Environmental Science A Pre-course Quiz

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Environmental Science A pre-course quiz. Please take this quiz before the start of the course. Do your best!You will earn 10 pts once you have completed this quiz. This quiz is NOT connected to the K12 LMS, so you will not see the 10 pts posted immediatelyPlease grant at least 3 to 5 school days to allow for me to transfer the 10 points to your grade book once I have viewed and noted your score. Thank you,Mrs. L.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    All of the following are factors that determine climate except?

    • A.

      Solar and volcanic activity

    • B.

      Population and longitude

    • C.

      Atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns

    • D.

      Latitude and local geography

    Correct Answer
    B. Population and longitude
    Explanation
    The factors that determine climate are solar and volcanic activity, atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns, latitude, and local geography. Population and longitude do not directly influence climate. Population refers to the number of people living in an area and longitude is a measure of distance east or west of the Prime Meridian. While these factors may indirectly impact climate through human activities such as deforestation or urbanization, they are not considered primary determinants of climate patterns.

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  • 2. 

    The majority of our fresh water is found in __________________.

    • A.

      Aquifers

    • B.

      Oceans

    • C.

      Glaciers

    • D.

      Lakes

    Correct Answer
    C. Glaciers
    Explanation
    Glaciers hold the majority of our fresh water. Glaciers are large masses of ice formed from compacted snow over many years. They store water in the form of ice, and when they melt, they release fresh water into rivers and lakes. This makes glaciers a vital source of fresh water for drinking, agriculture, and other human needs.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is a short-term effect of air pollution to humans?

    • A.

      Coughing

    • B.

      Headache

    • C.

      Eye irritation

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Air pollution can have various short-term effects on human health. Coughing is a common symptom as the pollutants irritate the respiratory system. Headaches can occur due to the inhalation of pollutants, which can cause inflammation and affect blood flow to the brain. Eye irritation is another short-term effect, as pollutants can irritate the delicate tissues of the eyes. Therefore, all of the given options are correct and represent short-term effects of air pollution on humans.

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  • 4. 

    The clearing of trees from an area without replacing them is called _________________________.

    • A.

      Deforestation

    • B.

      Clear cutting

    • C.

      Reforestation

    • D.

      Harvesting

    Correct Answer
    A. Deforestation
    Explanation
    Deforestation refers to the process of removing trees from a specific area without replacing them. It involves the permanent destruction of forests, resulting in the loss of biodiversity, disruption of ecosystems, and the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This practice is often driven by human activities such as agriculture, logging, and urbanization, and it has significant environmental consequences, including soil erosion, climate change, and the displacement of indigenous communities. Deforestation is a major global concern as it contributes to the loss of valuable natural resources and threatens the overall health of our planet.

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  • 5. 

    A common environmental problem caused by landfills is _______________.

    • A.

      Methane gas

    • B.

      Leachate

    • C.

      Unsafe drinking water

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Landfills are a major source of environmental problems. One of the main issues is the release of methane gas, which is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Additionally, landfills produce leachate, a toxic liquid that can contaminate soil and water sources, leading to unsafe drinking water. Therefore, all of the options listed - methane gas, leachate, and unsafe drinking water - are correct and are common environmental problems caused by landfills.

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  • 6. 

    The process of reusing materials or recovering valuable materials from waste or scrap _________________.

    • A.

      Composting

    • B.

      Conservation

    • C.

      Recycling

    • D.

      Refuse

    Correct Answer
    C. Recycling
    Explanation
    The process of recycling involves reusing materials or extracting valuable materials from waste or scrap. It helps in reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfills, conserving natural resources, and minimizing environmental pollution. Recycling plays a crucial role in sustainable waste management and contributes to a circular economy by closing the loop on the production and consumption cycle.

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  • 7. 

    Any waste that is a risk to health of humans or other living things is called ______________ waste.

    • A.

      Industrial

    • B.

      Hazardous

    • C.

      Toxic

    • D.

      Nontoxic

    Correct Answer
    B. Hazardous
    Explanation
    Hazardous waste refers to any waste that poses a risk to the health of humans or other living things. This type of waste can be harmful or toxic and requires special handling and disposal methods to prevent harm to the environment and public health. Industrial waste may or may not be hazardous, depending on its characteristics. Similarly, toxic waste refers specifically to waste that contains poisonous substances, while non-toxic waste does not pose any significant risk to health. Therefore, hazardous waste is the most appropriate term to describe waste that is a risk to human and environmental health.

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  • 8. 

    The process of returning land to its original or better condition after mining is completed is called _______________.

    • A.

      Smelting

    • B.

      Land betterment

    • C.

      Reclamation

    • D.

      Subsistance

    Correct Answer
    C. Reclamation
    Explanation
    Reclamation is the process of restoring land to its original or improved condition after mining activities have been completed. This involves mitigating the environmental impact caused by mining, such as soil erosion, water pollution, and habitat destruction. Reclamation aims to restore the land's productivity and biodiversity, making it suitable for future land use or returning it to its pre-mining state. Smelting is a process of extracting metal from its ore, land betterment refers to improving land conditions through various methods, and subsistence refers to the minimum level of survival.

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  • 9. 

    Toxicology is used by scientists to study which of the following?

    • A.

      Spread of diseases

    • B.

      Sources of pollution

    • C.

      Environment's role in diseases

    • D.

      Harmful effects of substances or organisms

    Correct Answer
    D. Harmful effects of substances or organisms
    Explanation
    Toxicology is a branch of science that focuses on studying the harmful effects caused by substances or organisms. It involves the identification, analysis, and evaluation of toxic substances and their impact on living organisms and the environment. By studying toxicology, scientists can understand the potential dangers and risks associated with certain substances or organisms, and develop strategies to mitigate or prevent their harmful effects.

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  • 10. 

    An organism in which a pathogen lives all or part of its life on is called a ____________________.

    • A.

      Consumer

    • B.

      Participant

    • C.

      Host

    • D.

      Defender

    Correct Answer
    C. Host
    Explanation
    An organism in which a pathogen lives all or part of its life on is called a host. A host provides a suitable environment for the pathogen to survive and reproduce. It may or may not be harmed by the pathogen's presence. The relationship between the host and the pathogen can range from mutualistic, where both benefit, to parasitic, where the pathogen benefits at the expense of the host. In any case, the host plays a crucial role in the pathogen's life cycle.

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