IB Geography Population, Resources and Development Revision - Essay Questions and Case Studies
IB Geography Population, Resources and Development Case Study Revision
For each of the following extended response exam question discuss which case study you would use when writing your answer.
Using an annotated map, explain how physical and economic factors have affected the distribution of population within a country of your choice.
Examine the geographical consequences for a country or region severely affected by a disease.
With reference to any named country that would be ranked near the top in GNP per capita, give some indication of its life expectancy and analyse the problems that could arise as a consequence of this value.
With reference to specific examples, examine the advantages of migrations.
Examine the ways in which migration affects population structures.
Referring to a country or region of your choice, give an account of a pro-natalist programme designed to encourage population growth.
Describe the attempts that have been made to manage sustainably a named resource. Discuss the extent to which these attempts have been successful.
Referring to examples, explain how trading patterns in food can result in a shortage of food.
“ Food aid benefits rich countries as much as poor countries.” Discuss this statement with reference to examples.
With reference to specific examples, evaluate how effective trade has been in solving poverty and malnutrition.
Referring to one country of your choice, discuss how external factors (outside the country), excluding food aid, have affected its level of economic development.
Explain the contrasts in development between the core and periphery regions of a named country.
Discuss the relative importance of the factors, other than disease, that have limited the development of a country of your choice.
With reference to a specific resource, explain how effective any attempt to conserve it has been.
Examine the economic costs and benefits of a sustainable development policy of your choice.