Environmental Science Quiz 15-1
 
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Environmental Science Quiz 15-1

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 
 
Section 1 – Feeding the World
 

 1. 

Malnutrition generally occurs because of
a.
poverty.
b.
war and political strife.
c.
transportation problems.
d.
All of the above
 

 2. 

The human body depends on food to build and maintain
a.
vitamins and minerals.
b.
proteins.
c.
body tissues.
d.
essential amino acids.
 

 3. 

Drought, soil loss, and problems with food distribution in a region can cause
a.
famine.
b.
erosion.
c.
yield.
d.
poverty.
 

 4. 

A plot of land can produce more food when it is used to grow _________than when it supports ___________.
a.
rice, corn
b.
plants, animals
c.
fish, poultry
d.
soybeans, grains
 

 5. 

People in developed countries eat more ___________than people in less-developed countries.
a.
protein
b.
fat
c.
carbohydrates
d.
Both (a) and (b)
 

 6. 

Negative effects of the green revolution include soil degradation as well as the overuse of water,_____________, and fertilizers.
a.
carbohydrate plants
b.
pesticides
c.
crop varieties
d.
Both (a) and (b)
 

Matching
 
 
Section 1 – Feeding the World

Choose the letter of the term or phrase that best matches the description.
a.
yield
b.
subsistence farming
c.
meat
d.
production requires less energy, water, and land
 

 7. 

provides high nutrients per gram
 

 8. 

amount of food produced in a given area
 

 9. 

food from plants
 

 10. 

harmed by the green revolution
 



 
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