Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology


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Which of the following terms is used to describe the collective beliefs and values that give people a sense of how the world works, their role in the environment, and right and wrong behaviors toward the environment?

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1. Which of the following statements about the Deep Ecology worldview is TRUE?

2. Which of the following BEST describes the Western worldview?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining the two main views of human interaction with our environment, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of environmental worldviews. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the definition of environmental worldview as well as knowing the characteristics of deep ecology worldview.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Characteristics of deep ecology worldview
  • Best description of a western worldview
  • Worldview placing humans on the same level as other species
  • Beliefs of most people concerning environmental worldviews

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 environmental worldview lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of deep ecology worldview and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the best description of a western worldview

Additional Learning

To learn more about how people believe we should relate to our environment, review the corresponding lesson Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what an environment worldview is
  • Identify the two main types of environmental worldviews
  • Describe what people believe in the western worldview
  • Understand the basic differences between western and a deep ecology worldviews
  • Appreciate where most people fall between the two worldviews