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Types & Impact of Pollution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When fecal coliform bacteria is found in a water sample, what is the likely conclusion?

Question 2 2. The water in the Gulf of Mexico near Biloxi, Mississippi has gone from being an enjoyable place to swim to quite contaminated. Leaves and other contaminants flow into the water from pipes under the beach, several casinos are under construction near the ocean, and agricultural runoff occurs. This is an example of what type of water pollution?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. What is the most likely source of nutrient pollution?

Question 5 5. On what basis were S. Rowland and M. Molina chosen for the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry?

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Question 6 6. The initial Montreal Protocol of 1987 vowed to reduce CFC production by _____.

Question 7 7. How is ozone that is found in the troposphere considered harmful?

Question 8 8. Select the concentration of ozone that is naturally found in the stratosphere.

Question 9 9. Six types of air pollutants were identified by the EPA because they _____.

Question 10 10. How are primary pollutants compared to secondary pollutants?

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Question 11 11.

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 12 12. _____ is an air pollutant. It is an odorless gas which is produced as a result of the burning of industrial waste. If inhaled it hinders delivery of oxygen throughout the body.

Question 13 13. Radioactive pollution is _____.

Question 14 14. If you believe you have been contaminated with a radioactive substance, you should:

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a source of radioactive pollution?

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Question 16 16. When we talk of radioactive pollution, we mean pollution that involves:

Question 17 17. What part of the ear is greatly affected as a result of prolonged exposure to noise pollution?

Question 18 18. A man is having his home remodeled. The noise level is really high, especially when special drills are used to remove stubborn floor tiles. What would be the best control measure used to reduce this noise pollution?

Question 19 19. Which of the following most likely occurs when an animal endures prolonged exposure to noise pollution?

Question 20 20. What statement best defines noise pollution?

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Question 21 21. What is the term used to describe a substance that pollutes the air, water or land?

Question 22 22. Discarded water bottles and sulfur dioxide are examples of _____ and _____ pollutants.

Question 23 23. How can a landfill be best described?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is a property of biological pollutants?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is FALSE about atmospheric carbon dioxide levels?

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

Question 28 28. What are the three major greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere?

Question 29 29. The best method for assessing water pollution is to:

Question 30 30. What is required in order for CFCs to break down ozone?

Types & Impact of Pollution Chapter Exam Instructions

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