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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.Modifying rice farming parctices to accommodate migratory waterfowl is an example of what?  
  a.   recycling  
  b.   sustainable agriculture  
  c.   composting  
  d.   sustainable aquaculture  
  Hint    
      
  2.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.   equity  
  b.   ecology  
  c.   economy  
  d.   environment  
  Hint    
      
  3.What is a large valley in central California?  
  a.   San Juaquin Valley  
  b.   western Amazonia  
  c.   Tennessee Copper Basin  
  d.   Sacramento Valley  
  Hint    
      
  4.What kind of organisms are carnivores?  
  a.   consumers  
  b.   primary consumers  
  c.   decomposers  
  d.   producers  
  Hint    
      
  5.What is the part of Earth where all organisms live?  
  a.   community  
  b.   atmosphere  
  c.   biosphere  
  d.   ocean  
  Hint    
      
  6.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.   Islam  
  c.   Christianity  
  d.   Hinduism  
  Hint    
      
  7.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.   eight  
  b.   two  
  c.   six  
  d.   four  
  Hint    
      
  8.What is the process by which land becomes too salty to grow crops?  
  a.   overpopulation  
  b.   extinction  
  c.   habitat destruction  
  d.   salinization  
  Hint    
      
  9.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   repairing  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   planting  
  d.   composting  
  Hint    
      
  10.What group organized the Earth Summit held in 1992?  
  a.   European Union  
  b.   World Bank  
  c.   United Nations  
  d.   United States  
  Hint    

 
   
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