Development Concepts - Activity 2
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by Shaun Moir
| 12 Questions
The following classwork assessment is based on Activity 2 on pg 31 of the Grade 9 Platinum Social Sciences Textbook. Use the information provided in your textbook together with the slides presented in class to answer the questions.
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Explain what GDP per capita measures
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2
Calculate the GDP per capita for Botswana. Use the formula provided on pg 29 of the Platinum Textbook. Botswana has a population of 2 million people, and the GDP is $US14 000 billion.
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1
Examine the table provided on pg 30 of the Platinum Textbook. Which country has the highest Life Expectancy?
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1
Examine the table provided on pg 30 of the Platinum Textbook. Which country has the highest Infant Mortality Rate?
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Examine the table provided on pg 30 of the Platinum Textbook. Which country has the lowest Life Expectancy?
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1
Examine the table provided on pg 30 of the Platinum Textbook. Which country has the lowest Infant Mortality Rate?
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3
What do Life Expectancy and Infant Mortality indicate about the quality of life people have in a country?
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1
Refer to the map provided on pg 29 and the table provided on pg 30 of the Platinum Textbook, and state whether the following statement is true or false: "Countries with low infant mortality rates have high life expectancy rates"
True
False
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Refer to the map provided on pg 29 and the table provided on pg 30 of the Platinum Textbook, and state whether the following statement is true or false: "The country with the lowest GDP per capita has the lowest literacy rate"
True
False
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Refer to the map provided on pg 29 and the table provided on pg 30 of the Platinum Textbook, and state whether the following statement is true or false: "South Africa and Brazil have similar GDP per capita and similar social indicator scores"
True
False
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4
Give examples of conditions which environmental indicators examine
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Why is it important to examine environmental indicators when measuring the level of development in a country?
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