Reading Quiz Pg 327-333

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Quiz over the problems of flooding. Measures to reduce wasting of water and going green with water.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Floodplains do all of the follwoing except...
    • A. 

      Provide natural flood control

    • B. 

      Control erosion

    • C. 

      Recharge groundwater

    • D. 

      Create low water quality

    • E. 

      Maintain high water quality

  • 2. 
    We can use water more sustainably by doing all of the following except...
    • A. 

      Lowering water prices

    • B. 

      Slowing population growth

    • C. 

      Preserving forests in water basins

    • D. 

      Preserving wetlands in water basings

    • E. 

      Cutting wastes

  • 3. 
    Which of the following countries has experienced increased flooding because of upstream deforestation of Himalayan mountain slopes and the clearing of Mangrove forests on its coastal flood plains?
    • A. 

      Pakistan

    • B. 

      Lithuania

    • C. 

      Bangladesh

    • D. 

      China

    • E. 

      Russia

  • 4. 
    We can reduce flood damage by doing all of the following except...
    • A. 

      Building dams

    • B. 

      Restoring wetlands on floodplains

    • C. 

      Building levees along streams

    • D. 

      Removing tax on all development on floodplains

    • E. 

      Channelization

  • 5. 
    Industries account for ____% and home account for____% of the U.S. water use.
    • A. 

      10, 20

    • B. 

      15, 20

    • C. 

      17, 5

    • D. 

      32, 18

    • E. 

      38, 19

  • 6. 
    The adjacent area when water in a stream overflows its normal channel and spills is called a
    • A. 

      Flood channel

    • B. 

      Plain

    • C. 

      Wetland

    • D. 

      Floodplain

    • E. 

      Stream

  • 7. 
    Since_______, U.S. government standards require new toilets to use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush.
    • A. 

      1965

    • B. 

      1978

    • C. 

      1985

    • D. 

      1992

    • E. 

      2001

  • 8. 
    Researchers have found that each ______% increase in water prices cuts domestic water use by ____%.
    • A. 

      5, 2-5

    • B. 

      10, 3-7

    • C. 

      15, 4-9

    • D. 

      20, 5-11

    • E. 

      25, 6-13

  • 9. 
    Homeowners can use inexpensive low-flow showerheads to cut shower water flow in half and each year save about ______gallons of water per person.
    • A. 

      1500

    • B. 

      2075

    • C. 

      3500

    • D. 

      5000

    • E. 

      7500

  • 10. 
    Who said the following quote, "The benefits of working with nature's water cycle, rather than further disrupting it, are too compelling to ignore.
    • A. 

      Rachel Carson

    • B. 

      Mrs. Gonzales

    • C. 

      George Bush

    • D. 

      Mrs. Spriggs

    • E. 

      Sandra Postel

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