mcch18 - Chapter Eighteen: Population and Society 1. The...

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Chapter Eighteen: Population and Society 1. The current size of the world’s population is approximately: a. 3 billion b. *6 billion c. 9 billion d. more than 10 billion 2. The world’s population is currently growing at the rate of: a. *just over 1 per cent p.a. b. almost 3 per cent p.a. c. just over 5 per cent p.a. d. more than 6 per cent p.a. 3. Loss of population due to death or emigration is known as: a. demographic deficit b. demographic decline c. *demographic attrition d. none of the above 4. Demographers study: a. population growth b. the distribution of population c. the social composition of population d. *all of the above 5. Changes in population size depend on: a. fertility b. mortality c. morbidity 6. According to White and Preston, what proportion of the population of the US alive today would never have been born without progress in health and disease prevention at the turn of the 20th century? a. almost one-third b. *about one-half c. almost two-thirds d. over two-thirds 7. Herlihy shows that the Black Death plague that hit Europe in the mid 14th century was indirectly responsible for: a. the rise of nationalism b. the development of industrial technology c. the development of a national university system in Europe 8. How many years did it take the world’s population to grow from 2 billion to 3 billion? a. *just under 35 years b. just over 75 years c. about 100 years d. over 125 years
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9. At the beginning of which century did the world’s population first reach one billion? a. the 17th century b. the 18th century c. *the 19th century d. the 20th century 10. Since the 1960s and 1970s, the rate of world population growth: a. has increased substantially b. has increased slightly c. has remained stable d. *has decreased 11. According to the United Nations ‘central’ estimate of population growth, the world population will reach ________ by 2050: a. about 7 billion b. *about 9 billion c. about 1b. billion d. almost 15 billion 12. The rate of population growth is currently highest in: a. rich developed countries b. the richest developing countries c. *the poorest developing countries d. none of the above 13. Population momentum refers to: a. the rate of migration b. the spatial distribution of population within a given society c. changes in the social composition of population e. *none of the above 14. Regardless of the estimated level of fertility, the population of _________ is predicted to grow faster than anywhere else by 2050: a. South America b. Asia c. *Africa d. none of the above 15. Regardless of the estimated level of fertility, _________ is/are predicted to see a population decline by 2050: a. *Europe b. Oceania c. North America d. all of the above 16. By 2050 what proportion of the world’s population is estimated to be over 65 years old? a. 12 per cent
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mcch18 - Chapter Eighteen: Population and Society 1. The...

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