Tragedy Of The Commons

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Tragedy Of The Commons - Quiz

People living together must find some way to preserve common resources. Unfortunately, there are strong incentives for people to exploit these resources when they are held in common by everyone. As Prof. Sean Mulholland at Stonehill College explains, the 'tragedy of the commons' occurs when individuals acting independently end up depleting shared resources, such as fisheries or pastureland. Prof. Mullholland discusses two potential solutions to this problem: public ownership, where the property is owned and administered by the government, and private ownership. He discusses the strengths and weaknesses to each approach and some key considerations for determining which institutions best protect useful resources.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In your own idea, explain how will tragedy of the commons affect the lives of the people and the environment? (not less than FIVE sentences)
  • 2. 
    Which of the following is an example of the Tragedy of the Commons?
    • A. 

      The death of the sheep called the Common.

    • B. 

      The destruction of a human habitat

    • C. 

      The destruction of a national rain forest.

    • D. 

      The destruction of a natural habitat that was over grazed by sheep known as a common.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    What is a common?
    • A. 

      A store

    • B. 

      A shopping center

    • C. 

      A piece of land

    • D. 

      A community

    • E. 

      A Disney land

  • 4. 
    Who owned the common?
    • A. 

      A group of farmers

    • B. 

      The shady government

    • C. 

      Mr. Khan

    • D. 

      The settlers

    • E. 

      The Indians

  • 5. 
    Who caused the Tragedy?
    • A. 

      The sheep

    • B. 

      The group of farmers

    • C. 

      Planning and lack of conservation concerning the commons

    • D. 

      Tractors

    • E. 

      Hippos

  • 6. 
    What did the tragedy affect and who did it affect?
    • A. 

      The sheep

    • B. 

      The group of farmers

    • C. 

      The natural resource that is the common itself.

    • D. 

      Lions

    • E. 

      Dinosaur

  • 7. 
    How could it have been prevented?
    • A. 

      Better planning

    • B. 

      Less sheep

    • C. 

      Better rotation

    • D. 

      Younger farmers

    • E. 

      Better conservation

  • 8. 
    What are the three little helper?
    • A. 

      Money, time, love

    • B. 

      Knowledge, power, health

    • C. 

      Planning, rotation, conservation

    • D. 

      Planning, production, preservation

    • E. 

      Me, you, al

  • 9. 
    What animal grazed on the common?
    • A. 

      Snake

    • B. 

      Goat

    • C. 

      Cow

    • D. 

      Sheep

    • E. 

      Horse