Essentials of Biology Study Set 4

Biology

Quiz 32 :

Human Impact on the Biosphere

Quiz 32 :

Human Impact on the Biosphere

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Extensive irrigation may contribute to global climate change because it may cause droughts in some semiarid regions of the world.
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Desertification and deforestation are similar in that both involve
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Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are damaging to the world's freshwater supply.
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Since water is a renewable resource, freshwater is readily available globally.
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Preserving biodiversity can increase the value of land and the resources extracted from it.
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Knowledge of both basic biology and applied biology are needed to support conservation biology.
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Which of the following is an example of pollution?
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Growing livestock is more sustainable than growing crop plants.
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Biodiversity is important in that some organisms and ecosystems play a role in breaking down pollutants.
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Habitat destruction is the largest cause of the loss in biodiversity worldwide.
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The requirements of large amounts of fossil fuels and fertilizers in modern agriculture is one of the reasons that human society is unsustainable.
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Pollution is defined as
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Which of the following is a nonrenewable resource?
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Beach erosion is often caused by structures built to prevent erosion.
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More sparse urban settlement patterns may help conserve energy and preserve the environment.
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Which of the following activities contribute to beach erosion?
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Desertification is primarily caused by which of the following activities?
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One of the goals of conservation biology is to sustainably manage the Earth's biodiversityfor human use
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Wildlife management is a subfield of biology that supports conservation biology.
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Agriculture, industrial use, and domestic use are the largest uses of freshwater supplies, in that order.
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