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Environmental Science Chapter 9

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  • Q1
    Professionals who study and make predictions about human populations are called
    geologists
    populists
    demographers
    stenographers
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  • Q2
    It took 50 years for Earth's human population to double from 1 billion to 2 billion. How long did it take for the population to double again to 4 billion?
    44 years
    75 years
    25 years
    100 years
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  • Q3
    Which factor contributed most to the exponential growth of the human population?
    higher birth rates
    increased immigration
    higher fertility rates
    more food, better hygiene
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  • Q4
    Human population growth was most rapid during which period of human history?
    Ice Ages
    Modern Age
    Bronze & Iron Ages
    Stone Ages
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  • Q5
    Growth rates for different parts of the world vary depending on the level of development of the region. Which region is experiencing the biggest increase in population?
    North America
    Asia
    Australia
    Europe
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  • Q6
    Which of the following is NOT a strategy that could slow population growth?
    legal punishments
    limiting education for women
    economic incentives
    public advertising
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  • Q7
    Which of the following diseases is often spread through unsafe public water sources?
    AIDS
    chicken pox
    dysentery
    influenza
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  • Q8
    During Stage 2 of population's demographic transition, the death rate
    remains the same
    is zero
    decreases
    increases
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  • Q9
    Between 1880 and 1930 human population doubled due to
    All of these
    the Industrial revolution
    combination of high birth rates and low death rates
    improvements in societal infrastructure & services
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  • Q10
    An increase of waterborne diseases could possibly be alleviated by
    adequate sewage treatment facilities for growing populations
    sufficient fuelwood
    very rapid growth of large cities
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  • Q11
    Countries that have entered the third stage of demographic transition are most probably characterized by
    populations with high proportion of young people
    social conditions that favor smaller families
    death rates that far exceed birth rates
    weak or developing economies
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  • Q12
    Which of the following would NOT cause population to decrease in a region?
    increased immigration
    increased emigration
    decreased survivorship
    decreased fertility rates
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  • Q13
    Which of the following is NOT described by the model of demographic transition?
    immigration
    life expectacy
    education of women
    industrialization
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  • Q14
    Less-developed countries suffer more from rapid population growth because they are less likely to have the ____ support the population.
    fertility rates
    family-planning methods
    infrastructure
    cultural values
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  • Q15
    Populations are growing more rapidly in
    Italy
    Peru
    Japan
    Canada
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  • Q16
    World population growth will eventually stop when
    the population reaches 9 billion
    most countries have higher death rates
    most countries have replacement-level fertility rates
    the worldwide infant mortality rate increases
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  • Q17
    The percentage of members of a group that are likely to survive to any given age is called ___.
    survivorship
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  • Q18
    This helps demographers predict which age groups will experience the most growth
    population pyramid
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  • Q19
    A shortage of _____ can decrease the food supply available to a growing population.
    arable land
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  • Q20
    The _____ is the average number of children each parent must have in order to replace themselves in the population
    replacement level
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