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Unit 8: The Biosphere

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

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