Land Title: Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Fourth Edition Authors: Michael I. McKinney, Robert M. Schoch, Logan Yonavjak
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Practice Quizzes

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1:  Which of the following is true about our ancestors?
A: Hunter-gathering societies lived in harmony with nature. Extinction was unknown.
B: The agricultural revolution witnessed an increase in plant production but not people production.
C: The production of surplus food allowed for the development of cities.
D: Only with the development of modern technology has population growth accelerated.

2:  Which of the following statements about human carrying capacity is the most likely true?
A: We have exceeded our carrying capacity as exemplified by world hunger.
B: Human technology has been responsible for periodically increasing the carrying capacity.
C: The earth can probably support 40-50 billion people on a vegetarian diet.
D: In all likelihood, human do not have a carrying capacity.

3:  A country that actually has a declining population is
A: the U.S.
B: Japan.
C: Britain.
D: Germany.

4:  The current world population is about ____________ billion while the current population of the U.S. is ____________ million.
A: 6.6 & 300
B: 4.2 & 250
C: 6.2 & 215
D: 5.2 & 245

5:  Which of the following factors do the authors of the text feel would be the most effective in controlling population growth.
A: the demographic transition
B: abortion
C: increasing the death rate
D: education

6:  Which of the following is NOT a true statement?
A: Modern contraceptive use is too expensive for much of the developing countries.
B: Abortions in the LDCs are almost as common as in the MDCs.
C: Female education is one of the best methods of population control.
D: Raising the social status of women has been shown to be very ineffective in controlling population.

7:  Population control measures
A: have been fairly successful in India due to its early recognition of the problem.
B: have been instituted in China primarily on voluntary, incentive-based criteria.
C: have generally been unsuccessful in those countries with the highest populations.
D: are successful only if compulsory methods are employed.

8:  The populations of North and Latin America were 166 million in 1950. By 1990, the population of North America increased to 276 million and Latin America to 488 million. What has been the percentage increase by both countries?
A: North America= 166 percent increase; Latin America= 269 percent increase
B: North America= 66 percent increase; Latin America= 170 percent increase
C: North America= 70 percent increase; Latin America= 110 percent increase
D: North America= 60 percent increase; Latin America= 70 percent increase

9:  Canada's growth rate in the early 1990s was 1.38 percent per year. At this rate how long would it take to double Canada''s population?
A: 19.7 years
B: 35 years
C: 50.7 years
D: 96.6

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