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APHG Ch. 9 Rubenstei

AP Human Geography Rubenstein Review questions for a Chapter 9 quiz

List 3 factors of development Economic, Social, and Demographic
Define Development The process of improving the material conditions of the people through diffusion of knowledge and technology.
Which countries typically have the highest HDI? MDC's. They are typically in western Europe and Northern America
Which countries typically have the lowest HDI? LDC's. They are typically in sub-Saharan Africa.
Define GDP Gross Domestic Product-the value of the total output of goods and services produced in a country. (typically in a year)
Point out an average GDP for an MDC and an average GDP for an LDC: MDC: exceeds $20,000 LDC: about $1,000
What is a weakness of GDP as a development index or measure? Not everyone is wealthy in MDC's and not everyone is poor in LDC's.
Define each of the following job types: Primary Secondary Primary: Directly extract materials form Earth through agriculture, and sometimes by mining, fishing, and forestry. Secondary: Manufacturers that process, transform, and assemble raw materials into useful products.
What nonessential consumer goods do geographers study to measure development? Cars, telephones, entertainment, televisions, etc.