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  • 1. 
    1. At the present time, which one of the following provides the greatest amount of energy for powering the U.S. economy? 
    • A. 

      Natural gas

    • B. 

      Oil

    • C. 

      Solar energy

    • D. 

      Coal


  • 2. 
    2. When atoms are split, from which part of the atom is the energy released? 
    • A. 

      Electrons

    • B. 

      Isotopes

    • C. 

      The nucleus

    • D. 

      The radioactive part


  • 3. 
    3. Why would anyone want to change coal into a gas or a liquid when it works perfectly  well as a solid fuel?
    • A. 

      Homes use gas

    • B. 

      Cars use a liquid

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      Neither a or b


  • 4. 
    4. Which shows the correct order for total water supply from the largest to the smallest source? 
    • A. 

      Icecaps/glaciers, oceans, groundwater, freshwater lakes

    • B. 

      Freshwater lakes, oceans, groundwater, icecaps/glaciers

    • C. 

      Oceans, icecaps/glaciers, groundwater, freshwater lakes

    • D. 

      Oceans, freshwater lakes, groundwater, icecaps/glaciers


  • 5. 
    5. Which of the following is often used to remove poisonous gas emissions released by  industries?
    • A. 

      Catalytic converters

    • B. 

      Scrubbers

    • C. 

      Warm inversion layer

    • D. 

      Crushed limestone


  • 6. 
    6. All of the following are classifications of hazardous wastes except
    • A. 

      Flammable or explosive.

    • B. 

      Corrosive.

    • C. 

      Biodegradable.

    • D. 

      Toxic.


  • 7. 
    7. The most important first step for beginning to solve environmental problems is
    • A. 

      Joining political action groups that work to save the environment.

    • B. 

      Educating people about environmental issues and solutions.

    • C. 

      Working to pass laws that protect the environment.

    • D. 

      All of the above.


  • 8. 
    8. Which of the following substances can be recovered from solid wastes?
    • A. 

      Metals

    • B. 

      Plastics

    • C. 

      Papers

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 9. 
    9. The city in the United States distinguished by having the toughest pollution control program and the greatest air pollution problem is 
    • A. 

      New York City, New York.

    • B. 

      Birmingham, Alabama.

    • C. 

      Boston, Massachusetts.

    • D. 

      Los Angeles, California.


  • 10. 
    10. The greenhouse effect got its name because 
    • A. 

      It increases plant growth.

    • B. 

      Warmth is needed for it to occur.

    • C. 

      It is a natural phenomenon.

    • D. 

      Heat is trapped.


  • 11. 
    11. When neighborhood residents noticed a large number of dead fish in a local creek, they traced the problem to a nearby gas station.  It turned out that a tank of antifreeze had developed a leak.  This is an example of
    • A. 

      Point pollution

    • B. 

      Non-point pollution

    • C. 

      Thermal pollution

    • D. 

      Groundwater pollution


  • 12. 
    12. An advantage associated with the Darrieus rotor is that it
    • A. 

      Can utilize even low wind speeds to produce electricity.

    • B. 

      Uses one vane.

    • C. 

      Does not have to store electricity.

    • D. 

      Is not expensive to build.


  • 13. 
    13. A reactor that produces more fissionable material than it consumes is called a
    • A. 

      Fission reactor

    • B. 

      Breeder reactor

    • C. 

      Fusion reactor

    • D. 

      Conventional reactor


  • 14. 
    14. Which of the following is not a renewable resource used by early humans?
    • A. 

      Burned kerosene

    • B. 

      Burned wood

    • C. 

      Flowing water

    • D. 

      Food from plants and animals


  • 15. 
    15. Office buildings are part of the
    • A. 

      Residential sector

    • B. 

      Commercial sector

    • C. 

      Industrial sector

    • D. 

      Transportation sector


  • 16. 
    16. Why is surface mining a problem?
    • A. 

      Irrigation is needed to reclaim the land.

    • B. 

      It removes good topsoil from productive use.

    • C. 

      It creates erosional problems.

    • D. 

      All of the above.


  • 17. 
    17. What is the main reason why few nuclear power plants are being built today, compared to 30 years ago?
    • A. 

      Nuclear fusion power plants are being built instead.

    • B. 

      Federal laws were passed prohibiting the development of new nuclear power plants.

    • C. 

      Nuclear power plants have become too expensive to generate electricity at a reasonable cost.

    • D. 

      Supplies of 235U are exhausted.


  • 18. 
    18. Uranium isotopes are all unstable until uranium atoms eventually turn into 
    • A. 

      Gamma rays

    • B. 

      Lead

    • C. 

      Carbon-14

    • D. 

      Uranium-235


  • 19. 
    19. All of the following are arguments for gasifying coal except
    • A. 

      The United States has large coal reserves.

    • B. 

      Processes for gasifying coal are well established and little research is necessary to make gasification a reality.

    • C. 

      Gasified coal can be made into a gas that can be used in the gas furnaces we presently have in our homes.

    • D. 

      Coal can be gasified into a low BTU gas for burning at electrical power generation plants.


  • 20. 
    20. Most current solar energy units for homes are
    • A. 

      Cheap to buy and cheap to operate.

    • B. 

      Cheap to buy and expensive to operate.

    • C. 

      Expensive to buy and cheap to operate.

    • D. 

      Expensive to buy and expensive to operate.


  • 21. 
    21. All of the following are characteristics of a eutropic lake except
    • A. 

      The blue-green algae population is large.

    • B. 

      The DO level at the surface is high.

    • C. 

      Carp and bullheads are representative fish.

    • D. 

      The water is crystal clear.


  • 22. 
    22. The area of land from which an aquifer is filled is its 
    • A. 

      Percolation area.

    • B. 

      Recharge area.

    • C. 

      Refill surface.

    • D. 

      Run-off area.


  • 23. 
    23.  Which of the following statements is false?  Desalinization of salt water
    • A. 

      Produces nearly all the fresh water in desert countries such as Saudi Arabia.

    • B. 

      Can be accomplished by distillation, using heat to evaporate pure water, leaving salts behind.

    • C. 

      Can be accomplished by pushing water molecules through a membrane with tiny holes that salt molecules cannot pass through.

    • D. 

      Can be accomplished by using innocuous chemicals to precipitate salts out of the water.


  • 24. 
    24. Which of the following contributes most to acid precipitation?
    • A. 

      Burning of fossil fuels

    • B. 

      Ethanol

    • C. 

      Radon and ozone

    • D. 

      All of these contribute about equally to acid precipitation


  • 25. 
    25. The most significant greenhouse gas emitted in large quantities by human society is 
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      CFCs

    • C. 

      Methane

    • D. 

      Nitrous oxides


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