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Environmental Science 101: Environment and Humanity Final Exam

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Question 1 1. What energy source is MOST closely related to photovoltaic cells and thermal technology, eventually powering a generator?

Question 2 2. A new hire at a nuclear power plant learns about nuclear energy during his orientation. His mentor points out that it is important to know that nuclear energy is NOT a _____ energy source like hydroelectric, solar, and wind.

Question 3 3. Which statement represents the critical importance of coral reefs to the survival of nearly all life forms?

Question 4 4. John is on vacation, and walking through a savanna, an area that is mainly _____, with some trees, and the temperature is moderate and enjoyable.

Question 5 5. Which energy source is advantageous due to its ability to provide large amounts of concentrated energy and relative low cost associated with its use?

Question 6 6. Which of the following practices breaks apart rock formations using a mixture of water, chemicals, and sand?

Question 7 7. Which of the following may ALL occur as the result of an introduced species that has adapted to its new environment?

Question 8 8. Which of the following would be the MOST LIKELY cause of habitat fragmentation?

Question 9 9. An expedition group in the Northern Hemisphere is preparing for a long outdoor excursion. The tour guide comments to his group, 'Make sure to bring your sunglasses and lots of sunscreen, today's the summer solstice.' What does the tour guide MOST likely mean in reference to the summer solstice?

Question 10 10. What do carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter all share in common?

Question 11 11. Public efforts to promote information sharing about local availability of 'green' products and services would likely be beneficial in promoting the practice of _____ simplicity.

Question 12 12. Identify the key phrase best associated with sustainability from the following list.

Question 13 13. A country that subscribes to the precautionary principle would MOST likely do which of the following regarding a new health supplement?

Question 14 14. PCBs and DDT are examples of this type of toxicant that remains in the environment for a very long time. The Stockholm Convention identified twelve of these considered to be particularly dangerous.

Question 15 15. From greatest to least, the series 'rainforest > grasslands > desert' represents which of the following concepts?

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