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Human Influences on the Environment Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How can a renewable resource be destroyed?

Question 2 2. Which of the following would be considered an innovative practice with regard to land use?

Question 3 3. What activity would destroy an area of land for human use into the foreseeable future?

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements is true about greenhouse gases?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT related to global climate change?

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Question 6 6. What is overharvesting?

Question 7 7. ___is the act or process of rendering something unclean or unsuitable for use or contact by mixing it with an undesirable contaminant:

Question 8 8. Plastics have helped us carry produce home, build homes, use life-saving medical instruments, and much more, yet they may:

Question 9 9. The reduction of the protective, sunscreen-like layer of the Earth's atmosphere is called:

Question 10 10. Select the statement that best describes the influence of natural resources on human groups.

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Question 11 11. The most fertile agriculture regions are considered to be where?

Question 12 12. What are some of the uses of natural resources?

Question 13 13. Why should climate affect whether humans settle a place?

Question 14 14. How do landforms affect a human settlement?

Question 15 15. Why were early cities situated on small hills?

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Question 16 16. Any raw material that comes from the Earth and is useful to humans is called a

Question 17 17. Which of the following is a nonrenewable natural resource?

Question 18 18. Natural resources can give us

Question 19 19. Approximately how many people enter the U.S. each year?

Question 20 20. How did immigrants affect the geographic patterns in the U.S.?

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Question 21 21. All of the following natural resources significantly influenced the geographic patterns of the U.S. EXCEPT _____.

Question 22 22. What are the goals of agriculture?

Question 23 23. When did humans stop altering their environments?

Question 24 24. What was one of the first major ways that people altered their environments?

Question 25 25. People believe that when they purchase a property, they own a piece of land. Is this a valid assertion?

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Question 26 26. Why is deforestation harmful to biodiversity?

Question 27 27. What is the term for the inconsistent, yet progressively gradual increase in the temperature of the world's atmosphere and oceans, and all of its related consequences, such as rising sea levels, crop failures, and health hazards?

Question 28 28. The worldwide distribution of natural resources is _____.

Question 29 29. How does rainfall affect the success of a settlement?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a biotic natural resource?

Human Influences on the Environment Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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