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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.In what city was the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1970?  
  a.   Stockholm  
  b.   Rio de Janeiro  
  c.   Washington, D.C.  
  d.   New York  
  Hint    
      
  2.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   planting  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    
      
  3.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    
      
  4.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste plant materials, such as yard wastes?  
  a.   recycling  
  b.   repairing  
  c.   composting  
  d.   cultivating  
  Hint    
      
  5.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.   ecology  
  b.   equity  
  c.   environment  
  d.   economy  
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  6.Modifying rice farming parctices to accommodate migratory waterfowl is an example of what?  
  a.   sustainable aquaculture  
  b.   composting  
  c.   sustainable agriculture  
  d.   recycling  
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  7.If Earth were a village of 1000 people, which of the following groups would have the most representatives in the village?  
  a.   Asians  
  b.   Africans  
  c.   Americans  
  d.   Europeans  
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  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.   ecology  
  c.   environment  
  d.   equity  
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  10.What is a large valley in central California?  
  a.   San Juaquin Valley  
  b.   western Amazonia  
  c.   Sacramento Valley  
  d.   Tennessee Copper Basin  
  Hint    

 
   
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