Chapter 17 Online Study Guide

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  • 1. 
    Why did miners use canaries in coal mines?
    • A. 

      As indicators of air quality

    • B. 

      To lighten the mood

    • C. 

      To cheer everyone up

    • D. 

      To detect toxic chemicals in the water

  • 2. 
    Mutualism is when two species that interact very closely both reap a benefit from the arrangement. Which of the following is the organism that is a mutualistic relationship between alga and fungus?
    • A. 

      Zooxanthellae

    • B. 

      Rhizobium

    • C. 

      Lichen

    • D. 

      Coral polyps

  • 3. 
    How are the four layers of the atmosphere determined?
    • A. 

      By temperature

    • B. 

      By chemical make up

    • C. 

      By altitude

    • D. 

      By latitude

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the top most layer of our atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 5. 
    Which layer of our atmosphere has the ozone layer?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 6. 
    It is critical you understand the role we play in the Carbon Cycle, Nitrogen Cycle and Sulfur Cycles for the AP Test and just understanding what is going on in the air around you. Read this section on page 419. Which of the following cycles contribute to acid rain?
    • A. 

      Carbon

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Sulfur

    • D. 

      Lead

    • E. 

      Both sulfur and nitrogen

    • F. 

      Bothlead and carbon

  • 7. 
    We take for granted electricity. The electricity that we are using every day is produced by burning coal to turn a turbine. Burning coal is one of the worst human processes as far as our air quality goes. On page 421 it discusses the percentage of different polluants released from coal burning power plants. What percent of the mercury released by humans comes from coal burning power plants? when you purchase your first house make sure you know where the closest powerplant is and try to live upwind of it!!!!!!
    • A. 

      33%

    • B. 

      45%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      75%

    • E. 

      90%

  • 8. 
    Read the section on photocomeical and industrial smog. Fort Worth has a huge problem with photochemical smog. During which of the following months would this problem be the worst? 
    • A. 

      December

    • B. 

      March

    • C. 

      August

    • D. 

      October

  • 9. 
    What gives photochemical smog that brownish haze (it is also sometimes called brown-air smog)?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Nitrogen dioxide

    • D. 

      Sulfur dioxide

  • 10. 
    Still in the smog section - According to a 1999 article in Geophysical Research Letters, if _____ million Chinese drivers drive cars by 2050 as projected, the resulting photochemical smog could cover the entire western Pacific in ozone, extending to the United States!! Only 38 years from now! 
    • A. 

      150

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      400

    • D. 

      1,000

    • E. 

      279

  • 11. 
    Which of the following can actually reduce air pollution?
    • A. 

      Rain and snow

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Urban buildings

    • D. 

      Mountains

  • 12. 
    Read about temperature inversions (pages 425 and 426).  Briefly explain how why the Los Angeles basin has such terrible air pollution resulting from the temperature inversions.  Should be at least 3 or 4 sentences!!
  • 13. 
    Read the section on inddor airpollution. Many people don't think about how this affects you, but the air in our houses is often times polluted - especially in those houses with an attached garage (the CO from the car in the garage seeps through the door jams and into your house!). Which of the following chemicals is a colorless radioactive gas that is a carcinogen - causing lung cancer.
    • A. 

      Sulfur dioxide

    • B. 

      Argon

    • C. 

      Hydrogem

    • D. 

      Radon