Apes Chapter 1 Online Study Guide

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Study Guide Quizzes & Trivia

This is a short study guide with questions over chapter 1 to make sure that you are reading the chapter. Remember that on the quizzes and tests I will have questions from the reading that we may or may not have gone over in class! This counts as a homework grade. This should be completed by yourself and you are allowed one attempt.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Answer the Critical Thinking question on page 19.  Your answer should be at least 3 sentences.
  • 2. 
    Read the guest essay on page 6 and 7. Answer the critical thinking question  - al least 3 sentences.
  • 3. 
    On page three the quote by Barbara __________ and Rene Dubos Alone in space, alone in its life-supporting systems, powered by inconceivable energies, mediating them to us through the msot delicate adjustments, wayward, unlikely, unpredictable, but nourishing, enlivening, and enriching in the largest degree--is this not a precious home for all of us? Is it not worth our love?
  • 4. 
    Which of the following players in the environmental drama are concerned primarily with setting aside or protecting undisturbed natural areas from harmful human activities? there will be several questions on the quiz over these players - know their roles!
    • A. 

      Ecologists

    • B. 

      Environmental Scientists

    • C. 

      Conservation biologists

    • D. 

      Environmentalists

    • E. 

      Preservationists

    • F. 

      Conservationists

    • G. 

      Restorationists

  • 5. 
    The market value in current dollars of all goods and services produced within and outside a country by the country's businesses during a year
    • A. 

      GWP

    • B. 

      GDP

    • C. 

      GNP

  • 6. 
    _____________ growth, in which a quantity increased by a constant amount per unit of time, as in the sequence 1,2,3,4,5 or 1,3,5,7,9.
  • 7. 
    Find the following passage on page 16 and fill in the blank. our massive tampering with the world's ____________ web of life--coupled with the environmental damage inflicted by deforestation, species loss, and climate change--could trigger widespread adverse effects, including umnpredictable collapses of critical biological systems whose interactions and dynamics we only imperfectly understand......No more than one or a few decades remain before the chance to avert the threats we now confront will be lost and the prospects for humanity immeaurably diminished.
  • 8. 
    Which of the following worldviews  suggests that we are the most important species on the planet
    • A. 

      Environmental worldview

    • B. 

      Planetary management worldview

    • C. 

      Environmental wisdom worldview

    • D. 

      Gaia

  • 9. 
    Read the caption with figure 1-15 Which of the following is not one of the three factors used in the model?
    • A. 

      Affluence

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Technology

    • D. 

      Aposematism

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a developing country?
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      New Zealand

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      Bolivia

  • 11. 
    Using the rule of 70 as described in chapter one. How many years would it take a population of 250,000 to grow to 500,000 if the annual growth rate is 10%?  _____
  • 12. 
    When explaining sustainability the textbook makes an analogy to a savings account. If you spend 110,000 a year and you are currently earning 10% on a million dollars. Then how many years will it take before you are bankrupt?
    • A. 

      18

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      Never go bankrupt

    • D. 

      50