4.2 Urbanization

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Urbanization Quizzes & Trivia

Environmental Science Unit 4 - Land Use & Human Impact 4. 2 - I can describe urbanization and its environmental impacts.


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  • 1. 
    A "heat island" occurs because buildings and pavement:
    • A. 

      Create more rain in a city

    • B. 

      Lower the average temperatures in a city

    • C. 

      Absorb more heat than green space

    • D. 

      Can absorb pollution from the air

  • 2. 
    Urban sprawl is best defined as:
    • A. 

      The rapid spread of urban areas into surrounding suburbs and rural areas

    • B. 

      The rapid spread of rural areas into cities

    • C. 

      The breakdown of infrastructure within cities

    • D. 

      Air pollution caused by factories

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about urban sprawl?
    • A. 

      It occurs as populations grow exponentially.

    • B. 

      It expands the city limits.

    • C. 

      It provides more opportunities for additional farming.

    • D. 

      It increases the amount of paved surfaces in an area.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT a problem caused by urban sprawl?
    • A. 

      Heat island effect

    • B. 

      Build-up of human waste

    • C. 

      Increased carbon dioxide emissions

    • D. 

      Lower temperatures in urban areas

  • 5. 
    Rapid urban sprawl followed by economic hardships often leads to increased levels of poverty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False