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Unit 8: The Biosphere

Practice Test
      
  1.What is the process by which land becomes too salty to grow crops?  
  a.   extinction  
  b.   overpopulation  
  c.   habitat destruction  
  d.   salinization  
  Hint    
      
  2.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for newspapers?  
  a.   repairing  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   planting  
  d.   cultivating  
  Hint    
      
  3.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.   ecology  
  c.   economy  
  d.   equity  
  Hint    
      
  4.Which of these is an example of a sustainable activity for used motor oil?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   repairing  
  c.   recycling  
  d.   cultivating  
  Hint    
      
  5.What is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs?  
  a.   population density  
  b.   biodiversity  
  c.   sustainable development  
  d.   ecological niche  
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  6.One kilogram of grain yields the least biomass when eaten by which of the following primary consumers?  
  a.   hogs  
  b.   beef cattle  
  c.   poultry  
  d.   fish  
  Hint    
      
  7.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste cans and bottles?  
  a.   recycling  
  b.   repairing  
  c.   composting  
  d.   cultivating  
  Hint    
      
  8.Modifying rice farming parctices to accommodate migratory waterfowl is an example of what?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   sustainable agriculture  
  c.   recycling  
  d.   sustainable aquaculture  
  Hint    
      
  9.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.   Christianity  
  c.   Hinduism  
  d.   Judaism  
  Hint    
      
  10.What kind of sustainable activities can be used for waste plant materials, such as yard wastes?  
  a.   composting  
  b.   recycling  
  c.   cultivating  
  d.   repairing  
  Hint    

 
   
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