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Geo 2143 Quiz 4 answers.pdf

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Geography
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Geography 2143A/B
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Milford Green

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Geography 2143a version 1 Name________________________ Quiz No. 4 Pick the BEST answer Student Number:________________________ Nov 8, 2011 1. Chinese population policy has contributed to a) an excess number of girls versus boys b) the creation of a class of children called ‘little emperors’ c) thousands of girl infants being adopted abroad d) a and c e) b and c 2. Which of the following countries is likely to have the highest dependency ratio in 2025 a) USA b) Canada c) Japan d) China e) Brazil 3. Which of the following countries is not predicted to have their sovereign bond ratings downgraded to non- investment grade because of population aging and government liabilities a) United Kingdom b) USA c) France d) Japan e) none of the above 4. The second dividend of the demographic transition is a) the labor force temporarily grows more rapidly than the population dependent on it, freeing up resources for investment in economic development and family welfare b) the labor force permanently grows more rapidly than the population dependent on it, freeing up resources for investment in economic development and family welfare c) a population that is concentrated at older working ages and is facing an extended period of retirement has a powerful incentive to accumulate assets d) a population concentrated at younger working ages and facing an extended period of retirement has a powerful incentive to accumulate assets e) none of the above 5. Which of the following countries spends more on health care as a % of GDP than Canada a) Australia b) Japan c) Denmark d) USA e) Spain 6. Approximately how many countries are in stage one of the demographic transition a) 0 b) 25 c) 50 d) 75 e) 100 7.Of the regions of the world listed below, which has the highest fertility rates a) North America b) Central Europe c) Western Europe d) sub Saharan Africa e) former Soviet Union 8. China’s ‘official’ sex ratio is a) around 102 b) around 98 c) unreported because of government censorship d) around -121 e) none of the above 9.Which of the following countries has a higher per cent of foreign born population than Canada a) Switzerland b) USA c) Mexico d) Germany e) none of the above 10. Stage 3 of the demographic transition has a) has high birth and death rates b) low birth and death rates c) no countries currently in that stage d) has falling birth rates and stable death rates e) none of the above 11.Which of the following countries has not gone through the demographic transition a) Canada b) Taiwan c) Indonesia d) Japan e) b and c 12.Which of the following is not thought to affect fertility rates a) mean temperature of the region b) education for women c) marriage rates d) income e) they all affect fertility rates 13. ‘Demographic theft’ is a) luring people from one region to another through government programs that subsidize moving costs b) movement of young people from economically depressed regions
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