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Resource Perception and Management - Unit 4
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1. Which one of the following explains the regimes of resource ownership?

political and geographical frameworks
social and political frameworks
physical and social frameworks
none of the above

2. Land includes the solid earth and all other resources that are based on it


3. Which one of the following is NOT a cause of land degradation.

poor agricultural practices

4. Land degradation is usually considered as artificial because, they are generally caused by human activities.


5. Do you think good agricultural practices and technology cannot help in fighting against land degradation issues in Africa.


6. Land can be classified as an irreplaceable resource because

it holds all other resources
land cannot be sold
of its fixity and special characteristics
of its free gift of nature

7. The African continent can be divided into......major climatic zones.



Identify any two major climitic zones in Africa
zone and zone.


The impact of in Africa is to be seen in a proper global context

10. Because land is a broad concept, one can say that it includes the following, oil reserves, resources of the sea, access to sunlight and changing temperatures


11. In terms of land ownership in Ghana, select the odd one out.

Private Developers
Foreign Partners
Traditional Rulers

12. It is believed that land management activities should begin with members of the District Assembly.


13. Why is land management seen as a central point in addressing resource problems in our country?

land is very expensive
It is the most expensive resources
all other resources are based on land
land is free gift of nature

14. Which of the following resources are usually unpriced?
I. Clean air
II. Rainfall
III. Open space
IV. Sunshine

I, II and III
I, II and IV
II, III and IV
I, II, III and IV

15. What are the characteristics of land?

attribute of nature, which can be measured or estimated
attribute of land, which can be measured or estimated
attribute of nature, which cannot be measured or estimated
attribute of land, which cannot be measured or estimated

16. Environmental effects are the effects on the quality of land


17. Identify the most suitable importance of land that of the Traditional Indigenous System

the elders get more resources like money
it holds all other resources
it secures the future resources for the younger generation in the traditional area
it holds land in trust for the use and welfare of a community as a whole

18. The social and political frameworks within which people manage resources can be termed as

"typologies of resource regimes"
"open access resource ownership regime"
"public resource ownership regime"
"resource ownership regime"

19. Which of the following best describe features of resource ownership regimes?
I. Right to manage the resources in a physical or technical sense access
II. Right to sell or dispose of the resource
III. Right of withdrawal or taking of resource
IV. Right of access to the resources and the powers to exclude others

I, II and III
I, II and IV
II, III and IV
I, II, III and IV

20. Limitations of "passive" adaptation and natural selection" still hold all creatures and "Man in bondage". True/False.


21. "Laissez-faire" and "central planning and socialism" are extremes of control systems.


22. In the field of resource perception and management, "free for all" means ....

Common-property Resources
Open Access Resources
State Ownership
Public land ownership

23. What does the "trickle-down" theory means? It means that...

if the community benefit then the private interests also benefit
if private interests benefit then the rest of the community also benefit
free for all

24. Failure to recognise the activities of activities of other households in doing the same things constitute the fallacy in the logic of the commons commons states that individuals dump wastes outside the commons.


25. The logic of the commons states that individuals dump wastes outside the commons.


26. Any resources shared by a group of people is known as.....

the "logic of the commons"
the "tragedy of the commons"
the "commons"
the "second tragedy of the commons"

27. Which of the following answers in NOT a major reason that has virtually destroyed the world or some critical resources?

the "logic of the commons"
population growth
the "commons"

28. What is known to be the "second tragedy of the commons"?

any resources shared by a group of people
the freedom to take from and return the waste to the commons
food insecurity
the freedom to breed

29. Insufficient natural production of food led to the cultivation of plants and the domestication of animals.


30. With regard to food production, what are the two "defect of nature" from the standpoint of human beings?

the wrong place and the wrong time
the wrong place and the wrong people
the wrong people and the wrong time"
the wrong place and the right technology

31. All of the following are the main challenges of the agricultural man's dependence on nature except.

the current technological advancements
incomplete control or lack of control on his yield
limitation on the size of the agriculture enterprise
the seasons leave the farmer little control over the time cycle of production

32. The basic feature of Ghana's agriculture is the dependence on nature (e.g. rainfall).


33. Identify the negative outcomes that may occur with regards to mineral deposits in a country.
I. civil war and corruption
II. laws and democracy
III. authorisation repression and initialization

I and II
I and III
II and III
I, II and III

34. Multinational oil companies often manoeuvre for control of oil fields.


35. Identify why the world's supply of freshwater should be under pressure.
I. different countries and different water type
II. different soil and different climates
III. different crops and different people with different needs

I and II
I and III
II and III
I, II and III

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