3.6 Population Growth Problems

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3.6 Population Growth Problems

Environmental Science 3. 6 - I CAN describe problems caused by rapid human population growth


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a problem caused by exponential population growth?
    • A. 

      Poverty

    • B. 

      Abandoned homes

    • C. 

      Lack of clean water

    • D. 

      Energy shortages

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the BEST explanation for why exponential population growth leads to high levels of poverty?
    • A. 

      Deforestation leads to a destruction of human habitats

    • B. 

      Available resources, services and jobs are not enough to meet the needs of the growing population

    • C. 

      High levels of immigration lead to competition for jobs

    • D. 

      Increases in population lead to more education

  • 3. 
    All of the following can lead to increased levels of disease EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Build up of waste

    • B. 

      Unclean water

    • C. 

      Unsafe living conditions

    • D. 

      Lack of fossil fuels

  • 4. 
    As the city of Newtown, Vermont grows, developers have cleared out the trees in this area to build a new block of houses. Human population growth is impacting the environment because:
    • A. 

      It is destroying habitats of other species

    • B. 

      It is reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

    • C. 

      The city may not have enough money to build the houses

    • D. 

      It is destroying the ozone layer

  • 5. 
    Niger’s population is growing at a rate of 3.64% each year. Negative consequences from this population growth include: (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Lack of sufficient food

    • B. 

      Adults unable to support children

    • C. 

      Unclean water

    • D. 

      Destruction of local habitats

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