Energy Consumption of The World: The Differences in Consumption Between Developing and Developed Nations


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Which of the following is NOT true of developing countries?

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1. Americans make up less than 5% of the world's population, but consume what percentage of the world's energy?

2. The world's energy consumption is approximately how many terawatts of power?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at the changing needs of energy in a country, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of energy consumption in developed and developing nations. Topics you'll need to know include understanding the characteristics of a developing country as well as knowing the total percentage of U.S. energy consumption.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to review:

  • An untrue statement concerning a developing country
  • U.S. energy consumption
  • Terawatts of power for world energy consumption
  • Developing countries' energy consumption
  • Leading developing country in demand for energy

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as developing and developed countries
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding which developing country has a high level of energy consumption and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the total percent of energy that is consumed by developing countries

Additional Learning

Find out more about the energy needs of our world with the corresponding lesson entitled Energy Consumption of The World: The Differences in Consumption Between Developing and Developed Nations. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what a developed country is
  • Understand the difference between a developed and developing country
  • Describe what energy consumption involves for different countries
  • Identify the various types of energy in today's world
  • Appreciate the efforts of some to curtail reliance on fossil fuels