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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.Of the three E's of Barbara Bramble's definition of sustainable development, which refers to improved agricultural and industrial development?  
  a.   ecology  
  b.   economy  
  c.   environment  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  2.What model is commonly used to illustrate energy levels at different trophic levels in an ecosystem?  
  a.   energy pyramid  
  b.   electromagnetic spectrum  
  c.   bar graph  
  d.   a table  
  Hint    
      
  3.What term describes a population's role in the ecosystem?  
  a.   population density  
  b.   biodiversity  
  c.   habitat  
  d.   ecological niche  
  Hint    
      
  4.Which of these is an example of a sustainable activity for used motor oil?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   cultivating  
  c.   repairing  
  d.   recycling  
  Hint    
      
  5.Modifying rice farming parctices to accommodate migratory waterfowl is an example of what?  
  a.   sustainable agriculture  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   sustainable aquaculture  
  d.   composting  
  Hint    
      
  6.In what city was the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1970?  
  a.   Washington, D.C.  
  b.   New York  
  c.   Stockholm  
  d.   Rio de Janeiro  
  Hint    
      
  7.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste cans and bottles?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   composting  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    
      
  8.What group organized the Earth Summit held in 1992?  
  a.   United Nations  
  b.   United States  
  c.   European Union  
  d.   World Bank  
  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.   ecology  
  b.   economy  
  c.   environment  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  10.What is the part of Earth where all organisms live?  
  a.   community  
  b.   atmosphere  
  c.   biosphere  
  d.   ocean  
  Hint    

 
   
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