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Environmental Issues - Multiple Choice

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      All crops both dry land and irrigated

    • B. 

      Pastures only

    • C. 

      Pastures and irrigated perennial crops

    • D. 

      Annual legumes and pastures

  • 2. 
        Which of the following is the name of the scheme that recycles chemical drums?
    • A. 

      Clean up drum Inc.

    • B. 

      Drum clear

    • C. 

      Drum recyclers

    • D. 

      Drum shredders

    • E. 

      Drum muster

  • 3. 
    In the great artesian basin there has been a program of reducing use of water from the underground aquifer. The program involves
    • A. 

      Capping bores and piping water to stock troughs

    • B. 

      Subsidising power for pumping of water

    • C. 

      Subsidising the cost of solar pumping stations

    • D. 

      Subsidising fuel and fodder costs for producers to de stock to save water

    • E. 

      Restricting clearing near water courses

  • 4. 
      Which of the following is not a concern of the Environmental Protection Act?
    • A. 

      Spray odour drift

    • B. 

      Recycling of wastes to avoid landfill

    • C. 

      Buffell grass productivity decline

    • D. 

      Water use

    • E. 

      Reduction in remnant vegetation

  • 5. 
    Remnant vegetation is best defined as
    • A. 

      Any vegetation protected by the government

    • B. 

      Declared weed

    • C. 

      Any trees and shrubs that the greenies want protecting

    • D. 

      Small remaining vegetation considered in decline or rare

  • 6. 
    The most correct definition of Sustainability is
    • A. 

      Keeping a business afloat

    • B. 

      Consistently producing high yields

    • C. 

      Caring for the environment even if productivity is lower

    • D. 

      Maintaining productivity of our country and at the same time minimising harm to the environment

    • E. 

      Planting trees to protect from salinity

  • 7. 
    Which of the following will INCREASE spray drift?
    • A. 

      Spraying when wind conditions are between 3 and 15km per hour

    • B. 

      Using fine droplets to produce a mist

    • C. 

      Allowing for a buffer zone between a sprayed crop and a sensitive area.

    • D. 

      Maintaining spray equipment

    • E. 

      Wearing protective equipment

  • 8. 
     Riparian area refers to                     
    • A. 

      Rivers and lakes c. d.

    • B. 

      Any water area with trees included

    • C. 

      Corridors of vegetation along rivers and streams

    • D. 

      Large water storages

  • 9. 
    Which of the following would be considered a sensitive area in terms of the environment.                  
    • A. 

      Riparian areas

    • B. 

      Major highway

    • C. 

      Major residence

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What is a term that is connected with a sustainable farming approach
    • A. 

      Revegation of degraded land

    • B. 

      Conservation tillage

    • C. 

      Minimum tillage

    • D. 

      Recycling of waste

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    What are three gases that are considered greenhouse gas emissions that the government is thinking of taxing?
  • 12. 
  • 13. 
    A feed miller produces considerable noise when mixing feeds. If the miller was close to a residential area. What would be an initial solution to overcoming some of the complaints of the residents.
  • 14. 
    If a person was accussed of causing drift on to a next door neighbours property which of the following would NOT be considered when investigating the complaint?
    • A. 

      Type of application equipment being used

    • B. 

      Batch number of the chemical

    • C. 

      Prevailing weather conditions on the day of application

    • D. 

      Active constituent of chemical

    • E. 

      Insttructions on label

  • 15. 
    Why would you add gypsum to the soil?
  • 16. 
    Many cropping paddocks and pasture paddocks have become harder due to compaction by machinery or animals. Suggest some ways of overcoming compaction or improving water infiltration.
  • 17. 
    All primary producers have a _________ of care to the environment
  • 18. 
    Biodiversity means
    • A. 

      Economic diversity

    • B. 

      Saving the habitat for at risk of extinction native animals

    • C. 

      The diverstiy of flora and fauna

    • D. 

      Various methods of biological control

  • 19. 
    Which of the following soil problems has been made caused by the increase of legume pastures mixed with annual grasses and fertilised liberally with superphosphate?
    • A. 

      Soil salinity

    • B. 

      Soil acidification

    • C. 

      Soil texture

    • D. 

      Soil structure

  • 20. 
    Which of the following are soil issues associated with clearing trees in the catchment areas?
    • A. 

      Soil structure

    • B. 

      Soil texture

    • C. 

      Soil acidification

    • D. 

      Soil salinity

  • 21. 
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