3.4 Human Population Change Quiz

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3.4 - I CAN describe how the human population has changed in the last 200 years.


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  • 1. 

    Which factor contributed MOST to exponential human population growth?

    • A.

      Increased immigration

    • B.

      Higher birth rates

    • C.

      Increased availability of food due to industry

    • D.

      Higher fertility rates

    Correct Answer
    C. Increased availability of food due to industry
    Explanation
    The increased availability of food due to industry contributed the most to exponential human population growth. With the advancements in agriculture and the development of industries, there was a significant increase in food production and distribution. This led to improved nutrition and reduced instances of famine and starvation, resulting in higher survival rates and overall population growth.

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  • 2. 

    Human population growth was most rapid during which years?

    • A.

      1000 - 1600

    • B.

      1600 - 1700

    • C.

      1700 - 1800

    • D.

      1800 - 2000

    Correct Answer
    D. 1800 - 2000
    Explanation
    The period from 1800 to 2000 saw the most rapid human population growth. During this time, significant advancements in medicine, agriculture, and technology led to improvements in living conditions and a decrease in mortality rates. This, combined with the Industrial Revolution and increased urbanization, resulted in a significant increase in the global population.

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  • 3. 

    The earth's population:

    • A.

      Continues to grow at a rate of 2% each year

    • B.

      Continues to grow, but at a lower rate than it was growing 50 years ago

    • C.

      Has reached its carrying capacity

    • D.

      Is currently declining due to a lack of resources

    Correct Answer
    B. Continues to grow, but at a lower rate than it was growing 50 years ago
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "continues to grow, but at a lower rate than it was growing 50 years ago." This means that the earth's population is still increasing, but the rate of growth has slowed down compared to 50 years ago. This could be due to various factors such as improved access to birth control, declining fertility rates, and increased awareness about population control.

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  • 4. 

    Between 1800 and 1930, human population doubled due to all of the following EXCEPT:

    • A.

      The industrial revolution

    • B.

      Lower death rates

    • C.

      Improvements in medicine and hygiene

    • D.

      Movement away from cities

    Correct Answer
    D. Movement away from cities
    Explanation
    The human population between 1800 and 1930 doubled due to various factors, including the industrial revolution, lower death rates, and improvements in medicine and hygiene. However, movement away from cities is not a factor that contributed to the population growth during this period. In fact, urbanization was one of the significant trends of the time, with people moving to cities in search of employment opportunities and better living conditions.

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  • 5. 

    Currently, the fastest-growing populations are in:

    • A.

      The world's most developed countries

    • B.

      The world's least developed countries

    • C.

      Countries with older populations

    • D.

      Countries with more urban areas

    Correct Answer
    B. The world's least developed countries
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the world's least developed countries." This is because these countries typically have higher birth rates and lower death rates, leading to a rapid increase in population. Additionally, factors such as limited access to contraception, inadequate healthcare, and high poverty rates contribute to the population growth in these countries.

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