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2nd bob 24
3rd NIG 24
4th HXW 24
5th OBH 24
6th TWF 24
7th RJV 24
8th TJ. 24
9th GSO 24
10th 01A 24

QUIZZES // Urbanisation and underlying processes

Q1. Which of these is a large informal settlement in Mumbai, India?





Q2. What does urban growth refer to?

The increase in either the land area or the population size of an urban area

The increase in the proportion of people living in towns and cities

The increase in the number of cities and towns in a country

The increase in the proportion of people living in rural areas

Q3. Which of these is an example of a pull factor for migration?

War and conflict

Frequent natural disasters

Access to better healthcare

Drought or famine

Q4. Which of these is an example of a push factor for migration to cities?

Access to better healthcare in the city

A disease epidemic in the village

Access to better education

Access to clean water or electricity in the city

Q5. What does a population pyramid with a wide base tell us about a country?

It has an ageing population

It has a large number of women

It has a large working population

It has a youthful population

Q6. What is India’s total population?

Under 100 million

Under 700 million

Over 1 billion

Over 1.5 billion

Q7. By 2030, how many people will the number of the world’s city dwellers swell to?

750 million

1 billion

5 billion

9 billion

Q8. What proportion of the world’s people live in cities?





Q9. Where will most future urbanisation occur?

In the cities of Africa and Asia

In Europe and North America

In South America

In the towns and cities of Africa and Asia

Q10. What is the link between rural-to-urban migration and natural increase?

Those who move to cities are usually older and likely to have children

More children being born in cities will mean more rural-to-urban migration into cities

Those who move to cities are usually young and likely to have children

Those who move to cities are usually young and are less likely to have children

Q11. How much lower is India’s median age compared to Japan’s?

4 years

10 years

20 years

50 years

Q12. Which of the following is a social challenge in growing cities?

Habitats destroyed to make way for housing

High crime rates

Increasing profits for companies employing rural migrant workers

Improved access to clean water and food for rural migrants


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