Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission - Regional Planning Academy Exam

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Academy Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome to the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission's Regional Planning Academy Final Exam. Please select the best answer to each of the following questions covering information from the Regional Planning Academy Training Modules. Additional instructions are provided on the next page and at the end of the Exam. Regional Planning Academy - www. Rvarc. Org/academy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As related to water quality, TMDL is an acronym for?
    • A. 

      Turbidity Measure Deposition Level

    • B. 

      Toxic Mineral Deposition Layer

    • C. 

      Total Metal Daily Load

    • D. 

      Total Maximum Daily Load

  • 2. 
    All metropolitan areas in the United States with a population greater than ______, are required by federal law to particiapte in a metropolitan planning organization (MPO).
    • A. 

      200,000

    • B. 

      100,000

    • C. 

      50,000

    • D. 

      10,000

  • 3. 
    Which of the following counties in the RVARC service area are also part of the the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) service area?
    • A. 

      Alleghany and Craig

    • B. 

      Alleghany, Botetourt, and Craig

    • C. 

      Craig, Boteourt, and Roanoke

    • D. 

      Alleghany, Craig, and Roanoke

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true of the Roanoke Valley Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (RVAMPO)?
    • A. 

      Federal funding for transportation projects and programs in the region are channeled through this planning process

    • B. 

      Enabling legislation is the Federal Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1973

    • C. 

      Covers the urbanized and rural portions of the region

    • D. 

      Covers only the urbanized portions the region

    • E. 

  • 5. 
    “Bad” or ground-level ozone is created by a chemical reaction between which of the following primary pollutants in the presence of sunlight?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC)

    • C. 

      Particulate matter

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide and oxides of nitrogen (NOx)

  • 6. 
    Virginia is divided into how many planning districts (PDCs)?
    • A. 

      23

    • B. 

      21

    • C. 

      17

    • D. 

      15

  • 7. 
    The Online Regional Planning Academy won an "Innovation Award" from which national organization?
    • A. 

      Appalachain Regional Commission (ARC)

    • B. 

      National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)

    • C. 

      American Planning Association (APA)

    • D. 

      National Association of Regional Councils (NARC)

  • 8. 
    In calculating Total Maximum Daily Loads, which source(s) of pollution are are considered?
    • A. 

      Point source

    • B. 

      Non-point source

    • C. 

      Natural

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Local governments, businesses, non-profits, and citizens can request general technical assistance (demographic data, mapping, grant assistance, etc.) from the Regional Commission in which of the following way(s)?
    • A. 

      Via telephone at 540.343.4417 or fax at 540.343.4416

    • B. 

      Via email at [email protected]

    • C. 

      In person at the Regional Commission office located at 313 Luck Avenue, SW in downtown Roanoke.

    • D. 

      All of the above