QUESTIONSTO GCSE Geo Developement questions

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Do not
GCSE DEVELOPMENT write in
QUESTION SHEET 1 margin
(a) Study Graph 1 below which show infants deaths per 1000 live births, and Graph 2 which shows the average
food supply per person in ten countries.
Infants deaths per 1000 live births
Graph 1 220
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140
120
100
80
60
40
20
10 Countries
UK
Canada
Japan
Sweden
Australia
Haiti
Burkina Faso
Malawi
Rwanda
Nepal
Group A Group B
Graph 2 140
Average food supply for each person
130
120
(% of calories needed daily)
110
100 Calorie supply that
90 is enough to meet a
80 person's needs
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60
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40
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10
0 Countries
UK
Canada
Japan
Sweden
Australia
Haiti
Burkina Faso
Malawi
Rwanda
Nepal
Group A Group B
(i) How many infant deaths per 1000 live births are there in:
1. the U.K? __________________________________________________________________________
2. Malawi? ________________________________________________________________(2)(`F' Tier)
(ii) Which country in Graph 2 has:
1: the least food for each person? __________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
2: the most food for each person?__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________(2)(`F' Tier)

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Which terms are used to describe the level of economic development of the countries in Group A and Do not
Group B. write in
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Group A ____________________________________________________________________________
Group B ____________________________________________________________(2)(`F' and `H' Tier)
(iv) Name two countries which have very similar food supplies per person, but which have a very
different number of infant deaths.
1. __________________________________________________________________________________
2. ________________________________________________________________________(2)(`F' Tier)
(b) Describe the differences between Group A and Group B shown in Graphs 1 and 2. Give reasons for these
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Give the meaning of each of the following terms. Do not
write in
1. adult literacy rate ____________________________________________________________________ margin
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2. infant mortality rate __________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________(2)(`F' and `H' Tier)
(ii) Name one other development indicator not given in Graph 1 or Graph 2.
____________________________________________________________________(1)(`F' and `H' Tier)
(d) Using the table, give evidence to suggest that:
(i) the world has different levels of economic development.
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__________________________________________________________________________(4)(`F' Tier)
(ii) Mexico is a NIC (Newly Industrialising Country).…read more

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Suggest how the difficulty in measuring levels of development might be overcome.…read more

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(a) (i) What is the GNP (Gross National Product) of a country?
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____________________________________________________________________(2)(`F' and `H' Tier)
(ii) Match the following four phrases into two linked pairs:
LEDCs; MEDCs; high GNP per person; low GNP per person;
Pair 1: ______________________________________________________________________________
Pair 2: ____________________________________________________________________(2)(`F' Tier)
(iii) List five other ways of measuring how development varies from country to country.
1. __________________________________________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________________________________________
3. __________________________________________________________________________________
4. __________________________________________________________________________________
5.…read more

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What does the figure show about the world distribution of wealth? write in
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__________________________________________________________________________(6)(`H' Tier)
(c) Explain why as a country develops the proportion of its working population employed in the tertiary
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Study Map 1 below which shows an economic division of the world, and the United Nations' Human
Development Index for each country.…read more

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Name one other indicator that could have been used in the HDI. Do not
write in
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__________________________________________________________________________(1)(`F' Tier)
(c) (i) Name one less economically developed country (LEDC) with a high HDI level.
__________________________________________________________________________(1)(`F' Tier)
(ii) Name one more economically developed country (MEDC) with a medium HDI level.
__________________________________________________________________________(1)(`F' Tier)
(d) Suggest why the level of economic development alone is not necessarily a good indicator of the quality of
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What do the terms literacy rate and infant mortality rate measure? Do not
write in
1. __________________________________________________________________________________ margin
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2. __________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________(2)(`F' and `H' Tier)
(iii) Choose three factors which contribute to variations in people's quality of life. Explain how they do so.
1. __________________________________________________________________________________
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2. __________________________________________________________________________________
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(a) Read the following recent newspaper headline.
Quarter of world's population condemned
to severe poverty
(i) State two factors which would indicate that people are living in severe poverty.
1. __________________________________________________________________________________
2. ________________________________________________________________________(2)(`F' Tier)
(ii) Is severe poverty the same thing as: 1. absolute poverty or 2. relative poverty?
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__________________________________________________________________________(1)(`F' Tier)
(iii) Explain the meaning of the following terms:
1. absolute poverty ____________________________________________________________________
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