Society and Technology Progress Test Module 7 190242

| November 17, 2015
1. Population carrying capacity is defined as “the number of people that the planet can support by reducing its capacity or ability to support people in the future.”

a.  True
b.  False
2. Declines in fertility rates do not necessarily translate into declines in the growth of population.

a.  True
b.  False
3. In 2002, the world gained ____ people per second.

a.  50
b.  10
c.  2 1/3
d.  18
4. ______ percent of the projected increase in world population by the year 2025 will occur in 20 less-developed nations.

a.  Fifty
b.  Sixty
c.  Seventy
d.  Eighty
5. Which of the following is NOT an argument offered by the text against population and birth control?

a.  Population control is a means for developed countries to maintain control over developing nations.
b.  Population problems are actually resource-scarcity problems caused by over-consumption by rich nations.
c.  Social and economic programs are enough to curb population growth.
d.  Reducing infant mortality rates would be followed by a natural decline in fertility rates.
6. In an asynchronous mode of distance learning, the student learns at a convenient time and place.

a.  True
b.  False
7. Which country has a one-child policy?

a.  India
b.  Mexico
c.  China
d.  Bangladesh
e.  All of the choices apply.
8. Which country has very low fertility rate and shrinking population?

a.  Brazil
b.  United States
c.  Japan
d.  France
9. In the article, “Hazards of Youth,” the author concludes that government can help with youth unemployment by:

a.  investing in job creation and training.
b.  boosting access to credit.
c.  promoting entrepreneurship.
d.  All of the choices apply.
10. Agent Orange is a name for:

a.  Vietnam veterans.
b.  an herbicide.
c.  the Viet Cong.
d.  the FBI.
11. The 1999 UNDP report reveals that the world’s poorest countries owe more than $520 billion in debt.

a.  True
b.  False
12. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), microbial resistance is developed as a resistance to viral infections.

a.  True
b.  False
13. According to the current population data of 2005, ______ of people live in the developing world.

a.  75%
b.  50%
c.  95%
d.  60%
14. The United Nations refer to surging young population, that is , 15-29 years old accounting for more than 40 percent of the adult population as “youth bulges.”

a.  True
b.  False
15. Which of the following is referred to as “the plane even Congress couldn’t shoot down?”

a.  F-117
b.  F-119
c.  F-22
d.  R-77

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