Population Test Quiz Unit 2

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Population Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz for the social studies students out there or anyone who knows or is interested about population and demography. If you are one of them, take it up and see how it goes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Demography is
    • A. 

      The study of the relationship between government and population.

    • B. 

      The study of population.

    • C. 

      The study of population growth.

    • D. 

      The mapping of population changes.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following countries has the lowest arithmetic density?
    • A. 

      Brazil.

    • B. 

      United States.

    • C. 

      United Kingdom

    • D. 

      Canada

    • E. 

      India

  • 3. 
    Physiological density is
    • A. 

      The number of people per square mile of all available land.

    • B. 

      The number of farmers per square mile of all available land.

    • C. 

      The number of people per square mile of arable land.

    • D. 

      The number of farmers per square mile of arable land.

    • E. 

      The number of people per square mile of inhabitable land.

  • 4. 
    The part of Earth's surface that's physically suitable for permanent human settlement is known as 
    • A. 

      The ecumene.

    • B. 

      The ecosystem.

    • C. 

      The ecosphere.

    • D. 

      The biosphere.

    • E. 

      The biosystem.

  • 5. 
    Globally, the three largest population concentrations are located in
    • A. 

      Southeast Asia, West Africa, and East Asia.

    • B. 

      East Asia, West Africa, and Europe.

    • C. 

      East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia.

    • D. 

      Europe, South Asia, and East Asia.

    • E. 

      Europe, North America, and East Asia.

  • 6. 
    The population clusters in Asia
    • A. 

      Are the three most populated clusters in the world.

    • B. 

      Are all highly urbanized.

    • C. 

      Are predominantly rural in nature.

    • D. 

      Are dominated by the secondary sector of the economy.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    Problems associated with fast population growth in cities include
    • A. 

      An increase in air and water pollution.

    • B. 

      The loss of productive farmland near cities.

    • C. 

      An increase in traffic congestion.

    • D. 

      Urban slums which result in more poverty and crime.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    Since 1950, this part of the developing world has seen a dramatic increase in population.
    • A. 

      Urban areas.

    • B. 

      Rural areas.

    • C. 

      Non-industrial areas.

    • D. 

      Areas away from coasts.

    • E. 

      Agricultural areas.

  • 9. 
    Which U.S. state has the highest Natural Increase Rate (NIR)?
    • A. 

      Texas.

    • B. 

      Utah.

    • C. 

      California.

    • D. 

      Colorado.

    • E. 

      New Mexico.

  • 10. 
    The two regions of the U.S. with the slowest population growth are
    • A. 

      East Coast and Midwest.

    • B. 

      Northeast and South.

    • C. 

      Midwest and West.

    • D. 

      West and South.

    • E. 

      East Coast and Southeast.

  • 11. 
    Highland areas support large populations in
    • A. 

      Central Mexico.

    • B. 

      East Africa.

    • C. 

      Central Asia.

    • D. 

      Southeast Asia.

    • E. 

      A and B only.

  • 12. 
    Which statement best describes the different characteristics of population in the U.S. and Europe?
    • A. 

      Europe has many more wide-open spaces than the U.S.

    • B. 

      The U.S. has more area than Europe does.

    • C. 

      The arithmetic density of the U.S. is less than that of Europe.

    • D. 

      Europe's population density is lower than that of the U.S.

    • E. 

      Europe's population is smaller than that of the U.S.

  • 13. 
    The theory that farmers will adopt new and modern methods to keep up with demand caused by an increasing population was proposed
    • A. 

      Thomas Malthus

    • B. 

      Neo-Malthusians

    • C. 

      Esther Boserup

    • D. 

      Ernest Ravenstein

    • E. 

      Walter Christaller

  • 14. 
    Under what circumstances could high birth rates pose a challenge for a country?
    • A. 

      If a country's economy grows at a slower rate than the Crude Birth Rate (CBR).

    • B. 

      If a country's is unable to provide adequate health care for it's citizens.

    • C. 

      If a country's natural resources are depleted in an unsustainable manner.

    • D. 

      If a country's population structure resembles a pyramid.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    This's the measurement that shows the average number of people in an area's population who arn't economically productive, who must be supported by the area's economically productive population.
    • A. 

      Employment Ratio.

    • B. 

      Dependency Ratio.

    • C. 

      Industrial Production Ratio.

    • D. 

      Productive Class Ratio.

