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Which is typical of the first stage of the demographic transition ?

A) high birthrates and high death rates B) high birthrates and declining death rates
C) declining birthrates and high death rates D) cycles of growth and decline
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) cycles of growth and decline

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Today physicians the clergy and lawyers have difficulty dealing with test tube babies and surrogate motherhood We could say that they are grappling with ?

A) cultural advancement B) cultural change
C) cultural lag D) cultural conflict
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) cultural change

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Zero population growth ?

A) means that no more children are born B) indicates that the fertility rate has dropped below the replacement level
C) must be achieved by all nations by the year 2005 D) is actively pursued by many of the underdeveloped nations
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) is actively pursued by many of the underdeveloped nations

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The privileged position of the modern industrial nations was attained because of ?

A) a change in the economy from agrarian to industrial B) a change in the population distribution from rural to urban
C) the discovery of natural resources D) both urbanization and industrialization
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) both urbanization and industrialization

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It is true of the population of the United States that ?

A) it is getting older B) there are more women than men
C) rural and sunbelt areas attract only the young D) it is BOTH older and more female
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) it is BOTH older and more female

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The factory system ?

A) was introduced when it became convenient to house both workers and machinery under one roof B) gave more power to the employers called entrepreneurs
C) was an American invention popularized through cultural diffusion D) resulted from BOTH the convenience of housing workers and equipment together and gave more power to the entrepreneurs
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) resulted from BOTH the convenience of housing workers and equipment together and gave more power to the entrepreneurs

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Most population experts ?

A) expect the growth rate to remain constant B) expect population to level off at between 8 and 15 billion people
C) have written off the Malthusian prophecy altogether D) believe that a high fertility rate continues to be necessary in the developing nations
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) expect population to level off at between 8 and 15 billion people

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The first technological revolution ?

A) took place in 1750 B) began with the invention of the steam engine
C) turned people from food gatherers to food producers D) occurred in England
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) turned people from food gatherers to food producers

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