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Norton, Ninth Edition: Chapter 05

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Question 1:


a) a predictive measure of the number of children a woman will have by a certain age
b) a factual measure of the number of children per 1,000 members of a population born
c) the number of children that women between the ages of 15 and 45 will give birth to within a specific country
d) the number of children that women between the ages of 18 and 85 will give birth to within a specific country
e) Both A and C

Question 2:


a) biological factors
b) pro-natal policies
c) cultural factors
d) variations in mortality
e) Both A and C

Question 3:


a) Population pyramid
b) Replacement-level fertility
c) Population momentum
d) Carrying capacity
e) Place utility

Question 4:


a) declining fertility and mortality rates
b) declining life expectancy and fertility rates
c) increasing mortality rates
d) AIDS pandemics
e) All of the above

Question 5:


a) decreases in agricultural production
b) technological advancements
c) a shift in age and sex structure
d) world wars
e) Both A and C

Question 6:


a) 58 years
b) 35 years
c) 20 years
d) 13 years
e) 5 years

Question 7:


a) the requirement of increased healthcare for a new spectrum of illness
b) the AIDS pandemic
c) the lack of a young labour force to support social benefits and pension plans
d) Both A and C
e) Both B and C

Question 8:


a) Fecundity
b) the AIDS pandemic
c) Total fertility rate
d) Replacement-level fertility
e) Pro-natalist

Question 9:


a) the fertility rate compared to the mortality rate
b) the number of males per 100 females in a population
c) the number of children in a given population selling sex as a means to support themselves
d) the number of females per 100 males in a population
e) All of the above

Question 10:


a) the number of deaths of infants under 1 year old per 1,000 live births in a given year
b) the number of births in a given year
c) the total number of deaths of infants under 1 year old in the world in a given year
d) the total number of births in the world in a given year
e) All of the above