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

Q 3: Which continent has the highest population?
North America
South America

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

Q 5: In 2006, only two countries exceeded population of 1 billion. They are
Brazil and Russia
India and Australia
China and India
Russia and China

Q 6: World population is expected to grow by 1 billion every
500 years
100 years
10 years
2 years

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