# Population Quiz For Shafton

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a quiz to test knowledge of population structure

• 1.

### The growth in population could be described as....

• A.

An explosion

• B.

A bang

• C.

A decline

A. An explosion
Explanation
The term "an explosion" is used metaphorically to describe rapid and significant growth in population. It implies that the population is increasing at an accelerated rate, similar to the sudden and powerful release of energy in an explosion. This suggests that the population is expanding quickly and potentially causing various social, economic, and environmental challenges associated with overpopulation.

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• 2.

### The model which shows four (or five stages of population growth is called the...

demographic transition model
Explanation
The demographic transition model is a model that illustrates the changes in population growth patterns over time. It typically consists of four or five stages, which represent different levels of birth rates, death rates, and overall population growth. This model helps to understand how societies transition from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates as they develop economically and socially. It provides a framework for analyzing population trends and making predictions about future population growth.

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• 3.

### Death rates and birth rates are low in stage one of the model

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because in stage one of the demographic transition model, both death rates and birth rates are high. This is typically seen in pre-industrial societies where there is limited access to healthcare and education, resulting in high birth rates to compensate for high infant mortality rates. As a result, the population remains relatively stable.

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• 4.

### Natural increase is

• A.

Death rate minus birth rate

• B.

Birth rate minus death rate

• C.

Total population minus birth rate

• D.

Total population minus birth rate

B. Birth rate minus death rate
Explanation
The correct answer is "birth rate minus death rate." Natural increase refers to the difference between the number of births and the number of deaths in a population over a specific period of time. By subtracting the death rate from the birth rate, we can determine the rate at which the population is growing or declining due to natural factors.

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• 5.

### Infant mortality is

• A.

The number of babies dying during childbirth

• B.

The number of children living beyond one

• C.

The number of children born alive but dying before thier first birthday