Population Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What is the name given to the rapid growth of world population that has taken place since the industrial revolution?
    • A. 

      Population crash

    • B. 

      Population bomb

    • C. 

      Population explosion

    • D. 

      Population bang

    • E. 

      Population dive


  • 2. 
    What two words could be used to describe the growth of world population?
    • A. 

      Exponential

    • B. 

      Arithmetic

    • C. 

      Logarithmic

    • D. 

      Steady

    • E. 

      Constant


  • 3. 
    How is population density calculated?
    • A. 

      Area divided by population

    • B. 

      Population divided by GNP

    • C. 

      Resource capacity divided by population

    • D. 

      Population multiplied by area

    • E. 

      Population divided by area


  • 4. 
    What is the geographic term for a country with a high population density?
    • A. 

      A densely populated country

    • B. 

      An open country

    • C. 

      An overpopulated country

    • D. 

      A sparsely populated country

    • E. 

      An underpopulated country


  • 5. 
    Which one of these countries is an example of a country with a high population density?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      Bangladesh

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      USA

    • E. 

      Russia


  • 6. 
    What is the geographic term for a country with a low population density?
    • A. 

      A densely populated country

    • B. 

      A closed country

    • C. 

      An underpopulated country

    • D. 

      A sparsely populated country

    • E. 

      An overpopulated country


  • 7. 
    Which one of these regions is an example of a country with a low population density?
    • A. 

      The south east of the UK

    • B. 

      New Delhi in India

    • C. 

      The Canadian Northlands

    • D. 

      The Japanese coastline

    • E. 

      The Leeds Bradford conurbation in the UK


  • 8. 
    Which one of these statements best describes the population distribution within the USA?
    • A. 

      The interior of the US generally has a high population density

    • B. 

      The coasts of the US generally have a low population density

    • C. 

      The US is sparsely populated

    • D. 

      The US is densely populated

    • E. 

      Some parts of the US are densely populated, other parts are sparsely populated


  • 9. 
    Which one of these statements best describes a theoretical situation where the number of resources match the population of an area?
    • A. 

      Overpopulation

    • B. 

      Optimum population

    • C. 

      Under population

    • D. 

      Dense population

    • E. 

      Sparse population


  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements is correct for the first stage of the demographic transition model?
    • A. 

      Birth rate high, death rate high and fluctuating, total population low and constant

    • B. 

      Birth rate high, death rate high, total population increasing

    • C. 

      Birth rate low, death rate high, total population low and constant

    • D. 

      Birth rate low, death rate low, total population low

    • E. 

      Birth rate high, death rate low, total population low and constant


  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements is correct for the third stage of the demographic transition model?
    • A. 

      Birth rate high, death rate falling, total population increasing

    • B. 

      Birth rate low, death rate low, total population high and constant

    • C. 

      Birth rate falling, death rate high, total population increasing

    • D. 

      Birth rate falling, death rate falling, total population increasing

    • E. 

      Birth rate high, death rate low, total population high and constant


  • 12. 
    Why is the birth rate low in stage four of the demographic transition model?
    • A. 

      Lots of people work in farming and there is a high infant mortality rate

    • B. 

      Hospital and sanitation facilities are starting to be developed

    • C. 

      Most people work away from farming in factories and are moving to the cities

    • D. 

      Diseases spread rapidly in insanitary conditions

    • E. 

      More women are working and consumerism means that the cost of raising children is very high


  • 13. 
    Why is the death rate high and fluctuating in stage one of the demographic transition model?
    • A. 

      Lots of people work in farming and there is a high infant mortality rate

    • B. 

      Hospital and sanitation facilities are starting to be developed

    • C. 

      Most people work away from farming in factories and are moving to the cities

    • D. 

      Diseases spread rapidly in insanitary conditions

    • E. 

      More women are working and consumerism means that the cost of raising children is very high


  • 14. 
    Which one of these is not a problem associated with an overpopulated country?
    • A. 

      Lack of workers to exploit the country's natural resources

    • B. 

      Overcrowded cities

    • C. 

      Lack of suitable housing

    • D. 

      Deforestation

    • E. 

      High unemployment and/or underemployment rates


  • 15. 
    When a population pyramid has a wide base it does not tend to have...
    • A. 

      A high birth rate

    • B. 

      A high death rate

    • C. 

      A low life expectancy

    • D. 

      An ageing population

    • E. 

      A high infant mortality rate


  • 16. 
    When a population pyramid has a narrow base it does not tend to have...
    • A. 

      A high fertility rate

    • B. 

      A low death rate

    • C. 

      A high life expectancy

    • D. 

      An ageing population

    • E. 

      A low infant mortality rate


  • 17. 
    Which one of these is not a problem associated with an ageing society
    • A. 

      Buildings have to be knocked down to make way for bungalows

    • B. 

      Schools are overcrowded and many children must go without an education

    • C. 

      Overcrowding within nursing homes

    • D. 

      Hospital waiting lists lengthen

    • E. 

      Nightclubs are forced to close down


  • 18. 
    What name do we give to people who are too young or too old to work
    • A. 

      Lazy

    • B. 

      Dependants

    • C. 

      Reliants

    • D. 

      Benefits

    • E. 

      Pensioners


  • 19. 
    How does one calculate the natural increase of a population
    • A. 

      Birth Rate + Death Rate

    • B. 

      Death Rate x Birth Rate

    • C. 

      Birth Rate - Death Rate

    • D. 

      Birth Rate divided by Death Rate

    • E. 

      Death Rate divided by Birth Rate


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