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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.What kind of ecologist is concerned with issues of transportation, housing, and electricity?  
  a.   urban ecologist  
  b.   marine ecologist  
  c.   wildlife ecologist  
  d.   freshwater ecologist  
  Hint    
      
  2.What is the part of Earth where all organisms live?  
  a.   community  
  b.   biosphere  
  c.   ocean  
  d.   atmosphere  
  Hint    
      
  3.What group organized the Earth Summit held in 1992?  
  a.   United Nations  
  b.   United States  
  c.   European Union  
  d.   World Bank  
  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.   Spanish  
  b.   English  
  c.   Arabic  
  d.   Mandarin Chinese  
  Hint    
      
  5.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   composting  
  c.   repairing  
  d.   planting  
  Hint    
      
  6.What is the process by which land becomes too salty to grow crops?  
  a.   habitat destruction  
  b.   salinization  
  c.   overpopulation  
  d.   extinction  
  Hint    
      
  7.What do we call the cultivation of fish, shrimp, and other organisms in water?  
  a.   agriculture  
  b.   horticulture  
  c.   apiculture  
  d.   aquaculture  
  Hint    
      
  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.   equity  
  c.   economy  
  d.   environment  
  Hint    
      
  9.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.   environment  
  b.   ecology  
  c.   economics  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  10.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste cans and bottles?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   composting  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    

 
   
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