Environmental Issues - Multiple Choice

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  • 1. 

    1.                   A deep sandy soil would be most suitable with water readily available for irrigation would be most suitable for growing of

    • A.

      All crops both dry land and irrigated

    • B.

      Pastures only

    • C.

      Pastures and irrigated perennial crops

    • D.

      Annual legumes and pastures

    Correct Answer
    C. Pastures and irrigated perennial crops
    Explanation
    A deep sandy soil with readily available water for irrigation would be most suitable for growing pastures and irrigated perennial crops. These types of crops require a well-draining soil like sandy soil to prevent waterlogging and allow for proper root development. Additionally, the availability of water for irrigation ensures that these crops can receive sufficient moisture even during dry periods, promoting their growth and productivity.

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  • 2. 

        Which of the following is the name of the scheme that recycles chemical drums?

    • A.

      Clean up drum Inc.

    • B.

      Drum clear

    • C.

      Drum recyclers

    • D.

      Drum shredders

    • E.

      Drum muster

    Correct Answer
    E. Drum muster
    Explanation
    Drum muster is the correct answer because it is the name of the scheme that recycles chemical drums. The other options, Clean up drum Inc., Drum clear, Drum recyclers, and Drum shredders, do not specifically indicate a recycling scheme for chemical drums.

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  • 3. 

    In the great artesian basin there has been a program of reducing use of water from the underground aquifer. The program involves

    • A.

      Capping bores and piping water to stock troughs

    • B.

      Subsidising power for pumping of water

    • C.

      Subsidising the cost of solar pumping stations

    • D.

      Subsidising fuel and fodder costs for producers to de stock to save water

    • E.

      Restricting clearing near water courses

    Correct Answer
    A. Capping bores and piping water to stock troughs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is capping bores and piping water to stock troughs. This is likely the correct answer because capping bores and piping water to stock troughs would help reduce the use of water from the underground aquifer. By capping bores, less water would be extracted from the aquifer, and by piping water to stock troughs, the water would be used more efficiently and effectively. This method would help conserve water resources and promote sustainable water management in the great artesian basin.

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  • 4. 

      Which of the following is not a concern of the Environmental Protection Act?

    • A.

      Spray odour drift

    • B.

      Recycling of wastes to avoid landfill

    • C.

      Buffell grass productivity decline

    • D.

      Water use

    • E.

      Reduction in remnant vegetation

    Correct Answer
    C. Buffell grass productivity decline
    Explanation
    The Environmental Protection Act is a legislation that aims to protect the environment and address various concerns related to it. The act typically includes provisions related to issues such as spray odour drift, recycling of wastes, water use, and reduction in remnant vegetation. However, buffel grass productivity decline is not specifically mentioned as a concern in the act.

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  • 5. 

    Remnant vegetation is best defined as

    • A.

      Any vegetation protected by the government

    • B.

      Declared weed

    • C.

      Any trees and shrubs that the greenies want protecting

    • D.

      Small remaining vegetation considered in decline or rare

    Correct Answer
    D. Small remaining vegetation considered in decline or rare
    Explanation
    Remnant vegetation refers to the small remaining patches of vegetation that are either in decline or are rare. These areas are often the last remnants of larger ecosystems that have been cleared or degraded due to human activities. They are important because they provide habitat for endangered or threatened species, contribute to biodiversity, and can help restore degraded landscapes. The term "remnant vegetation" does not specifically refer to any vegetation protected by the government, declared weed, or the preferences of environmentalists (greenies).

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  • 6. 

    The most correct definition of Sustainability is

    • A.

      Keeping a business afloat

    • B.

      Consistently producing high yields

    • C.

      Caring for the environment even if productivity is lower

    • D.

      Maintaining productivity of our country and at the same time minimising harm to the environment

    • E.

      Planting trees to protect from salinity

    Correct Answer
    D. Maintaining productivity of our country and at the same time minimising harm to the environment
    Explanation
    Sustainability refers to the ability to maintain and support the productivity and growth of a country or organization while minimizing negative impacts on the environment. This definition encompasses the idea of balancing economic development with environmental responsibility. It emphasizes the importance of ensuring long-term productivity and success while also considering the well-being of the environment and future generations.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following will INCREASE spray drift?

    • A.

      Spraying when wind conditions are between 3 and 15km per hour

    • B.

