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Global Issues (Grade 9)

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Global Issues

Instructions: In a world that is increasingly connected in numerous ways, there are many shared problems. One country cannot fix these issues, and there are no easy solutions. Answer the following questions about the current issues that the world faces today.

Mutual assistance or reliance between two or more countries, leading to a global economy.

Globalization is the movement toward a more integrated and interdependent world economy.
  1. True
  2. False
Which is the correct definition of Desertification?
  1. the cutting down and clearing away of trees and forests
  2. to increase the the variety of products in a country's economy
  3. the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
  4. an expansion of dry conditions to moist areas that are next to deserts
List three human practices that lead to desertification:

Which of the following statements is FALSE?
  1. Recycling increases the amount of trash.
  2. America's landfills are growing higher and higher.
  3. Factories and vehicles in the United States cause acid rain.
  4. Americans generate huge amounts of trash
Which of the following is an example of a renewable resource?
  1. soil
  2. coal
  3. oil
  4. natural gas
One way to help stop the spread of AIDS in Africa is
  1. better health care
  2. higher population
  3. better farming techniques
  4. lower population
List three characteristics of a developing nation.

Identify three primary causes of global warming.

List two serious social and two serious environmental issues many places face today. For each, explain one cause and one effect of that issue.

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