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Human Geography 8e: Chapter 4

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) Chemicals and toxic byproducts
b) Lead
c) Radioactive waste
d) Smelting and manufacturing operations
e) All of the above.

Question 2:


a) the increased production of acid rain
b) the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica
c) the increased salinity of soil worldwide
d) Both a and b.
e) Both a and c.

Question 3:


a) the clearing of vegetation
b) alterations in the water cycle
c) the salinization of irrigated land
d) Both a and b.
e) All of the above.

Question 4:


a) minerals and land that take a long time to form
b) fossil fuels
c) resources that are fixed in supply
d) Both a and b.
e) All of the above.

Question 5:


a) is concerned about resources for all living things
b) is anthropocentric
c) views humans as part of nature
d) Both a and c.
e) All of the above.

Question 6:


a) the simplification of the ecosystem
b) global climate change
c) destruction of biodiversity
d) continued demands for energy
e) All of the above.

Question 7:


a) The Kyoto Protocol
b) The Brundtland Commission
c) The Montreal Protocol
d) The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
e) All of the above.

Question 8:


a) conserving stock energy resources
b) transforming dark urban surfaces into white to reflect sunlight
c) adapting to rising temperatures and new land uses
d) preventing the rise of greenhouse gas emissions
e) All of the above.

Question 9:


a) domesticating plants
b) clearing land with fire
c) destroying tropical rainforests
d) Both b and c.
e) All of the above.

Question 10:


a) is caused by the removal or destabilization of the environments of various species
b) is demonstrated by the fact that 5,000 species are under threat of extinction
c) is demonstrated by the fact that biodiversity decreased by one-third between 1920 and 2005
d) is difficult to quantify and often contested, but is likely great
e) Both a and d.


Norton, Ninth Edition: Chapter 04

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) Labelling
b) Deforestation
c) Grazing
d) Domestication
e) All of the above

Question 2:


a) acid rain
b) the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica
c) increased salinity of soil
d) Both A and C
e) Both A and B

Question 3:


a) the clearing of vegetation
b) alterations in the water cycle
c) over-grazing, fuel-gathering, intensive cultivation, and salinization of irrigated land
d) All of the above
e) Both A and B

Question 4:


a) all minerals and land that take a long time to form
b) fossil fuels
c) resources that are fixed in supply
d) All of the above
e) Both A and B

Question 5:


a) ecocentric
b) anthropocentric
c) desertification
d) biodiversity
e) origins

Question 6:


a) the simplification of the ecosystem
b) global climate change
c) loss of biodiversity
d) the natural greenhouse effect
e) All of the above

Question 7:


a) Kyoto Protocol
b) Brundtland Report
c) Montreal Protocol
d) United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
e) Biosafety

Question 8:


a) an effort to implement policies that will reduce the emission of greenhouse gases
b) to limit the impacts of the urban heat island
c) to adapt to rising temperatures and new land uses
d) to conserve of stock energy-resources
e) All of the above

Question 9:


a) plant domestication
b) fire
c) tropical rainforest removal
d) All of the above
e) Both B and C

Question 10:


a) It is caused by the removal or destabilization of the environments of various species
b) 16,000 species are under thread of extinction
c) Biodiversity has lowered by one-third between 1920 and 2005
d) The loss of species is difficult to quantify and often contested, but is likely great
e) Both A and D