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

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

Q 3: 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 4: The following countries are experiencing population declines
Mexico and Argentina
Japan and Russia
US and Canada
India and China

Q 5: What is the approximate population of US in 2006?
90 million
300 million
1.5 billion
600 million

Q 6: Which continent has the highest population?
South America
North America

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