Name: 
 

Chapter 8 Self Test



Part A

True/False

Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Ecosystems are made up of all living things in the environment.
 

 2. 

If an ecosystem is damaged, it can easily be fixed.
 

 3. 

Natural resources are living and non-living things.
 

 4. 

The word petroleum means “oil from rock.”
 

 5. 

We depend on Earth’s natural resources for survival.
 

Part B

Complete the Sentences.

Use the following words to complete the sentences.
environmental impact   conserve   recycling   resource   biodegradable
 

 6. 

____________________ materials can be recycled through composting.
 

 

 7. 

____________________involves making new products out of glass, plastic, and paper products.
 

 

 8. 

Oil spills are one example of a(n)                         .
 

 

 9. 

A(n)                         is a  material we use to meet our wants and needs.
 

 

 10. 

Reduce, reuse, and recycle are three ways to ____________ resources.
 

 

Part C

Multiple Choice

Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 11. 

An example of a living resource is
a.
silver
b.
water
c.
salmon
 

 12. 

An example of a non-living resource is
a.
crabs
b.
gold
c.
a cedar tree
 

 13. 

Petroleum is used to make
a.
clothing
b.
cars
c.
glass
 

 14. 

Conservation means
a.
keeping resources so that only you can use them
b.
being careful how we use resources so they are here for tomorrow
c.
preventing people from using up too many trees
 

Part D

Answer the Question
Use sentences to answer the question.
 

 15. 

How do traditional Aboriginal communities protect their ecosystems?
 



 
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