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Human Effects on the Environment Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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?

Question 2 2. Identify the conversion which represents nitrification.

Question 3 3. The variability of life forms within a given ecosystem is known as _____.

Question 4 4. When burned, which fossil fuel will release the greatest amount of pollution into the air?

Question 5 5. What is required in order for CFCs to break down ozone?

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Question 6 6. The best method for assessing water pollution is to:

Question 7 7. Which of the following is the best explanation for why we study the carbon cycle on a global scale and not as much in specific local ecosystems?

Question 8 8. Which of the following scenarios is least likely to have a detrimental impact on an ecosystem?

Question 9 9. Discarded water bottles and sulfur dioxide are examples of _____ and _____ pollutants.

Question 10 10. Which of the following is FALSE about atmospheric carbon dioxide levels?

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Question 11 11. Six types of air pollutants were identified by the EPA because they _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following processes takes carbon out of the short-term carbon cycle?

Question 13 13. Choose the set of factors that will most certainly lead to desertification.

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements is true about the Mesozoic period that lasted between 65 and 250 million years ago?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is not a way in which carbon can exit living plant material in the carbon cycle?

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Question 16 16. Removing too many of a single species from the environment is problematic for all of the following reasons, except:

Question 17 17. How can a landfill be best described?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a source of nitrogen that is available to plants?

Question 19 19. Which is FALSE about air pollution?

Question 20 20. What is bycatch?

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Question 21 21. Harvesting a species from its habitat at a rate faster than the population can recover likely means that the species is:

Question 22 22. What is the term used to describe a substance that pollutes the air, water or land?

Question 23 23. Select the concentration of ozone that is naturally found in the stratosphere.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT an example of anthropogenic pollution?

Question 25 25. Which of the following scenarios is MOST likely to occur if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following does NOT contribute to increase in carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere?

Question 27 27. A series of acts have been passed on 'Rod' Island (fictitious location). Select the act that will NOT reduce organism extinctions in the future.

Question 28 28. What is the most likely source of nutrient pollution?

Question 29 29. Identify the statement that is NOT true about acid rain.

Question 30 30. Species are typically overfished because:

Human Effects on the Environment Chapter Exam Instructions

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