Changing Population Trends Section 2 Quiz

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Population Quizzes & Trivia

Over the year the size of the population has been changing there is no way to ensure that there are the same number of males and females in the world. Day by day the human population keeps on increasing and this puts a strain on the earth. The quiz below is perfect for testing what you know about changing population trends from chapter 2. Give it a try and see how you score!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The 1991 cholera outbreak in Lima, Peru was caused by
    • A. 

      Lack of clean water.

    • B. 

      Inadequate medical care.

    • C. 

      Widespread malnutrition.

    • D. 

      Rats and other rodents.

  • 2. 
    Because birth rates have begun to fall Earth's population will
    • A. 

      Soon stabilize at the level it is today - about 6 billion.

    • B. 

      Begin to decrease until it reaches 5 billion.

    • C. 

      Increase for a short time and then decrease to current levels.

    • D. 

      Stabilize somewhere around 9 billion by 2050.

  • 3. 
    Currently, the fastest-growing populations are in
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      North America

    • C. 

      Asia

    • D. 

      Australia

  • 4. 
    Which of the following makes it difficult to reduce population growth?
    • A. 

      High literacy rates result in women wanting to have more children.

    • B. 

      Population sizes will not decline until some people start having to do without food and other necessities of life.

    • C. 

      Many people live in cities, where large families are an advantage.

    • D. 

      Many people have low literacy and limited access to healthcare.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not a strategy that could slow population growth?
    • A. 

      Public advertising

    • B. 

      Economic incentives

    • C. 

      Legal punishments

    • D. 

      Limiting education for women.

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