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1. The country that is projected to add the greatest number of people to the planet between now and the middle of this century is
1. China.
2. India.
3. Mexico.
4. the United States.

2. India.

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2. The region of the world that is expected to experience the highest rate of population growth between now and the middle of this century is
1. Africa.
2. Asia.
3. North America.
4. Latin America.

1. Africa.

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3. The region of the world that is expected to have the highest level of mortality for those under age 5 in the middle of this century is
a. Africa.
b. Asia.
c. North America.
d. Latin America.

Africa

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4. The region of the world that is expected to have the highest level of fertility in the middle of this century is
1. Africa.
2. Asia.
3. North America.
4. Latin America.

1. Africa

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5. One of the single most important causes of lower fertility is
1. higher levels of economic development.
2. increasing the availability of legal abortion.
3. the availability of grandparents to help with child care.
4. raising the status of women.

1. higher levels of economic development.

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6. Of the following regions, ______ is expected to have the highest level of net immigration in the middle of this century.
Africa
Asia
North America
Latin America

North America

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following regions, _________ is least likely to be worried about an aging population in the year 2050.
a. North America
b. East Asia
c.Western Europe
d. Eastern Europe

dunno

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8. The evolution of the age structure in a country is largely determined by the
1. increase in life expectancy.
2. speed of the fertility decline.
3. growth of the labor market.
4. level of immigration.

2. speed of the fertility decline.

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9. The World Population Conference in Rome in 1954 is credited with
1. generating a “Programme of Action” for the global management of population issues.
2. alerting the world community to very high birth rates in developing countries.
3. providing a platform for neo-Marxist ideas on population growth to be disseminated.
4. being the meeting that brought fame to Margaret Sanger.

1. generating a “Programme of Action” for the global management of population issues.

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10. Although the U.S. government does not have an official population policy, it does provide which of the following?
1. USAID support for family planning programs in developing countries
2. Abortion counseling in all states
3. Guidance to other countries in how to develop a population policy
4. Support for the Equal Rights Amendment

1. USAID support for family planning programs in developing countries

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12. Of the following regions of the world, ________ has the most countries that seek to lower their rate of population growth.
1. East Asia
2. Western Europe
3. North America
4. sub-Saharan Africa

4. sub-Saharan Africa

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1. The United States is the only rich country in the top 10 in terms of projected population growth between now and 2050.

TRUE

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2. East Asia is projected to be the region of the world with the most rapid rate of growth between now and 2050.

FALSE

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3. China is projected to have fewer people in 2050 than in 2015.

FALSE

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4. Changing diets throughout the world are expected to improve the overall health of the human population.

TRUE

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5. India’s family planning program, emphasizing sterilization, has been nearly as successful as China’s one-child
policy in lowering the birth rate.

dunno

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6. Because of immigration, the United States was nearly as ethnically diverse in 1910 as in 2010.

TRUE

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7. The change in the age structure is problematic for a society, whether it be a youth bulge or an aging population.

TRUE

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8. In just 200 years, the world’s population has gone from primarily rural to primarily urban.

TRUE

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9. Almost all countries whose governments want to raise the rate of population growth have fertility levels that are
below replacement.

TRUE