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

    Correct Answer
    C. The decline in death rates followed by decline in birth rates when a country becomes more industrialized
    Explanation
    The term "demographic transition" refers to the decline in death rates followed by a decline in birth rates when a country becomes more industrialized. This transition occurs as improved healthcare and living conditions lead to lower mortality rates, causing the population to stabilize or even decline. Additionally, industrialization often leads to changes in societal norms and economic factors that contribute to a decrease in birth rates. Therefore, the correct answer is the decline in death rates followed by decline in birth rates when a country becomes more industrialized.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. The transitional stage
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the transitional stage. During this stage, birth and death rates are high. This is because as societies transition from preindustrial to industrial, there is often a period of rapid population growth. Birth rates remain high due to limited access to contraception and cultural norms that value large families. At the same time, improvements in healthcare and sanitation lead to a decrease in death rates, resulting in a high overall population growth rate.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these answers
    Explanation
    When women live in societies where their individual rights are protected, they have more control over their reproductive choices and are not forced into having more children than they desire. When they have access to paying jobs outside the home, they can prioritize their careers and financial stability over having a large family. Additionally, when women have access to education, they are more likely to be aware of family planning methods and have the knowledge and resources to make informed decisions about the number of children they want. Therefore, all of these factors contribute to women having fewer children.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. All of these answers
    Explanation
    The factors that hinder demographic transition in developing countries include shortages of scientists, engineers, and skilled workers, insufficient financial capital, large debts to developed countries, and a drop in economic assistance from developed countries since 1985. These factors collectively contribute to the challenges faced by developing countries in achieving demographic transition, which refers to the shift from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates, resulting in population stabilization.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. Banning abortion
    Explanation
    China's population policy has included encouraging later marriages, health, pension, and employment benefits for a one-child pledge, urging couples to have no more than one child, and free access to birth control. However, banning abortion is not included in China's population policy.

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