Urbanization Test

Deforestation is the removal of a forest or 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 seasons which increase the chance of fires
True
Forest fires are created naturally or by man that destroys the forest.
False
Non-native 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 rain?
C and D
What time frame did the people begin growing genetically modified organisms (GMO) to help feed a growing population?
Green Revolution
Why are big cities growing?
C and D
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 caused or effect of a forest fire?
All of the above
Which of the following is not a potential adverse effect of global warning?
An increase of UVB radiation
Due to global warning, if all the ice in the glaciers of Antarctica melts about how much will the ocean 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?
Respect for the environment
Law states that one must put back…. as much as mined.
2x
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 sea level.
Why should the farming industry adopt sustaniable argiculture practices?
To reduce the environmental degradation and economic losses
The use of public transportation is….
The best option for decreasing the use of fossils 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 warning, if all the ice from Greenland melts about how much will the ocean 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 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 logisic growth curve depicting a population that is limitted by a definited 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…..
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