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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste cans and bottles?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   cultivating  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    
      
  2.What model is commonly used to illustrate energy levels at different trophic levels in an ecosystem?  
  a.   energy pyramid  
  b.   a table  
  c.   electromagnetic spectrum  
  d.   bar graph  
  Hint    
      
  3.Of the three E's of Barbara Bramble's definition of sustainable development, which demands a holistic perspective on human, biological, and physical systems?  
  a.   economy  
  b.   environment  
  c.   equity  
  d.   ecology  
  Hint    
      
  4.Modifying rice farming parctices to accommodate migratory waterfowl is an example of what?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   sustainable agriculture  
  d.   sustainable aquaculture  
  Hint    
      
  5.What is the process by which land becomes too salty to grow crops?  
  a.   extinction  
  b.   overpopulation  
  c.   habitat destruction  
  d.   salinization  
  Hint    
      
  6.What kind of organisms are carnivores?  
  a.   primary consumers  
  b.   consumers  
  c.   decomposers  
  d.   producers  
  Hint    
      
  7.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   repairing  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   composting  
  d.   planting  
  Hint    
      
  8.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   repairing  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   planting  
  d.   cultivating  
  Hint    
      
  9.In what city was the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1970?  
  a.   Rio de Janeiro  
  b.   Stockholm  
  c.   Washington, D.C.  
  d.   New York  
  Hint    
      
  10.If Earth were a village of 1000 people, which of the following religions would be practiced by the greatest number of people in the village?  
  a.   Hinduism  
  b.   Judaism  
  c.   Christianity  
  d.   Islam  
  Hint    

 
   
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