Geography: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Population 3 (Questions)

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A census is carried out to find out about a country's population. Population growth increased significantly as the Industrial Revolution gathered pace from 1700 onwards. The last 50 years have seen a yet more rapid increase.

Test your knowledge in our third Geography quiz on the subject.

1. Which is a positive factor affecting population density?
[ ] Coal and minerals
[ ] Dense forest
[ ] Mountainous land
[ ] Very high temperatures
2. What does population structure mean?
[ ] The age and sex of the total population
[ ] The number of females
[ ] The number of people in work and what they do
[ ] The number of people over 65
3. What diagram is used to show population structure?
[ ] Population cone
[ ] Population cube
[ ] Population pyramid
[ ] Population sphere
4. Which of these encourages people to have fewer children?
[ ] Child benefit
[ ] Family planning
[ ] Immunisation
[ ] Poor schools
5. Birth and death rates are always given per what?
[ ] Billion people
[ ] Hundred people
[ ] Million people
[ ] Thousand people
6. An LEDC's population structure has which most common age group?
[ ] 0-15
[ ] 30-45
[ ] 50-65
[ ] 70+
7. Which of these has the highest population density?
[ ] Amazon rainforest
[ ] Himalayas
[ ] North West Europe
[ ] Sahara Desert
8. The difference between birth rate and death rate is called what?
[ ] Natural increase
[ ] Normal increase
[ ] Standard increase
[ ] Usual increase
9. What is a physical factor in population density?
[ ] Availability of jobs
[ ] Climate
[ ] Housing
[ ] Number of hospitals
10. Which is a 'push' factor in migration?
[ ] Better education
[ ] Better paid jobs
[ ] Higher standards of living
[ ] Natural disasters
Geography: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Population 3 (Answers)
1. Which is a positive factor affecting population density?
[x] Coal and minerals
[ ] Dense forest
[ ] Mountainous land
[ ] Very high temperatures
The other three will discourage settlement
2. What does population structure mean?
[x] The age and sex of the total population
[ ] The number of females
[ ] The number of people in work and what they do
[ ] The number of people over 65
3. What diagram is used to show population structure?
[ ] Population cone
[ ] Population cube
[x] Population pyramid
[ ] Population sphere
4. Which of these encourages people to have fewer children?
[ ] Child benefit
[x] Family planning
[ ] Immunisation
[ ] Poor schools
LEDCs (Less Economically Developed Country) are becoming educated about contraception
5. Birth and death rates are always given per what?
[ ] Billion people
[ ] Hundred people
[ ] Million people
[x] Thousand people
6. An LEDC's population structure has which most common age group?
[x] 0-15
[ ] 30-45
[ ] 50-65
[ ] 70+
LEDCs have high birth rates
7. Which of these has the highest population density?
[ ] Amazon rainforest
[ ] Himalayas
[x] North West Europe
[ ] Sahara Desert
8. The difference between birth rate and death rate is called what?
[x] Natural increase
[ ] Normal increase
[ ] Standard increase
[ ] Usual increase
9. What is a physical factor in population density?
[ ] Availability of jobs
[x] Climate
[ ] Housing
[ ] Number of hospitals
The others are human factors
10. Which is a 'push' factor in migration?
[ ] Better education
[ ] Better paid jobs
[ ] Higher standards of living
[x] Natural disasters
The rest are 'pull' factors