Apes Chapter 1 Online Study Guide

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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. 

    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?

    Correct Answer
    Ward
    ward
    WARD
  • 2. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    E. Preservationists
    Explanation
    Preservationists are primarily concerned with setting aside or protecting undisturbed natural areas from harmful human activities. They focus on maintaining the integrity of ecosystems and protecting biodiversity by advocating for the preservation of natural areas in their pristine state. This involves preventing any human interference or development that could harm these areas. Unlike conservationists, who may prioritize sustainable use of natural resources, preservationists aim to keep natural areas untouched and unaltered.

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  • 3. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. GNP
    Explanation
    GNP, or Gross National Product, refers to the market value of all goods and services produced by a country's businesses, both within and outside the country's borders, during a specific time period, usually a year. It takes into account the economic output of a country's citizens, regardless of where they are located. GNP includes the value of goods and services produced by a country's businesses domestically, as well as abroad. This measure gives a comprehensive view of a country's economic performance and is used to compare the economic strength of different nations.

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  • 4. 

    _____________ 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.

    Correct Answer
    linear
    LINEAR
    Linear
    Explanation
    Linear growth refers to a pattern in which a quantity increases by a constant amount per unit of time. In the given examples, the sequences 1,2,3,4,5 and 1,3,5,7,9 both follow a linear growth pattern as each subsequent number is obtained by adding a constant value (1 in the first sequence and 2 in the second sequence) to the previous number. The term "linear" is used to describe this type of growth, and it can be written in different forms such as "linear", "LINEAR", or "Linear".

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  • 5. 

    Answer the Critical Thinking question on page 19.  Your answer should be at least 3 sentences.

  • 6. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    interdependent
    interdependant
    interdependance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "interdependent." The passage describes how our tampering with the world's interdependent web of life, along with environmental damage, could lead to adverse effects and collapses of critical biological systems. The word "interdependent" refers to the interconnectedness and mutual reliance of different elements in a system.

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  • 7. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Planetary management worldview
    Explanation
    The planetary management worldview suggests that we are the most important species on the planet. This worldview believes that humans have the right to use and manage Earth's resources for their own benefit, and that technology and human ingenuity can solve any environmental problems that arise. It views nature as a resource to be exploited and believes in the dominance of human beings over the natural world. This perspective prioritizes human needs and desires above the needs of other species and ecosystems.

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  • 8. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Aposematism
    Explanation
    The question asks for the factor that is not included in the model. Aposematism is not one of the three factors mentioned in the question, which are affluence, population, and technology. Therefore, aposematism is the correct answer as it is not part of the model.

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  • 9. 

    Read the guest essay on page 6 and 7. Answer the critical thinking question  - al least 3 sentences.

  • 10. 

    Which of the following is a developing country?

    • A.

      United States

    • B.

      New Zealand

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Bolivia

    Correct Answer
    D. Bolivia
    Explanation
    Bolivia is a developing country because it has a lower level of economic development compared to countries like the United States, New Zealand, and Japan. Developing countries typically have lower income levels, higher poverty rates, and less developed infrastructure and industries. Bolivia is classified as a developing country by international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank.

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  • 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%?  _____

    Correct Answer
    7
    7 years
    7 yrs
    7 Years
    7 YEARS
    seven
    seven years
    Explanation
    The rule of 70 states that to estimate the time it takes for a variable to double, divide 70 by the growth rate. In this case, the annual growth rate is 10%, so dividing 70 by 10 gives us 7. Therefore, it would take 7 years for the population to grow from 250,000 to 500,000.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 18
    Explanation
    The analogy used in the textbook compares sustainability to a savings account. In this scenario, if you spend $110,000 per year and are earning 10% interest on a million dollars, it means you are earning $100,000 per year. Since your expenses exceed your earnings by $10,000 per year, it will take 18 years before you are bankrupt.

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