Pollution of Freshwater Resources Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the name for water that is safe for drinking?

Question 2 2. Which is NOT a prioritized reason water is stored in reservoirs?

Question 3 3. Water is unique because as a solid it is _____.

Question 4 4. What are the two ways that carbon can leave the atmosphere?

Question 5 5. Steam is an example of which part of the water cycle?

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Question 6 6. What is the main difference between the Clean Water Act Of 1972 (CWA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act Of 1974 (SDWA)?

Question 7 7. Regulation of groundwater pollution is controlled by which of the following?

Question 8 8. An underground water reservoir is called a(n):

Question 9 9. Nutrient pollution of surface water can lead to all of the following, except:

Question 10 10. The chemical formula for water indicates that there are _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is FALSE about flooding?

Question 12 12. What happens to sediments in a reservoir?

Question 13 13. Non-point source pollution is

Question 14 14. Coastal areas tend to have moderate temperatures throughout the year because of water's _____.

Question 15 15. The three stages of the hydrologic cycle are:

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Question 16 16. What are the three main parts of the water cycle?

Question 17 17. What was the significance of the Cuyahoga River fires?

Question 18 18. In what ways can nitrogen gas be broken down into nutrients for plants?

Question 19 19. Which best defines sustainable use?

Question 20 20. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that _____ of the cumulative depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer occurred between 2001 and 2008.

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Question 21 21. All of the following are ways to reduce water usage at home, except:

Question 22 22. The best method for assessing water pollution is to:

Question 23 23. Why can irrigation actually inhibit crop growth?

Question 24 24. _____ are like underground sponges and once depleted, they take a long time to recharge.

Question 25 25. What property of water gives coastal areas more consistent temperatures?

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Question 26 26. The issue of point source pollution was directly addressed by the _____, which was revolutionary.

Question 27 27. Why are dikes and levees constructed?

Question 28 28. Surface waters being overdrawn can have what effect?

Question 29 29. What is the main benefit of flooding?

Question 30 30. Consumptive water use refers to _____.

Pollution of Freshwater Resources Chapter Exam Instructions

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