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Unit 8: The Biosphere

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  1.What is a large valley in central California?  
  a.   San Juaquin Valley  
  b.   Sacramento Valley  
  c.   western Amazonia  
  d.   Tennessee Copper Basin  
  2.One kilogram of grain yields the least biomass when eaten by which of the following primary consumers?  
  a.   beef cattle  
  b.   poultry  
  c.   hogs  
  d.   fish  
  3.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste plant materials, such as yard wastes?  
  a.   recycling  
  b.   repairing  
  c.   composting  
  d.   cultivating  
  4.What is the part of Earth where all organisms live?  
  a.   ocean  
  b.   community  
  c.   biosphere  
  d.   atmosphere  
  5.What do we call the cultivation of fish, shrimp, and other organisms in water?  
  a.   aquaculture  
  b.   horticulture  
  c.   agriculture  
  d.   apiculture  
  6.Modifying rice farming parctices to accommodate migratory waterfowl is an example of what?  
  a.   sustainable agriculture  
  b.   composting  
  c.   sustainable aquaculture  
  d.   recycling  
  7.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste cans and bottles?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   composting  
  c.   recycling  
  d.   repairing  
  8.Of the three E's of Barbara Bramble's definition of sustainable development, which refers to improved agricultural and industrial development?  
  a.   economy  
  b.   equity  
  c.   environment  
  d.   ecology  
  9.In what city was the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1970?  
  a.   New York  
  b.   Washington, D.C.  
  c.   Stockholm  
  d.   Rio de Janeiro  
  10.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.   Christianity  
  c.   Hinduism  
  d.   Islam  

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