Population & Urbanisation- Defs Pt. 1

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Population Quizzes & Trivia

Basic definitions and terms used to describe population and urbanisation


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Demography is:
    • A. 

      The character of a population

    • B. 

      The changes in size, distribution and character of population

    • C. 

      The structure of a population in a given year

    • D. 

      The changes in size, distribution and structure of industrial activities in urban centres

  • 2. 
    Natural Increase is:
    • A. 

      The number of births that take place per 1000 people per year

    • B. 

      The number of births that take place per 10,000 people per year

    • C. 

      The difference between the number of male births and female births per 10,000 people per year

    • D. 

      The difference between the number of births and death per 1000 people per year

  • 3. 
    Overpopulation occurs when:
    • A. 

      The exisiting number of people living in an area exceeds 10,000 per square km

    • B. 

      The number of resources cannot be adequately utilised by the existing population

    • C. 

      The existing population cannot be adequately supported by the reources available

    • D. 

      When the future population cannot be adequately supported by the resources available

  • 4. 
    Population density is
    • A. 

      When the number of people living in an area is equal to the number of resources in that area

    • B. 

      When the total number of people living in an area exceeds 10,000 per square km

    • C. 

      The number of people living in an area, expressed in number of persons per square km

    • D. 

      The uneven distribution of population in an area

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a factor which influences population distribution?
    • A. 

      Agricultural Influences

    • B. 

      The relief of the land

    • C. 

      Climatic and Vegetation factors

    • D. 

      Industrial growth

    • E. 

      Urban growth

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Low lands are more attractive settlements in the Caribbean
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Blue Mountains in Jamaica and the Pakaraima Mountains in Guyana are steep highlands and have high populations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Soufriere Mountains in St. Vincent and Maya Mountains in Belize are densely forested and therefore have dense populations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Agricultural areas in the Caribbean support a moderate population
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Charlotteville in Tobago has a small population because it is a coastal fishing village
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The growth of cities and towns has a negative impact on rural areas
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The following factors DO NOT influence Urban Growth: Overpopulation, Rural-Urban Migration, Industrialisation, Natural Increase, Growth in the Commercial Sector
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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