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

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

Q 3: 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 4: World population is expected to grow by 1 billion every
500 years
100 years
10 years
2 years

Q 5: 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
population increase never materialized as predicted
technology advanced to grow food supplies to match population increase
world population shrunk while food supplies increased

Q 6: What is the approximate population of US in 2006?
600 million
1.5 billion
90 million
300 million

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