Environmental Science Terminologies Quiz

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Within any realm of science, you’re going to come across a vast amount of vocabulary unique to the topic, which are likely to trip you up if you’re not paying attention. In this environmental science terminologies quiz, we’ll test you on a number of words regarding the scientific study of our environment.


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  • 1. 

    Dependence is what?

    • A.

      Academic Theory

    • B.

      Industrial Process

    • C.

      Child

    • D.

      Reliance On Substance

    Correct Answer
    D. Reliance On Substance
    Explanation
    Dependence refers to a state of reliance on a substance. It indicates a strong need or addiction to a particular substance, such as drugs or alcohol, to function normally. This reliance on the substance becomes a crucial aspect of an individual's life, affecting their physical and mental well-being. Dependence on a substance often leads to withdrawal symptoms and cravings when the substance is not consumed, highlighting the strong reliance and addiction.

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  • 2. 

    Definition Of Dessicant

    • A.

      Drying Agent

    • B.

      Mutagen

    • C.

      Pyretic

    • D.

      Neutral Substance

    Correct Answer
    A. Drying Agent
    Explanation
    A drying agent is a substance that is used to remove moisture or water from a given environment. It has the ability to absorb or adsorb water molecules, thus reducing the humidity or moisture content. Common examples of drying agents include silica gel, calcium chloride, and molecular sieves. These substances are often used in various industries, such as pharmaceuticals, food processing, and electronics, to prevent moisture-related damage or degradation.

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  • 3. 

    All About Acute effect

    • A.

      Minor Effect

    • B.

      Short-Term Effect

    • C.

      Permanent Effect

    • D.

      Fatal Effect

    Correct Answer
    B. Short-Term Effect
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "Short-Term Effect," refers to the immediate or temporary impact that a certain factor or event has on a person or situation. Unlike permanent or fatal effects, short-term effects are not long-lasting and typically dissipate after a certain period of time. These effects may include temporary changes in behavior, physical sensations, or conditions that may occur as a result of a specific incident or exposure.

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  • 4. 

    What Is Mortality study?

    • A.

      Water Quality Study

    • B.

      Fruit Species Analysis

    • C.

      Investigation Of Vehicles

    • D.

      Investigation Of Deaths

    Correct Answer
    D. Investigation Of Deaths
    Explanation
    A mortality study is an investigation that focuses on deaths. It involves analyzing and studying the causes, patterns, and trends of deaths within a specific population or group. This type of study helps to understand the factors that contribute to mortality rates and can provide valuable information for public health interventions and policies aimed at reducing deaths and improving overall population health.

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  • 5. 

    Reconstitution meaning

    • A.

      General Health Level

    • B.

      Relaxing Activity

    • C.

      Restored to Original Form

    • D.

      Rehabilitative Exercise

    Correct Answer
    C. Restored to Original Form
    Explanation
    The term "reconstitution" refers to the process of restoring something to its original form or condition. This can be applied to various contexts, such as reconstituting a dried food product by adding water to bring it back to its original state. In the given options, "Restored to Original Form" best captures the meaning of reconstitution. It implies that something has been brought back to its original state or form after undergoing a change or transformation.

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  • 6. 

    Do You Know The Definition Of Negligible Risk?

    • A.

      Calculated Risk

    • B.

      Minimal Risk

    • C.

      Mutation Risk

    • D.

      Avoidable Risk

    Correct Answer
    B. Minimal Risk
    Explanation
    The term "negligible risk" refers to a situation or activity that poses very little or almost no danger or harm. In contrast, "minimal risk" implies that there is some level of risk involved, although it is very low or insignificant. Therefore, "minimal risk" is the correct answer as it aligns with the concept of a low but existing level of risk.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these is Cardiotoxic?

    • A.

      Medical Study

    • B.

      Harmful To The Heart

    • C.

      Filtration

    • D.

      Cancer Causing

    Correct Answer
    B. Harmful To The Heart
    Explanation
    The term "cardiotoxic" refers to something that is harmful to the heart. In the given options, "Harmful To The Heart" is the only choice that directly relates to the term "cardiotoxic." Medical Study, Filtration, and Cancer Causing do not specifically indicate any harm to the heart. Therefore, "Harmful To The Heart" is the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    Meaning Of Term Toxicophobia

    • A.

      Fear Of Water

    • B.

      Fear Of Cars

    • C.

