Chapter 7: Human Population Growth
 
Chapter Quiz
 

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1 .       The natural rate of population change is _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


2 .       The maximum population size that a given environment can sustain is the _______.  

 
 
 
 
 


3 .       What are the three interacting factors used to represent the total impact of human populations on the environment?  

 
 
 
 
 


4 .       What factors determine whether a population of humans grows, shrinks, or remains stable?  

 
 
 
 
 


5 .       The application of population ecology principles to the study of statistical change in human populations is the focus of _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


6 .       TFR drops have been most noticeable in countries where women have gained access to _______.  

 
 
 
 
 


7 .       The cornucopian view held by many economists suggests that _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


8 .       The sex ratio in China _______.  

 
 
 
 
 


9 .       The United Nations conference that was held to discuss population and development and specifically improve the treatment of women was the _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


10 .       The size of the human population will begin to shrink, in the absence of immigration, when the TFR drops below what minimum number? 

 
 
 
 
 


11 .       The relationship between population growth rate and per capita national income _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


12 .       How is China's policy on population control enforced?  

 
 
 
 
 


13 .       How does human population growth differ in terms of carrying capacity from that of other organisms in natural ecosystems?  

 
 
 
 
 


14 .       What does the S term represent in the model used to evaluate the total impact of human populations on the environment?  

 
 
 
 
 


15 .       What is a demographic transition?  

 
 
 
 
 


16 .       What are the four stages of the demographic transition?  

 
 
 
 
 


17 .       The cumulative amount of land and water required to provide the raw materials a person or population consumes and to dispose of or recycle the waste that is produced is called the _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


18 .       Why are diseases such as AIDS, which reduce population density, undermining the ability of developing countries to make the transition to modern technologies?  

 
 
 
 
 


19 .       The impact of a given population depends on _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


20 .       The term exponential growth refers to population growth that _______. 

 
 
 
 
 







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