What Is a Third World Country? - Definition & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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What was the original meaning of the term Third World country?

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1. What does the term Third World mean in common modern day usage?

2. Which of the following is a Third World country in both the original political and modern economic meanings of the term?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about Third World countries and their characteristics by completing these assets. Also, see if you can define the term Third World and identify examples of Third World countries in the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials have been created to help you assess your knowledge of:

  • Properties of Third World countries
  • What Third World means in modern usage
  • Examples of Third World countries

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what the term Third World means
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on Third World countries
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the Third World countries that exist today

Additional Learning

Keep growing your knowledge of this topic by completing the lesson titled What is a Third World Country? - Definition & Examples. This lesson can be used to help you:

  • Identify the original definition of Third World
  • Learn how the term Third World is currently used today
  • Compare and contrast First World and Second World
  • Determine what countries currently fall under the category of Third World