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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
US and Canada
Mexico and Argentina
Japan and Russia

Q 2: Which continent has the highest population?
North America
Europoe
Asia
South America

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
world population shrunk while food supplies increased
technology advanced to grow food supplies to match population increase
population increase never materialized as predicted

Q 4: What is the approximate population of US in 2006?
90 million
1.5 billion
600 million
300 million

Q 5: World population is expected to grow by 1 billion every
2 years
10 years
100 years
500 years

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

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