Review Quiz On Environmental Practices! Trivia

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Environment Quizzes & Trivia

This exam was given as part of A&WMA's course, "GEN-100: Environmental Practices Review"


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Complete the following equation: [456 + 844 + 4575.2 + (5x30)(1x103) - (1,500)] / 10-5 =
    • A. 

      1.5 X 10^5

    • B. 

      1.5 X 10^-3

    • C. 

      1.5 x 10^10

    • D. 

      0.058

  • 2. 
    The Law of Conservation of Matter states that matter is conserved in terms of:
    • A. 

      The Law of Definite Composition

    • B. 

      Conservation of Energy

    • C. 

      The Law of Multiple Proportions

    • D. 

      Conservation of Mass

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a primary "greenhouse" gas because it is anthropogenic and absorbs the largest amount of long wave infrared radiation in the Earth's atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • B. 

      Ozone

    • C. 

      Water vapor

    • D. 

      Methane

  • 4. 
    A temperature of 1560° R. is most equivalent to:
    • A. 

      1459.6° F

    • B. 

      1100° K

    • C. 

      1100° F

    • D. 

      1100° C

  • 5. 
    Worldwide use of lead addititives in gasoline in automobiles was originally restricted because:
    • A. 

      Lead free gasoline extends an automobile engine's life

    • B. 

      Allows refiners to manufacture oxygenated fuels

    • C. 

      Lead is a toxic pollutant

    • D. 

      Leaded gasoline can poison catalytic converters

  • 6. 
    The preferred Hierarchy of Waste Management is:
    • A. 

      Source Reduction - Recycle / Reuse - Treatment - Disposal

    • B. 

      Recycle / Reuse - Source Reduction - Treatment - Disposal

    • C. 

      Source Reduction - Treatment - Recycle / Reuse - Disposal

    • D. 

      Treatment - Source Reduction - Recycle / Reuse - Disposal

  • 7. 
    The coagulation step in water treatment cannot remove which of the following pollutants:
    • A. 

      Particulates > 10µ

    • B. 

      Chloride, sulfate, or nitrate

    • C. 

      Dissolved molecules of humic / fulmic acids

    • D. 

      Bacteria and viruses < 10µ

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is generally considered as a semi-volatile organic compound? 
    • A. 

      Benzene

    • B. 

      Dichloroethane

    • C. 

      Dinitrophenol

    • D. 

      TCE

  • 9. 
    In toxicology, the amount of a toxic agent which enters the body is the:
    • A. 

      Administered dose

    • B. 

      Ingested dose

    • C. 

      Effective dose

    • D. 

      Intake dose

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not normally presented as an Environmental cost:
    • A. 

      Conventional costs

    • B. 

      Potentially hidden costs

    • C. 

      Costs for fines

    • D. 

      Image and relationship costs

  • 11. 
    A gas flows through a duct at a flow rate of 100 cfm at 90°F and 1.0 psig.  If the same gas is heated to 120°F and compressed to 5.0 psig, what will be the flowrate?
    • A. 

      110 acfm

    • B. 

      110 scfm

    • C. 

      87 scfm

    • D. 

      87 acfm

  • 12. 
    Decreasing the temperature of a chemical reaction 18°F will approximately:
    • A. 

      Increase the reaction rate by a factor of 5

    • B. 

      Decrease the reaction rate by a factor of 5

    • C. 

      Increase the reaction rate by a factor of 2

    • D. 

      Decrease the reaction rate by a factor of 2

  • 13. 
    Toxics may interact in an organism is which of the following ways
    • A. 

      Additive, synergistic, antagonism

    • B. 

      Additive, synergistic, potentiation, antagonism

    • C. 

      Additive, synergistic, negative, antagonism

    • D. 

      Synergistic, negative, antagonism

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not considered a source of indoor air contaminants?
    • A. 

      Mold, mildew, bacteria, etc.

    • B. 

      Building materials and furnishings

    • C. 

      Appliances

    • D. 

      Personal care products

  • 15. 
    The type of toxin that effects embryo or fetus or specific developmental abnormalities or effects on the newborn is classified as a:
    • A. 

      Reproductive toxin

    • B. 

      Genotoxic

    • C. 

      Developmental toxin

    • D. 

      Carcinogen

  • 16. 
    The three-way catalysts used in automobiles are an example of:
    • A. 

      Scrubbing

    • B. 

      Catalytic reduction and oxidation

    • C. 

      Catalytic reduction

    • D. 

      Thermal decomposition

  • 17. 
    Which of the following chemical is not effectively treated using Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE)?
    • A. 

      TCE

    • B. 

      Ethylbenzene

    • C. 

      Perchloroethylene

    • D. 

      Vinyl chloride

  • 18. 
    Effective Environmental Management Systems are based on:
    • A. 

      Laws and regulations

    • B. 

      The Quality Circle (Plan, Do, Check, Act)

    • C. 

      The Quality Circle (Plan, Act, Do, Check)

    • D. 

      Local customs and cultures

  • 19. 
    Adhesion to an extremely thin layer of molecules to the surfaces of solid bodies and liquids with which they contact is known as:
    • A. 

      Absorption

    • B. 

      Contact

    • C. 

      Adsorption

    • D. 

      Scrubbing

  • 20. 
    Environmental factors investigated for a site investigation include all but the following:
    • A. 

      Soil conditions

    • B. 

      Geology / hydrogeology

    • C. 

      Property values

    • D. 

      Geo-technical conditions