Increasing numbers of people from Latin America have migrated to the United States over the last three decades. What has been the primary reason for this increased migration?
To escape from the threat of Communism
To obtain religious freedom
To avoid natural disasters
To find new economic opportunities
Which of the following is an example of human migration caused by an economic “pull” factor?
Puritans migrated to Massachusetts to freely practice their religion.
Afghan refugees fled to Pakistan to escape the war involving the Taliban and U.S. forces.
Turkish workers migrated to Germany after 1945 to fill jobs in that nation.
East Berliners crossed into West Berlin in the 1960s to escape Communist rule.
Muslim peoples from the Middle East crossed into India, where they spread the Islamic religion. How was their migration route most affected by physical geography?
They avoided streams and rivers along their migration route.
They were unable to migrate because of unfavorable weather conditions.
They migrated along the route that took them through the densest forests.
They migrated through the Kyber Pass to avoid going over mountains.
Much of the Middle East is desert. A study of the population distribution of this region would show that most people-
Live near fresh water supplies
Inhabit mountainous areas
Live in the center of the desert
Are evenly distributed throughout the region
Use the information and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question.
Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of Kurds moved to Turkey and Iran after the civil war that followed the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
Yugoslavia. The disintegration of this country in the 1990s caused the displacement of many people, especially Bosnians, Croats, and Serbs.
Which statement about overpopulation is most accurate?
There are too many people to fit on earth.
There are too few resources in relation to the population on earth.
There are too few people on earth in relation to the resources.
There are too many people in certain regions.
Which of the following regions are among the most populated regions in the world?
Latin America c. Oceania
South Africa d. South Asia
The majority of the world’s population can be found in-
The highly developed nations of the world.
The developing nations of the world.
A higher infant mortality rate tends to lead to a higher-
Life expectancy c. Death rate
Fertility rate d. per capita income
Three-quarters of the world’s population now live on less than _______% of the Earth’s surface.
5 b. 10 c. 12 d. 15
Use the information in the boxes and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question.
Which characteristic is common to all four of these areas?
They are all sparsely populated.
They are all found on the continent of Asia.
They are all located near the equator.
They are all in mountainous areas.
The Sahara Desert is sparsely populated except along the Nile River. Along the river and along several coastal locations, the population density is greater than 150 people per square mile. These densely populated areas include the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Lagos, and Capetown. Which of the following explains this situation?
Settlements along water tend to be more densely populated.
Settlements in the deserts tend to be more densely populated.
Settlements no longer need to settle along water due to advancements in transportation.
Settlements along water tend to be more sparsely populated.
The lack of healthcare in a society might be seen through the-
Infant mortality rate.
The death rate.
The fertility rate.
All of the above.
Generally a high birth rate is an indication of-
A highly industrialized country.
A country where women maintain traditional gender roles.
a country where women play an integral role in the work force.
A country where women like big families.
As a country becomes more industrialized we tend to see-
Their populations stagnate over time.
Their populations grow at astronomical rates.
Their populations fall drastically immediately.
Their populations may grow temporarily, but level out over time.
Use your population distribution map and your knowledge of social studies to answer questions 23-28. Which of the following is a city with over 12 million people?
On which continent are the largest number cities over 12 million found?
Which region contains a location of over 520 persons per square mile?
Why might Korea be more densely populated than China?
Korea has a smaller land area than China which increases the number of persons per square mile.
China has a smaller land area than Korea which increases the number of persons per square mile.
Korea has a larger land area than China which reduces the number of persons per square mile.
They have the same population density.
In which hemisphere is the population less dense?
Which region is less populated?
Which of the following areas would have the greatest carrying capacity?