Environmental Science Chapter 1 And 2 2/4

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  • 1. 
    All of the following disciplines are major contributors to the field of environmental science except
    • A. 

      Linguistics and physics

    • B. 

      Biology and earth science

    • C. 

      Social sciences

  • 2. 
    Most of today's environmental problems began during which period in human history?
    • A. 

      Hunter-gatherer period

    • B. 

      Agricultural revolution

    • C. 

      Industrial revolution

  • 3. 
    Environmental science is a study of which types of interactions between humans and the environment?
    • A. 

      How humans use natural resources

    • B. 

      How human beings relate to the nonliving environment

    • C. 

      How human actions alter the environment

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is studied in environmental science?
    • A. 

      Interactions between living organisms and their nonliving environment

    • B. 

      Impact of humans on the environment

    • C. 

      Interactions between organisms

  • 5. 
    Population growth in the 20th century accelerated which environmental stress(es)?
    • A. 

      Resource depletion

    • B. 

      Pollution

    • C. 

      Habitat destruction

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Why is the world's loss of biodiversity a source of concern?
    • A. 

      Humans depend on other organisms for food and oxygen

    • B. 

      Species extinctions have been rare throughout history

    • C. 

      Loss of biodiversity is not a concern because extinctions are common.

  • 7. 
    Using economic considerations of resource use, the law of supply and demand describes the
    • A. 

      Availability of abundant resources

    • B. 

      Relationship between the availability and the worth of resources

    • C. 

      Worth of nonrenewable resources

  • 8. 
    Listing both the merits and expenses involved in implementing a particular solution is an example of a(n)
    • A. 

      Cost-benefit analysis

    • B. 

      Risk assessment

    • C. 

      Ecological footprint

  • 9. 
    Compared with their counterparts in developed countries, individuals in developing nations typically have a
    • A. 

      Higher standard of living

    • B. 

      Larger ecological footprint

    • C. 

      Shorter life span

  • 10. 
    Achieving a sustainable world is a goal that will depend on
    • A. 

      Responsible consumption by developed countries

    • B. 

      A higher standard of living in developing countries

    • C. 

      Cooperation between governments, industry, and citizens

    • D. 

      Both (a) and (c)

  • 11. 
    A good hypothesis is more than a guess because it
    • A. 

      Is based on intuition rather than observation

    • B. 

      States what is likely to happen

    • C. 

      Makes logical sense