SCI 256 Exam: Science Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Given the uncertainties of scientific inquiry, the use of the ____________ is prudent to prevent irreversible environmental harm. 
    • A. 

      Evolutionary Principle

    • B. 

      Precautionary Principle

    • C. 

      Scientific Principle

    • D. 

      Ecological Principle

  • 2. 
    In an experiment, an inference becomes a testable _________ that if later not disproved becomes an acceptable law.
    • A. 

      Variable

    • B. 

      Control

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Models

  • 3. 
    Which of the following groups provides the best example of three distinct ecosystems? 
    • A. 

      Wetland, Park, Habitat

    • B. 

      Prairie, Rain Forests, Garden

    • C. 

      Field, Wetland, Pond

    • D. 

      Wetland, Prairie, Forest

  • 4. 
    The water body in which a fish swims is contaminated with mercury. The fish then ______________ the mercury. The fish is later caught by a human who eats it, the mercury has then _____________ in the human. 
    • A. 

      Bioaccumulates, Biomagnified

    • B. 

      Bioaccumulates, Biogenerated

    • C. 

      Biomagnifies, Bioaccumulated

    • D. 

      Biomagnifies, Biogenerated

  • 5. 
    Which one of the following is a measure as to which energy is used? 
    • A. 

      Watt

    • B. 

      Calorie

    • C. 

      Current

    • D. 

      Joule

  • 6. 
    The organisms in a food web can be categorized into __________________. 
  • 7. 
    The _____________ is the time required for a population to double in size.
  • 8. 
    The measure of the amount of oxygen consumed by microrganisms in water in a fixed amount of time is _____________________. 
  • 9. 
    When there is high nutrient loading in a body of water, there is an algae population boom, when this population crashes the decomposition of the algae robs the water of oxygen. This entire process is called________________. 
  • 10. 
    _____________ is the propagation of fractures in a rock layer by pressurized fluid to extract petroleum or natural gas. 
  • 11. 
    The Rain Forest is an important ecosystem because it provides a large carbon sink, is the home to many species, and provides many resources important to modern medicine. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Humans are at the first trophic level. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The nitrogen and phosphorus cycles are called biogeochemical cycles. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Nitrous Oxide are greenhouse gases that contribute to Global Climate Change.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Drinking bottled water is always safer and healthier than drinking water from the tap.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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