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Unit 8: The Biosphere

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  1.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste cans and bottles?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   cultivating  
  d.   repairing  
  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  
  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  
  4.Modifying rice farming parctices to accommodate migratory waterfowl is an example of what?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   sustainable agriculture  
  d.   sustainable aquaculture  
  5.What is the process by which land becomes too salty to grow crops?  
  a.   extinction  
  b.   overpopulation  
  c.   habitat destruction  
  d.   salinization  
  6.What kind of organisms are carnivores?  
  a.   primary consumers  
  b.   consumers  
  c.   decomposers  
  d.   producers  
  7.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   repairing  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   composting  
  d.   planting  
  8.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   repairing  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   planting  
  d.   cultivating  
  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  
  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  

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