Population - Whole Unit Quiz

Question 1 of 29

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Why is population growing rapidly?

Select one of the following:

  • Reduction in death rate in LICs and MICs. The birth rate in many of these countries is still high.

  • Reduction in birth rate in LICs and MICs. The death rate in many of these countries is still high.

Question 2 of 29

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By comparison HICs have a ____ birth and death rate giving a slowly increasing or even decreasing population.

Select one of the following:

  • High

  • Low

Question 3 of 29

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What is population density?

Select one of the following:

  • The number of people who live in a defined area.

  • Where the people are.

Question 4 of 29

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What is population distribution?

Select one of the following:

  • The number of people who live in a defined area.

  • Where the people are.

Question 5 of 29

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Is world population distribution even or uneven?

Select one of the following:

  • Even

  • Uneven

Question 6 of 29

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Places which are sparsely populated contain what number of people?

Select one of the following:

  • Few

  • Many

Question 7 of 29

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Places which are densely populated have what number of people?

Select one of the following:

  • Few

  • Many

Question 8 of 29

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A birth rate higher than death rate leads to a natural increase or decrease in populations?

Select one of the following:

  • Increase

  • Decrease

Question 9 of 29

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A death rate higher than birth rate leads to a natural increase or decrease in population?

Select one of the following:

  • Increase

  • Decrease

Question 10 of 29

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What does the population do when birth and death rates are the same?

Select one of the following:

  • Random order: sometimes more people are dying and other times more people are being born.

  • Population remains the same.

Question 11 of 29

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Identify two reasons for places being sparsely populated.

Select one or more of the following:

  • High land that is mountainous and inhospitable, eg. the Himalayas.

  • Good job opportunities.

  • Countries with unstable governments.

  • Areas rich in resources (eg. coal or oil).

Question 12 of 29

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Identify two reasons for places being sparsely populated.

Select one or more of the following:

  • High land that is mountainous and inhospitable, eg. the Himalayas.

  • Good job opportunities.

  • Countries with unstable governments.

  • Areas rich in resources (eg. coal or oil).

Question 13 of 29

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Identify two reasons for places being densely populated.

Select one or more of the following:

  • Low land, which is flat, eg. Ganges Valley in India.

  • Areas with a temperature that isn't too extreme (not too hot and not too cold).

  • Areas with exreme climates.

  • Areas with few resources.

Question 14 of 29

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What causes birth and death rates to change?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Medical

  • Social

  • Political

  • Economic

  • Environmental

  • Commercial

Question 15 of 29

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Describe what happens in Stage 1 of the Demographic Transition Model.

Select one of the following:

  • Population fluctuates, but stays stable.
    High birth and death rate.
    Small population change.
    UK --> Before 1750

  • Population is very rapid.
    High birth rate, death rate falls.
    Rapid population growth.
    UK --> 1950

Question 16 of 29

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Describe what happens in Stage 2 of the Demographic Transition Model.

Select one of the following:

  • Very slow population increase.
    Birth rate is low and fluctuates, death rate is low.
    Stable population change.
    UK --> Post 1950

  • Very rapid population increase.
    High birth rate, death rate falls.
    Rapid growth in population.
    UK --> 1750-1880

Question 17 of 29

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Decribe what happens in Stage 3 of the Demographic Transition Model.

Select one of the following:

  • Population increases but less rapidly.
    Birth rate falls, death rate is low.
    Population change has a slower growth.
    UK --> 1880-1950

  • Population slowly decreases.
    Birth rate is low, death rate is low but higher than birth rate.
    Population change has a slow decrease.
    UK --> Still in stage 4, possibly Stage 5 in the future if brith rate rises.

Question 18 of 29

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Decribe what happens in Stage 4 of the Demographic Transition Model.

Select one of the following:

  • Very slow population increase.
    Birth rate is low and fluctuates, death rate is low.
    Stable population change.
    UK --> Post 1950

  • Population increases but less rapidly.
    Birth rate falls, death rate is low.
    Slower population change.
    UK --> 1880-1950

Question 19 of 29

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Describe what happens in Stage 5 of the Demographic Transition Model.

Select one of the following:

  • Very slow population increase.
    Birth rate is low and fluctuates, death rate is low.
    Stable population change.
    UK --> Post 1950

  • Population slowly decreases.
    Birth rate is low, death rate is low but higher than birth rate.
    Population change has a slow decrease.
    UK -->Still in stage 4, possibly Stage 5 in the future if birth rate rises.

Question 20 of 29

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When did China have a quarter of the world's population?

Select one of the following:

  • 1970

  • 1973

  • 1975

  • 1979

  • 1983

Question 21 of 29

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What were the incentives of sticking to the 'One-Child Policy'?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Longer paid maternity leave

  • Free medical care

  • Discount on medical care

  • Better child care

  • Free housing arrangements

  • Preferential housing arrangements

  • Free education

  • Cash bonuses

  • Don't have to work at all

Question 22 of 29

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What were the disincentives of the policy?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Couples are required to pledge that they would not have more children.

  • People were monitored by the 'granny police'.

  • If they had another child they lost all their privileges.

  • If they had another child they would be arrested.

  • They received heavy fines if they did not obey the policy.

  • Sacked from their jobs as a punishment.

  • Each area was only allowed a certain number (quota) or births.

  • Women with unauthorised pregnancies were pressured to have abortions and those who already had children were urged to use contraception or undergo sterilisation

  • Their original children are't allowed to go to school, so don't get a good education.

  • They aren't entitled to electricity and hot water.

Question 23 of 29

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In what year did Singapore's government introduce the 'three or more' policy?

Select one of the following:

  • 1985

  • 1987

  • 1990

  • 1993

Question 24 of 29

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What were the incentives that are offered to parents who stick to the policy?

Select one or more of the following:

  • A cash gift of $3000 each for the first and second child.

  • A cash gift of $6000 each for the third and fourth child.

  • 3 months maternity leave for the mothers.

  • Parents can live in large flats

  • Mothers do not have to return to work if they don't want to.

  • 3 days of paternity leave on the birth of the first four children for fathers.

  • 5 days of paid childcare leave a year.

  • Parents receive a discount on family cars.

Question 25 of 29

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What were the disincentives of the 'three or more policy'?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Couples with no children are not entitled to buy anything larger than a three-room flat.

  • Any transport that the parents already own is taken away.

  • No choice of schools so their education might suffer.

  • They do not receive financial packages offered by the government.

Question 26 of 29

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What is meant by the term 'youthful population'?

Select one of the following:

  • Where an area has mostly children compared to adults.

  • Where an area has a high proportion of young people below the age of 16 or 19.

Question 27 of 29

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What is meant by the term 'ageing population'?

Select one of the following:

  • A high proportion of elderly people over the age of 65.

  • Where there is mainly adults compared to children.

Question 28 of 29

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What are the advantages of an ageing population?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Fewer people will be unemployed as the percentage of elderly who are retired increases.

  • Some elderly work without pay in places such as charity shops therefore increasing the economic situation.

  • The area will be a very boring place as it is very quiet so no one will go there.

  • There will be a growth in the leisure industry with firms wanting to grab the 'grey pound'.

Question 29 of 29

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What are the disadvantages of having an ageing population?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The pension age will have to increase.At present the old age pension is paid at age 65. This will increase in steps to 68 in 2046.

  • Much greater demand on health care and care homes. People might have to sell their homes to afford these.

  • Area will be very dull and boring.

  • Taxes are likely to increase to pay for services and pensions.

  • Money spent on education might be cut to spend on the elderly instead.

  • People live longer, more houses are needed and therefore using up large amounts of land.

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