Drew Beaty Social Studies 7EP-2 April 12, 2012 Southeast Asia Quiz 1.

Based on literacy rate alone, the conclusions that I can draw numerous. In Japan, the literacy rate is 99%, the highest in all of southeast Asia. Since most of the Japanese people can read, their GDP is 29,400, also the highest in southeast Asia. Not surprisingly, their life expectancy is 82 years old, the highest in southeast Asia 2. The number of TV sets per 1,000 people can tell a lot about a country. Based on Myanmar’s number of TV sets per 1,000 people, which is 7, you can base a lot on that. Their GDP is the second lowest in all of southeast Asia. 3. GDP, or gross domestic product, is how much a country and resources inside of that country are worth. GDP affects a country’s rank among the others of the world, and their national wealth. One example of a low GDP is East Timor. East Timor’s GDP stands at a mere 400 dollars. Their literacy rate, 58.6%, is very low too. Their land area is 5,741 square miles, which stand to prove they are a very small country. Singapore, on the other hand, has a GDP of 27,800 dollars!! Their literacy rate is 92.5, which is great compared to East Timor. The land area of Singapore is 239 square miles!! That just proves that size isn’t everything. 4. By being given the population density and total land area, we can conclude various things. Mongolia has a population density of 4 people every square miles, and has 604,826 total square miles. Their GDP isn’t the best at 1,900 dollars. They have 58 TV sets (per 1,000 people). Their life expectancy is 64 years old. However, Singapore, another southeastern country, has a population density of 117,992 people for every square mile, even though they only have 239 square miles. Their GDP is very high at 27,800 dollars. They have a life expectancy of 79 years old. They have 341 TV sets (per 1,000 people). 5. Life expectancy could draw a lot of conclusions about a country. Laos, for instance, has a life expectancy of 54 years old. That also causes the population density to be low at a 65 per square mile. Their literacy rate is very low. It is 66.4%%. Although, Japan has a life expectancy of 82 years old. Japan’s population density is high at around 875 per square mile. Its literacy rate is teeming at 99%. 6. Singapore’s statistics are very misleading compared to other southeastern countries. Singapore’s population is incredibly high at 117,992 people per square mile. Singapore also has a very high literacy rate, 92.5%. The amount of TV sets ( per 1,000 people) in Singapore is a very reassuring 341 people. 7. Based on literacy rate and population density, North Korea seem far more better off than South Korea. This is misleading because it doesn’t include other statistics like life expectancy and GDP, in which South Korea is far more better off than Korea. Also North Korea is larger in land area than South Korea.

8. I believe that out of all the other statistics, a country’s GDP will determine how successful that country will become in the future. For an example, East Timor has a GDP of 400 dollars and it's basically nonexistent. It is very small and unacknowledged. Japan, on the other hand, has the highest GDP of 29,400 dollars. Japan is a widely known country throughout the world. It is a very successful country. 9. China and North Korea have many things in common. For one thing, their government, communism, is the same. Their life expectancy rate are both in the 70’s. Their literacy rates are in the high 90’s. This is good because the statistics they share are very good, but at the same time, North Korea is a bad country to be compared to. 10. I believe that China is the most like the United States if concerning statistics. China has a 90.9 literacy rate. It also has a lot of land area to use. Both America’s and China’s land areas are in the millions. China’s population density isn’t to high. It is 353. Although the GDP is low compared the United State’s GDP. Also America’s life expectancy is much higher than China’s. Also the number of TV sets in China is about half the number of TV sets in America. Lastly, China has a communist government system and the United States has a federal republic.

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