Environmental Impact: Society's Relationship and Issues


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The harmful consequences of human activity in the natural world are known as _____.

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1. How is 'global warming' defined?

2. The presence of industrial waste spills in groundwater is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Environmental issues are related to the negative side-effects on nature caused by things we humans do. This assessment tests your knowledge of current environmental issues causing harmful outcomes for society. In order to do well on this quiz, you'll need to be aware of the vocabulary connected to these issues.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Term related to the harmful consequences on nature caused by human activity
  • An environmental issue related to temperature
  • Problem connected to harmful substances introduced into the environment
  • What it's called when animals lose their homes

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the three main types of environmental issues addressed in this quiz
  • Knowledge application- use your understanding of environmental issues to identify the effects of different environmental hazards
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding environmental hazards to answer questions about how they affect society

Additional Learning

To learn more about the environmental issues, review the accompanying lesson on Impact of Environmental Issues on Society. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the phrase 'environmental issues'
  • Explain the main cause of the rise in average temperature of the oceans and atmosphere
  • Know the outcomes of introducing harmful substances into the environment
  • Explore the reasons for animals losing their homes
  • Examine some recent statistics related to these environmental issues