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5 Matching questions

  1. dependency ratio
  2. monsoon
  3. desertification
  4. groundwater
  5. drought
  1. a the number of old and young dependents who don't work compared with the working age population. The higher the ratio, the more young and old people the workers have to support.
  2. b process in which an area becomes increasingly dry
  3. c long periods with very little or no rain
  4. d a seasonal wind
  5. e water lying deep under the ground that supplies wells and springs. over half the people in the world depend on this for their drinking water

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the specific place where something is located, including its physical setting
  2. the movement of water from the surface of the Earth to the atmosphere and back again. also known as the hydrologic cycle
  3. natural forces that change Earth's physical features, including forces that build up and wear down Earth's surface
  4. a force that divides people and countries
  5. to hire someone outside a company to do work that was once done inside a company

5 True/False questions

  1. nonrenewable resourcea resource that can't be used up or that can be replaced as quickly as it is used up


  2. micro-entrepreneura person who starts and runs a very small business


  3. volcanic activitythe formation and eruption of volcanoes


  4. water stressthe condition that occurs when people don't have enough clean water to meet their everyday needs


  5. zero population growtha condition in which the population of a country does not grow but remains stable. birth rate + immigration = death rate + emigration