TASC Science: Biodiversity & Humans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the difference between species diversity and genetic diversity?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an application of environmental sustainability?

Question 3 3. Which of the following best describes Sustainable Development?

Question 4 4. Which term is best described as the responsible interaction with the environment to avoid depletion or degradation of natural resources and allow for long-term environmental quality?

Question 5 5. The carrying capacity is the maximum population size of a species that an ecosystem can support indefinitely. Which of the following could happen if the human population exceeds the carrying capacity?

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Question 6 6. When an animal or plant is trapped under a rock or within lava and preserved to be dug up later, the remains are called a(n):

Question 7 7. For Sustainable Development to be successful, which key systems must work together?

Question 8 8. We are only aware of 10,000 species of birds. Given that fact, where would an ornithologist most likely concentrate their research to discover new bird species?

Question 9 9. To state an organism is 'extinct' means

Question 10 10. Why is there a lack of enthusiasm from consumers for sustainable consumption?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following definitions best describes Sustainable Consumption?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a reason that the number of species extinctions has increased so dramatically over the past millennium?

Question 13 13. Why are consumption patterns in most industrialized and developed nations considered unsustainable?

Question 14 14. When was the most recent mass extinction event?

Question 15 15. Which term is defined as an estimate of the amount of land that is needed to supply a person with the resources they need to survive?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a background extinction event?

Question 17 17. What might be the reaction of a botanist who discovered a new plant in the Saharan desert? Why would they react that way?

Question 18 18. The human population has been rapidly increasing over the years. What was the human population in the 1960s and in 2011?

Question 19 19. What is the appropriate definition of overpopulation?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is TRUE of Sustainable Consumption?

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Question 21 21. How does industrial agriculture threaten environmental sustainability?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements is FALSE concerning sustainable agriculture?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is an example of a background extinction event?

Question 24 24. How does the growing world population push the environment to its limits?

Question 25 25. Which of the following descriptions best explains environmental sustainability?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following terms is described as a method of sustainable forestry that involves removing certain trees while preserving the balance of the woodland?

Question 27 27. How does a rapidly growing human population threaten environmental sustainability?

Question 28 28. Dr. Smith is studying algae. Would she consider ponds in her research on ecological diversity? Why or why not?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is an example of how man pollutes the environment?

Question 30 30. Which environmental threat is NOT associated with deforestation?

TASC Science: Biodiversity & Humans Chapter Exam Instructions

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