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Human Impacts on Biodiversity & Ecosystems Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. What is the most likely source of nutrient pollution?

Question 3 3. All of these statements are correct, EXCEPT:

Question 4 4. The field of conservation biology studies _____.

Question 5 5. Which organization is responsible for publishing the Red List of Endangered Species?

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Question 6 6. What year was the Endangered Species Act enacted?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements is true about the Mesozoic period that lasted between 65 and 250 million years ago?

Question 8 8. Which of the following does NOT contribute to increase in carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere?

Question 9 9. All of the following are global environmental concerns except:

Question 10 10. The most important global agreement regarding the environment is widely considered to be the:

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Question 11 11. What is the term used to describe a substance that pollutes the air, water or land?

Question 12 12. How can a landfill be best described?

Question 13 13. Which of the following are associated with preservation?

Question 14 14. What is the appropriate definition of restoration?

Question 15 15.

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 16 16. How are primary pollutants compared to secondary pollutants?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an action that individuals can take to reduce the overall amount of solid waste they produce?

Question 18 18. Matthew purchases a new computer and television. Which of the following is a way for him to recycle his outdated computer and television?

Question 19 19. Select the order in which animals are fed if a habitat has not been fragmented.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an example of anthropogenic pollution?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a cause of deforestation?

Question 22 22. Which of the following differentiates between deforestation and clearcutting?

Question 23 23. The best method for assessing water pollution is to:

Question 24 24. Which is NOT a level of interaction studied by ecologists?

Question 25 25. Under the Endangered Species Act, what is a possible triggering event for considering a species as endangered?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is FALSE about atmospheric carbon dioxide levels?

Question 27 27. All of the following are true of global environmental concerns except:

Question 28 28. Discarded water bottles and sulfur dioxide are examples of _____ and _____ pollutants.

Question 29 29. Which of the following is an example of remediation?

Question 30 30. Which is FALSE about air pollution?

Human Impacts on Biodiversity & Ecosystems Chapter Exam Instructions

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