# Ancient History Of World Population! Trivia Quiz

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Since population is defined as the total number of people living in a particular geographical location, history of world population has been recorded since the first population census which 1 billion was believed to be the population of the world in 1804. There are factors that are affecting the world's population positively or negatively. Take this quiz now!

• 1.

### When was the Black Death that affects the world's population?

• A.

1348

• B.

1349

• C.

1350

• D.

1351

C. 1350
Explanation
The Black Death, a devastating pandemic caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, occurred between 1347 and 1351. It is believed to have originated in Asia and spread through fleas on rats, leading to the deaths of millions of people in Europe, Asia, and Africa. While the peak of the pandemic occurred in 1348 and 1349, it continued to affect the world's population until 1351. Therefore, 1350 is a plausible answer as it falls within the timeframe of the Black Death.

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• 2.

### What was the percentage growth rate of the world's population in 2010-2015?

• A.

1.2%

• B.

1.3%

• C.

1.4%

• D.

1.5#

A. 1.2%
Explanation
The correct answer is 1.2%. This means that the world's population grew by 1.2% between 2010 and 2015. This growth rate indicates a relatively slow increase in population over that five-year period.

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• 3.

### Which of these affects world's population mostly?

• A.

Increase in birthrate

• B.

Decrease in birthrate

• C.

Increase in mortality

• D.

Decrease in mortality

A. Increase in birthrate
Explanation
An increase in birthrate affects the world's population mostly because it leads to a higher number of births, which in turn increases the overall population. When birth rates are high, there is a greater number of individuals being added to the population each year, resulting in population growth. This can have various impacts on society, including increased demand for resources, strain on infrastructure, and potential challenges in providing healthcare, education, and other essential services to a larger population.

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• 4.

### What is the median age of the world's population in 2018?

• A.

30.2

• B.

30.3

• C.

30.4

• D.

30.5

C. 30.4
Explanation
The correct answer is 30.4. This suggests that the median age of the world's population in 2018 is 30.4 years.

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• 5.

### When did William Petty estimate the world's population?

• A.

1679

• B.

1680

• C.

1681

• D.

1682

D. 1682
Explanation
William Petty estimated the world's population in 1682.

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• 6.

### Which continent's population dropped during the Plague of Justinian?

• A.

Europe

• B.

Australia

• C.

Africa

• D.

Asia

A. Europe
Explanation
During the Plague of Justinian, Europe's population dropped significantly. The Plague of Justinian, which occurred in the 6th century, was one of the deadliest pandemics in history. It is estimated that it caused the death of up to 25 million people, resulting in a significant decline in Europe's population. This plague was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which is also responsible for the Black Death in the 14th century. The high mortality rate and rapid spread of the disease contributed to the population decline in Europe during this time.

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• 7.

### Which of these is the most populated?

• A.

Asia

• B.

Europe

• C.

Africa

• D.

South America

A. Asia
Explanation
Asia is the most populated continent because it is home to the largest population in the world. With countries like China and India, which have the highest populations globally, Asia has a significant advantage in terms of population. Additionally, Asia has a diverse range of cultures, languages, and ethnicities, contributing to its high population density. Europe, Africa, and South America have smaller populations compared to Asia, making Asia the correct answer.

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• 8.

### Which of these does not affect the population of China in 1200?

• A.

Fire

• B.

Plague

• C.

Mongol invasions

• D.

Famine

A. Fire
Explanation
The correct answer is Fire. Fire does not directly affect the population of China in 1200. While fire can cause destruction and loss of life, it is not specifically mentioned or known to have had a significant impact on the population of China during that time period. On the other hand, the Plague, Mongol invasions, and Famine are all known historical events that had a direct impact on the population of China in 1200.

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• 9.

### What reduces the population of toddlers during 1730s?

• A.

Disease

• B.

Flooding

• C.

Harsh weather

• D.

Slavery

A. Disease
Explanation
During the 1730s, the population of toddlers was reduced due to disease. This could be attributed to the lack of medical advancements and healthcare facilities during that time, making it difficult to prevent or treat diseases effectively. The spread of contagious diseases like smallpox, measles, or cholera could have had a significant impact on the vulnerable toddler population, leading to a decrease in their numbers.

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• 10.

### When was the world's population estimated to reach one billion for the first time?

• A.

1801

• B.

1802

• C.

1803

• D.

1804

D. 1804
Explanation
In 1804, the world's population was estimated to reach one billion for the first time.

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