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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.What group organized the Earth Summit held in 1992?  
  a.   World Bank  
  b.   United Nations  
  c.   United States  
  d.   European Union  
  Hint    
      
  2.What is a large valley in central California?  
  a.   Tennessee Copper Basin  
  b.   Sacramento Valley  
  c.   San Juaquin Valley  
  d.   western Amazonia  
  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.   Arabic  
  c.   Spanish  
  d.   English  
  Hint    
      
  5.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   planting  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   cultivating  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    
      
  6.In what city was the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1970?  
  a.   Rio de Janeiro  
  b.   New York  
  c.   Washington, D.C.  
  d.   Stockholm  
  Hint    
      
  7.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   composting  
  c.   planting  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    
      
  8.If Earth were a village of 1000 people, which of the following groups would have the most representatives in the village?  
  a.   Americans  
  b.   Europeans  
  c.   Asians  
  d.   Africans  
  Hint    
      
  9.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste cans and bottles?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   repairing  
  c.   recycling  
  d.   composting  
  Hint    
      
  10.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.   economy  
  c.   ecology  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    

 
   
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