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Environmental Science Quiz (hs - AP)

11 Questions  I  By Alexacad
A multiple-choice quiz (11 questions) based on the AP Environmental Science curriculum. The final question is not multiple-choice.

  
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1.   Which of the following is least likely to be an effect of global warming?
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2.  Of the following substances which has the greatest permeability?
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3.  Most of the Earth's deserts are at approximately 30 deg. latitude, north & south because these locations are characterized by:
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4.  Which of the following is the best example of environmental remediation?(Generally, remediation means providing a remedy, so environmental remediation deals with the removal of pollution or contaminants from environmental media such as soil, groundwater, sediment, or surface water for the general protection of human health and the environment or from a brownfield site intended for redevelopment. Remediation is generally subject to an array of regulatory requirements, and also can be based on assessments of human health and ecological risks where no legislated standards exist or where standards are advisory.)
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5.  The presence of which contaminants would be the strongest indicator that municipal sewage sludge is unfit for use as fertilizer?
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6.  Reasons that the population of an exotic species often increases rapidly when introduced to a new environment, is due which of the following:I.  The exotic species is resistant to pesticidesII. There is usually a large, underused food source in the new environmentIII. The exotic species has few natural predators in the new environment
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7.  A country's current population is 100 million with an annual growth rate of 3.5%. If the growth rate remains constant, what will be the population in 40 years?
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8.  Which type of electricity-generating power plant releases radioactive as well as toxic materials such as lead and arsenic under normal operating conditions?
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9.  Which of the following greenhouse gasses has the greatest heat-trapping ability per molecule?
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10.  Of the following, which poses the greatest threat to populations of migratory North American songbirds?
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11.  Questions 1–3 refer to the lettered points of the curves plotted on the graph below.The curves show two possible patterns of change in population size over time for acertain species of small mammal in an ecosystem.Directions: The lettered choices on the graph below refer to the numbered statements immediately following it. Select the one lettered choice that best fits each statement. Each choice may be used once, more than once, or not at all in each set. 1.  Population growing exponentially2.  Population decreasing at greatest rate3.  Population growing at a decreasing rate
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