SCIN 139 Final Exam Answers All Possible Questions

 

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Part 1 of 2 – Final: Multiple Choice 66.0/ 78.0 Points

 

Question 1 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

The world’s population growth has always been evenly distributed.

 

 

 
 
A. True
B. False

 

 
Question 2 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

The growth of the Earth’s overall population is distributed evenly.

 

 

 
 
A. True
B. False

 

 
 
Question 3 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

In Table 7-1, which of the following diseases was the leading cause of death through the 1900s and today?

 

 

  A.Tuberculosis  
  B.Diabetes  
  C.Heart Disease  
  D.Cancer  

 

 
 
Question 4 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

Anasazi Pueblos of the Southwest U.S. (i.e. Arizona, New Mexico) which flourished from 700-1200 A.D., began to fall primarily due to:

 

 

  A.drought  
  B.insect pests  
  C.disease  
  D.war  

 

 
Question 5 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

Countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia and Pakistan continue on a rapid growth trajectory with both high fertility and young populations. In 1998, each was predicted to add 50% to its population within 20 years. This is an example of:

 

 

  A.fecundity  
  B.population momentum  
  C.replacement level  
  D.family planning  

 

 
 
Question 6 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

Poultry, cow, and pig provide _____% of our animal protein.

 

 

  A.10  
  B.25  
  C.50  
  D.80  

 

 
 
Question 7 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

Three quarters of all 19th century deaths are estimated to have been caused by infectious ‘crowd diseases.’

 

 

 
 
True
False

 

 
Question 8 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

IMR:

 

 

  A.is measured in deaths of infants under one year per thousand live births  
  B.varies among nations, social classes and ethnic groups  
  C.is directly linked to diet, disease, living space, climate, and female workload  
  D.all of the above  

 

 
Question 9 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

Between 1790 and 1970, rural-to-urban migration or ‘urbanization’ was changing social and cultural structures of societies. In the United States for example, the percentage of the people living in urban areas jumped from _____% to _____%.

 

 

  A.10% to 61%  
  B.10% to 89%  
  C.10% to 78%  
  D.10% to 53%  

 

 
 
Question 10 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

Which of the following crops was a major subsistence base for the Andes Mountains as early as 4550 B.C. (according to table 3-2)?

 

 

  A.Rice  
  B.Maize  
  C.Wheat  
  D.Potato  

 

 
Question 11 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

According to Figure 7-4, which Sub-Saharan African country has the most drastic disparity between life expectancy of those with – and those without – the AIDS virus?

 

 

  A.Congo  
  B.Zimbabwe  
  C.Nigeria  
  D.Uganda  

 

 
Question 12 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

According to table 3-2 in the texbook, which of the following crops was a major subsistence base for Southcentral Mexico as early as 4500 B.C.?

 

 

  A.Rice  
  B.Potato  
  C.Maize  
  D.Wheat  

 

 
 
Question 13 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

Although the Industrial Revolution technically spans more than one century, which time period saw the majority of technological advancements generally considered to be representative of the era?

 

 

  A.the 1700s  
  B.the 1800s  
  C.the 1900s  
  D.the 1600s  

 

 
Question 14 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

Vegetable proteins are classified as Grade I and are the best source for the eight essential amino acids.

 

 

 
 
True
False

 

 
 
Question 15 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

In which stage of epidemiological transition in Europe and the U.S. are chronic and degenerative diseases the leading cause of death?

 

 

  A.Stage I  
  B.Stage II  
  C.Stage III  
  D.Stage IV  

 

 
Question 16 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

Children are less affected than adults by changes in living conditions since their growing bodies are less sensitive to mild fluctuations of the environment.

 

 

 
 
True
False

 

 
 
Question 17 of 31 0.0/ 3.0 Points

According to table 5-1, which country in 1998 had the second lowest population doubling time (DT) of 25?

 

 

  A.Nigeria  
  B.Pakistan  
  C.Ethiopia  
  D.Phillippines  

 

 
 
Question 18 of 31 0.0/ 3.0 Points

Fatty acids:

 

 

  A.store energy in the liver and muscle tissue where it can be quickly converted to glucose  
  B.store energy and absorb and transport nutrients; are 10-25% of our body weight  
  C.transport cells, nutrients and waste; are about 60% of our body weight  
  D.enable vital functions of metabolism and bone structure and transport essential substances  

 

 
Question 19 of 31 0.0/ 3.0 Points

Regarding population growth curves (like the one on page 38), K means:

 

 

  A.exponential growth.  
  B.migration.  
  C.sigmoid form.  
  D.carrying capacity.  

 

 
 
Question 20 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

Carbohydrates:

 

 

  A.store energy in the liver and muscle tissue where it can be quickly converted to glucose  
  B.store energy and absorbs and transports nutrients; is 10-25% of our body weight  
  C.transports cells, nutrients and waste; is about 60% of our body weight  
  D.enable vital functions of metabolism and bone structure and transport essential substances  

 

 
 
Question 21 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

The Inuit (Eskimo) gain most of their food by hunting marine and terrestrial mammals. This is an example of:

 

 

  A.genetics.  
  B.a human ecological niche.  
  C.J-curve.  
  D.surplus.  

 

 
 
Question 22 of 31 0.0/ 3.0 Points

The NCHS standards, used to compare children’s health statistics in populations from all over the world, mostly consider the diversity of all the following indicators, EXCEPT:

 

 

  A.ethnic  
  B.environmental  
  C.economic  
  D.genetic  

 

 
 
Question 23 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

The book ‘The Hot Zone’ discusses the rapid transmission of which of the following:

 

 

  A.AIDS  
  B.Malaria  
  C.Smallpox  
  D.Ebola  

 

 
 
Question 24 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

Historically, improvements in agricultural technology can sustain greater numbers of people.

 

 

 
 
A. True
B. False

 

 
 
Question 25 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

The following are examples of biological adaptation:

 

 

  A.acclimatization.  
  B.behavioral.  
  C.genetic.  
  D.both A and C.  

 

 
Question 26 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

‘Improvements to water supply and removal of garbage were of primary importance to the public’s health’ describes:

 

 

  A.Urbanization  
  B.Chadwick Report  
  C.Mathusian Trap  
  D.none of the above  

 

 
 
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Question 27 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

 

 

The leading cause of death of all the infectious diseases, killing 2 million people a year and putting about 40% of the world’s population at risk, is

 
Question 28 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

 

 
Study Figure 4-4 of the textbook. In five words or less, why did smallpox deaths rebound in the early 1870s?
Question 29 of 31 3.0/ 3.0 Points

 

 

An epidemiologist would be interested in the Frequency, patterns of a disease or its distribution within a population.

 
 
Question 30 of 31 0.0/ 3.0 Points

 

 
The concept of a population exceeding its food supply (or ‘carrying capacity’), as demonstrated in Europe’s preindustrial period, is known as the
Question 31 of 31 10.0/ 10.0 Points

THIS IS A 10 POINT ESSAY: Answer BOTH parts of the question. PART 1: Describe the Aral Sea environmental catastrophe. Analyze the situation using ‘S.P.E.E.C.H.’ perspectives. PART 2: In chapter 8, we learned about sustainable development. If you were a manager hired to solve the issues you’ve analyzed above, what specific recommendations would you make in terms of sustainable development and surviving environmental change?

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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