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Self Test on Knowledge Associated With Worldview Theme #23

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. Which of the following would be an example of renewable energy use?

1) natural gas space heating    2) electricity from a coal fired power plant

3) fossil fuel powered transportation    4) electricity from wind turbines

5) recycling  

2.  It might be said that if some human activity is compromising the longterm sustainability of an ecosystem (or conceivably the whole biosphere) then associated with that activity is

1) incurring an ecological debt    2) depletion of natural capital

3) depletion of human capital    4) pollution    5) an environmental impact

3. In contrast to "the enhanced greenhouse effect," the greenhouse effect can be linked to

1) human activities     2) global climate change

3) a radiant heat energy trapping mechanism     

4) fossil fuel combustion           5) increased atmospheric CO

4.  Which of the following associations is wrong?

1) ozone depletion / increased ultraviolet radiation

2) acid rain / dilute nitric and sulfuric acid falls as rain

3) carbon footprint, ecoshare / quantitative measures

4) deforestation / leads to increased atmospheric CO2

5) inefficient protein production / vegan diet is deficient

5. The phrase “genetic variation present in a ecosystem” might be part of the definition of which of the terms below? 

1) natural capital       2) biodiversity       3) genetic engineering

4) genotype         5) overshoot and collapse 

6.   Schumacher's "small is beautiful" philosophy promotes 

1) technology assessment         2) nonrenewable energy use    

3) the Protestant work ethic    4) appropriate technology

5)  mass production and human capital 

7. Natural capital includes 

1) biodiversity    2) human capital    3) manmade capital 

4) none of the above    5) all of the above 

8. A future based on leadership by people valuing the Sustainability worldview theme would involve 

1) use of gross national product to gauge economic well being     

2) dependence on nonrenewable energy use

3) education that promotes new values and a long-term global perspective   

4) increasing depletion of natural capital

5) the spread of western consumerist lifestyles


9.  A belief or lifestyle that you would not expect someone for whom the Enoughness worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview to hold would be which of the following?

1) a consumerist lifestyle      2) a lifestyle based on "small is beautiful"

3) recycle, reuse, make do    4) in voluntary simplicity    5) in frugality

10. Which of the following associations is wrong?

1) biofuels / hydrocarbons ultimately derived from plants

2) wind, hydroelectric, biofuels / indirect solar energy

3) global population growth rate / still increasing

4) pesticides / insecticides, herbicides, fungicides

5) nuclear energy / no direct CO2 emissions


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