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Ch 10 M/C review questions
1
 The largest area of old-growth forest in the world is
located in:
 US
 Russia
 Costa Rica
 Mexico
 China
2
 Cutting the intermediate-aged trees in an uneven-aged
forest is referred to as:
 Selective cutting
 Clear-cutting
 Strip cutting
 Seed-tree cutting
 deforestation
3
 All of the following would result in an area that was
recently clear cut EXCEPT
 Water runoff would increase
 A loss of soil nutrients
 An increase in erosion
 An increase in biodiversity
 An increase in water pollution
4
 Fire suppression which allows dead wood, leaves, and
other flammable ground litter to accumulate can result in
a:
 Surface fire
 Brush fire
 Flash flood
 Decreased runoff
 Crown fire
5
 The huge demand for fuelwood for cooking in
developing countries is leading to a downward spiral of
environmental degradation. All of the following have
resulted from the overuse of this resource EXCEPT:
 Poverty
 Disease
 Preservation
 Crime
 violence
6
 One effect of our overgrazing of the natural rangelands is
 Increased biodiversity
 Decreased solar power
 Inversion of the human population pyramid
 Soil erosion
 Increased soil porosity
7
 A farmer in a developing nation will try to put the
maximum amount of crops on his land. This farmer would
most likely use which method of tree cutting?
 Selective cutting
 Clear-cutting
 Strip cutting
 Seed-tree cutting
 Shelterwood cutting
8
 A protected area that allows the migration of individuals
and populations to move from one area to another is
known as a(n):
 Buffere zone
 Fragmentation
 Eutrophication
 Sequestration
 Habitat corridor
9
 An area that is especially rich in plant species that are
found nowhere else and are in great danger of
extinction are known as:
 Biodiversity hotspots
 Wilderness areas
 National parks
 Protected areas
10
 Covering a landfill with topsoil and planting with
vegetation
 Restoration
 Rehabilitation
 Replacement
 Creating artificial ecosystems
 Mitigation
11
 Converting a mild-western farm back to original prairie
grassland
 Restoration
 Rehabilitation
 Replacement
 Creating artificial ecosystems
 Mitigation
12
 Creating a man-made wetland to help treat sewage
 Restoration
 Rehabilitation
 Replacement
 Creating artificial ecosystems
 Mitigation
13
 Which of the following would be an example of
restoration of disturbed lands?
 Writing a law that makes it illegal to build on the disturbed
lands
 Building a wall to prevent erosion during severe storms such
as hurricanes
 Building biological corridors between human habitations
 Converting a forest into a national park
 Replanting a destroyed area back to its natural statw
answers
1B
9A
2A
10 B
3D
11 A
4E
12 D
5C
13 E
6D
7B
8E

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