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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.What kind of ecologist is concerned with issues of transportation, housing, and electricity?  
  a.   wildlife ecologist  
  b.   freshwater ecologist  
  c.   urban ecologist  
  d.   marine ecologist  
  Hint    
      
  2.What term describes a population's role in the ecosystem?  
  a.   ecological niche  
  b.   biodiversity  
  c.   habitat  
  d.   population density  
  Hint    
      
  3.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   planting  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   composting  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    
      
  4.Which of these is an example of a sustainable activity for used motor oil?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   repairing  
  d.   cultivating  
  Hint    
      
  5.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.   English  
  b.   Arabic  
  c.   Spanish  
  d.   Mandarin Chinese  
  Hint    
      
  6.In what city was the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1970?  
  a.   New York  
  b.   Washington, D.C.  
  c.   Rio de Janeiro  
  d.   Stockholm  
  Hint    
      
  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.   Christianity  
  b.   Hinduism  
  c.   Islam  
  d.   Judaism  
  Hint    
      
  8.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste cans and bottles?  
  a.   recycling  
  b.   composting  
  c.   repairing  
  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.   equity  
  b.   economy  
  c.   environment  
  d.   ecology  
  Hint    
      
  10.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.   four  
  c.   eight  
  d.   six  
  Hint    

 
   
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