Chemistry & the Environment Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Six types of air pollutants were identified by the EPA because they _____.

Question 2 2. _____ is an air pollutant. It is an odorless gas which is produced as a result of the burning of industrial waste. If inhaled it hinders delivery of oxygen throughout the body.

Question 3 3. How are primary pollutants compared to secondary pollutants?

Question 4 4. Which is FALSE about air pollution?

Question 5 5.

Part of the Clean Air Act legislation of 1970 is reproduced as follows:

It sets limits on emissions and standards for air quality, provided funding for pollution control research but prevents citizens to sue those who violate the standards. The standards set forth in this legislation by the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, identified six pollutants.

Which part is wrongly reproduced?

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Question 6 6. Gas Y is a greenhouse gas which is produced from fossil fuels and livestock. The presence of gas Y has increased by 151% since the Industrial Revolution. What is gas Y?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements about nitrous oxide is TRUE?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements about ozone is FALSE?

Question 9 9. All of the following statements are true about the enhanced greenhouse effect, EXCEPT that it _____.

Question 10 10. Which is of the following statements about carbon dioxide is TRUE?

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Question 11 11. Select the set that contains the three major types of fossil fuels.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is true about fossil fuels?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a major disadvantage associated with burning fossil fuels?

Question 14 14. Contrast the way natural gas and oil are formed to the way coal is formed.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT an advantage to using fossil fuels?

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Question 16 16. When fecal coliform bacteria is found in a water sample, what is the likely conclusion?

Question 17 17. What is the most likely source of nutrient pollution?

Question 18 18. The best method for assessing water pollution is to:

Question 19 19. North Carolina contains a large number of pig farms. Why would local residents near these farms be concerned about the quality of their groundwater?

Question 20 20. The water in the Gulf of Mexico near Biloxi, Mississippi has gone from being an enjoyable place to swim to quite contaminated. Leaves and other contaminants flow into the water from pipes under the beach, several casinos are under construction near the ocean, and agricultural runoff occurs. This is an example of what type of water pollution?

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Question 21 21. Explain how the use of fertilizers by farmers affect the oxygen level in waterways.

Question 22 22. How can a landfill be best described?

Question 23 23. What is the term used to describe a substance that pollutes the air, water or land?

Question 24 24. Discarded water bottles and sulfur dioxide are examples of _____ and _____ pollutants.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is a property of biological pollutants?

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Question 26 26. Which is true of renewable energy sources?

Question 27 27. Which is not a renewable energy source?

Question 28 28. Energy that comes from plant materials is called ______.

Question 29 29. Energy that comes from heat below the Earth's surface is called ______.

Question 30 30. Why might we want to use renewable energy sources instead of fossil fuels?

Chemistry & the Environment Chapter Exam Instructions

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