ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 4.1: Human Impact on Water Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which is NOT a prioritized reason water is stored in reservoirs?

Question 2 2. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that _____ of the cumulative depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer occurred between 2001 and 2008.

Question 3 3. Which of the following terms is used to describe the introduction of living organisms into the environment that grow and become invasive?

Question 4 4. Discarded water bottles and sulfur dioxide are examples of _____ and _____ pollutants.

Question 5 5. The best method for assessing water pollution is to:

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. _____ are like underground sponges and once depleted, they take a long time to recharge.

Question 8 8. Why are dikes and levees constructed?

Question 9 9. Which of the following best describes eutrophication?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is FALSE about the Ogallala Aquifer?

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Question 11 11. What is the most likely source of nutrient pollution?

Question 12 12. The heat involved in thermal pollution is generally a result of the production of _________.

Question 13 13. Which is NOT a source of groundwater pollution?

Question 14 14. The issue of point source pollution was directly addressed by the _____, which was revolutionary.

Question 15 15. Apart from raised temperature, thermal pollution can also cause bodies of water to have a ___________ imbalance.

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Question 16 16. Why are chlorine gas and ozone used in water treatment?

Question 17 17. In an example of thermal pollution being viewed as a good effect, Iceland's ______ Lagoon attracts many tourists every year.

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements regarding an aquifer is true?

Question 19 19. Yellowstone's geysers and hot springs are heated by ___________.

Question 20 20. How does construction of a dam along a river affect fish?

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Question 21 21. What did the Colorado River Compact of 1922 accomplish?

Question 22 22. How can a landfill be best described?

Question 23 23. Which of the following terms is used to describe explosive growth of algae at or near the surface of the water?

Question 24 24. About how much of the Earth is water?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a human cause of eutrophication?

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Question 26 26. Groundwater occurs in _____.

Question 27 27. In America, septic systems are mainly used _____.

Question 28 28. Identify the INCORRECT statement about drinking water in developing countries.

Question 29 29. Why does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean?

Question 30 30. Pesticides and fertilizers used on farmer's fields are examples of which type of pollution?

ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 4.1: Human Impact on Water Chapter Exam Instructions

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