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Population Geography
Final Exam Questions
36
Geography
05/10/2011

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 The world population in mid-2010 was about equal to:
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 7,000 million
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 The US population in mid-2010 was about:
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 310 million
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 The most populous country in the world in 2010 was:
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 China1,338 million
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 The basic demographic equation says that FP (final population) is equal to:
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 SP+B-D+I-O
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 The crude RNI is equal to:
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 CBR-CDR
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 The CBR is equal to:
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 (B/P)x 1,000
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 The US census has traditionally conducted a census in which people are tabulated
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 According to the place they reside permenantly, or de jure
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 3 of the five most important characteristics of the census are
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 Include everybody, conducted at regular intervals, and perferably on one day
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 vital registration in the US is a responsibility of the followng office
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 National vital statistics division at the national center for health statistics
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 Among the three basic assumptions that the UN makes for its population projections, one is
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 at least a minimal degree of social order and control will be maintained
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 Several pop researchers say that after the industrial revolution, science and technology characterized the the most exponential pop growth. This is represented by what function?
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 re^st
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 Population for small areas such as countries depend on:
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 local variation in fertility, mortality and migration
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 Among the most important demographic variables in determining the size of the work focus is
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 the age structure of the population
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 The two broad classes of population projections are
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 mathematical and component methods
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 Vital statistics are
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 not recorded in one day
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 2 types of data collected to measure migration which can be displayed as migration matrices are
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 by location and movement
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 world population in 2010birth per 1000death per 1000
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 birth 1000=20death 1000=8
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 One advantage of using a sample over a complete census is
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 the quality and acuracy of the sample survey
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 The number of people per unit of arable land is normally recognized as
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 nutritional density
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 As an estimation for 2008, the sex ratio in the world at birth and at 65 years fluctuates between
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 1.07 and .78
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 The worlds population is not evenly distributed over
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 the lands surface
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 the structure of a population is created by
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 the number of men and women in various age groups
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 The demographic transition applied to some developed countries has four stages. The third stage called mature industrial stage is represented by
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 declining birth rate and low death rate
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 Population change of any country is a function of three variables-
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 birthsdeaths &migrationNOT life expectancy
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 Sex ratio is
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 (males/females)x100
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 The denominator of the Dependency Ratio is usually computed as
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 pop 20 to 64
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 The US relects a very moderate natural increase that in turn represents an age structure and sex composition w a population pyramid classified as
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 near-stationary growth
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 The gender ration for countries such as BR, US and FR was between 101 and 104. In contrast one country has one of the lowest gender ratio in the world
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 Saudi Arabia
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 The theory of multi phasic response represents strategies for
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 maintaining population homeostasis. K. Davis
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 The inhabited portion of the world is called
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 Ecumene
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 If we analyze the world patterns of age structure it is possible to affirm that the highest percentage of population under 15 years of age are found in
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 mid, east and west africa (between 40%-45%)
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 who said "pop growth would always press against the means of subsistence, unless it was prevented by some positive checks"
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 Thomas Malthus
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 What economist proposed that pop growth and critical densities could stimulate agricultural innovation and more intensive land use?
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 Ester Boserup
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 Neomalthusians such as Ehrlich and Hardin, continue to argue that pop growth is very problematic. Beside the scarcity of food, they can also focus on
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