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  1. logistic growth curve
  2. zero population growth
  3. life expectancy
  4. population age structure
  5. death rate
  1. a The rate at which deaths occur in a population, measured either as the number of individuals dying per unit time or as the percentage of a population dying per unit time
  2. b a population in which the number of births equals the number of deaths so that there is no net change in the size of the population
  3. c the number of individuals or proportion of the population in each age clas
  4. d The S-shaped growth curve that is generated by the logistic growth equation. In the logistic, a small population grows rapidly, but the growth rate slows down, and the population eventually reaches a constant size
  5. e The estimated average number of years (or other time period used as a measure) that an individual of a specific age can expect to live

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The general study of population changes
  2. genetically determined maximum possible age to which an individual of a species can live
  3. In terms of the logistic curve, the population size at which births equal deaths and there is no net change in the population
  4. the continued growth of a population that occurrs after achievement of replacement level fertility is reached
  5. structure of a population divided into groups by age. Sometimes the groups represent the actual number of each age in the population; sometimes the group represents the percentage or proportion of the population of each age

5 True/False Questions

  1. growth ratethe rate at which births occur in a population, measured either as the number of individuals born per unit of time or as the percentage of births per unit of time compared with the total population


  2. human carrying capacitythe maximum number of human beings which can live on Earth at the same time; is dependent on the quality of life people desire and are willing to accept


  3. abortion ratiothe estimated number of abortions per 1000 women aged 15 to 44 in a given year


  4. total fertilitya group of individuals of the same species living in the same area or interbreeding and sharing genetic information


  5. per-capita availabilitythe amount of a resource available per person


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