Pop Quiz: Singapore

Singapore is a small diamond-shaped island located in Southeast Asia. It is often referred to as the “Lion City” after a prince of the Srivijayan Empire spotted a Malayan Tiger on the island and mistakenly identified it as a lion. Since its independence from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore has experienced a large economic and technological boom. Today, it is referred to as one of Asia’s four economics tigers. Take our Singapore population quiz to learn more!

1. In 2016 Singapore’s population was 5.6 million. What is Singapore’s population projected to be in 2050?

Pop Quiz: China

China is one of the world’s largest countries, both by land mass and population. It has a rich and fascinating history and has made great contributions to society. Did you know that Emperor Qin Shi Huang ordered the construction of the Great Wall in the third century BCE as a way to prevent invasions from barbarian nomads into the Chinese Empire? Or, that an imperial census counted approximately 60 million people in the country in the year 1 CE? Take our China population quiz to learn more!

Pop Quiz: Mexico

Mexico, our neighbor to the south, is one of the most populous countries in the world. And, did you know it was once home to one of the earliest great civilizations of Mesoamerica, the Olmecs? Take our Mexico population quiz to learn more!

1. In 2016 Mexico’s population was 129 million. What is Mexico’s population projected to be in 2050?

Pop Quiz: India

India is a large and diverse country that adds about 19 million people to its population every year and contributes more to annual world population growth than any other country. Did you know that India is the world’s most populous democracy? Take our India population quiz to learn more about this ancient country filled with diverse ethnic, linguistic, geographic, religious, and demographic features.

Pop Quiz: Brazil

Brazil is one of the world’s largest emerging economies and ranks in the top ten most populous countries in the world. It has the longest coastline in South America and one of its major cities, Rio de Janeiro, will host this year’s Summer Olympics. Did you know that Brazil has traditionally been a net recipient of immigrants with the southeast being the prime destination? Or, that since the 1960s Brazil has experienced a rapid fertility decline?

Pop Quiz: Japan

Did you know that Japan has one of the longest life expectancies in the world? Or, that it has one of the lowest fertility rates? Japan’s elderly population is growing quickly and its residents are having fewer and fewer children. As a result Japan is experiencing a shrinking workforce and a shrinking population. Take our Japan population quiz to learn more!

1. In 2015 Japan’s population was 126 million. What is Japan’s population projected to be in 2050?

A. 78 million
B. 97 million
C. 150 million
D. 200 million

Pop Quiz: Nigeria

Did you know that Nigeria is one of the fastest growing countries in the world? With global population projections reaching 9.7 billion by 2050 we’re slated to see some big demographic changes in coming years, including reshuffling of the largest populations in the world. Are you already a global demographics guru? Take a crack at our Nigeria specific population quiz!

1. In 2015 Nigeria’s population was 182 million, what is Nigeria’s population projected to be in 2050?

Quiz: Test your global demographic knowledge

World population is over 7.2 billion. But do you know where those people are located? Can you name the most populous countries in the world? How about the countries that are growing the fastest? Check out the nine questions below to see how well you know global demographics.

1. What percentage of the world’s population lives in urban areas?

a. 26%
b. 33%
c. 45%
d. 53%

2. What are the five most populous countries in the world?

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