Environmental Science Test Quiz

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Environmental Science Quizzes & Trivia

When we start to dive into a topic like environmental science, most tend to realise early on how daunting it can be. The sheer amount of information involved is simply overwhelming at times, but this environmental science test quiz should help you build confidence on your knowledge thus far.


Questions and Answers
  • 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