Geography Pre-Test/Post-Test: Environment and Society

Pre-Test/Post-Test: Environment and Society



1.  Urbanization can be defined as:


    A. A process of human migration from urban to rural areas

    B. The dilapidation of inner cities

    C. A process of human migration from rural to urban areas

    D. The point at which a city reaches 1 million residents


2. The clearing of trees and forests is called:


    A. Desertification

    B. Deforestation

    C. Environmental extraction

    D. Collateral damage


3. An increase in surface temperatures due to increased levels of Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere as a result of human activity is better known as:


    A. The Marshall Plan

    B. The Greenhouse Effect

    C. The Heat Island

    D. Desertification


4.  Which of the following is NOT an example of a renewable resource:


    A. Water

    B. Oil

    C. Aluminum

    D. Paper


5. The country that produces the most oil is:


    A. Russia

    B. China

    C. Saudi Arabia

    D. Canada


6. In most large cities, the predominant economy is:


    A. Manufacturing and commerce

    B. Nomadic Herding

    C. Agriculture

    D. Forestry


7.  The vast majority of fresh water on earth is located:


    A. At the equator

    B. In the Great Lakes

    C. In the Caspian Sea

    D. In Antarctica


8. The part of the Earth in which living organisms can exist is called the:


    A. Stratosphere

    B. Biosphere

    C. Thermosphere

    D. Mesosphere


9. An urban problem in which obstruction is caused through overcrowding is called:


    A. Pollution

    B. Congestion

    C. Increased activity

    D. Confluence


10. Type of farming in which most of the produce is consumed by the farmer and his family:


    A. Mixed

    B. Subsistence

    C. Corporate

    D. Individualized


11. The era of fundamental changes in world agriculture, transportation, and manufacturing was known as:


    A. The Enlightenment

    B. The Renaissance

    C. The Industrial Revolution

    D. The Golden Age


12. Precipitation that is toxic due to pollution is called:


     A. Smog

     B. Carbon Dioxide

     C. Sleet

     D. Acid Rain


13. The number of species present in a given ecosystem is called:


    A. Biodiversity

    B. Fauna

    C. Spectrum of organisms

    D. Thyrroptis


14. The number of live-births per 1000 members of a population is known as the:


    A. Birth-rate

    B. Birth coefficient

    C. Birth scale

    D. Birth census


15. The number of deaths per 1000 members of a population is known as the:


    A. Death-rate

    B. Death coefficient

    C. Birth scale

    D. Birth census


16. Population density refers to the number of people:


    A. Per county

    B. Within a designated zone

    C. Per square mile

    D. Who filled out the census


17. Several metropolitan areas that connect to form a gigantic urban chain are called a:


    A. Metropolis

    B. Metro Area

    C. Super City

    D. Megalopolis


18. The type of development that does not exhaust resources faster than they can be renewed is called:


    A. Agricultural

    B. Sustainable

    C. Voluntary

    D. Conventional


19. Underdeveloped or developing countries are sometimes referred to as:


    A. First world

    B. Second world

    C. Third world

    D. Fourth world


20. A nationwide count of the population is called the:


    A. Captiol count

    B. Registry

    C. Census

    D. National Addendum