Julian Simon's Theory of Population Growth: Biography & Comparisons


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What was the basic idea in Julian Simon's The Ultimate Resource?

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1. What did Julian Simon predict would happen to the costs of raw materials over time?

2. What is the Malthusian model of population growth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you know about Simon's theory of population growth with this worksheet and quiz. Answer questions based on things like The Ultimate Resource and Julian Simon's predictions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to:

  • Explain the Malthusian model of population growth
  • Identify a theory that states humans have unlimited potential for growth via new technologies
  • Recognize what happened in the Simon-Ehrlich wager

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Simon's theory of population growth
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Malthusian model of population growth and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Simon-Ehrlich wager

Additional Learning

Find out more about this subject with the lesson called Julian Simon's Theory of Population Growth: Biography & Comparisons. The lesson will adhere to the following study goals:

  • Identify Julian Simon and his contributions to population theory
  • Understand what The Ultimate Resource was about
  • Recognize who Paul Ehrlich was and describe the wager he made with Simon