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World Population Quiz



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Answer these questions about world population.

1 The United States is the world's third largest country, but has only what percentage of the world's population?
     
a) 7.9%
b) 12.1%
c) 4.5%
d) 19.2%
e) 14.5%
2 What is the natural increase for a country if it has a birth rate of 14 and a death rate of 10.
     
a) 4.0
b) .04
c) .4
d) .5
e) .6
3 Which one of the following is not one of the world's four largest population concentrations:
     
a) South Asia
b) Europe
c) Eastern Africa
d) Eastern North America
e) East Asia
4 The Malthusian Theory, attributed to Thomas Malthus, states that:
     
a) population will continue to grow unchecked
b) population grows in a linear fashion and would exceed food production
c) food supply would keep pace with population growth
d) population increases in a exponential manner while food supply can only increase in a linear, or straight line fashion
e) all of the above.
5 Survivorship is defined as:
     
a) when one spouse outlives the other
b) the amount of a country's population remaining after a great war
c) the length of life
d) when children live longerthat two years of age
e) none of the above
6 What is the average infant mortality rate in developed countries/Less developed countries?
     
a) 8/1000 live births, 63/1000 live births
b) 63/1000 live births, 8/1000 live births
c) 80/1000 live births, 630/1000 live births
d) 800/1000 live births, 63/1000 live births
e) 8/1000 live births, 6.3/1000 births
7 What percentage of the world's population is located in China if its current population is an estimated 1.3 billion and the world's total population is 6.067 billion?
     
a) 21%
b) 2.1%
c) 2.4%
d) 24%
e) 24.1%
8 Population growth is highest in countries that:
     
a) are industrialized
b) are resource rich
c) are in the early and late expanding stages of the demographic transition
d) are extremely poor with both high birth and death rates
e) all of the above.
9 Which state in the demographic transition is characterized by high, unchanging birth rates combined with decreasing death rates?
     
a) high stationary
b) low stationary
c) early expanding
d) late expanding
e) none of the above.
10 The population age-sex structure of an area can be represented with:
     
a) the ZPG
b) a population pyramid
c) the population potential
d) the population dynamic
e) none of the above.





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