# A level Population Quiz 1

#### Quiz Description

Here in this exciting quiz, we will be looking at population theory with respect to A level standards. Under this topic, we will briefly look at migration, birth rate, death rate, death rate, population growth rate, and many other interesting concepts. Are you an economics student? This quiz is for you.

A population is a distinct group of individuals that make up a nation or country. It could also be defined as  a group of people with shared citizenship, identity, or a common characteristic. There are some important terms used in population theory which are death rate, birth rate, and population growth rate. The birth rate can be defined as the number of births per thousand of a population within a period of 1 year. On the other hand, the death rate is the number of people who die per thousand of the population per year. Finally, population growth rate refers to the rate at which the number of individuals in a population increases in a given period of time, usually expressed as a fraction of the initial population.

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The author of the book An Essay on Principles of Population is

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• Malthus
• James Princep
• Keynes
• Frank Notenstein

Consider the following statements and identify the right ones.
i. According to the Malthusian theory, supply of food grains increase in geometric progression
ii. The population grows in arithmetic progression.

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• I only
• ii only
• both
• none

Consider the following statements and identify the right ones.
i. Malthus supported population control to ensure balance between population and availability of food grains
ii. He advocated "unethical" means to control population

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• I only
• ii only
• both
• none

The theory that says the level of population at which per capita income is maximum is

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• Theory of population by Malthus
• Theory of optimum population
• Theory of demographic transition
• None of the below

Consider the following statements and identify the right ones.
i. According to the theory of demographic transition, in the first stage, birth rate is low but death rate is high
ii. The difference between them is high

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• i only
• ii only
• both
• none

Consider the following statements and identify the right ones.
i. In the second stage of demographic transition, death rates declines.
ii. The difference between birth rate and death rate decreases

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• i only
• ii only
• both
• none

In which stage of demographic transition is the population growth rate highest?

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• First
• Second
• Third
• Fourth

Consider the following statements and identify the right ones.
i. The third stage is the period of declining growth rates.
ii. The second stage of demographic transition witnesses population explosion

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• i only
• ii only
• both
• none

Match the following.
i. 1891-1921 ------------ a. period of stagnant population
ii. 1921-1951 ----------- b. period of steady growth
iii. 1951-1981 ---------- c. period of high growth
iv. 1981-2011 ----------- d. period of declining growth rate

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• Ia, iib, iiic, ivd
• Ic, iib, iiia, ivd
• Ib, iic, iiia, ivd
• Ia, iib, iiid, ivc

Which of the following is/are immediate objective of the population policy of 2000?

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• meet the needs of contraception
• meet the needs of health infrastructure
• meet the needs of health personnel
• all the above

Which of the following satisfies the condition to be an urban centre?

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• minimum population of 5000
• population density of min 400/sq km
• min 75% of male working population in agricultural sector
• a and b only

Match the following.
i. Class I --------- a. Population of 100000 and above
ii. Class II ------- b. Population of 50000 to 99999
iii. Class III ----- c. Population of 20000 to 49999
iv. Class IV ------- d. population of 10000 to 19999

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• 1a, 2b, 3c, 4d
• 1c, 2d, 3b, 4a
• 1d, 2c, 3b, 4a
• 1b, 2d, 3a, 4c

Demographic dividend refers to a rise in population

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• Between the age group of 1 and 14 years
• Between the age group of 15 and 59 years
• Between the age group of 60 and 74 years
• Above 74 years

Which of the following continents has the highest median age ?

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• Europe
• North America
• South America
• Asia

The current weekly status of a person is calculated with a reference period of

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• 5 days
• 6 days
• 7 days
• 4 weeks