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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.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.   equity  
  b.   economics  
  c.   ecology  
  d.   environment  
  Hint    
      
  2.One kilogram of grain yields the least biomass when eaten by which of the following primary consumers?  
  a.   poultry  
  b.   fish  
  c.   beef cattle  
  d.   hogs  
  Hint    
      
  3.What group organized the Earth Summit held in 1992?  
  a.   United Nations  
  b.   European Union  
  c.   World Bank  
  d.   United States  
  Hint    
      
  4.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   repairing  
  d.   planting  
  Hint    
      
  5.What kind of organisms are carnivores?  
  a.   consumers  
  b.   primary consumers  
  c.   producers  
  d.   decomposers  
  Hint    
      
  6.What do we call the cultivation of fish, shrimp, and other organisms in water?  
  a.   horticulture  
  b.   agriculture  
  c.   apiculture  
  d.   aquaculture  
  Hint    
      
  7.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.   economy  
  c.   equity  
  d.   ecology  
  Hint    
      
  8.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.   Islam  
  d.   Christianity  
  Hint    
      
  9.In what city was the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1970?  
  a.   New York  
  b.   Stockholm  
  c.   Washington, D.C.  
  d.   Rio de Janeiro  
  Hint    
      
  10.If Earth were a village of 1000 people, which of the following groups would have the most representatives in the village?  
  a.   Europeans  
  b.   Asians  
  c.   Americans  
  d.   Africans  
  Hint    

 
   
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