Essay Questions for Exam 2
1. Using the terms longevity, population pyramid and total fertility rate, explain why some developed countries have higher crude death rates than developing countries.
2. Explain why the average fertility rate in developing countries fell by half between 1950 and 2000. Use the following terms in your explanation: replacement level of fertility, personal income, family planning, female education.
3. Use the following terms to explain the possible future of the English language: native speakers of English, English as a 2nd language, simplification, rate of natural increase
4. Using the following terms, distinguish between the “Three Mexicos”: Mex-Central America, Mex-America, Mexico City, total fertility rate, migrants, maquiladoras, indigenous.