Hidden EP Quiz No.6

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Hidden EP Quiz No.6

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Under RA 7160 Local Government Code Section 20, reclassification of agricultural land in component cities and 
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      20%

  • 2. 
    Of the five correct criteria for conversion of farmland into non-agricultural uses, which criterion is within the control of the investor or project proponent, in terms of production activity, design, selection and mobilization of men, money. materials, and machines? 
    • A. 

      The reclassification of land use must be consistent with the natural expansion of the municipality or city, as contained in their approved land use plan;

    • B. 

      The area to be reclassified in use is not the only remaining food production area of the community;

    • C. 

      Areas with lower crop productivity will be accorded priority for land use conversion;

    • D. 

      The land use reclassification shall not hamper the availability of irrigation or the productivity of nearby farms;

    • E. 

      The proposed project is supportive of agro-industrial development, and will generate alternative livelihood opportunities for the affected community.

  • 3. 
    Under the current setup, what government agency has the final authority on the conversion of agricultural land?
    • A. 

      DAR (8) Land Registration Authority

    • B. 

      Department of Agriculture

    • C. 

      Land Management Bureau

    • D. 

      HLURB

  • 4. 
    Of the following cases of land conversion, which one needs to prove that the land has ceased to be "economically feasible and sound for agricultural purposes," to be certified by the Secretary of Agriculture? 
    • A. 

      Conversion of cropland into irrigation facility

    • B. 

      Conversion of cropland into national RROW

    • C. 

      Conversion of cropland into protected area foi- rare species

    • D. 

      Conversion of cropland into heritage site and ecotourist spot

  • 5. 
    Under Philippine Land Capability classes by BSWM, lands that are very level and often wet such as mangrove swamps and fresh marshes are deemed appropriate for fishponds and categorized as "Class X" while lands that a􀀅e very hilly, rugged, mountainous, and generally barren are deemed fit for recreation or wildlife and categorized as 
    • A. 

      Class Y

    • B. 

      Class Z

    • C. 

      Class W

    • D. 

      Class A

    • E. 

      Class H

  • 6. 
    The following conditions permit the establishment of fishponds or inland fish farming, except one .
    • A. 

      Land Capability 'Class X' according to BSWM

    • B. 

      0% to 3% in slope

    • C. 

      Natural wetland, swamp, or marsh

    • D. 

      Meet accepted criteria on elevation, soil type, soil depth,topography

    • E. 

      Rivermouth estuary vegetated with rare mangrove species useful for breeding and spawning of fish and crustaceans

  • 7. 
    These are water bodies legally considered as "land" and can be claimed for private ownership. 
    • A. 

      Tarns

    • B. 

      Non-meandered water bodies

    • C. 

      Loch

    • D. 

      Coves

    • E. 

      Puddles

  • 8. 
    Because of the permanent danger zone, no settlement, barangay, sitio, or purok ought to be established at the foot of an active volcano within a radius of 
    • A. 

      4 kms

    • B. 

      5 kms

    • C. 

      6 kms

    • D. 

      7 kms

    • E. 

      8 kms

  • 9. 
    Which of the following results from the mis-use of wetlands?
    • A. 

      Loss of habitat

    • B. 

      Decreased erosion control

    • C. 

      Decreased flood protection

    • D. 

      Decreased biological cleaning of water

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Loss of biodiversity is caused by
    • A. 

      Deforestation

    • B. 

      Pollution

    • C. 

      Exploitation of species for commerce and recreation

    • D. 

      Conversion of natural habitats into agricultural uses

    • E. 

      Indiscriminate mining and quarrying

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is least effective for controlling soil erosion caused by wind and water?
    • A. 

      Planting windbreaks

    • B. 

      Planting cover crops

    • C. 

      Removing crop stubble from surface

    • D. 

      Using conservation tillage

  • 12. 
    "Performance standards" refers to health, safety, and amenity as main determinants of land use while " -----" refers to determination of land use by considering time and distance as the primary units of measurement; 
    • A. 

      Convenience Standards

    • B. 

      Technical Standards

    • C. 

      Expediency Standards

    • D. 

      Contingency Standards

  • 13. 
    Performance Zoning' can be described as a tool that
    • A. 

      Allows property owners with limited development rights to buy_ additional rights from another property owner

    • B. 

      Cities can use these to encourage development that exceeds the minimum standards

    • C. 

      Regulates the character and quality of the use instead of simply regulating the mere use itself

    • D. 

