tfch18 - Chapter Eighteen Population and Society 1 World...

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Chapter Eighteen: Population and Society 1. World population is currently growing at more than 2 per cent per annum. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 2. Changes in population size result from the relationship between fertility, mortality, and migration. a. *TRUE b. FALSE 3. According to White and Preston, approximately half of the population of the US alive today owe their existence to 20th-century mortality improvements. a. *TRUE b. FALSE 4. The population of Europe may have been reduced by as much as three-quarters between 1320 and 1420 as a result of the bubonic plague. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 5. Herlihy argues that one of the consequences of the bubonic plague in 14th-century Europe was a revival of interest in and the use of Latin. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 6. It took 123 years for the world population to grow from 1 to 2 billion. a. *TRUE b. FALSE 7. In 1985 the world’s population turned six billion. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 8. The United Nations ‘central’ scenario projection estimates a global population of just under nine billion in 2050. a. *TRUE b. FALSE 9. In developing countries, the current rate of natural increase in population is between 2.5 and 3.5 per cent per annum. a. TRUE
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2010 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Barrym during the Fall '09 term at Waterloo.

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tfch18 - Chapter Eighteen Population and Society 1 World...

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