Environmental Science...Chapter 6, Section 5.

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Environmental Science Quizzes & Trivia

The quiz below is next in the series of test and is designed to test out what you got from chapter five. Give it a shot and keep a look out for the quiz on chapter six and the rest of the book. All the best of luck in your revision!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There are currently a number of megacities on the planet, wich populations greater than 10 million.  The first hypercity on the planet, wich a population of 35 million people, is
    • A. 

      Mumbai in India

    • B. 

      Tokyo in Japan

    • C. 

      New York city in the United States

    • D. 

      Moscow in Russia

    • E. 

      Montreal in Canada

  • 2. 
    The urban growth occurring in the developing countries is 
    • A. 

      Generally well planned and orderly

    • B. 

      Helping to eliminate urban poverty

    • C. 

      Generally offset by migration to rural areas

    • D. 

      Caused by both immigration and natural increase

    • E. 

      All of these answers

  • 3. 
    It can be said that poverty is becoming __________ urbanized, mostly in ___________ countries.
    • A. 

      Less, developing

    • B. 

      Increasingly, developed

    • C. 

      Increasingly, developing

    • D. 

      Less, developed

    • E. 

      Somewhat, both developed and developing

  • 4. 
    Since 1980, the U.S. population has
    • A. 

      Shifted to the north to the east

    • B. 

      Shifted to the north and west

    • C. 

      Shifted to the south and east

    • D. 

      Shifted to the south and west

    • E. 

      Shifted to the north as people seek cooler areas because of global warming

  • 5. 
    The concentration of the U.S. population into urban areas has had the following positive effect on our natural resources:
    • A. 

      It has reduced the use of fossil fuels, as delivery of essential goods and services occurs in a more defined, smaller area.

    • B. 

      It has helped protect the country's biodiversity by reducing the destruction and degradation of wildlife habitats

    • C. 

      It has reduced global warming, since the use of fossil fuels occurs only in very concentrated areas

    • D. 

      All of these answers

  • 6. 
    Which of the following factors can be said to favor urban sprawl?
    • A. 

      Cheap gasoline

    • B. 

      Affordable land

    • C. 

      Increased prosperity

    • D. 

      Poor urban planning

    • E. 

      All of these answers

  • 7. 
    Urban populations occupy only about 2% of Earth's land area, but they consume ______ of its resources
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      45%

    • D. 

      55%

    • E. 

      75%

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are benefits of urbanization?
    • A. 

      Birth rates are lower

    • B. 

      People have better access to health care

    • C. 

      People have better access to education

    • D. 

      Recycling is more economically feasible

    • E. 

      All of these answers

  • 9. 
    Which of the following climate conditions are genearlly higher in urban areas than in suburbs and rural areas?
    • A. 

      Cloud cover

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Fog

    • D. 

      Precipitation

    • E. 

      All of these answers

  • 10. 
    A city can be described as a
    • A. 

      Cool pocket

    • B. 

      Dust bowl

    • C. 

      Heat island

    • D. 

      Wind tunnel

    • E. 

      All of these answers

  • 11. 
    "Fecal snow" is a characteristic of
    • A. 

      Sao Paulo

    • B. 

      Mexico City

    • C. 

      Calcutta

    • D. 

      Rio de Janeiro

    • E. 

      Bombay

  • 12. 
    Breathing the air of Mexico City is like smoking ___ pack(s) of cigarettes each day.
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

    • E. 

      Five

  • 13. 
    In the future, coastal cities will likely be faced with
    • A. 

      Severe water shortages when the mountaintop glaciers that feed the watersheds coming into these cities are reduced by global warming

    • B. 

      Flooding as sea levels rise secondary to global warming

    • C. 

      Higher populations as people move from arid areas because of droughts

    • D. 

      No major changes in water availability or population size

    • E. 

      Changes in water availability, but no changes in population