      Fear Of Poisons

    • D.

      Fear Of Toxicologists

    Correct Answer
    C. Fear Of Poisons
    Explanation
    Toxicophobia refers to the fear of poisons. This term combines the word "toxic," which relates to substances that are harmful or poisonous, with the suffix "-phobia," which denotes an irrational fear or aversion. Therefore, toxicophobia describes an excessive and irrational fear of being exposed to or harmed by poisonous substances.

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  • 9. 

    What is Nodule?

    • A.

      Oxygen-Based Compound

    • B.

      Small Solid Node

    • C.

      Toxic Dose

    • D.

      Medical Imaging Device

    Correct Answer
    B. Small Solid Node
    Explanation
    A nodule refers to a small solid node. It is a term commonly used in medical contexts to describe a small, solid, and abnormal growth or lump that can be found in various parts of the body. Nodules can be found in organs such as the lungs, thyroid, or skin, and can be benign or malignant. They are typically detected through medical imaging devices such as X-rays, CT scans, or ultrasounds.

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  • 10. 

    Lethal meaning

    • A.

      Sodium-Based

    • B.

      Capable Of Killing

    • C.

      Enveloping

    • D.

      Antigenic

    Correct Answer
    B. Capable Of Killing
    Explanation
    The term "lethal" refers to something that is capable of causing death. In the given options, "Sodium-Based" and "Enveloping" do not convey the meaning of being capable of killing. "Antigenic" refers to something that triggers an immune response. Therefore, the only option that aligns with the meaning of "capable of killing" is "Capable Of Killing."

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  • 11. 

    Definition Of Non-ionizing radiation

    • A.

      Solar Radiation

    • B.

      Cell-Destroying Radiation

    • C.

      Natural Radiation

    • D.

      Low Energy Radiation

    Correct Answer
    D. Low Energy Radiation
    Explanation
    Low energy radiation refers to a type of non-ionizing radiation that has lower energy levels compared to other types of radiation. This type of radiation does not have enough energy to remove electrons from atoms or molecules, which means it does not cause ionization. Examples of low energy radiation include radio waves, microwaves, and infrared radiation. These forms of radiation are generally considered to be safe and are commonly used in various applications such as communication and heating.

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  • 12. 

    Edema definition

    • A.

      Headache

    • B.

      Poison Flower

    • C.

      Caustic Chemical

    • D.

      Excess Of Fluid

    Correct Answer
    D. Excess Of Fluid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Excess Of Fluid." Edema is defined as the accumulation of excess fluid in the body's tissues, leading to swelling. This can occur due to various reasons such as heart failure, kidney disease, or certain medications. Headache, Poison Flower, and Caustic Chemical are not related to the definition of edema.

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  • 13. 

    What do you mean by Sedative?

    • A.

      Poisonous

    • B.

      Relaxing Substance

    • C.

      Alertness Increasing

    • D.

      Nausea-Relieving

    Correct Answer
    B. Relaxing Substance
    Explanation
    A sedative refers to a substance that has a calming and relaxing effect on the body and mind. It helps to reduce anxiety, induce sleep, and promote relaxation. Sedatives are commonly used to treat insomnia, anxiety disorders, and to calm patients before medical procedures. They work by slowing down the central nervous system, thereby reducing brain activity and promoting a state of relaxation. Sedatives should be used with caution as they can cause drowsiness and impair cognitive function.

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  • 14. 

    Which one is correct for Inhalation?

    • A.

      Inside Halon System

    • B.

      Chemical Treatment

    • C.

      Loss Of Blood

    • D.

      Drawing In Air

    Correct Answer
    D. Drawing In Air
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Drawing In Air". Inhalation refers to the process of breathing in air, specifically drawing in air into the lungs. It is the act of taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide through the respiratory system. This process is essential for the exchange of gases in the body and is necessary for survival.

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  • 15. 

    Meaning Of Neural

    • A.

      Blood-Related

    • B.

      Typical

    • C.

      Pertaining To Nerves

    • D.

      Deafening

    Correct Answer
    C. Pertaining To Nerves
    Explanation
    The word "neural" is derived from the word "nerve" and is used to describe something that is related to or associated with nerves. It specifically refers to the nervous system or the functioning of nerves. Therefore, the correct answer "pertaining to nerves" accurately captures the meaning of the word "neural".

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