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Environmental Change and Challenge, Third Edition - Chapter 5

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) farmers’ unwillingness to attempt innovative ideas that threaten financial returns
b) a concept postulated by Homer--Dixon
c) growing disparities between those who adapt well and those who do not
d) the shortage of technologies currently available to solve environmental problems
e) b and c

Question 2:


a) it advocates fair and universal government policies
b) it accepts the legitimacy of local or indigenous knowledge
c) it promotes scientific facts to prevent biases within management strategies
d) it recognizes the need for flexibility and adaptability as conditions change
e) b and d

Question 3:


a) an ecocentric perspective
b) a technocentric perspective

Question 4:


a) an ecocentric perspective
b) a technocentric perspective

Question 5:


a) an ecocentric perspective
b) a technocentric perspective

Question 6:


a) an ecocentrist
b) an economist
c) an anthropocentrist
d) a systems theorist
e) a biologist

Question 7:


a) Western
b) liberal
c) ecocentric
d) anthropocentric
e) capitalistic

Question 8:


a) subsidiarity
b) efficiency
c) commercialization
d) privatization
e) contextualizing

Question 9:


a) be results-based
b) emphasize systemic consultation processes
c) focus on community priorities
d) adopt a holistic perspective
e) all of the above

Question 10:


a) True
b) False

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False