Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

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What is the most likely source of nutrient pollution?

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

2. The best method for assessing water pollution is to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps check your understanding of the different types of water pollution. You will be assessed on the sources of water pollution and the impacts of water pollution on the environment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet/quiz combo to review:

  • Non-point source pollution
  • Nutrient pollution
  • Ways water pollution is detected
  • Groundwater pollution

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related water pollution lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the effects of water pollution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about fecal coliform bacteria

Additional Learning

To learn more about water pollution, review the corresponding lesson called Water Pollution: Definition, Types and Sources. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine what water pollution is
  • Identify the sources of water pollution
  • Differentiate between point source and non-point source
  • Define surface water pollution
  • Identify toxic chemicals
  • Review characteristics of groundwater pollution
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