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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste plant materials, such as yard wastes?  
  a.   repairing  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   recycling  
  d.   composting  
  Hint    
      
  2.What is the part of Earth where all organisms live?  
  a.   ocean  
  b.   atmosphere  
  c.   community  
  d.   biosphere  
  Hint    
      
  3.In what city was the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1970?  
  a.   Rio de Janeiro  
  b.   Stockholm  
  c.   New York  
  d.   Washington, D.C.  
  Hint    
      
  4.What term describes a population's role in the ecosystem?  
  a.   biodiversity  
  b.   population density  
  c.   habitat  
  d.   ecological niche  
  Hint    
      
  5.What is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs?  
  a.   ecological niche  
  b.   population density  
  c.   sustainable development  
  d.   biodiversity  
  Hint    
      
  6.Of the three E's of Barbara Bramble's definition of sustainable development, which refers to improved agricultural and industrial development?  
  a.   ecology  
  b.   environment  
  c.   equity  
  d.   economy  
  Hint    
      
  7.What kind of ecologist is concerned with issues of transportation, housing, and electricity?  
  a.   freshwater ecologist  
  b.   urban ecologist  
  c.   marine ecologist  
  d.   wildlife ecologist  
  Hint    
      
  8.What is a large valley in central California?  
  a.   western Amazonia  
  b.   Tennessee Copper Basin  
  c.   San Juaquin Valley  
  d.   Sacramento Valley  
  Hint    
      
  9.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   repairing  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   planting  
  d.   cultivating  
  Hint    
      
  10.One kilogram of grain yields the least biomass when eaten by which of the following primary consumers?  
  a.   hogs  
  b.   poultry  
  c.   fish  
  d.   beef cattle  
  Hint    

 
   
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