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Unit 8: The Biosphere

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  1.In what city was the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1970?  
  a.   Rio de Janeiro  
  b.   Washington, D.C.  
  c.   New York  
  d.   Stockholm  
  2.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  
  3.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for household items?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   composting  
  c.   repairing  
  d.   planting  
  4.What term describes a population's role in the ecosystem?  
  a.   ecological niche  
  b.   biodiversity  
  c.   habitat  
  d.   population density  
  5.What group organized the Earth Summit held in 1992?  
  a.   United Nations  
  b.   United States  
  c.   World Bank  
  d.   European Union  
  6.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste plant materials, such as yard wastes?  
  a.   cultivating  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   composting  
  d.   repairing  
  7.If Earth were a village of 1000 people, which of the following groups would have the most representatives in the village?  
  a.   Americans  
  b.   Africans  
  c.   Asians  
  d.   Europeans  
  8.What kind of organisms are carnivores?  
  a.   consumers  
  b.   decomposers  
  c.   producers  
  d.   primary consumers  
  9.What model is commonly used to illustrate energy levels at different trophic levels in an ecosystem?  
  a.   a table  
  b.   energy pyramid  
  c.   bar graph  
  d.   electromagnetic spectrum  
  10.Which of these is an example of a sustainable activity for used motor oil?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   repairing  
  d.   cultivating  

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