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The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size

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What was the approximate size of the human population in the 1960s and in 2011?

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1. Last Saturday, Ben permanently moved from Louisiana to Belgium. Identify the statement that is correct, following Ben's movement.

2. Deduce the formula that represents the population growth rate.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Population size has increased significantly, and there are number of reasons for that. This quiz will test you on a variety of issues that can or have affected population size.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This population size quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall the approximate size of the human population in the 1960s and in 2011
  • Determine a correct statement about what would happen if a person permanently moved from Louisiana to Belgium
  • Recognize the formula that represents the population growth rate
  • Define death rate
  • Understand what factor is associated with natality

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on issues that affect population size
  • Critical thinking - use gained information on population size to identify a correct statement about moving from one country to another
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define death rate
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about population size

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the lesson on issues of population size titled The Human Population: Factors that Affect Population Size. It covers the following objectives:

  • Define population
  • Explain the factors that can increase population size
  • Examine issues that can result in population decrease
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