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  • 1. 

    A harbinger is a _______________.

    • A.

      Something that foreshadows or hints at a future event.

    • B.

      A shelter

    • C.

      A water storage facility

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Something that foreshadows or hints at a future event.
    Explanation
    A harbinger is something that foreshadows or hints at a future event. It serves as a sign or indicator of what is to come. It can be compared to a warning or a precursor to something that will happen in the future. A harbinger can be a person, an event, or even a phenomenon that gives an indication of what is about to occur. It helps to prepare and anticipate what may happen in the future.

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  • 2. 

    According to the "Coming Global Water Crisis" article, by the year 2030.

    • A.

      We will be out of drinkable water

    • B.

      Our demand will exceed the water supply

    • C.

      We will find new water supplies

    • D.

      We will be in a war with desert countries over water

    Correct Answer
    B. Our demand will exceed the water supply
    Explanation
    According to the "Coming Global Water Crisis" article, it is predicted that by the year 2030, our demand for water will exceed the available water supply. This suggests that there will be a shortage of water resources to meet the growing needs of the population. It implies that there will be a significant gap between the demand for water and the actual supply, leading to a crisis situation where there won't be enough drinkable water to meet everyone's needs.

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  • 3. 

    According to "The Coming Global Water Crisis", all of the following are factors contributing to the coming crisis EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Demographic and population pressure

    • B.

      Greed

    • C.

      Changing dietary preferences

    • D.

      Poor water management

    Correct Answer
    B. Greed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Greed". The passage states that factors contributing to the coming water crisis include demographic and population pressure, changing dietary preferences, and poor water management. However, it does not mention greed as a factor.

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  • 4. 

    In the video, "A World Without Water", Vanessa's family lived right next to _______?_______.

    • A.

      A dump

    • B.

      A farm

    • C.

      A water treatment plant

    • D.

      A sewage treatment plant

    Correct Answer
    C. A water treatment plant
    Explanation
    Vanessa's family lived right next to a water treatment plant.

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  • 5. 

    According to the video, "A World Without Water", the woman in Detroit had her water turned off because:

    • A.

      Her husband got sick

    • B.

      She had hospital bills to pay and couldn't pay the water bill on time

    • C.

      She had to stop work to care for a family member

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In the video "A World Without Water", it is explained that the woman in Detroit had her water turned off due to a combination of reasons. Firstly, her husband got sick, which likely resulted in additional medical expenses and financial strain. Secondly, she had hospital bills to pay and couldn't afford to pay the water bill on time. Lastly, she had to stop working in order to care for a family member, which further impacted her ability to pay the bills. These circumstances combined led to her water being turned off.

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  • 6. 

    According to the short "Transportation" video, when we think of transportation, we think of _______?________. 

    • A.

      Oil

    • B.

      Diesel

    • C.

      Fossil fuels

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    According to the "Transportation" video, when we think of transportation, we think of oil, diesel, and fossil fuels. This is because these are the common sources of energy used in transportation. Oil is used to produce gasoline and diesel, which are commonly used as fuels for vehicles. Fossil fuels, including oil and diesel, are widely used in transportation due to their high energy content and availability. Therefore, when we think of transportation, we associate it with all of the above options, as they are interconnected in the context of transportation.

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  • 7. 

    According to the "Transportation" video, there are __________ million cars in use worldwide.

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      200

    • C.

      600

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    C. 600
    Explanation
    According to the "Transportation" video, there are 600 million cars in use worldwide.

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  • 8. 

    An environmental concern raised in the "Transportation" video is:

    • A.

      Our dependence on other countries for fossil fuels

    • B.

      The damage transportation does to natural habitats

    • C.

      Emissions that contribute to global warming

    • D.

      Both B and C apply

    Correct Answer
    D. Both B and C apply
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "both B and C apply". The "Transportation" video raises concerns about the damage transportation does to natural habitats and the emissions that contribute to global warming. This implies that transportation not only harms natural habitats but also contributes to the global warming issue.

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  • 9. 

    According to the "Transportation" video, when we consider improving transportation, we can't just think of the vehicle, we have to think of ______?________.

    • A.

      The fuel usage

    • B.

      Damage that can be done by the vehicle

    • C.

      The whole community

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. The whole community
    Explanation
    When considering improving transportation, the "Transportation" video highlights the importance of not just focusing on the vehicle itself, but also taking into account the impact on the whole community. This means considering factors such as accessibility, efficiency, and sustainability in order to create transportation systems that benefit everyone in the community.

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