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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: 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.
Green Revolution
Population Control
Hunger Reduction

Q 3: In 2006, only two countries exceeded population of 1 billion. They are
China and India
Brazil and Russia
India and Australia
Russia and China

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
world population shrunk while food supplies increased
population increase never materialized as predicted

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

Q 6: According to the estimates published by the United States Census Bureau, the world population hit _____ on February 25th, 2006
5.1 trillion
3 billion
950 million
6.5 billion

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