Which of the following groups have the greatest influence on development? Choose the BEST answer.

Question 1

 

 

Which of the following groups have the greatest influence on development? Choose the BEST answer.

 

Question 2

 

 

The World Bank ranks countries in 3-4 broad bands, from least developed to most developed, according to which of the following criteria?

 

Question 3

 

 

Which of the following statements about defining “developing” countries is true? Choose the BEST answer.

 

Question 4

 

 

Which of the following statements BEST expresses the beliefs of social-conflict theory?

 

Question 5

 

 

Why are some development organizations made up of multiple member-nations?

 

Question 6

 

 

Which of the following is a common criticism of the “Washington Consensus”?

 

Question 7

 

 

To opponents of lending to poor countries, which of the following is a typical result of providing loans?

 

Question 8

 

 

In order to receive International Monetary Fund (IMF) assistance, what must member-countries typically do?

 

Question 9

 

 

Which of the following is a common criticism of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank?

 

Question 10

 

 

Why does the International Monetary Fund (IMF) often force countries that are seeking loans to end their subsidies?

 

Question 11

 

 

During a civil war, which of the following groups typically suffer the most casualties?

 

Question 12

 

 

Which of the following BEST predicts that a country will have a civil war?

 

Question 13

 

 

Which of the following is a typical result of civil war?

 

Question 14

 

 

Why does the presence of valuable natural resources in a developing country often wind up hindering the development of the country’s economy?

 

Question 15

 

 

Which of the following is the strongest safeguard against civil war?

 

Question 16

 

 

Which of the following is a sign that a country has weak institutions? Choose the BEST answer.

 

Question 17

 

 

In terms of performance, communist governments have historically tended to:

 

Question 18

 

 

From an economic standpoint, extractive institutions damage countries in which of the following ways? Choose the BEST answer.

 

Question 19

 

 

When a country’s government is controlled by a small group of people who also control most of the country’s businesses, the ruling class is likely to do which of the following?

 

Question 20

 

 

Which of the following is one way nations have, in modern history, beat back harmful institutions?

 

Week 5 Midterm Exam Part 2

 

Question 1

 

 

Which of the following numbers is the best approximation of how many people live on $2.50 a day or less?

 

Question 2

 

 

Approximately what percentage of the world is impoverished?

 

Question 3

 

 

Which of the following BEST explains what is meant by the statement “development is often much bigger than just material progress”?

 

Question 4

 

 

As of 2001, what region of the world contained the highest number of the world’s extremely and moderately poor citizens?

 

Question 5

 

 

When numbers are adjusted for purchasing power parity it means that which of the following is true?

 

Question 6

 

 

Which of the following was a consequence of poor countries’ “monetization” of their deficits?

 

Question 7

 

 

According to the author, why did negotiations between Manley and the IMF repeatedly break down?

 

Question 8

 

 

In response to economic shocks, what are the two choices governments have, according to the author?

 

Question 9

 

 

According to the article, why has the EBRD chosen to finance to a cement plant in Mongolia? Choose the BEST answer.

 

Question 10

 

 

According to the economist William Easterly, which of the following is a result of current lending practices to poor countries?

 

Question 11

 

 

Civil war impacts a nation’s economy. On average, a seven-year war will have what effect on a country’s income per person?

 

Question 12

 

 

Which of the following BEST explains why conflict is sometimes characterized as a trap?

 

Question 13

 

 

According to the video, why have Radio Mogadishu journalists been living at the broadcasting company’s headquarters?

 

Question 14

 

 

According to the text, which of the following factors is likely to increase the chance of civil war in a country?

 

Question 15

 

 

How does modern civil war differ from war in the early 20th century?

 

Question 16

 

 

Which of the following statements about countries and wealth is the most true, according to the text?

 

Question 17

 

 

Paramilitary groups are especially interested in what kind of regions?

 

Question 18

 

 

Which of the following is true about Colombia?

 

Question 19

 

 

Which of the following is true about Sierra Leone?

 

Question 20

 

 

Which of the following was an outcome of the currency reform in North Korea?

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