What is a Developing Nation? - Definition & Characteristics


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Which of these is a developing country?

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1. What is HDI?

2. How is development measured?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Developing nations, though they don't wield the economic and political power of more advanced nations, are a crucial piece in the larger geopolitical dynamic of the world. This assessment will test you on your understanding of the characteristics of developing nations. Some things you'll be tested on include specific developing nations and the measurement of a nation's development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Specific developing countries
  • HDI
  • How development is measured
  • The economy of a developing nation
  • Controversies over the term developing nation

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can accurately recall the basic information from the lesson on the characteristics and examples of developing nations
  • Reading comprehension - once you've assessed yourself on your recollection of the information in the lesson, go further by testing your understanding of the economic qualities of developing nations and the ways in which development is measured
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of developing nations to identify specific developing nations and articulate their defining characteristics

Additional Learning

To learn more about developing nations, review the corresponding lesson called What is a Developing Nation? - Definition & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The origin of the term developing nation
  • Characteristics of developing nations
  • Economic development
  • Quality of life
  • Controversies over the term developing nation