Practice Quiz for Global Change

No. of Questions= 11
 

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1 Most of the small isolated indigenous societies that anthropologists studied around the world in past generations:
a) are still thriving due to their ability to avoid most of the chaotic culture change characteristic of large-scale industrial societies
b) are in terminal phases of the stressful process of rapid acculturation
c) have died out due to genocide at the hands of the large-scale industrial nations
2 Which of the following statements is true regarding culture change in the late 20th century?
a) People in all societies have faced major changes in their cultures.
b) Only small indigenous societies have experienced dramatic culture change.
c) Only the former European colonies have experienced dramatic culture change.
3 At the present time, the majority of the 100 biggest economies in the world are:
a) English speaking nations
b) Chinese speaking nations
c) transnational corporations
4 Which of the following statements is true of human population growth over the last 40 years?:
a) It has mostly occurred in the developed nations.
b) It has mostly occurred in the underdeveloped nations.
c) It has been at about the same rate in all nations.
5 The world human population growth rate is now:
     
a) increasing
b) staying about the same
c) declining
6 Which of the following nations still has a high birth rate?
a) Nigeria
b) Italy
c) Japan
7 Over the next 2 decades, the biggest population increase will be in:
     
a) Africa
b) Asia
c) Europe
8 There have been massive migrations of people during the last half of the 20th century. The direction of these migrations primarily has been:
a) from richer nations to poorer ones
b) cities to rural areas
c) neither of the above
9 Within the industrialized nations, there have been massive internal migrations over the last half century. Which of the following statements is true regarding these migrations?
a) Millions of middle class urbanites moved out into suburban communities.
b) In the United States, millions of people from the industrial centers of the Northeast migrated to southern and western states.
c) Many people from Ireland, Scotland, and the old industrialized cities of Northern England moved to Southern England.
d) all of the above
10 Over the last 2 centuries, there has developed a progressive disparity in wealth between nations and between major regions. Which of the following statements accurately characterizes this disparity?
a) Economic power has become concentrated mostly in the industrialized nations.
b) Economic power has become concentrated mostly in the northern hemisphere.
c) Despite this disparity, people all over the world have roughly equal access to food, electricity, and fossil fuels.
d) A and B
11 Which of the following is true of the status and power of women during the 20th century?
a) There has been an increase in the economic and political power of women in the developed nations.
b) There has been a significant increase in the economic and political power of women in all nations.
c) both of the above

 


 

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