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Half the world’s population lives in…
a) United States
b) Africa
c) Asia
d) South America

The population of the United States is ______ million.
a) 200
b) 300
c) 400
d) 500

What important factor is responsible for the drastic jump in population from 1804 to 2004?
a) increase in food production
b) medical science discoveries
c) improvements in sanitation
d) All of these

True or False? Geographers measure population growth by figuring out how many people have been born and how many have died?
a) True
b) False

The rate of natural increase is…
a) death rate minus birth rate
b) birth rate minus death rate
c) death rate plus birth rate
d) None of these

Many people move from ______ areas to ______ to make more money and better provide for their family.
a) urban; cities
b) rural; cities
c) rural; country areas
d) None of these

Natural resources are ______ and ______ distributed.
a) abundant; unevenly
b) limited; unevenly
c) abundant; evenly
d) limited; evenly

Why do people move from rural areas to urban areas?
a) they like the city life
b) farming is not for everyone
c) to make a better life for themselves and their families
d) cities are safer to live in

Squatter settlements on the outskirts of a city lack…
a) water
b) sewers
c) paved roads
d) All of these

What percent of the Earth’s land is too hot, too cold, too wet, or too dry for a large scale settlement?
a) 10% to 20%
b) 15% to 25%
c) 25% to 23%
d) 35% to 40%

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