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Chapter 2 Questions

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MC: One important feature of the world's population with the most significant future implications is that
MC: Geographers define overpopulation as
MC: The world's fourth largest concentration of people is located in
MC: The most populous country in the world is
MC: Two-thirds of the world's population is clustered in four regions. Which of the following is NOT one of these four regions?
MC: Most people live in cities in which of these regions?
MC: The most populous country in the Southeast Asia region is
MC: Human beings avoid all but which of these regions?
MC: Relatively few people live at high elevations, but there are significant exceptions, especially in
MC: Physiological density is the number of
MC: A country with a large amount of arable land and a small number of farmers will have a
MC: Land suited for agriculture is called
MC: If the physiological density is much larger than the arithmetic densit, then a country has
MC: India and the United Kingdom have approximately the same arithmetic density. From this we can conclude that the two countries have the same
MC: The annual global population growth rate increased approximately ten thousand years ago because of the
MC: The annual global population growth rate increased approximately two hundred years ago because of the
MC: The medical revolution has been characterized by
MC: The average number of births women bear in their lifetimes is
MC: To study fertility, geographers most frequently use the
MC: The world's population in 1995 was approximately 6 billion and a steady rate of growth was expected to reach 12 billion in approximately 45 years. The period of 45 years is known as
MC: The annual natural increase rate is currently approximately
MC: A decline in a country's crude birth rate would result in an increase in the country's
MC: Of the following five countries, the highest natural increase rate is found in A)Colombia B)China C)Denmark D)Norway E)Uganda
MC: Of the following five countries, the lowest crude birth rate is found in A)Denmark B)Zaire C)Colombia D)China E)Uganda
MC: When combined for all less developed countries, which of the following rates is lower than more developed countries combined?
MC: Costa Rica has a lower crude death rate than the United States because Costa Rica
MC: Among world countries, the spread between the gighest and lowest crude death rates is _____ than the spread between the highest and lowest crude birth rates.
MC: Life expectancy is lowest in
MC: The total number of live births per year per 1,000 people in a society is the
MC: The highest natural increase rates are found in countries in which stage of the demographic transition?
MC: The lowest crude birth rates are found in countries in which stage of the demographic transition?
MC: The highest crude death rates are found in countries in which stage of the demographic transition?
MC: Country X has a crude birth rate of 40 and a crude death rate of 15. In what stage of the demographic transition is this country?
MC: Country X has a crude birth rate of 40 and a crude death rate of 15, while Country Y has a crude birth rate of 20 and a crude death rate of 9. Which country has a higher natural increase rate?
MC: For every 1,000 babies born in Mozambique this year, nearly 150 of them will die before they reach their first birthday. The rate of 150 deaths per 1,000 births is known as the
MC: Rapidly declining crude death rates are found in which stage of the demographic transition?
MC: More developed countries moved from Stage 1 to Stage 2 of the demographic transition 200 years ago in part because of
MC: The percentage of people who are too young or too old to work in a society is the
MC: The shape of a country's population pyramid is determined primarily by its
MC: A crude birth rate of approximately 10 per 1,000 is typical of a country in which stage of the demographic transition?
MC: The country with the narrowest population pyramid is
MC: England's population pyramid would most likely resemble that of
MC: The population pyramid of Naples, Florida, is "upside down," because the city has a large percentage of
MC: In contrast to the experience of more developed countries, less developed countries entered Stage 2 of the demographic transition through
MC: Thomas Malthus concluded that
MC: In comparing Malthus's theory to actual world food production and population growth during the past half-century, the principal difference is that
MC: The principal reason for declining natural increase rates in less developed countries today is
MC: The low rate of contraceptive use in Africa reflects the region's
MC: A possible stage five epidemiological transition is the stage of
MC: The most lethal epidemic in recent years has been
TF: More people are alive now than at any time in the past
TF: Since the end of World War II, world population has been growing more lowly than in the past
TF: Most population growth is presently concentrated in more developed countries
TF: More than half of the people in the world live in Asia
TF: Two thousand years ago, Asia contained about the same percentage of world population as it does now.
TF: City X contains 2,000,000 people living on 1,000 square kilometers of land. The population density of city X is 200 persons per square kilometer.
TF: The physiological density of Egypt is 2,580 persons per square kilometer, while the arithmetic density is 75. This means that most of the countries land is unsuitable for intensive agriculture.
TF: A country of 30,000,000 people has a crude birth rate of 10. This means that in one year 3,000,000 babies were born.
TF: The highest crude birth rates are found in the less developed countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
TF: The highest crude death rates are found in the less developed countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
TF: Relatively few people inhabit the highlands, yet some of the world's largest cities are located in highlands.
TF: A country in Stage 2 of the demographic transition is likely to have higher crude birth and crude death rates than a country in Stage 4.
TF: A country in Stage 4 of the demographic transition is likely to have a population pyramid with a flatter base than a country in Stage 2.
TF: Societies move from Stage 2 to Stage 3 of the demographic transition because of technical change, but from Stage 3 to Stage 4 because of social change.
TF: According to Malthus, population increases geometrically, while food supply increases arithmetically.
SA: As the GDP per capita increases, the crude birth rate generally ______.
SA: As the GDP per capita increases, the crude death rate generally ______.
SA: As the GDP per capita increases, the natural increase rate generally _____.
SA: The portion of the earths surface occupied by permanent human settlement is called the _____.
SA: What are the four types of land that lie outside the ecumene?
SA: Explain why today's more developed societies moved from Stage 1 to Stage 2 of the demographic transition.
SA: Explain why today's more developed societies moved in the past from Stage 2 to Stage 3 of the demographic transition.
SA: Explain why some of today's more developed societies have recently moved from Stage 3 to Stage 4 of the demographic transition.
SA: Explain why today's less developed societies moved from Stage 1 to stage 2 of the demographic transition.
SA: How do geographers define the concept of overpopulation?
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