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5.1 The World Population

Directions: The following questions have been designed to test and improve your knowledge of the topic of world population. Answer these questions and verify your answers. Then, write an essay on whether you think the growing world population is beneficial or harmful.
Q 1: What is the approximate population of US in 2006?
1.5 billion
600 million
300 million
90 million

Q 2: According to the estimates published by the United States Census Bureau, the world population hit _____ on February 25th, 2006
6.5 billion
5.1 trillion
950 million
3 billion

Q 3: The Population Bomb (1968) by Paul R. Ehrlich predicted that "hundreds of millions of people will starve to death", due to lack of agricultural capacity. This prediction did not come true because of the ________ technologies developed by Dr Norman Borlaug and other scientists.
Hunger Reduction
Green Revolution
Population Control

Q 4: Which continent has the highest population?
Asia
North America
Europoe
South America

Q 5: World population is expected to grow by 1 billion every
10 years
500 years
100 years
2 years

Q 6: In 2006, only two countries exceeded population of 1 billion. They are
India and Australia
Russia and China
Brazil and Russia
China and India

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