Contemporary Trends of World Fertility


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Which of these best describes the average farmer in the developed world today?

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1. What is a contraceptive?

2. What is a benefit of a large family in the developing world?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The world's population has grown significantly in recent years. With this quiz/worksheet combo, see if you understand how factors such as women's rights and education influence birth rates and why some countries grow faster than others.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • Farmers in today's world
  • Contraceptives
  • Benefits of large families in certain areas
  • How education affects birth rates
  • Countries with a One Child Policy

Skills Practiced

Students will not only test their knowledge of fertility trends by using these assessment tools, but also have the chance to practice skills such as:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of external influences to see how they affect birth rates
  • Information recall - access your knowledge regarding how large families can be helpful in the developing world to answer quiz questions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge about countries that limit families to one child

Additional Learning

Learn more about the following by reviewing the lesson titled Contemporary Trends of World Fertility:

  • Changes in healthcare in the last 100 years
  • Reasons why birth rates have slowed in rich countries
  • How children are considered 'safety nets' in some cultures