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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.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.   economics  
  c.   ecology  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  2.What is a large valley in central California?  
  a.   Sacramento Valley  
  b.   Tennessee Copper Basin  
  c.   western Amazonia  
  d.   San Juaquin Valley  
  Hint    
      
  3.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.   Arabic  
  b.   Mandarin Chinese  
  c.   English  
  d.   Spanish  
  Hint    
      
  4.Of the three E's of Barbara Bramble's definition of sustainable development, which refers to improved agricultural and industrial development?  
  a.   economy  
  b.   equity  
  c.   environment  
  d.   ecology  
  Hint    
      
  5.What model is commonly used to illustrate energy levels at different trophic levels in an ecosystem?  
  a.   bar graph  
  b.   a table  
  c.   energy pyramid  
  d.   electromagnetic spectrum  
  Hint    
      
  6.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.   Christianity  
  b.   Islam  
  c.   Hinduism  
  d.   Judaism  
  Hint    
      
  7.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  
  Hint    
      
  8.What kind of ecologist is concerned with issues of transportation, housing, and electricity?  
  a.   freshwater ecologist  
  b.   marine ecologist  
  c.   wildlife ecologist  
  d.   urban ecologist  
  Hint    
      
  9.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   repairing  
  d.   planting  
  Hint    
      
  10.Modifying rice farming parctices to accommodate migratory waterfowl is an example of what?  
  a.   sustainable aquaculture  
  b.   composting  
  c.   sustainable agriculture  
  d.   recycling  
  Hint    

 
   
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