    • E. 

      Jobless Ratio.

  • 16. 
    What differentiates a natural disaster from a natural hazard?
    • A. 

      A natural disaster includes only the loss of life.

    • B. 

      A natural hazard includes only the loss of property.

    • C. 

      A natural disaster often includes the loss of property and life.

    • D. 

      A natural hazard is a predictable event.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 17. 
    Historically, the world's population grew
    • A. 

      Very steadily from 1000 CE until the present.

    • B. 

      Slowly until about 1800 CE, before growing quickly between 1800 CE and the present.

    • C. 

      Quickly until about 1800 CE, before slowing down between 1800 CE and the present.

    • D. 

      Slowly until about 1000 CE, before growing quickly between 1000 CE and the present.

    • E. 

      Quickly until about 1000 CE, before declining between 1800 CE and the present.

  • 18. 
    In the next 50 years, the population of the world
    • A. 

      Is expected to level off at slightly more than 12 billion.

    • B. 

      Is expected to rise to a high of 13 billion before starting to decline.

    • C. 

      Is expected to decline to less than 5 billion people due to lack of food supply.

    • D. 

      Is expected to double to over 13 billion people.

    • E. 

      Is expected to rise to approximately 9 million.

  • 19. 
    A country's  Total Fertility Rate is
    • A. 

      The average number of children a woman can expect to give birth during her lifetime.

    • B. 

      The number of children who are born and survive past their first birthday.

    • C. 

      The average number of children who are born and survive a week.

    • D. 

      The total number of children born per 1000 population.

    • E. 

      A theoretical maximum number of children a woman can bear.

  • 20. 
    A country's Crude Birth Rate (CBR) is
    • A. 

      The average number of children a woman can expect to give birth to during her lifetime.

    • B. 

      The number of children who are born and survive past their first birthday.

    • C. 

      The average number of children who are born and survive for a week.

    • D. 

      The total number of children born per 1000 population.

    • E. 

      A theoretical maximum number of children a woman can bear.

  • 21. 
    Poland's Total Fertility Rate is 1.2. What impact will this have on Poland's population?
    • A. 

      Poland's population is steadily increasing.

    • B. 

      Poland's population is quickly increasing.

    • C. 

      Poland's has reached zero population growth.

    • D. 

      Poland's population is decreasing.

    • E. 

      Poland's population has a doubling-time of about 23 years.

  • 22. 
    Presently, natural increase in population is primarily due to
    • A. 

      An increase in the birth rate.

    • B. 

      An increase in the death rate.

    • C. 

      A decrease in the birth rate.

    • D. 

      A decrease in death rate.

    • E. 

      An increase in the birth rate combined with decrease in the death rate.

  • 23. 
    The Natural Increase Rate (NIR) is calculated by
    • A. 

      Adding the Crude Death Rate (CDR) from the Crude Birth Rate (CBR) and dividing by 70.

    • B. 

      Subtracting the Crude Death Rate (CDR) from the Crude Birth Rate (CBR) and dividing by 70.

    • C. 

      Adding the Crude Death Rate (CDR) from the Crude Birth Rate (CBR).

    • D. 

      Subtracting the Crude Birth Rate (CBR) from the Crude Death Rate (CDR).

    • E. 

      Subtracting the Crude Death Rate (CDR) from the Crude Birth Rate (CBR).

  • 24. 
    Country A                                                                                            Country B Crude Birth Rate 38 per 1000 people                                           Crude Birth Rate 18 per 1000 people Crude Death Rate 18 per 1000 people                                        Crude Death Rate 9 per 1000 people The Natural Increase Rate (NIR) of Country A is
    • A. 

      56 per 1000.

    • B. 

      2%.

    • C. 

      20%.

    • D. 

      Half the rate of Country B.

    • E. 

      About the same rate as Country B.

  • 25. 
    Country A                                                                                            Country B Crude Birth Rate 38 per 1000 people                                           Crude Birth Rate 18 per 1000 people Crude Death Rate 18 per 1000 people                                        Crude Death Rate 9 per 1000 people From the data, one might conclude that Country B
    • A. 

      Is in Stage 1 of the Demographic Transition Model (DTM).

    • B. 

      Has achieved zero population growth.

    • C. 

      Has a negative rate of natural increase.

    • D. 

      Is a less developed country.

    • E. 

      Is a more developed country.

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