Environmental Science Interesting Quiz#1

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Environmental Science Quizzes & Trivia

Most people tend to seek out quizzes on Environmental Science because they’re studying it for school or college, but don’t underestimate the power of general knowledge either. The topic, aside from academic or occupational use, is simply quite interesting. Find out for yourself in this Environmental Science Interesting Quiz #1!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What essential characteristic does a good experiment have?
    • A. 

      A control group is given the experimental treatment

    • B. 

      A single variable is tested

    • C. 

      A control is used

    • D. 

      Both (b) and (c)

  • 2. 
    Why are mathematical models important?
    • A. 

      They are especially useful in situations with many variables

    • B. 

      They can be used to create useful digital images

    • C. 

      They can represent how a system or process works.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    The average mass of a wolf in a pack of wolves is an example of
    • A. 

      Mean

    • B. 

      Distribution

    • C. 

      Sample size

    • D. 

      Statistical population

  • 4. 
    A model of a dinosaur is an example of a ___________________ model.
    • A. 

      Graphical

    • B. 

      Mathematical

    • C. 

      Physical

  • 5. 
    The chance that an earthquake will occur in your town during the next year is an example of
    • A. 

      Correlation

    • B. 

      Skepticism

    • C. 

      Risk

  • 6. 
    Before you can make a decision using a decision-making model, what step must you take?
    • A. 

      Explore the consequences of each option

    • B. 

      Consider which values apply to the issue

    • C. 

      Gather information

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    If you consider what will protect our natural resources when making an environmental decision, you are examining a(n) ____________________  value.
    • A. 

      Ethical/moral

    • B. 

      Aesthetic

    • C. 

      Environmental

  • 8. 
    Your country is considering buying land to form a nature preserve.  On this land, an endangered species of mammal is known to breed.  Which of the following is a possible  positive long-term consequence of this decision?
    • A. 

      The population of the endangered species increases.

    • B. 

      Habitat destruction is immediately slowed.

    • C. 

      Environmental controls are made less strict outside the preserve area.

  • 9. 
    In a scientific investigation, it is important that the number of objects or events being sampled be
    • A. 

      Large enough to give an accurate estimate for the whole population

    • B. 

      Equal to the mean number of objects or events not sampled

    • C. 

      Equal to the total statistical population

  • 10. 
    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