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ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 4.2: Human Impact on Land Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Before 300 years ago, most people lived in what type of area?

Question 2 2. What can the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification do to help reverse desertification worldwide?

Question 3 3. You are digging out a soil sample and first find a thin layer of topsoil. Underneath this layer, you see a larger layer of very fine particles that is still fairly wet and somewhat gray in color. What type of soil exists beneath the topsoil?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is true about city planning?

Question 5 5. What percentage of the earth's surface is used for agriculture?

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Question 6 6. What is land use?

Question 7 7. The idea that people who once lived in the country (or rural areas) are moving increasingly to cities (or urban areas) is known as _____.

Question 8 8. What is the appropriate definition of suburban sprawl?

Question 9 9. Why would habitat fragmentation result in a decrease in genetic diversity among animals.?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements about soil is FALSE?

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Question 11 11. If you wanted to plant a large garden for growing fruits and vegetables, what type of soil structure would produce the best results?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a cause of deforestation?

Question 13 13. Which of the following differentiates between deforestation and clearcutting?

Question 14 14. When parts of forests are converted to agricultural land, how are the remaining sections of forest described?

Question 15 15. Which of the following terms is used to describe a layer of a soil profile?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a consequence of deforestation?

Question 17 17. Which of the following types of land use describes land where people are growing crops?

Question 18 18. If you wanted to learn more about the soil composition in a particular area, what would you need to do?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a human activity that causes desertification?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a reason land use is important to study?

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Question 21 21. What is the relationship between industrialized agriculture and land degradation?

Question 22 22. What occurs when an area of land becomes desertified?

Question 23 23. What is zoning?

Question 24 24. How does deforestation result in increased emission of greenhouse gases?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is not an environmental consequence of urban land development and suburban sprawl?

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Question 26 26. What is the process of removing trees and transforming a forest into cleared area of land?

Question 27 27. How many people have to live in a city in order for it to be considered a megacity?

Question 28 28. How does deforestation disrupt the water cycle?

Question 29 29. What is the appropriate definition of land degradation?

Question 30 30. What is the value of vegetation to habitats around the globe?

ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 4.2: Human Impact on Land 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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