SOC 450 Week 3 KNOWLEDGE CHECK QUIZ 1

Question 1

1.

Which factor has the least amount of impact on the Earth’s population explosion?

                        improvements in agricultural technology

                        increased use of contraceptives in developing countries

                        improvements in health care

                        greater investments in the development of infrastructure

10 points

Question 2

1.

According to the course readings, which country is expected to have the largest population by 2050?

                        India

                        China

                        Africa

                        Russia

10 points

Question 3

1.

Two of the most damaging gases currently released into the atmosphere are:

                        chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Carbon

                        chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Methane

                        chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and CO2

                        CO2 and Methane

10 points

Question 4

1.

The estimated population of the Earth in 2018 is around 7 billion. Based on current trends, what can we anticipate to be the approximate population in the year 2050?

                        9 billion

                        20 billion

                        11 billion

                        6 billion

10 points

Question 5

1.

During the First Gulf War (Desert Storm) of 1990:

                        The U.S. invaded Iran.

                        The U.S. invaded Iraq.

                        Kuwait invaded Iraq.

                        Iraq invaded Kuwait.

10 points

Question 6

1.

Although this has slowed a little bit in the last few years, since the beginning of the 21st century, the fastest growing market for oil in the world has been:

                        United States

                        Russia

                        Japan

                        China

10 points

Question 7

1.

When we refer to ‘sustainable’ development, we mean:

                        Economic development that replenishes itself and reinforces the needs of the present.

                        Economies that are based on the free market exchange of goods and services.

                        Economic development that meets current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

                        Economic development in one country that sustains or reinforces the economic development in another country.

10 points

Question 8

1.

Based on the required readings, what country is the most dependent on imported oil?

                        Japan

                        United States

                        England

                        Nigeria

10 points

Question 9

1.

Select the pair of words that are best associated together.

                        hydrogen, Hiroshima

                        uranium, Nagasaki

                        atomic, plutonium

                        thermonuclear, hydrogen

10 points

Question 10

1.

When we consider the growth of the Earth’s human population from the years 8000 BCE until 2011, the curve of people, relative to the year, takes the form of the letter:

                        C

                        L

                        T

                        J

Question 1

1.

The best scientific evidence suggests that an increase in greenhouse gas emissions will see a decrease in

                        pollution.

                        the ozone layer.

                        the level of the earth’s oceans.

                        global ocean temperatures.

10 points

Question 2

1.

Which of the following is not a fossil fuel?

                        natural gas

                        coal

                        wood

                        petroleum

10 points

Question 3

1.

According to the course readings, which country is expected to have the largest population by 2050?

                        India

                        China

                        Africa

                        Russia

10 points

Question 4

1.

Select the pair of words that are best associated together.

                        hydrogen, Hiroshima

                        uranium, Nagasaki

                        atomic, plutonium

                        thermonuclear, hydrogen

10 points

Question 5

1.

Based on what you read in the required readings, which scenario is the most likely to happen?

                        A country’s economy will grow if it can rely on cheap energy resources.

                        A country’s low energy costs will result in a rise in inflation.

                        The high oil prices in a country will lead to high economic growth.

                        The low energy costs of a country will result in high trade deficits.

10 points

Question 6

1.

Based on the required readings, what country is the most dependent on imported oil?

                        Japan

                        United States

                        England

                        Nigeria

10 points

Question 7

1.

Which of the following is not a result of climate change?

                        Coral reefs are increasing in number.

                        Infectious diseases are being transmitted more easily.

                        CO2 emissions are lengthening global growing seasons.

                        Higher temperatures are reinforcing the formation of ozone.

10 points

Question 8

1.

Two of the most damaging gases currently released into the atmosphere are:

                        chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Carbon

                        chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Methane

                        chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and CO2

                        CO2 and Methane

10 points

Question 9

1.

When we refer to ‘sustainable’ development, we mean:

                        Economic development that replenishes itself and reinforces the needs of the present.

                        Economies that are based on the free market exchange of goods and services.

                        Economic development that meets current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

                        Economic development in one country that sustains or reinforces the economic development in another country.

10 points

Question 10

1.

The estimated population of the Earth in 2018 is around 7 billion. Based on current trends, what can we anticipate to be the approximate population in the year 2050?

                        9 billion

                        20 billion

                        11 billion

                        6 billion

QUESTION 1

1.Which of the following is not a fossil fuel?

                        natural gas

                        coal

                        wood

                        petroleum

10 points

QUESTION 2

1.Which of the following is not a result of climate change?

                        Coral reefs are increasing in number.

                        Infectious diseases are being transmitted more easily.

                        CO2 emissions are lengthening global growing seasons.

                        Higher temperatures are reinforcing the formation of ozone.

10 points

QUESTION 3

1.According to the course readings, which country is expected to have the largest population by 2050?

                        India

                        China

                        Africa

                        Russia

10 points

QUESTION 4

1.Most people in the developing world use which of the following resources for fuel?

                        gasoline

                        diesel

                        wood

                        coal

10 points

QUESTION 5

1.Which country is best known for its large tar sands deposits that generate oil?

                        China

                        Norway

                        Russia

                        Canada

10 points

QUESTION 6

1.What 18th century social philosopher predicted that the Earth’s population would eventually surpass its production of food?

                        Karl Marx

                        Thomas Malthus

                        Indira Gandhi

                        Andrew Jackson

10 points

QUESTION 7

1.What happened as a result of the October War in 1973?

                        OPEC was formed as an oil cartel in Austria.

                        Russia increased its production of oil, averting an energy crisis.

                        OPEC increased the price of its oil by about 400 percent.

                        Ayatollah Khomeini led the Iranian revolution to increase its output of oil stocks.

10 points

QUESTION 8

1.Although this has slowed a little bit in the last few years, since the beginning of the 21st century, the fastest growing market for oil in the world has been:

                        United States

                        Russia

                        Japan

                        China

10 points

QUESTION 9

1.The best scientific evidence suggests that an increase in greenhouse gas emissions will see a decrease in

                        pollution.

                        the ozone layer.

                        the level of the earth’s oceans.

                        global ocean temperatures.

10 points

QUESTION 10

1.Based on the required readings, what country is the most dependent on imported oil?

                        Japan

                        United States

                        England

                        Nigeria

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