich to poor
D. Natural resources must remain in developing countries

Question 5
The term LLCD represents __________ countries.
A. first world
B. second world
C. least developed
D. technologically advanced

Question 6
To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, and reduce child mortality are among the self-stated goals of the:
D. World Bank.

Question 7
In the article “Income Gap Widens,” Hal Kane suggests that uneven income distribution influences all of the following EXCEPT:
A. migration.
B. crime rates.
C. the growth of cities.
D. birth rates.

Question 8
The single largest environmental concern in Bangladesh is:
A. clean drinking water.
B. clean air.
C. lack of good soil for crop production.
D. acid rain from nearby countries.

Question 9
According to your textbook, scientists are discovering that __________ is(are) currently a significant environmental problem especially in the coutries of Bangladesh, India, China, and other Asian countries.
A. laser technologies
B. cyclones
C. underground earthquakes
D. arsenic poisioning

Question 10
According to your textbook, the reason that China has produced more grain every year than the United States has produced (since 1986) is:
A. China has more people who can grow grain.
B. China wants to be able to feed more people than the U.S. does.
C. China has more irrigated land available for grain production than the U.S. does.
D. the U.S. is more concerned about technology than about growing grain.

Question 11
__________ is one of the few major indicators for which the ratio of production between the U.S. and China reflects the ratio of population size.
A. Bicycle production
B. Meat consumption
C. Automobile production
D. Fertilizer use

Question 12
In Pakistan, recycling has been implemented for __________ reasons.
A. environmental
B. health
C. economic
D. aesthetic

Question 13
Approximately __________ of Pakistan’s demand for glass is met through recycling locally generated glass waste.
A. 30%
B. 50%
C. 80%
D. 90%

Question 14
In Pakistan about __________ of reusable waste is recycled.
A. 40-50%
B. 50-60%
C. 60-70%
D. 70-80%

Question 15
According to the textbook, in 2004 in Equador the Internet was accessible to __________ of every 100 people.
A. 4
B. 10
C. 25
D. 40

Question 16
According to the UNDP statistics (2004) the per capita income of Ecuador was about __________ per year.
A. $2,500
B. $3,500
C. $4,500
D. $5,500

Question 17
All of the following are true about distance learning EXCEPT:
A. can help narrow the techno-economic gap between the developed and developing nations.
B. is affordable only in First World countries that have highly advanced technologies.
C. overcomes geographic barriers to allow face-to-face communication between students and teachers.
D. offers a unique approach to promote literacy and enhance higher education in a cost effective way.

Question 18
On April 6, 1994 the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi died in a plane crash. Both were members of the __________ ethnic group.
A. Masai
B. Tutsi
C. Hutu
D. Mumbasa

Question 19
All of the following factors led to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda EXCEPT:
A. population growth.
B. deforestation.
C. hunger.
D. natural gas.

Question 20
Rwanda has been heavily dependent on __________ for energy needs.
A. biomass
B. coal
C. natural gas
D. petroleum