Human Behaviors that Threaten Environmental Sustainability


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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?

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1. How does industrial agriculture threaten environmental sustainability?

2. How does subsistence farming threaten environmental sustainability?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of what environmental sustainability means and the threat it faces from human activity. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the essential meaning of environmental sustainability as well as all the ways a rapidly growing human population threatens the very idea.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The term for the responsible interaction with the environment with an eye toward long-term quality
  • The ways in which the growth of humans on the earth threatens environmental sustainability
  • How industrial agriculture threatens the sustainability of the environment
  • The threats associated with deforestation
  • The ways in which the environment gets polluted by human activities

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on human threats to environmental sustainability
  • Making connections - understand how growth in human population threatens the environment
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding industrial agriculture and deforestation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how humans cause pollution

Additional Learning

To learn more about keeping the environment sustainable, review the corresponding lesson on Human Threats to Environmental Sustainability. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what is meant by natural environment
  • Define environmental sustainability
  • Explore population, depletion of natural resources and pollution in the context of human behaviors that threaten the environment