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Unit 8: The Biosphere

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  1.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste plant materials, such as yard wastes?  
  a.   repairing  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   recycling  
  d.   composting  
  2.What is the part of Earth where all organisms live?  
  a.   ocean  
  b.   atmosphere  
  c.   community  
  d.   biosphere  
  3.In what city was the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1970?  
  a.   Rio de Janeiro  
  b.   Stockholm  
  c.   New York  
  d.   Washington, D.C.  
  4.What term describes a population's role in the ecosystem?  
  a.   biodiversity  
  b.   population density  
  c.   habitat  
  d.   ecological niche  
  5.What is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs?  
  a.   ecological niche  
  b.   population density  
  c.   sustainable development  
  d.   biodiversity  
  6.Of the three E's of Barbara Bramble's definition of sustainable development, which refers to improved agricultural and industrial development?  
  a.   ecology  
  b.   environment  
  c.   equity  
  d.   economy  
  7.What kind of ecologist is concerned with issues of transportation, housing, and electricity?  
  a.   freshwater ecologist  
  b.   urban ecologist  
  c.   marine ecologist  
  d.   wildlife ecologist  
  8.What is a large valley in central California?  
  a.   western Amazonia  
  b.   Tennessee Copper Basin  
  c.   San Juaquin Valley  
  d.   Sacramento Valley  
  9.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   repairing  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   planting  
  d.   cultivating  
  10.One kilogram of grain yields the least biomass when eaten by which of the following primary consumers?  
  a.   hogs  
  b.   poultry  
  c.   fish  
  d.   beef cattle  

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