Home > Student Resources > Population, Urbanization, and the... > Multiple Choice Questions >
     
Population, Urbanization, and the...
Multiple Choice Questions

Answer the following multiple choice questions. For each question, choose the correct answer from among the four choices.

1 .       Who is it that studies the size, composition, growth, and distribution of human population? [Hint]



2 .       The proposition that the population grows geometrically while food supply increases arithmetically is known as the _________________. [Hint]



3 .       Which of the following statements is consistent with beliefs of the anti-Malthusians? [Hint]



4 .       The three-stage historical process of population growth is known as the _________. [Hint]



5 .       The process by which a country’s population becomes smaller because its birth rate and immigration are too low to replace those who die and emigrate is ______________. [Hint]



6 .       Starvation occurs because ___________________. [Hint]



7 .       Why do people in the least industrialized nations have so many children? [Hint]



8 .       What are the factors that influence population growth called? [Hint]



9 .       _____ refers to the number of children the average women bears. [Hint]



10 .       The annual number of deaths per 1000 population is the ________________. [Hint]



11 .       What factors might push someone to migrate? [Hint]



12 .       According to your text, why is it difficult to forecast population growth? [Hint]



13 .       The process by which an increasing proportion of a population lives in cities is ____________. [Hint]



14 .       What does today’s rapid urbanization mean? [Hint]



15 .       Who first proposed the concentric-zone model? [Hint]



16 .       When a new group of immigrants enter a city, they tend to settle in low-rent areas. As their numbers increase, those already living in the area begin to move out; their departure creates more low-cost housing for the immigrants. How do sociologists refer to this process? [Hint]



17 .       The model which suggests that land use in cities is based on several centres, such as a clustering of restaurants or automobile dealerships is the ______________. [Hint]



18 .       While a sense of community is natural to Gemeinschaft, as a society industrializes Gesellschaft emerges, with relationships based on _____________. [Hint]



19 .       According to Gans’s typology, the trapped include _______________. [Hint]



20 .       What is suburbanization? [Hint]



21 .       The consequence of burning fossil fuels is ___________. [Hint]



22 .       How do conflict theorists explain the energy shortage? [Hint]



23 .       Which of the following presents the greatest threat to the survival of numerous plant and animal species? [Hint]



24 .       Environmental sociology examines ______________. [Hint]



25 .       What is the goal of environmental sociologists? [Hint]



Answer choices in this exercise are randomized and will appear in a different order each time the page is loaded.





Copyright © 1995-2010, Pearson Education, Inc. Legal and Privacy Terms