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Recently, the size of the human population has been
a) decreasing slowly
b) decreasing exponentially
c) increasing slowly
d) increasing exponentally

Which of the following does NOT affect a person's quality of life?
a) replacement fertility
b) access to education
c) available living space
d) food supply

Regions of the industrialized world with the largest populations tend to
a) have the largest share of global wealth
b) have a smaller share of global wealth
c) use most of the resources per person
d) have the largest ecological footprint

Which of the following factors does NOT affect population growth
a) educating women
b) poverty
c) statistics
d) political policy

The model that describes how industrialized nations undergo a large drop in birth rates and death rates
a) life expectancy
b) demography
c) the fertility rate transition
d) the demographic transition

How individuals of different ages are distributed in a population is called the population's
a) age ratio
b) age structure
c) sex ratio
d) sex structure

Which fertility rate keeps the population stable?
a) replacement fertility
b) stable fertility
c) balanced sex ratio
d) total fertility rate

For most of human history, the population has been relatively
a) small and stable
b) small and rapidly growing
c) large and shrinking
d) large and rapidly growing

The human population today is approximately
a) 6.3 billion
b) 30 million
c) 7.2 billion
d) 10 million

The number of males compared to females in a population is a population's
a) age structure
b) age ratio
c) sex ratio
d) reproductive ratio

Affluent individuals tend to consume ______ resources than those from poorer societies
a) less
b) more
c) the same
d) equal

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