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A model of _____ would be presented in an "S-shaped" pattern.

A model of _____ would be presented in an "S-shaped" pattern.

linear growth

doubling time

logistic growth*

exponential growth


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Question 2

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Age pyramids are predicted to keep the same basic shape for 20-30 years (while a generation is in one age class). Which of the following is NOT something that could drastically change an age pyramid?

population boom

large-scale warfare

highly infectious deadly disease

better medication leading to lower mortality rates


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Question 3

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What is the current predicted doubling time for the world population?

19 years

40 years

d, 50 years

83 years


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Question 4

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Demographic transition refers to:

the changes in a population related to births and deaths in a population over a given time period.

the movement of people groups from one culture to another.

the change in population growth patterns as new ethnic groups enter a population.

the change in population growth patterns over time as developing countries become developed countries.


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Question 5

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In viewing Italy's age pyramid, the top is very wide. Which of the following factors would largely contribute to this?

a high birth rate

decreased work productivity

more industry and job availability

low mortality rate


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Question 6

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Which age group would a disease have to affect to cause the greatest effect on population growth? Choose all that apply.

elderly adults


all groups would have the same effect

reproductive age adults


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Question 7

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Most scientists estimate that the carrying capacity for the human race is:

4-8 billion

15-20 billion

8-15 billion

2-3 billion


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Question 8

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With the global population constantly increasing, at some point food will become limited. What is a way that should NOT be used to help hold off this problem?

improve agricultural technologies to increase crop yield

government regulated sterilizations of people

turn more land over for agricultural use

use genetically-modified foods

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