This quiz was written to test the material on my ecology unit called, The Human Impact on the Environment.
This document can be used as a quiz, as a homework assignment or as test review. The document contains 17 questions. There are 9 fill in the blank questions and 8 short answer questions. Answer key is provided.
This quiz is appropriate for biology or life science students in grades 7 - 12. I use this quiz as a quick and easy check for understanding and to make sure that my students are keeping up with their nightly studying.
Topics covered in this review are:
1. Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources
2. Land resources: The importance of land, land as a renewable resource, composition of soil, human impact on soil, erosion, desertification, good land management.
3. Forest resources: The importance of forests as a producer of human good and services, the ecological role of the forests, renewable forests, nonrenewable forests, old growth forests, deforestation, good management of forests.
4. Fishery resources: The importance of fisheries to humans and to the environment, overfishing, fisheries as a renewable resource, aquaculture.
5. Air resources: Air quality, smog, the pollutants in smog, the burning of fossil fuels, acid rain.
6. Freshwater resources: Water use by humans, how pollutants enter the water supply, the role of nature in the cleaning and purifying of water.
7. The Human Influence on the Biosphere: Ozone depletion, rising levels of carbon dioxide, population growth.
8. Ozone Depletion: Definition of ozone, importance of ozone in our atmosphere, the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation, how humans are causing the destruction of the ozone, chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), global regulations of CFC's.
9. Increasing Levels of Carbon Dioxide: The role of carbon in the carbon cycle, the addition of too much carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, the danger of rising carbon dioxide levels, global warming, greenhouse effect.
10. Human Population Growth: Estimation of future population size and the effect this will have on our planet.
11. Biodiversity: Definition of biodiversity, how biodiversity is measured, the importance of biodiversity, ways biodiversity is lost, extinction, the threat of pollution to biodiversity, the use of DDT in the environment, biological magnification, the threat of invasive species.
The download will include both a Word document as well as a pdf form of the quiz.
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