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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.   Rio de Janeiro  
  b.   Washington, D.C.  
  c.   New York  
  d.   Stockholm  
  Hint    
      
  2.Of the three E's of Barbara Bramble's definition of sustainable development, which refers to improved agricultural and industrial development?  
  a.   ecology  
  b.   economy  
  c.   environment  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  3.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   composting  
  c.   repairing  
  d.   planting  
  Hint    
      
  4.What term describes a population's role in the ecosystem?  
  a.   ecological niche  
  b.   biodiversity  
  c.   habitat  
  d.   population density  
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  5.What group organized the Earth Summit held in 1992?  
  a.   United Nations  
  b.   United States  
  c.   World Bank  
  d.   European Union  
  Hint    
      
  6.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste plant materials, such as yard wastes?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   composting  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    
      
  7.If Earth were a village of 1000 people, which of the following groups would have the most representatives in the village?  
  a.   Americans  
  b.   Africans  
  c.   Asians  
  d.   Europeans  
  Hint    
      
  8.What kind of organisms are carnivores?  
  a.   consumers  
  b.   decomposers  
  c.   producers  
  d.   primary consumers  
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  9.What model is commonly used to illustrate energy levels at different trophic levels in an ecosystem?  
  a.   a table  
  b.   energy pyramid  
  c.   bar graph  
  d.   electromagnetic spectrum  
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  10.Which of these is an example of a sustainable activity for used motor oil?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   repairing  
  d.   cultivating  
  Hint    

 
   
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