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Virginia SOL - World Geography: Human Geography Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the correct definition of demography?

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements about biotic potential is TRUE?

Question 3 3. How is urbanization different from labor migration?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is FALSE about nonrenewable natural resources?

Question 5 5. What is the difference between fertility and fecundity?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements describes a migration pattern in the 20th-century United States?

Question 7 7. The population change formula uses the term 'natural increase' to refer to _____.

Question 8 8. What are demographics?

Question 9 9. Environmental resistance can be attributed to all of the following factors except

Question 10 10. What is net migration?

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Question 11 11. Fertility is

Question 12 12. What is the name of the publication written by Thomas Malthus?

Question 13 13. Which of the following areas is NOT considered sparsely populated?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT part of Thomas Malthus' predictions about excess human population growth?

Question 15 15. A group of people with a shared heritage who have migrated from their ancestral homeland to other parts of the world is called a(n) _____.

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Question 16 16. What is biotic potential?

Question 17 17. What was the size of the human population at the end of the agricultural period?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT true about demographic transition?

Question 19 19. Successive layers of the population pyramid are thinned by:

Question 20 20. Which is the correct order of the stages of demographic transition?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following areas is NOT considered densely populated?

Question 22 22. Renewable natural resources are substances that can be replenished over a period of time. Which of the following is an example of a renewable natural resource?

Question 23 23. In 2012, the net migration of Puerto Rico was -103,537. If 178,987 people migrated out of the island that year, how many people migrated to the island?

Question 24 24. _____ is a Greek word meaning 'description of people.'

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements is TRUE about arithmetic density?

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Question 26 26. In 2014, a small town with a population of 1,568 people had 56 births. Find the crude birth rate for that year.

Question 27 27. During the 1840s and 1850s many Irish people migrated to the United States, fleeing the potato blight that made farming impossible. Large numbers of these migrants settled in cities and towns. Their behavior can best be described as:

Question 28 28. Why was there the influx of Irish immigrants into the United States during late 18th and 19th centuries?

Question 29 29. The number of children a woman bears during her reproductive years is known as _____.

Question 30 30. What does the demographic balancing equation calculate?

Virginia SOL - World Geography: Human Geography Chapter Exam Instructions

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