Modernization, Development & Politics


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Which of the following does not contain any LDCs?

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1. Which theory of development argues that the path to development lies in adopting the path taken by the Western industrialized countries?

2. Which development theory believes that development is a zero-sum game where LDCs need to lose in order for developed countries to win?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of modernization and development theories. Topics addressed on the quiz include the location of lesser-developed countries and the characteristics of the modernization theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Where lesser-developed countries exist
  • Theory positing three different levels of development
  • Criticism of modernization theory and the dependency theory

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding lesser-developed countries and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the theory positing three different levels of development
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related political science lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the corresponding lesson titled Modernization, Development & Politics. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand how the level of economic development differs in the world
  • Define lesser-developed countries
  • Identify the three theories of international development
  • Describe each of the characteristics of the theories
  • Appreciate how the dependency theory differs from the modernization theory