Test Your Environmental Science Knowledge Quiz

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Environmental Science Quizzes & Trivia

Environmental science today covers, how living and nonliving things interact. The two rely on each other and if one was absent the others survival would be at risk. Take up this all-comprehensive quiz on environmental science and get to broaden your knowledge of our environment. All the best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The world population increases by about _____ people each day
    • A. 

      1.2 million

    • B. 

      82 million

    • C. 

      2.4

    • D. 

      225,000

    • E. 

      100,000

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a major factor in human population increase in the last 200 years?
    • A. 

      Humans have developed the ability to expand into almost all of the planet's climate zones

    • B. 

      Early and modern agriculture has allowed more people to be fed per unit of land area

    • C. 

      Improved health and sanitation has lowered the death rate

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct

    • E. 

      Only two of these answers are correct

  • 3. 
    The cultural carrying capacity is the 
    • A. 

      Number of humans the planet can support with consumptive lifestyles

    • B. 

      Maximum number of people the Earth can support at a reasonable level of comfort without impairing the planet's ability to sustain future generations in the same way

    • C. 

      The maximum number of people that can be supported in a fashion that allows them to pursue culturally satisfying forms of social interaction

    • D. 

      The degree to which an urban area can support a variety of cultural entities such as museums and symphony orchestras

    • E. 

      None of these answers

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are ways that humans have degraded natural capital to meet their own needs and wants?
    • A. 

      Increasing use of the Earth's net primary productivity

    • B. 

      Relying mostly on polluting and climate-changing fossil fuels

    • C. 

      Using some renewable resources faster than they can be replenished

    • D. 

      Eliminating many natural predators and reducing biodiversity

    • E. 

      All of these answers

  • 5. 
    The population change in a particular area or country in a particular year can be calculated by
    • A. 

      (deaths + emigration) (births + immigration)

    • B. 

      (births + immigration) (deaths + emigration)

    • C. 

      (deaths + immigration) (births + emigration)

    • D. 

      (births + emigration) (deaths + immigration)

    • E. 

      (births + deaths) (immigration + emigration)

  • 6. 
    The crude birth rate is the number of live brths per ____ persons in a given year.
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      500

    • D. 

      1,000

    • E. 

      10,000

  • 7. 
    The three most populous countries on the Earth are, in order of population size from largest to smallest:
    • A. 

      China, India, and the United States

    • B. 

      India, China, and the United States

    • C. 

      China, India, and Brazil

    • D. 

      China, Brazil, and India

    • E. 

      India, China, and Russia

  • 8. 
    The average number of children bron to womein in a population during their reproductive years is the 
    • A. 

      Crude birth rate

    • B. 

      Total birth rate

    • C. 

      Total fertility rate

    • D. 

      Crude fertility rate

    • E. 

      Population's natural rate of increase

  • 9. 
    Between the years 1950 and 2009, the total fertility rate in developing countries
    • A. 

      Increased from 2.8 to 6.5

    • B. 

      Decreased from 6.5 to 2.8

    • C. 

      Decreased from 2.5 to 1.6

    • D. 

      Increased from 1.6 to 2.5

    • E. 

      Increased from 2.5 to 2.8

  • 10. 
    The actual average replacement-level fertility for the whole world is slightly higer than 
    • A. 

      One child per couple

    • B. 

      Two children per couple

    • C. 

      Three children per couple

    • D. 

      Four children per couple

    • E. 

      Six children per couple

  • 11. 
    Which of the following would decrease the likelihood of a ocuple having a child?
    • A. 

      The child is part of the family labor pool

    • B. 

      Contraceptives are not available

    • C. 

      They have no public or private pension

    • D. 

      Women have many opportunities to participate in the work force

    • E. 

      Infant mortality rates are high

  • 12. 
    Two useful indicators of overall health in a country or region are
    • A. 

      Birth rate and death rate

    • B. 

      Replacement-level fertility rate and total fertility rate

    • C. 

      Life expectancy and infant mortality rate

    • D. 

      Life expectancy and death rate

    • E. 

      Life expectancy and population growth rate

  • 13. 
    A high infant mortality rate is most often associated with
    • A. 

      A high standard of living

    • B. 

      Under nutrition

    • C. 

      Malnutrition

    • D. 

      Under nutrition and malnutrition

    • E. 

      Affluence

  • 14. 
    Infant mortality rate refers to the number of children out of 1,000 that die
    • A. 

      Before birth

    • B. 

      In their first month

    • C. 

      In the first half-year of life

    • D. 

      By their first birthday

    • E. 

      By their fifth birthday

  • 15. 
    All of the following reasons help explain why the united states has one of he highest infant mortality rates of developed countries except
    • A. 

      Lack of health care for children of the poor after birth

    • B. 

      The older age of pregnant women as a result of many women delaying having children

    • C. 

      Lack of health care for poor women while they are pregnant

    • D. 

      High birth rate for teenage women

    • E. 

      None of these answers

  • 16. 
    Currently, legal and illegal immigration account for ____ of the U.S. population growth
    • A. 

      19%

    • B. 

      29%

    • C. 

      39%

    • D. 

      49%

    • E. 

      59%

  • 17. 
    Which of he following countries has the fastest growing population?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Great Britain

    • E. 

      Germany

  • 18. 
    Family planning, economic opportunities for women, and schooling for girls generally produces a higher birth rate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Birth and death rates generally decline as countries develop economically.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Women who live in rural areas have a lower total fertility rate than those in urban areas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Most of the increase in the world's population in the last 100 years took place because of sharp increase in birth rates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    _________________ refers to a process in which an increasing proportion of an entire population lives in cities and in the suburbs of cities.
  • 23. 
    In areas with a low _________ __________ _________.
  • 24. 
    Urban areas with poor sanitation and numerous health risks will genearll have a low _______ _______.
  • 25. 
    If everyone on the planet reached the U.S. level of consumption of renewable resources by the year 2050, we would need ______ Earth's to meet the demand.
  • 26. 
    As countries become more ________, their populations tend to grow more slowly.