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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.If Earth were a village of 1000 people, which of the following groups would have the most representatives in the village?  
  a.   Europeans  
  b.   Americans  
  c.   Asians  
  d.   Africans  
  Hint    
      
  2.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste plant materials, such as yard wastes?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   repairing  
  d.   cultivating  
  Hint    
      
  3.What kind of ecologist is concerned with issues of transportation, housing, and electricity?  
  a.   urban ecologist  
  b.   wildlife ecologist  
  c.   freshwater ecologist  
  d.   marine ecologist  
  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.   Mandarin Chinese  
  b.   Spanish  
  c.   Arabic  
  d.   English  
  Hint    
      
  5.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   repairing  
  b.   planting  
  c.   cultivating  
  d.   recycling  
  Hint    
      
  6.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste cans and bottles?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   repairing  
  c.   recycling  
  d.   cultivating  
  Hint    
      
  7.What do we call the cultivation of fish, shrimp, and other organisms in water?  
  a.   aquaculture  
  b.   agriculture  
  c.   apiculture  
  d.   horticulture  
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  8.Of the three E's of Barbara Bramble's definition of sustainable development, which refers to improved agricultural and industrial development?  
  a.   ecology  
  b.   economy  
  c.   environment  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  9.What is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs?  
  a.   biodiversity  
  b.   ecological niche  
  c.   sustainable development  
  d.   population density  
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  10.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.   eight  
  b.   four  
  c.   two  
  d.   six  
  Hint    

 
   
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