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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: The following countries are experiencing population declines
Mexico and Argentina
Japan and Russia
US and Canada
India and China

Q 2: 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
3 billion
950 million

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.
Population Control
Hunger Reduction
Green Revolution

Q 4: In 2006, only two countries exceeded population of 1 billion. They are
Russia and China
India and Australia
China and India
Brazil and Russia

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
world population shrunk while food supplies increased
technology advanced to grow food supplies to match population increase

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

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