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Introduction to Environmental Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Select the item that presents an accurate description of a hypothesis as it relates to using the scientific method.

Question 2 2. Identify the field(s) of science that is (are) often incorporated into the practice of environmental science?

Question 3 3. People are important to environmental science practice because they interact with and _____ the environment around them.

Question 4 4. What scientific discipline would be best applied to address and better understand potential ground water contamination issues near a landfill?

Question 5 5. The famous and trendsetting environmental protectionist John Muir helped to establish and found the _____.

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Question 6 6. Which step of the scientific evaluation process of environmental science is employed after a solution is implemented, and plans are made to continue to collect data, and observe the affected area to follow-up on the effectiveness of the solution?

Question 7 7. Which of the following procedures is most compatible with employing the environmental risk assessment step of the scientific evaluation process?

Question 8 8. Select the item that completes the list of processes of scientific evaluation of environmental problems: risk assessment; political action; public engagement; _____.

Question 9 9. Which environmental principle is applied by a group who purchases land and mandates that the property remain as is, with no improvements, and rules against any construction or observation stations on the property?

Question 10 10. What environmental science principle permits the use of natural resources by humans?

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Question 11 11. What environmental strategy is being practiced if a technician builds an enclosed, elevated trail through a forest area that provides people limited access for jogging, walking, or sightseeing?

Question 12 12. How did the preservationist view differ to that of the conservationists regarding the debate over the Hetch Hetchy Valley?

Question 13 13. What were John Muir and Gifford Pinchot's motivations to get involved in the land management issues?

Question 14 14. Why is the case of the woolly spider monkeys of Brazil interesting in the context of land management?

Question 15 15. During an environmental risk assessment, which risks are assessed?

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Question 16 16. During which of the five steps is information gathered about the problem and the cause of the problem determined?

Question 17 17. The number of people that are knowledgeable about the problem increases during which phase?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is the appropriate definition of a hypothesis?

Question 19 19. After which step in the scientific method can a peer review occur?

Question 20 20. Which type of experimental variable is the factor that the scientist is altering?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT an example of a renewable natural resource?

Question 22 22. Jane is studying the effects of acid rain on Mt. Rushmore. She collects rainwater in the area for sampling. Jane is most likely:

Question 23 23. How many main goals of environmental science are there?

Question 24 24. Identify which of the following problems does NOT fall into the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Question 25 25. Which of the following locations was the first national park designated in the United States?

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Question 26 26. Why was the Soil Conservation Act of 1935 passed?

Question 27 27. What term describes the practice of using natural resources in a manner that will meet the present day needs for the resource without jeopardizing the supply of the resource for future generations?

Question 28 28. What is the correct order and names of the five steps in the process of using scientific evaluation to solve an environmental problem?

Question 29 29. What is the next step if the data do not support the hypothesis?

Question 30 30. Water purification, air purification, and the recycling of waste are examples of:

Introduction to Environmental Science Chapter Exam Instructions

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