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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   repairing  
  c.   planting  
  d.   recycling  
  Hint    
      
  2.What is a large valley in central California?  
  a.   western Amazonia  
  b.   San Juaquin Valley  
  c.   Tennessee Copper Basin  
  d.   Sacramento Valley  
  Hint    
      
  3.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.   Arabic  
  b.   Mandarin Chinese  
  c.   Spanish  
  d.   English  
  Hint    
      
  4.What kind of ecologist is concerned with issues of transportation, housing, and electricity?  
  a.   wildlife ecologist  
  b.   freshwater ecologist  
  c.   marine ecologist  
  d.   urban ecologist  
  Hint    
      
  5.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste cans and bottles?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   repairing  
  c.   recycling  
  d.   cultivating  
  Hint    
      
  6.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.   economy  
  b.   ecology  
  c.   environment  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  7.Which of these is an example of a sustainable activity for used motor oil?  
  a.   recycling  
  b.   composting  
  c.   cultivating  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    
      
  8.What is the process by which land becomes too salty to grow crops?  
  a.   salinization  
  b.   habitat destruction  
  c.   extinction  
  d.   overpopulation  
  Hint    
      
  9.If Earth were a village of 1000 people, which of the following groups would have the most representatives in the village?  
  a.   Asians  
  b.   Africans  
  c.   Americans  
  d.   Europeans  
  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.   six  
  d.   eight  
  Hint    

 
   
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