Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability - Quiz & Worksheet


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In a 2010 project, Nigel aimed at looking into poverty across a particular country. He interviewed four persons, namely Richie, Barbara, Melanie, and Claude and obtained the following:

Richie, Melanie, Barbara, and Claude could afford to spend respectively a maximum of $0.75 per day, $300 per year, $100 per week and $100 per day.

Who among them was living in extreme poverty?

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1. Which of the following is not a characteristic of poverty?

2. How is a skewed age distribution in a population related to a high infant mortality rate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of poverty, carrying capacity, population growth, and sustainability. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how much money someone living in an extreme poverty situation survives on as well as the characteristics of poverty.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Amount of money individuals living on in extreme poverty
  • Characteristics of poverty
  • Definition of global sustainability
  • Birth rates in poverty-stricken countries
  • Results if the human population exceeds carrying capacity

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about poverty areas
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as poverty and global sustainability
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related poverty lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the situations involving poverty, review the corresponding lesson on Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what poverty is
  • Appreciate the main characteristics of poverty
  • Identify the rapid increase in overall human population
  • Know the consequences of Earth's carrying capacity
  • Describe the viability of global sustainability from the effects of poverty