Environmental Chemistry 9 - Practice Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What can indicate healthy levels of chemicals in the water?
    • A. 

      PH lower than 5

    • B. 

      PH higher than 5.6

    • C. 

      Dissolved oxygen higher than 5

    • D. 

      High levels of nitrogen and phosphorus

  • 2. 
    2 biological indicators are...
    • A. 

      PH level and invertebrates

    • B. 

      Microbiological and aquatic invertebrates

    • C. 

      PH level and acidity

    • D. 

      None

  • 3. 
    Find the six chemical factors that are most commonly used as water quality indicators.
    • A. 

      Acidity (pH)

    • B. 

      Types of fish and plants

    • C. 

      Dissolved Oxygen levels

    • D. 

      Plant nutrients

    • E. 

      Nitrogen and Phosphorus levels

    • F. 

      Salts

    • G. 

      Heavy Metals

    • H. 

      Pesticides

  • 4. 
    Which is the fourth factor that can affect dissolved oxygen levels in water?1. Turbulence2. Temperature3. Number of organisms4. ???
    • A. 

      Density of dissolved minerals can affect the concentration of the oxygen levels

    • B. 

      Amount of dissolved CO2

    • C. 

      PH level

    • D. 

      Photosynthesis from plants

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Livable Dose 50 is what it takes to kill 50% of a set amount of population by a toxin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The density is 5g/cubic cm (heavy metals)

    • B. 

      They weigh the water down

    • C. 

      It is a toxic metal

    • D. 

      The density is 5mg/cubic cm (heavy metals)

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      It uses limestone neutralize chemicals

    • B. 

      It is used to reduce emissions

    • C. 

      It uses limestone to "clean" the SO2

    • D. 

      It uses limestone to filter the CO2

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Recreation, Drinking water, Irrigation, Protect aquatic life, and livestock drinking water.

    • B. 

      Cleansing, Recreation, Drinking water, Irrigation, other uses

    • C. 

      Energy, Cleansing, Drinking water, recreation, irrigation

    • D. 

      Cleansing, Drinking water, aquatic life, livestock drinking water, energy

  • 9. 
    As chemicals are transferred throughout the food chain, the chemical's concentration will increase. This is because the amount of chemicals are multiplied as animals eat more of the other animals that carry the chemical. This is known as:
    • A. 

      Bioaccumulation

    • B. 

      Bioconcentration

    • C. 

      Biomagnification

    • D. 

      Biochemical Deposition

  • 10. 
    Which is worse?
    • A. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • B. 

      Enhanced greenhouse effect

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Release

    • B. 

      Deposition

    • C. 

      Dispersion

    • D. 

      Evaporation

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Air quality

    • B. 

      Wind speed

    • C. 

      Chemical Properties

    • D. 

      Wind direction

    • E. 

      Temperature

    • F. 

      Precipitation

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Permeable means substances can move easily through it

    • B. 

      Permeable means that certain substances can move through

    • C. 

      Permeable means that nothing can pass through

    • D. 

      Impermeable means that it is very difficult or can barely pass through it

  • 14. 
    Leachate is the combination of a liquid and the substance it moves along.When does this occur?
    • A. 

      Dissolving in water

    • B. 

      Reducing the concentration of a substance

    • C. 

      Transporting water in soil

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Dilution

    • B. 

      Diffusion

    • C. 

      Dispersion

    • D. 

      Biodegrade

    • E. 

      Deposition

    • F. 

      Photolysis

    • G. 

      Phytoremediation

    • H. 

      PH level flux

  • 16. 
    Hydrolysis is used to break down substances using water AND can be used in biodegrading to get carbon for carbohydrates and proteins.THIS CAN BE USED IN OUR BODIES...
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Groundwater

    • B. 

      Evaporate

    • C. 

      Biodegrading

    • D. 

      Runoff

    • E. 

      Absorb

    • F. 

      Pores

    • G. 

      Rivers and streams

    • H. 

      Leachate

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Precipitation, Condensation, Snow

    • B. 

      Air, Groundwater, Runoff, Outflow

    • C. 

      Precipitation, Groundwater, Rivers, Streams, and Lakes

  • 19. 
    Flow of water is better when substances are more dissolved or have higher concentration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Soil moisture

    • C. 

      PH levels

    • D. 

      Neutrality

    • E. 

      Nutrient Availability

    • F. 

      Amount of bacteria

    • G. 

      Oxygen

  • 21. 
    Do bioreactors affect the biodegration rate?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Planting vegetation will help biodegration because there will be a larger population of bacteria.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The previous two questions talk about more things that may affect biodegration rate....
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      One bromine atom can remove 10,000 nitrogen atoms from the air we breath.

    • B. 

      They can destroy the greenhouse gases that keeps us warm.

    • C. 

      They can destroy the ozone layer because of the bromine and chlorine.

    • D. 

      They destroy the ozone layer because of the fluoride, carbon, and chlorine.

  • 25. 
    Choose the greenhouse gases.
    • A. 

      Thick ozone layer.

    • B. 

      Ground level ozones.

    • C. 

      Sulfur Dioxide.

    • D. 

      Carbon Monoxide.

    • E. 

      Hydrogen Sulfide.

    • F. 

      Nitrogen Dioxide.

  • 26. 
    The processes for hazardous household chemicals in order to be approved applies to mainly the [Blank] and contains information about the inte[Blank], physi[Blank] and [Blank] properties, and ing[Blank].
  • 27. 
    Relating to the previous question, information of  in[Blank], safety [Blank], health, environmental, and toxicity [Blank], and first [Blank] instructions.
  • 28. 
    Material Safety Data Sheets include:
    • A. 

      WHIMS labels

    • B. 

      Proper Composition

    • C. 

      Age ratings

    • D. 

      Transport and storing

    • E. 

      Precautions

    • F. 

      Instructions

  • 29. 
    Mix HHCs and it's okay to put them in other containers.This is a good way of transporting them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    You can risk contaminating soil and water if you put HHCs in the drain, soil, or garbage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Sanitary land fills use [Blank] because it is im[Blank].
  • 32. 
    Hydrocarbons are bad because...
    • A. 

      They do not break down easily.

    • B. 

      They contribute in carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide emissions.

    • C. 

      They can easily accumulate.

    • D. 

      They are toxic to plants and animals and humans.

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      Remember this diagram for the test....

    • B. 

      Click this to confirm....