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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   planting  
  c.   cultivating  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    
      
  2.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.   Islam  
  b.   Hinduism  
  c.   Judaism  
  d.   Christianity  
  Hint    
      
  3.What group organized the Earth Summit held in 1992?  
  a.   European Union  
  b.   United States  
  c.   United Nations  
  d.   World Bank  
  Hint    
      
  4.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.   Spanish  
  c.   Mandarin Chinese  
  d.   Arabic  
  Hint    
      
  5.Modifying rice farming parctices to accommodate migratory waterfowl is an example of what?  
  a.   recycling  
  b.   sustainable aquaculture  
  c.   sustainable agriculture  
  d.   composting  
  Hint    
      
  6.What kind of ecologist is concerned with issues of transportation, housing, and electricity?  
  a.   urban ecologist  
  b.   freshwater ecologist  
  c.   wildlife ecologist  
  d.   marine ecologist  
  Hint    
      
  7.What term describes a population's role in the ecosystem?  
  a.   habitat  
  b.   population density  
  c.   ecological niche  
  d.   biodiversity  
  Hint    
      
  8.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.   four  
  b.   eight  
  c.   two  
  d.   six  
  Hint    
      
  9.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.   environment  
  b.   economy  
  c.   ecology  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  10.One kilogram of grain yields the least biomass when eaten by which of the following primary consumers?  
  a.   hogs  
  b.   poultry  
  c.   fish  
  d.   beef cattle  
  Hint    

 
   
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