Environmental Practices Review: Waste Management

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Waste Management Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz was designed for A&WMA's course, "GENWM-100: Environmental Practices Review Specialty Course: Waste Management" updated in June, 2009.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A discarded material is a waste.  Which of the following is not discarding?
    • A. 

      Inherently waste-like

    • B. 

      Abandoned

    • C. 

      Recycled and applied to the land

    • D. 

      Excluded

  • 2. 
    Hazardous wastes by definition may be all but which one?
    • A. 

      Listed

    • B. 

      Toxic

    • C. 

      Reactive

    • D. 

      Corrosive

    • E. 

      Radioactive

  • 3. 
    Medical Waste is a subset of what type of waste?
    • A. 

      Residual

    • B. 

      Municipal

    • C. 

      Hazardous

  • 4. 
    Wastes derived from listed waste are listed unless exempted or delisted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Waste minimization includes all but what?
    • A. 

      Toxicity reduction

    • B. 

      Reduction in waste generated

    • C. 

      Reduction in costs

    • D. 

      Beneficial use of waste

  • 6. 
    Advanced management tools do not include what?
    • A. 

      Chemical Management Services

    • B. 

      Environmental Management Systems

    • C. 

      Product Management

    • D. 

      Lean Manufacturing

  • 7. 
    Pollution and environmental risks are not explicitly identified in Lean Manufacturing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Plan, Do, Check, and React are part of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Chemical Management System

    • B. 

      Environmental Management System

    • C. 

      Lean Manufacturing

    • D. 

      Greening of the Supply Chain

  • 9. 
    Exclusionary criteria does not include:
    • A. 

      100 year floodplain

    • B. 

      100 feet of perennial stream

    • C. 

      100 feet of angry citizen

    • D. 

      100 feet of sinkhole

  • 10. 
    Social / economic considerations include all except which of the following when siting a facility?
    • A. 

      Local zoning and land use

    • B. 

      Property values

    • C. 

      Environmental justice

    • D. 

      Soil type

  • 11. 
    As long as a facility follows its state permit, it does not have to comply with the local laws.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Environmental factors investigated for a site investigation include all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      Geology / hydrogeology

    • B. 

      Property values

    • C. 

      Geo-technical conditions

    • D. 

      Soil conditions

  • 13. 
    Inspections of a facility do not include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Records and reports reviews

    • B. 

      Samples

    • C. 

      Interviews by newsman

    • D. 

      Interviews of staff

  • 14. 
    Solid waste can be in which of the following forms?
    • A. 

      Solid

    • B. 

      Liquid

    • C. 

      Containerized gas

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Which of the following reflects the correct order in the ISWM hierarchy?
    • A. 

      Landfilling, resource recovery, source reduction, recycle

    • B. 

      Recycle, landfilling, resource recovery, source reduction

    • C. 

      Recycle, landfilling, source reduction, resource recovery

    • D. 

      Source reduction, recycle, resource recovery, landfilling

    • E. 

      Source reduction, recycle, landfilling, resource recovery

  • 16. 
    Recycling, although not a direct part of waste minimization, does help to reduce pollution by...
    • A. 

      Preventing waste to landfills

    • B. 

      Conserving energy

    • C. 

      Conserving land

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    The number one concern with composting is:
    • A. 

      Odor

    • B. 

      Pathogens

    • C. 

      Fungus

    • D. 

      Endotoxins

  • 18. 
    Landfills are usually designed with the following components except what?
    • A. 

      Subbase

    • B. 

      Secondary liner

    • C. 

      Leachate detection zone

    • D. 

      Leachate collection zone

    • E. 

      Recycling operations

  • 19. 
    What is used to track hazardous waste from cradle to grave?
    • A. 

      GIS

    • B. 

      Subtitle D

    • C. 

      Manifest

    • D. 

      Police

  • 20. 
    Three broad questions must be answered to determine if a facility generates hazardous waste.  Which of the following are not included in that analogy?
    • A. 

      Is secondary material a solid waste?

    • B. 

      Is the solid waste a hazardous waste?

    • C. 

      Is the hazardous waste exempt from hazardous waste requirements?

    • D. 

      Is the product recycled?

  • 21. 
    What are the two types of hazardous waste?
    • A. 

      Infected, characteristic

    • B. 

      Characteristic, special handling

    • C. 

      Characteristic, listed

    • D. 

      Listed, special handling

    • E. 

      Listed, infected

  • 22. 
    A generator, transporter, and TSD facility handling hazardous waste must all obtain what?
    • A. 

      Permit

    • B. 

      License

    • C. 

      Bonds

    • D. 

      EPA ID #

  • 23. 
    Which treatment method is not typically used to remove organics?
    • A. 

      Thermal

    • B. 

      Chemical

    • C. 

      Biological

    • D. 

      Physical

  • 24. 
    Land disposal restrictions (LDR) require wastes to be what before landfilled?
    • A. 

      Treated to certain standards

    • B. 

      Manifested

    • C. 

      Stored

    • D. 

      Transported within 90 days

  • 25. 
    The half life of a radioactive element means the time for half...
    • A. 

      Of the atoms to disintegrate

    • B. 

      The weight of the elements to disintegrate

    • C. 

      The world's population to be affected

    • D. 

      The electrons of the element to disintegrate

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