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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: The following countries are experiencing population declines
India and China
Japan and Russia
US and Canada
Mexico and Argentina

Q 2: In 2006, only two countries exceeded population of 1 billion. They are
Russia and China
Brazil and Russia
India and Australia
China and India

Q 3: Which continent has the highest population?
South America
North America

Q 4: In "An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798)", Thomas Malthus said that population would growth exponentially and food supply would grow only arithmetically, thus resulting in famines. This did not come true because
technology advanced to grow food supplies to match population increase
population increase never materialized as predicted
world population shrunk while food supplies increased

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

Q 6: What is the approximate population of US in 2006?
300 million
600 million
1.5 billion
90 million

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