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Unit 8: The Biosphere

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  1.People in India consume about 200 kilograms of grain per year per person. People in the United States consume about 800 kilograms of grain per year per person. How many Indian people can be supported by the amount of grain consumed by an American?  
  a.   two  
  b.   six  
  c.   four  
  d.   eight  
  Hint    
      
  2.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.   economics  
  c.   environment  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  3.What term describes a population's role in the ecosystem?  
  a.   biodiversity  
  b.   ecological niche  
  c.   population density  
  d.   habitat  
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  4.If Earth were a village of 1000 people, which of the following groups would have the most representatives in the village?  
  a.   Africans  
  b.   Americans  
  c.   Europeans  
  d.   Asians  
  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.   environment  
  c.   economy  
  d.   equity  
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  6.What group organized the Earth Summit held in 1992?  
  a.   World Bank  
  b.   United Nations  
  c.   United States  
  d.   European Union  
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  7.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.   Christianity  
  c.   Islam  
  d.   Hinduism  
  Hint    
      
  8.Of the three E's of Barbara Bramble's definition of sustainable development, which refers to improved agricultural and industrial development?  
  a.   equity  
  b.   environment  
  c.   economy  
  d.   ecology  
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  9.What is the process by which land becomes too salty to grow crops?  
  a.   salinization  
  b.   overpopulation  
  c.   habitat destruction  
  d.   extinction  
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  10.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   recycling  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   repairing  
  d.   planting  
  Hint    

 
   
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