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?

a. China, India, US, Indonesia, Brazil
b. US, Russia, China, India, Brazil
c. China, India, Russia, Brazil, Nigeria
d. India, China, US, Nigeria, Russia

3. Which five countries are predicted to be the most populous in 2050?

a. US, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Nigeria
b. India, Nigeria, China, US, Russia
c. India, China, Nigeria, US, Indonesia
d. China, India, US, Indonesia, Brazil

4. How many people live in more developed countries?

a. 1.2 billion
b. 2 billion
c. 2.5 billion
d. 4.6 billion

5. The 2014 population of Africa was 1.1 billion. What is the projected population for 2050?

a. 1.8 billion
b. 2.1 billion
c. 2.4 billion
d. 3 billion

6. What percentage of the global population is ages 65 and older?

a. 8%
b. 10%
c. 18%
d. 26%

7. What percentage of the global population are under the age of 15?

a. 15%
b. 21%
c. 26%
d. 30%

8. The total fertility rate worldwide is 2.5. What is the range of TFRs around the world?

a. 1.1 to 7.6 children per woman
b. 1.1 to 6.5 children per woman
c. 1.8 to 8.0 children per woman
d. 2.0 to 5.5 children per woman

9. Which major world region has the highest population density?

a. Oceania
b. Latin America & the Caribbean
c. Africa
d. Asia


 


 


ANSWERS:

1. 53% of the world’s population lives in urban areas.
2. The five most populous countries in the world are: China, India, US, Indonesia, and Brazil.
3. By 2050, it is predicted that the most populous countries will be: 
India, China, Nigeria, US, and Indonesia.
4. 1.2 billion people (or 17%) of people live in more developed countries.
5. The population of Africa is projected to reach 2.4 billion by 2050.
6. 8% of the global population is ages 65 and older.
7. 26% of the global population are under the age of 15.
8. Around the world, total fertility rates range from 1.1 to 7.6 children per woman.
9. Asia has the highest population density of the major world regions with 136 people per square kilometer. (Oceania is the least dense with 5 people per square kilometer.)