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AP Environmental Science Test Booklet Unit-5-Review Copyright © 2020. The College Board. These materials are part of a College Board program. Use or distribution of these materials online or in print beyond your school’s participation in the program is prohibited. Page 4 of 20 7. Which of the following statements best identifies the author’s assumptions in terms of a new green revolution? A The global demand for food has remained constant since the 1940s, and therefore there has been minimal pressure to change agricultural practices. B Most current farming practices are eliminating mechanization and increasing profits. C New advances in agricultural technology will need government regulations in order to become effective for large-scale farming operations. D Current agricultural practices and strategies need to be evaluated in order to meet the demand for increased food production. 8. Which of the following statements best identifies the author’s perspective in terms of government funding for future agricultural research? A Funding should be obtained primarily through environmental conservation agencies. B There is no need for additional funding because the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative has received a $25 million increase since 2008. C More funding is continually needed because the agricultural research programs have never been completely financially supported. D Funding should be primarily obtained from the private sector and not from the federal government. 9. Which of the following statements best identifies the author’s perspective in terms of utilizing science technology for future agricultural advances?
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AP Environmental Science Test Booklet Unit-5-Review Copyright © 2020. The College Board. These materials are part of a College Board program. Use or distribution of these materials online or in print beyond your school’s participation in the program is prohibited. Page 5 of 20 A Using new science technologies to advance agriculture should be done cautiously to avoid unintended, negative consequences. B The only way to meet the global demand for more food is to fully utilize new science technologies to advance agriculture. C New science technologies may not suffice in advancing agriculture into the twenty-first century. D Using new science technologies to advance agriculture should be completely avoided because most technologies are too costly. 10. Farmers need to make many decisions about how they grow their crops. One of these decisions is whether to use synthetic fertilizer or organic fertilizer, such as manure. An advantage of using synthetic fertilizer instead of organic fertilizer is that A synthetic fertilizer can provide more targeted macronutrients to the crops B synthetic fertilizer remains in the soil longer than organic fertilizer does, reducing the volume needed and, therefore, the cost to the farmer C synthetic fertilizer adds to soil texture and increases the soil's water-holding capacity D
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