      Using fine droplets to produce a mist

    • C.

      Allowing for a buffer zone between a sprayed crop and a sensitive area.

    • D.

      Maintaining spray equipment

    • E.

      Wearing protective equipment

    Correct Answer
    B. Using fine droplets to produce a mist
    Explanation
    Using fine droplets to produce a mist will increase spray drift. Fine droplets are more easily carried by wind and can travel farther distances compared to larger droplets. This increases the likelihood of the spray drifting away from the intended target area and potentially causing harm to non-target areas or sensitive areas.

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  • 8. 

     Riparian area refers to                     

    • A.

      Rivers and lakes c. d.

    • B.

      Any water area with trees included

    • C.

      Corridors of vegetation along rivers and streams

    • D.

      Large water storages

    Correct Answer
    C. Corridors of vegetation along rivers and streams
    Explanation
    Riparian areas are defined as corridors of vegetation along rivers and streams. This means that they are areas of land that are adjacent to bodies of water, specifically rivers and streams, and are characterized by the presence of trees and other vegetation. These areas are important for maintaining water quality, preventing erosion, and providing habitat for wildlife. The other options, such as rivers and lakes or large water storages, do not accurately describe riparian areas as they do not specifically mention the presence of vegetation.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following would be considered a sensitive area in terms of the environment.                  

    • A.

      Riparian areas

    • B.

      Major highway

    • C.

      Major residence

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options listed would be considered sensitive areas in terms of the environment. Riparian areas are important ecological zones that are located along the banks of rivers and streams, and they play a crucial role in maintaining water quality and supporting diverse plant and animal species. Major highways can have significant negative impacts on the environment, including habitat fragmentation, pollution from vehicle emissions, and disturbance to wildlife populations. Similarly, major residences can contribute to environmental degradation through increased urbanization, habitat destruction, and increased demand for resources. Therefore, all three options are considered sensitive areas due to their potential environmental impacts.

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  • 10. 

    What is a term that is connected with a sustainable farming approach

    • A.

      Revegation of degraded land

    • B.

      Conservation tillage

    • C.

      Minimum tillage

    • D.

      Recycling of waste

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options provided - revegation of degraded land, conservation tillage, minimum tillage, and recycling of waste - are connected with a sustainable farming approach. Revegation of degraded land involves restoring vegetation on land that has been damaged or degraded. Conservation tillage refers to the practice of reducing soil disturbance during planting and cultivation to improve soil health and reduce erosion. Minimum tillage is a similar approach that aims to minimize soil disturbance while still allowing for crop growth. Recycling of waste involves reusing or repurposing agricultural waste materials, such as composting or using organic waste as fertilizer, to reduce waste and promote sustainability in farming practices.

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  • 11. 

    What are three gases that are considered greenhouse gas emissions that the government is thinking of taxing?

    Correct Answer
    Carbon dioxide Methane Nitrous oxide
    Explanation
    The three gases listed, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, are considered greenhouse gas emissions that the government is considering taxing. This suggests that the government wants to address and reduce the emissions of these gases, as they contribute to climate change and global warming. By imposing taxes on these gases, the government aims to incentivize industries and individuals to reduce their emissions and transition towards more sustainable practices.

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  • 12. 

    Before clearning of vegetation you must check a ____________ map.

    Correct Answer
    ecosystem, environment
    Explanation
    Before clearing vegetation, it is important to check an ecosystem map or an environment map. This is because both ecosystem and environment maps provide valuable information about the surrounding area, including the various plant and animal species present, as well as any sensitive habitats or protected areas that need to be considered during the clearing process. By consulting these maps, one can ensure that the vegetation clearing is done in a responsible and sustainable manner, minimizing any negative impacts on the ecosystem or environment.

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  • 13. 

    A feed miller produces considerable noise when mixing feeds. If the miller was close to a residential area. What would be an initial solution to overcoming some of the complaints of the residents.

    Correct Answer
    Only operate during work hours, Work hours
    Explanation
    To overcome the complaints of the residents, an initial solution would be for the feed miller to only operate during work hours. By limiting the operation of the miller to specific hours, such as typical work hours, the noise generated from mixing feeds can be minimized during times when residents are more likely to be awake and active. This can help reduce disturbance and inconvenience to the residents, addressing their complaints to some extent.

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  • 14. 