      Establishes objective thresholds and maximum limits of the effects or characteristics of land use

  • 14. 
    RA 9729 'Climate Change Act of 2009' created a Climate Change Commission composed of a commission-er and two deputy commissioners whose principal planning function, among other functions, is to 
    • A. 

      Ascade policies & programs to LG Us with respect to climate change preparation, risf: mitigation, resilience etc

    • B. 

      Undertake scientific studies and similar projects to support proposed legislation

    • C. 

      Conduct capacity-building activities to vulnerable local communities

    • D. 

      Formulate a Framework Program on Climate Change

  • 15. 
    United Nations defines it as "the adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities" 
    • A. 

      Amelioration

    • B. 

      Adaptation

    • C. 

      Accustomization

    • D. 

      Acclimatization

  • 16. 
    As a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, 'disaster' is caused by the following, except one. 
    • A. 

      Exposure to natural or environmental hazards

    • B. 

      Conditions of vulnerability, and Jack of human preparedness

    • C. 

      Insufficient capacity of community to reduce or cope with the negative consequences of hazards

    • D. 

      Low level of nominal literacy, functional literacy and numeracy of people affected by calamities

  • 17. 
    It refers to the systematic efforts to analyze and manage the causal factors of disasters, through reduced exposure to hazards, lessened vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land and the environment, and improved preparedness for adverse events throughout a society. 
    • A. 

      Disaster Management

    • B. 

      Disaster Planning

    • C. 

      Disaster Resolution

    • D. 

      Disaster Risk Reduction

  • 18. 
    I n the equation, Disaster = (Hazard ) x ( Exposure  ) x ( Vulnerability ) 'disaster ' can be reduced by                                                 Hazard         Coping Capacity
    • A. 

      Decreasing vulnerability by eliminating hazard

    • B. 

      Training people to cope and cope unceasingly

    • C. 

      Preparing people to anticipate and to equip themselves constantly

    • D. 

      Changing the equation of exposure by creating a risk-free world

  • 19. 
    According to RA 10121 of 2010, the following measures pursue 'disaster prevention' by taking action in advance to avoid potential adverse impacts of disaster. Which one prevents disaster the least?
    • A. 

      Stockpiling and pre-positioning of relief food/goods in strategic locations before occurrence of disaster

    • B. 

      Construction of dams, levees, & channel modifications as well as continuous dredging to reduce river overflow

    • C. 

      Land-use regulations based on hazard maps that do not permit any settlement in high-risk zones

    • D. 

      Seismic engineering designs of major structures; mandatory retrofitting of old buildings and tall houses

    • E. 

      Evacuation training and rescue drills in major facilities, centers, or areas that are always full of people

  • 20. 
    Which solution to reduce disaster vulnerability needs the longest-term and most comprehensive perspective?
    • A. 

      Environmental safeguards and natural protection

    • B. 

      Regulation of private and public infrastructure to ensure social protection

    • C. 

      Safer location for settlements

    • D. 

      Safer building construction

  • 21. 
    Which factor increases a population's 'vulnerability' to disaster?
    • A. 

      Young-age and old-age dependency

    • B. 

      Lack of resources to change physical location

    • C. 

      Crowding & congestion

    • D. 

      Lack of information

    • E. 

      Illness and disability

    • F. 

      All of the choices

  • 22. 
    Which of the following will not reduce vulnerability to hazards
    • A. 

      Maintaining 'healthy' natural systems

    • B. 

      Restricting development in hazardous areas

    • C. 

      Stockpiling emergency good􀃇 and disaster relief

    • D. 

      Requiring safer building standards

  • 23. 
    What is the mechanism that causes 'land subsidence'?
    • A. 

      A reduction in subsurface fluid pressures within sedimentary layers

    • B. 

      An increase in weight at the land surface

    • C. 

      A heavy rainfall for a prolonged time period

    • D. 

      The dissolution of soluble bedrock such as limestone exposed at the land surface

  • 24. 
    The natural movement downslope of soil, regolith, or rocks under the influence of gravity without seismic motion or heavy rainfall is collectively called
    • A. 

      Avalanche

    • B. 

      Mass wasting

    • C. 

      Crustal abrasion

    • D. 

      Erosion by wind

    • E. 

      Shear stress

  • 25. 
    The DENR Environmental Management Bureau (2006) classified 525 of approximately 840 rivers and freshwater bodies in the Philippines, of which 50 were biologically dead, 18 below Class C, 5 were Class AA, 203 were Class A. Which class of water is suitable for irrigation, livestock watering, farm operations, but not for human drinking? 
    • A. 

      Class B

    • B. 

      Class C

    • C. 

      Class D

    • D. 

      Class E

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