Ch 1 Section 4 Earth's Systems

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Ch 1  Section 4   Earth

This will evaluate your understanding of concepts in Unit 4 of Chapter 1. Earth As A System


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Earth is considered a system because all of its parts _________.
    • A. 

      Represent separate closed systems

    • B. 

      Interact

    • C. 

      Were formed at the same time

  • 2. 
    Which sequence shows increasing ecological levels of organization?
    • A. 

      Organism, population, community, ecosystem

    • B. 

      Ecosystem, population, organism, community

    • C. 

      Community, ecosystem, population, organism

    • D. 

      Population, organism, ecosystem, community

  • 3. 
    This graph represents changes in human population over a period of  2,000 years.   What can be concluded from the graph?
    • A. 

      Human population grew at a constant rate over the last 2,000 years.

    • B. 

      Human population grew exponentially over the past 200 years.

    • C. 

      Human population reached its carrying capacity around the year 1900.

    • D. 

      Human population will begin to level off around 2010

  • 4. 
     Which sequence shows increasing ecological levels of organization?
    • A. 

      Tissue, organs, system, organisms

    • B. 

      Organisms, system, organs, tissue

    • C. 

      Organs, tissue, system, organisms

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a renewable resource?
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Coal

    • D. 

      Natural gas

  • 6. 
    Which is the following is NOT a fossil fuel?
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Coal

    • C. 

      Natural gas

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide

  • 7. 
    What are the two sources of energy for the Earth system?
    • A. 

      The wind

    • B. 

      The sun

    • C. 

      Lightning

    • D. 

      Earth's interior

  • 8. 
    A(n) ________________________ resource is a resource that can be replenished over a relatively short time span.
  • 9. 
    The portion of Earth that supports the existence of LIVING things is called the ____________.
    • A. 

      Ecosystem

    • B. 

      Habitat

    • C. 

      Biosphere

    • D. 

      Niche

  • 10. 
    Which level of organization encompases all of the others?
    • A. 

      Ecosystem

    • B. 

      Community

    • C. 

      Population

    • D. 

      Organism

  • 11. 
    What is the cause of Global Warming?
    • A. 

      The sun

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Whenever you watch TV or ride in a car, you are helping to send greenhouse gases into the air.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What is the name given for the heat being trapped in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Roof effect

    • B. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • C. 

      Closed off

    • D. 

      Insulator liner

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a greenhouse gas that is released by human activities and speeds up Global Warming?
    • A. 

      Petroleum

    • B. 

      Natural gas

    • C. 

      Nuclear power

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide

  • 15. 
    Which is NOT considered a side effect of Global Warming?
    • A. 

      Spread of diseases

    • B. 

      Rising sea levels

    • C. 

      Increased populations

    • D. 

      Melting of glaciers

  • 16. 
    As global temperatures increase, we could see an increase in which of the following weather conditions?
    • A. 

      Floods

    • B. 

      Hurricanes and Tornados

    • C. 

      Heat waves

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Burning fossil fuels like coal and oil produces greenhouse gases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    There is nothing we can do to stop the release of harmful gases into the Earth’s atmosphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    This is the name for the theory that the Earth is gradually getting hotter and hotter.
    • A. 

      Thermal Expansion

    • B. 

      Convection Heater

    • C. 

      Heatwaves

    • D. 

      Global Warming

  • 20. 
    The term “Global Warming” refers to the heating-up of the Earth’s climate caused by pollution from factories, cars and various human activities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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