    If a person was accussed of causing drift on to a next door neighbours property which of the following would NOT be considered when investigating the complaint?

    • A.

      Type of application equipment being used

    • B.

      Batch number of the chemical

    • C.

      Prevailing weather conditions on the day of application

    • D.

      Active constituent of chemical

    • E.

      Insttructions on label

    Correct Answer
    B. Batch number of the chemical
    Explanation
    When investigating a complaint about drift onto a neighbor's property, the batch number of the chemical would not be considered. The batch number is a unique identifier for a specific production batch of a chemical, and it is not directly relevant to the issue of drift. The other factors listed, such as the type of application equipment, prevailing weather conditions, active constituent of the chemical, and instructions on the label, are all important in determining the cause and extent of the drift.

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  • 15. 

    Why would you add gypsum to the soil?

    Correct Answer
    Improve structure, better structure, good structure, more friable, better drainage
    Explanation
    Gypsum is added to soil to improve its structure. It helps to create a better, more friable soil structure that allows for better drainage. By adding gypsum, the soil becomes more porous and allows water to penetrate more easily, preventing waterlogging and improving overall drainage. This ultimately leads to better soil health and plant growth.

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  • 16. 

    Many cropping paddocks and pasture paddocks have become harder due to compaction by machinery or animals. Suggest some ways of overcoming compaction or improving water infiltration.

    Correct Answer
    Add Gypsum
    Explanation
    Adding gypsum is a suggested solution for overcoming compaction or improving water infiltration in cropping paddocks and pasture paddocks. Gypsum is known to help break up compacted soil by improving its structure. It works by reducing soil crusting and increasing the porosity, allowing water to infiltrate more easily. This can help improve drainage and prevent waterlogging in the paddocks. Additionally, gypsum can also enhance the availability of nutrients in the soil, promoting healthier plant growth.

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  • 17. 

    All primary producers have a _________ of care to the environment

    Correct Answer
    Care
    Explanation
    The word "care" in this context refers to the responsibility or obligation that all primary producers have towards the environment. It implies that they must take appropriate actions and make conscious decisions to ensure the well-being and protection of the environment in which they operate. This includes practices such as sustainable farming, reducing pollution, conserving resources, and minimizing the negative impact on ecosystems. By exercising care, primary producers contribute to the overall health and sustainability of the environment.

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  • 18. 

    Biodiversity means

    • A.

      Economic diversity

    • B.

      Saving the habitat for at risk of extinction native animals

    • C.

      The diverstiy of flora and fauna

    • D.

      Various methods of biological control

    Correct Answer
    C. The diverstiy of flora and fauna
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the diversity of flora and fauna. Biodiversity refers to the variety of plant and animal species in a particular habitat or ecosystem. It encompasses the different types of plants, animals, and microorganisms, as well as their genetic variations. Biodiversity is important for maintaining the balance of ecosystems, as each species plays a crucial role in the functioning of the ecosystem. It also provides various ecosystem services, such as pollination, nutrient cycling, and climate regulation. Therefore, the diversity of flora and fauna is a key component of biodiversity.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following soil problems has been made caused by the increase of legume pastures mixed with annual grasses and fertilised liberally with superphosphate?

    • A.

      Soil salinity

    • B.

      Soil acidification

    • C.

      Soil texture

    • D.

      Soil structure

    Correct Answer
    B. Soil acidification
    Explanation
    The increase of legume pastures mixed with annual grasses and the liberal use of superphosphate fertilizer can lead to soil acidification. Legumes have the ability to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere, which can increase soil acidity. Additionally, the use of superphosphate fertilizer, which contains phosphoric acid, can also contribute to soil acidification. As a result, the combination of these factors can cause a decrease in soil pH, leading to soil acidification.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following are soil issues associated with clearing trees in the catchment areas?

    • A.

      Soil structure

    • B.

      Soil texture

    • C.

      Soil acidification

    • D.

      Soil salinity

    Correct Answer
    D. Soil salinity
    Explanation
    Clearing trees in catchment areas can lead to soil salinity issues. When trees are removed, there is a decrease in the amount of water taken up by the roots, resulting in higher water tables. This can cause the salts present in the soil to rise to the surface, leading to an increase in soil salinity. Salty soils can negatively impact plant growth and reduce agricultural productivity.

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  • 21. 

    What do you consider to be five very strong reasons why you are committed to sustainable agriculture?

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