Environmental Science...Chapter 6, Section 4.

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  • 1. 
    The term demographic transition refers to
    • A. 

      A requirement for a population to reach a specific size before it becomes stable

    • B. 

      The slowing down in the growth of a population as it approaches the carrying capacity

    • C. 

      The decline in death rates followed by decline in birth rates when a country becomes more industrialized

    • D. 

      The decline in death rates followed by a decline in birth rates that occurred when the germ theory of a disease was discovered

    • E. 

      All of these answers

  • 2. 
    In the demographic transition model, birth and death rates are high during
    • A. 

      The preindustrial stage

    • B. 

      The industrial stage

    • C. 

      The postindustrial stage

    • D. 

      The transitional stage

    • E. 

      None of these answers

  • 3. 
    Women tend to have fewer children when they:
    • A. 

      Live in societies in which their individual rights are protected

    • B. 

      Have access to paying jobs outside the home

    • C. 

      Have access to education

    • D. 

      All of these answers

    • E. 

      Live in societies in which their individual rights are protected and have access to education

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are factors that hinder demographic transition in developing countries?
    • A. 

      Shortages of scientists, engineers, and skilled workers

    • B. 

      Insufficient financial capital

    • C. 

      Large debts to developed countries

    • D. 

      A drop in economic assistance from developed countries since 1985

    • E. 

      All of these answers

  • 5. 
    China's population policy has included all of the following except
    • A. 

      Encouraging later marriages

    • B. 

      Health, pension, and employment benefits for a one-child pledge

    • C. 

      Urging couples to have no more than one child

    • D. 

      Free access to birth control

    • E. 

      Banning abortion

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