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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   repairing  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   composting  
  d.   planting  
  Hint    
      
  2.What kind of organisms are carnivores?  
  a.   primary consumers  
  b.   decomposers  
  c.   consumers  
  d.   producers  
  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.   ecology  
  b.   equity  
  c.   environment  
  d.   economics  
  Hint    
      
  4.What do we call the cultivation of fish, shrimp, and other organisms in water?  
  a.   agriculture  
  b.   aquaculture  
  c.   apiculture  
  d.   horticulture  
  Hint    
      
  5.One kilogram of grain yields the least biomass when eaten by which of the following primary consumers?  
  a.   poultry  
  b.   hogs  
  c.   fish  
  d.   beef cattle  
  Hint    
      
  6.What is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs?  
  a.   sustainable development  
  b.   biodiversity  
  c.   ecological niche  
  d.   population density  
  Hint    
      
  7.What group organized the Earth Summit held in 1992?  
  a.   World Bank  
  b.   European Union  
  c.   United Nations  
  d.   United States  
  Hint    
      
  8.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   recycling  
  b.   repairing  
  c.   planting  
  d.   cultivating  
  Hint    
      
  9.Of the three E's of Barbara Bramble's definition of sustainable development, which refers to improved agricultural and industrial development?  
  a.   economy  
  b.   environment  
  c.   ecology  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  10.Which of these is an example of a sustainable activity for used motor oil?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   repairing  
  c.   cultivating  
  d.   recycling  
  Hint    

 
   
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