Urbanization Test

Deforestation is the removal of a stand of trees for a fuel source
True
Wild fires are controlled burns by the forestry service
False
Early arrivals of spring snow melt 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 the 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 biodegradable and would therefore accumulate
What are the main contributors to acid deposition ?
Sulfur dioxide,nitrogen oxides
What time frame did the people begin growing genetically modified organisms to help feed a growing population ?
Green revolution
Why are the big cities growing ?
increase on birth rates & immigration
Which of the following is not a type of soil mining ?
top soil mining
contour plowing is a soil conservation method that involves ?
plowing across hill slopes
Which of the following is a cause or effect of a forest fires ?
warmer spring and summer temperatures,more CO2,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 ft
The agricultural revolution is characterized by all of the following except increased ?
respect for the environment
Law states that one must put back ___ as much as mined ?
2x
What time frame did the people worked the farmland by hand and cut down trees for a fuel source ?
Hunter & Gatherers Era
which change would most likely occur as a result of rapid increases 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 burned vegetation, which add plant nutrients to the soil.
The two major impacts expected as a result of rising global temperatures are?
regional climatic changes and a rise in a sea level.
Why should the farming industry adopt sustainable agriculture practices?
to reduce the environmental degradation and economic losses.
The use of the 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 is 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
Average atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations show what trend over the period 1955 to the present?
increasing
Which of the following is a benefit of the urban development?
Medical Services
Power plants released sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere, where they combine with water vapor to form _____.
Acid Rain
Which is more likely to present mass-movement events?
Contour plowing of crop areas
A logistic growth 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 the above
Earth’s climate _____.
has been documented to have changed once due to the evolution of green.
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