Can You Pass This Endangered Species Act Challenge?

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Can You Pass This Endangered Species Act Challenge?

Welcome Human, this quiz will challenge your awareness regarding the rules and regulations set for saving the endangered species and their habitats because of various human actions. This quiz is particularly based upon the Endangered Species Act 1973. So, spend some minutes on this quiz and test your knowledge about the topic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which section(s) off the Act addresses "jeopardy  "    jeopardy jeopardy jeopardy ddd
    • A. 

      Section 4

    • B. 

      Section 7

    • C. 

      Section 9

    • D. 

      Section 10

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What type of permit is issued to private land owners under a Safe Harbor Agreement?
    • A. 

      Enhancement of Survival Permit

    • B. 

      Incidental Take Permit

    • C. 

      Safe Harbor Memorandum of Agreement (SHMOA)

  • 3. 
    What document does a non-federal applicant need to prepare, in consultation with the Services, in order to receive an Incidental Take Permit under Section 10 of the Act?
    • A. 

      Biological Evaluation (BE)

    • B. 

      Biological Assessment (BA)

    • C. 

      Memorandum of Agreement for Authorized Incidental Take (a "Take MOA")

    • D. 

      Habitat Conservation Plan

  • 4. 
      How much time do the services have to make a “substantial information” finding after receiving a petition to list or delist a species?
    • A. 

      30 days

    • B. 

      60 days

    • C. 

      90 days

    • D. 

      12 months

  • 5. 
    True or False: "Adverse Modification" of critical habitat concerns only effects on the survival of a species and not recovery. Recovery is explicitly excluded from consideration under Section 7 and is only addressed through the separate Recovery Planning Process of Section 4.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following court decisions is notable for its findings regarding "adverse modification" of critical habitat? (I know...this should be an extra credit question)
    • A. 

      National Association of Home Builders v. Babbitt

    • B. 

      Kleppe v. Sierra Club

    • C. 

      Gifford Pinchot Task Force v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

    • D. 

      TVA v Hill

  • 7. 
    The process for conducting "formal" and "informal" consultation is legally defined in which of the following:
    • A. 

      The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

    • B. 

      Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act

    • C. 

      The "Consultation Handbook" of 1998

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Where effects will be insignificant, discountable, or beneficial

    • B. 

      Where the agency has no discresion in taking action

    • C. 

      When the only agency action is granting or denying a permit for an otherwise private action

  • 9. 
    Which of the following words is not in the Act
    • A. 

      Take

    • B. 

      Mitigation

    • C. 

      Cumulative

    • D. 

      Candidate

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      A BA is defined under ESA. A BE is a generic term not mentioned in either the Act or the CFRs.

    • B. 

      A BA is for formal consultations only. A BE is for informal consultation.

    • C. 

      A BA is prepared only for federal actions that require an EIS. BEs are for all other types of actions.

    • D. 

      A BA is for federal actions. A BE is for non-federal actions.