Sustainability Multiple Choice Questions Essay

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Chapter 23 Multiple Choice Questions

Name: ____________________________________________________________

1)
The term sustainability refers to ________. A) maintaining resource use at current or higher levels B) keeping the natural environment and human society in a happy, healthy and functional state C) holding or increasing the current quality of human life D) always focusing on fulfilling short‑term needs E) opposing change from current policies Objective:
23.2 Sustainable development

2)
The current use of fossil fuels versus the need to develop new renewable energy sources is an example of ________. A) how short‑term needs are in opposition to
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A) transform cyclic processes into linear ones B) transform linear processes into circular ones C) speed up the disposal of wastes by deep-well injection D) develop more draconian policies to regulate manufacturing E) reduce the use of biodegradable plastics Objective:
23.5 Designing sustainable solutions

13)
Many proponents of sustainability believe that encouraging local self‑sufficiency is important for building sustainable societies because ________. A) it eliminates governmental influence on local practices B) it forces citizens to look more closely at the global community C) when people are tied more closely to the area they live in, they will value the area more and seek to sustain its environment and its human communities D) more and more people are growing gardens E) this is not correct; proponents of sustainability believe that encouraging local self‑sufficiency will pose a threat to building sustainable societies Objective:
23.5 Designing sustainable solutions

14)
Some argue that globalization will have a negative impact because

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