Effects of Humans on the Environment Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The variability of life forms within a given ecosystem is known as _____.

Question 2 2. Why are forests described as carbon sinks?

Question 3 3. Choose the set of factors that will most certainly lead to desertification.

Question 4 4. What advantage do emerging nations have over developed nations in dealing with environmental concerns?

Question 5 5. The Environmental Protection Agency has expressed concern about Jones Logging Co. regarding their contribution to the greenhouse effect. Why would the EPA be concerned about this?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following describes an Emerging Market?

Question 7 7. Why did coal replace wood as a fuel source?

Question 8 8. How did the cotton gin help revolutionize the textile industry?

Question 9 9. During the Industrial Revolution coal replaced wood as a major source of fuel. How does burning coal impact the environment?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is TRUE of Industrial Ecology?

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Question 11 11. What is an environment that can support itself without outside help?

Question 12 12. Which of the following best describes Industrial Ecology?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is an important indicator of the health of a water body and its ability to support a diverse balance of aquatic organisms?

Question 14 14. Which of the following terms is used to describe a measure of the amount of oxygen required by aerobic microorganisms to decompose organic matter in water?

Question 15 15. Which of the following best describes eutrophication?

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Question 16 16. How can a landfill be best described?

Question 17 17. Explain how the use of fertilizers by farmers affect the oxygen level in waterways.

Question 18 18. Discarded water bottles and sulfur dioxide are examples of _____ and _____ pollutants.

Question 19 19. Which of the following terms represents the average consumption rate of individuals within the population?

Question 20 20. What do the letters in the equation IPAT stand for?

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Question 21 21. What happens to the environmental impact if the population increases?

Question 22 22. Which of the following resulted from the Agricultural Revolution?

Question 23 23. Which of the following occurred during the Agricultural Revolution?

Question 24 24. Which of the following can occur due to runoff of pollutants, such as pesticides and fertilizers?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT an effect of deforestation?

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Question 26 26. Deforestation can result when an emerging nation experiences industrial development. What is the environmental concern associated with deforestation?

Question 27 27. Which of the following was likely NOT a reason why the Industrial Revolution took place?

Question 28 28. Adams Paint uses a process of paint manufacturing that generates unique liquid color waste. Located across the street from them is Total T-Shirts. Adams Paint and Total T-Shirts realize they can collaborate by Total T-Shirts using their liquid color waste to manufacture tye-dye shirts. What is this an example of?

Question 29 29. Which of the following terms is used to describe explosive growth of algae at or near the surface of the water?

Question 30 30. What is the term used to describe a substance that pollutes the air, water or land?

Effects of Humans on the Environment Chapter Exam Instructions

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