Urbanization Test

Deforestation is the removal of a forest or stand of tress for a fuel source.
True .
Wild fires are controlled burns by the forestry service.
false
Early arrivals of spring snowmelt lead to longer dry season which increase the chance of fires.
True
Forest fires are created naturally or by man that destroys the forest.
False
Non-native species are species introduced into an area that is not native to the area.
True
Overgrazing occurs when animals are allowed to graze in areas and plants are allowed to grow back.
False
How do you measure acid rain ?
pH Scale
Where would the highest amounts of acid rain most likely be found ?
in urban areas
Why would citizens be advised to recycle plastic products ?
because the products are not biogradable and would therefore accumulate
What are the main contributors to acid deposition ?
Sulfur Dioxide , Nitrogen Oxides
What time frame did people begin growing genetically modified organisms (GMO) to help feed a growing population ?
Green revolution
Why are big cities growing ?
increase in birth rates , immigration
Which of the following is not a type of mining ?
Top soil mining
Contour plowing is a soil conservation method that involves __________.
plowing across hill slopes
Which of the following is a cause of effect of a forest fire ?
warmer spring and summer temperatuers , More CO2 in the air , Global Warming.
Which of the following is not a potential adverse effect of global warming ?
an increase of UVB radiation
Due to global warming, if all the ice in the glaciers of Antarctica melts about how much will the oceans rise ?
200 feet
What time frame did the people worked the farmland by hand and cut down trees for a fuel source ?
Hunter and Gatherer’s Era
The Agricultural Revolution is characterized by all of the following except increased
Law states that one must put back _____ as much as mined.
2x
Which change would most likely occur as a result of rapid in the global population ?
There would be a high demand for limited natural resources.
Carrying capacity refers to _________
the maximum size of population the environment will support
Which of the following is a newer agriculture method ?
Terracing
Slash-and-burn cultivation
leaves ashes from burn vegetation, which add plant nutrients to the soil.
The two major impacts expected as a result of rising global temperatures are ?
regional climatic chances and rise in sea level.
Why should the farming industry adopt sustainable agriculture practices?
to reduce the environmental degradation and economic losses
The use of public transportation is ________________.
the best option for decreasing the use of fossil fuels for transportation
One way that mining for mineral resources damages the land is by ________.
increasing soil erosion
Which of the following in an introduced species that have become invasive in the US ?
All of the above
Due to global warming, if all the ice from greenland melts about how much will the oceans rise ?
20 feet
Species that migrate or are accidentally introduced into an ecosystem are called
nonnative species
A verage atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations shows what trend over the period 1955 to the present?
increasing
Which of the following is a benefit or urban development ?
Medical services
Power plants release sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere, where they combine with water vapor to form ____.
Acid rain
Which is more likely to prevent mass-movement events ?
contour plowing of crop areas
A logistic curve depicting a population that is limited by a definite carrying capacity is shaped like the letter _________.
S
Which of the following is an effect of acid rain ?
all of these above
Earth’d climate ___________________.
is changing as a result of natural and human processes
What time frame did the people begin using the Slash and Burn Cycle ?
Agriculture Revolution
What is the maximum number of individuals the environment can support ?
carrying capacity