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Causes and Effects of Freshwater Pollution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which best defines sustainable use?

Question 2 2. Why are chlorine gas and ozone used in water treatment?

Question 3 3. Surface waters being overdrawn can have what effect?

Question 4 4. The issue of point source pollution was directly addressed by the _____, which was revolutionary.

Question 5 5. How is the primary treatment stage different from secondary treatment stage?

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Question 6 6. What was the significance of the Cuyahoga River fires?

Question 7 7. How would sustainable water management be used for a water fountain in a desert environment?

Question 8 8. Drip irrigation is _____.

Question 9 9. Beginning in 2003, California was forced to reduce its withdrawal of the Colorado River by _____.

Question 10 10. In America, septic systems are mainly used _____.

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Question 11 11. What did the Colorado River Compact of 1922 accomplish?

Question 12 12. When fecal coliform bacteria is found in a water sample, what is the likely conclusion?

Question 13 13. The best method for assessing water pollution is to:

Question 14 14. The Clean Water Act of 1972:

Question 15 15. _____ are like underground sponges and once depleted, they take a long time to recharge.

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Question 16 16. Choose the statement that is correct about potable water.

Question 17 17. Which is NOT a prioritized reason water is stored in reservoirs?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is FALSE about flooding?

Question 19 19. What is the most likely source of nutrient pollution?

Question 20 20. Non-point source pollution is

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is FALSE about the Ogallala Aquifer?

Question 22 22. Why are dikes and levees constructed?

Question 23 23. The Environmental Protection Agency was designed to:

Question 24 24. How does construction of a dam along a river affect fish?

Question 25 25. Why would a city give rebates to homeowners who repair leaky toilets?

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Question 26 26. Consumptive water use refers to _____.

Question 27 27. Identify the INCORRECT statement about drinking water in developing countries.

Question 28 28. The Salinization of soils

Question 29 29. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that _____ of the cumulative depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer occurred between 2001 and 2008.

Question 30 30. Regulation of groundwater pollution is controlled by which of the following?

Causes and Effects of Freshwater Pollution Chapter Exam Instructions

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