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What happens if humans use a large amount of a resource, like oil, in a relatively short period of time?
a) The Earth produces more of the resource very rapidly. b) Humans produce more of the resource very rapidly. c) The resource can become scarce or disappear altogether. d) Nothing because all resources are in infinite supply.
As the human population grows, what will probably happen to the demand for natural resources?
a) It will increase. b) It will stay the same. c) It will decrease. d) It will change randomly.
True or False: Humans will always have enough usable water because it is a  renewable resource.
a) True b) False c) d)
Which of the following is NOT a reason why humans engage in deforestation?
a)  To use the  land for agriculture or cattle grazing. b) To extract minerals such  as copper and gold from the Earth c)  To provide lumber for  fuel, wood, and paper products.   d) Trick question. All of them are reasons why humans engage in deforestation.
True or False: Each time a farmer plants and harvests a crop, the soil that is  left behind has less nutrients than it did at the start. 
a) True b) False c) d)
True or False: Overfishing only affects the specific fish that is caught.
a) True b) False c) d)
True or False: As a result of water overuse, stores of water (aquifers) are being  depleted faster than they can be refilled.
a) True b) False c) d)
Water overuse can occur because of:
a) daily activities like showers and brushing your teeth. b) agriculture. c) the production of goods in factories and power plants. d) All of these things can cause overuse of water.
True or False: Today's food resources come mainly from agriculture, animals, and fishing.
a) True b) False c) d)
True or False: Eating livestock (meat)  requires more land per  unit of food than eating  grains.  
a) True b) False c) d)
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