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Unit 8: The Biosphere

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  1.What is the process by which land becomes too salty to grow crops?  
  a.   extinction  
  b.   salinization  
  c.   habitat destruction  
  d.   overpopulation  
  2.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.   Christianity  
  c.   Islam  
  d.   Judaism  
  3.People in India consume about 200 kilograms of grain per year per person. People in the United States consume about 800 kilograms of grain per year per person. How many Indian people can be supported by the amount of grain consumed by an American?  
  a.   two  
  b.   eight  
  c.   six  
  d.   four  
  4.Of the three E's of Barbara Bramble's definition of sustainable development, which addresses the need for population, consumption, and distribution patterns to change?  
  a.   ecology  
  b.   economics  
  c.   environment  
  d.   equity  
  5.What is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs?  
  a.   sustainable development  
  b.   biodiversity  
  c.   ecological niche  
  d.   population density  
  6.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   recycling  
  b.   planting  
  c.   cultivating  
  d.   repairing  
  7.What group organized the Earth Summit held in 1992?  
  a.   United Nations  
  b.   European Union  
  c.   United States  
  d.   World Bank  
  8.If Earth were a village of 1000 people, which of the following groups would have the most representatives in the village?  
  a.   Europeans  
  b.   Africans  
  c.   Americans  
  d.   Asians  
  9.In what city was the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1970?  
  a.   Stockholm  
  b.   Washington, D.C.  
  c.   Rio de Janeiro  
  d.   New York  
  10.What is a large valley in central California?  
  a.   western Amazonia  
  b.   San Juaquin Valley  
  c.   Tennessee Copper Basin  
  d.   Sacramento Valley  

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