Human Geography - Population

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A quiz on the Population component of the AP Human Geography course offered at Ponte Vedra High School.  

  
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  • 1. 
    What is the key difference between arithmetic and physiological population density?
    • A. 

      Arithmetic is total population divided by total land and physiological is total population divided by total arable land.

    • B. 

      Arithmetic is total population divided by total arable land and physiological is total population divided by total land.

    • C. 

      Neither.


  • 2. 
    Which of the following would properly express the population pressure in Egypt?
    • A. 

      Arithmetic population density.

    • B. 

      Population pyramid.

    • C. 

      Demographic transition model.

    • D. 

      Physiological population density.


  • 3. 
    What three areas contain the vast majority of the world's population?
    • A. 

      South Asia, East Asia, and the United States.

    • B. 

      Europe, East Asia, South Asia.

    • C. 

      South America, Europe, East Asia.

    • D. 

      Europe, United States, East Asia.


  • 4. 
    My country is going through a population explosion. What demographic stage[s] is it likely in?
    • A. 

      Stage 1.

    • B. 

      Stage 2.

    • C. 

      Stage 3.

    • D. 

      Stage 4.

    • E. 

      Two of the above are correct.


  • 5. 
    I pass a billboard on the road in which a small, Causcasian family is smiling and laughing, put up by the government. What logical conclusions can I draw from observing this billboard?
    • A. 

      The country is practicing restrictive population policies.

    • B. 

      The country is practicing expansive population policies.

    • C. 

      The country is practicing eugenic population policies.

    • D. 

      Two of the above are correct.


  • 6. 
    What is the root cause[s] of high CBR and CDR in the first stage of demographic transition?
    • A. 

      Lack of food; famine

    • B. 

      Lack of sanitation

    • C. 

      Epidemics and instability

    • D. 

      Two of the above are correct

    • E. 

      All of the above are correct


  • 7. 
    My nation is mainly comprised of young teenagers and young adults- why, I'm one of the VERY few old people. What would my population pyramid look like, you think?
    • A. 

      Chalice

    • B. 

      Pillar

    • C. 

      Pyramid

    • D. 

      Ellipse


  • 8. 
    Who sounded the 'warning bells' about population in the early 1700s?

  • 9. 
    A high birthrate means population growth. True, or false?

  • 10. 
    A megalopolis is a large ____ center. 

  • 11. 
    Stationary population level requires a TFR among women of ____. 

  • 12. 
    My dad's heart failed the week before. He died as a result of a ____ disease. 

  • 13. 
    Explain why populations rise and fall in certain places. Give examples. 

  • 14. 
    Explain how governments affect population change. Give examples. 

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