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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.In what city was the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1970?  
  a.   Washington, D.C.  
  b.   Rio de Janeiro  
  c.   Stockholm  
  d.   New York  
  Hint    
      
  2.What kind of ecologist is concerned with issues of transportation, housing, and electricity?  
  a.   wildlife ecologist  
  b.   urban ecologist  
  c.   marine ecologist  
  d.   freshwater ecologist  
  Hint    
      
  3.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.   environment  
  b.   ecology  
  c.   equity  
  d.   economics  
  Hint    
      
  4.If Earth were a village of 1000 people, which of the following languages would be spoken by the greatest number of people in the village?  
  a.   Spanish  
  b.   Mandarin Chinese  
  c.   English  
  d.   Arabic  
  Hint    
      
  5.One kilogram of grain yields the least biomass when eaten by which of the following primary consumers?  
  a.   beef cattle  
  b.   fish  
  c.   poultry  
  d.   hogs  
  Hint    
      
  6.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   recycling  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   planting  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    
      
  7.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste plant materials, such as yard wastes?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   composting  
  c.   recycling  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    
      
  8.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.   environment  
  b.   ecology  
  c.   economy  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  9.What kind of organisms are carnivores?  
  a.   consumers  
  b.   producers  
  c.   decomposers  
  d.   primary consumers  
  Hint    
      
  10.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   planting  
  c.   repairing  
  d.   composting  
  Hint    

 
   
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