One important feature of the world's population with the most significant future
implications is that
the most rapid growth is occurring in the less developed countries.
The world's population is clustered in five regions. Which of the following is not one
of these five regions?
Relatively few people live at high elevations, but there are significant exceptions,
A country with a large amount of arable land and a small number of farmers will
low agricultural density.
If the physiological density is much larger than the arithmetic density, then a country
a small percentage of land suitable for agriculture.
India and the United Kingdom have approximately the same arithmetic density.
From this we can conclude that the two countries have the same
number of people per area of land.
The annual global population growth rate increased approximately ten thousand
years ago because of the
The annual global population growth rate increased approximately two hundred
years ago because of the
The world's population in 1995 was approximately 6 billion and was expected to
reach 12 billion in approximately 45 years. The period of 45 years is known as
A decline in a country's crude birth rate would result in an increase in the country's
Which of the following rates are not typically found to be low in less developed
crude death rate
Costa Rica has a lower crude death rate than Sweden because Costa Rica
has a lower percentage of elderly people.
Among world countries, the spread between the highest and lowest crude death rates
is ________ than the spread between the highest and lowest crude birth rates.
The highest natural increase rates are found in countries in which stage of the
The lowest crude birth rates are found in countries in which stage of the
The highest crude death rates are found in countries in which stage of the
Country X has a crude birth rate of 40 and a crude death rate of 15. In what stage of
the demographic transition is this country?
Country X has a crude birth rate of 40 and a crude death rate of 15, while Country Y
has a crude birth rate of 20 and a crude death rate of 9. Which country has a higher
natural increase rate?
For every 1,000 babies born in Mozambique this year, nearly 150 of them will die
before they reach their first birthday. The rate of 150 deaths per 1,000 births is known as
infant mortality rate.
More developed countries moved from Stage 1 to Stage 2 of the demographic
transition 200 years ago in part because of
invention of new technology.
A crude birth rate of approximately 10 per 1,000 is typical of a country in which
stage of the demographic transition?
The population pyramid of Naples, Florida, is "upside down," because the city has a
large percentage of
In contrast to the experience of more developed countries, less developed countries
entered Stage 2 of the demographic transition through
diffusion of medical technology from other countries.
Thomas Malthus concluded that
the world's rate of population increase was higher than the development of food
In comparing Malthus's theory to actual world food production and population
growth during the past half-century, the principal difference is that
actual food production has been much higher than Malthus predicted.
The principal reason for declining natural increase rates in less developed countries
declining crude birth rates.
China's one child policy has resulted in a substantial decline in all but which of the