Marxist vs. Malthusian Theories of Population Growth Video


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What major event sparked a dramatic population boom starting in the 18th century?

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1. What two factors did Thomas Robert Malthus claim determined human population?

2. According to Malthus, how quickly could the human population double in size?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these multiple-choice assessments, you can test how much you remember about Marxist and Malthusian theories of population growth. Quiz topics include a major event in history that created a population boom in the 1700s and the two contributing factors of human population according to Thomas Robert Malthus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These areas will be covered on the quiz/worksheet:

  • The rate at which, per Malthus, human population could double in size
  • Main cause of high poverty rates and famines according to Karl Marx
  • Marx's solution to population growth

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on Marxist and Malthusian theories of population growth, such as the two main factors that boost human population according to Malthus
  • Making connections - use your understanding of population growth and how it's connected to a certain historical event that began in the 18th century
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the major cause of famines and high rates of poverty according to Marx

Additional Learning

For more on populations, you can look over the lesson called Marxist vs. Malthusian Theories of Population Growth. Take these points into consideration:

  • World population numbers from the United Nations
  • Paper published in 1798 by Malthus
  • Geometrics and arithmetic progressions
  • Limiting factors of human population according to Malthus and Marx