Modernization Theory: Definition, Development & Claims


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Which war impacted the ideology of modernization theorist?

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1. Who developed modernization theory?

2. What was one reason modernization theory was discredited in the 1970s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on how a country develops, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your knowledge of modernization theory. Topics covered include the war that impacted the ideology of modernization theory as well as the development of the theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • War that impacted the modernization theory
  • Who developed the theory of modernization
  • Why the theory was discredited in the 1970s
  • How nations develop in today's understanding

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why the theory was discredited in the 1970s and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the stages of development
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business strategy lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Modernization Theory: Definition, Development & Claims. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the modernization theory
  • Identify the different versions of the theory
  • Explain the characteristics of each version
  • Describe the differences between early and modern versions
  • Appreciate how the Marxist theory differs from the capitalist version