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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.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.   English  
  b.   Arabic  
  c.   Spanish  
  d.   Mandarin Chinese  
  Hint    
      
  2.What do we call the cultivation of fish, shrimp, and other organisms in water?  
  a.   horticulture  
  b.   agriculture  
  c.   aquaculture  
  d.   apiculture  
  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.   economics  
  b.   environment  
  c.   ecology  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  4.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.   Judaism  
  b.   Hinduism  
  c.   Christianity  
  d.   Islam  
  Hint    
      
  5.What is the process by which land becomes too salty to grow crops?  
  a.   overpopulation  
  b.   salinization  
  c.   habitat destruction  
  d.   extinction  
  Hint    
      
  6.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    
      
  7.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    
      
  8.What term describes a population's role in the ecosystem?  
  a.   biodiversity  
  b.   population density  
  c.   habitat  
  d.   ecological niche  
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  9.Which of these is an example of a sustainable activity for used motor oil?  
  a.   recycling  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   composting  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    
      
  10.What kind of organisms are carnivores?  
  a.   producers  
  b.   primary consumers  
  c.   decomposers  
  d.   consumers  
  Hint    

 
   
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