Science - Pollution And Contamination

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Welcome to science-water. Webs. Com's trivia quiz. This quiz which consists of a few questions will test your understanding on the contamination of water and the water treatment processes. If you believe you are ready, answer the following questions. . . . It's not as easy as you think ;) Created by Arbaaz and Miguel


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the term used to describe the level of transparency of water?
    • A. 

      Water Turbidity

    • B. 

      Clear Water

    • C. 

      Water distillation

    • D. 

      Disinfection

  • 2. 
    What are the three types of water pollution?
    • A. 

      Bacterial, Runoff, Chemical

    • B. 

      Sediment, Nutrient, Bacterial

    • C. 

      Contamination, Turbidity, Transparency

  • 3. 
    Bonus: Turbidity refers to the transparency of water. What unit do we use to measure Turbidity?
    • A. 

      Nephelometric Transparency Unit

    • B. 

      Turbidity Transparency Unit

    • C. 

      Nitro Terbidometer Unit

    • D. 

      Nephelometric Turbidity Unit

  • 4. 
    Water contamination falls into the following two categories:
    • A. 

      Nutrient and Bacterial

    • B. 

      Biological and Chemical

    • C. 

      Osmosis and Diffusion

  • 5. 
    Water Turbidity is caused because:
    • A. 

      Waste Discharge

    • B. 

      Residues from an erosion

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following processes can be used for water purification?
    • A. 

      Filtration

    • B. 

      Chlorination

    • C. 

      Disinfection

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      #1 and #2

  • 7. 
    Is Reverse Osmosis a Water Treatment method?
    • A. 

      Well duh

    • B. 

      Of course not

  • 8. 
    Why is Reverse Osmosis not a preferred method to clean water?
    • A. 

      Fairly slow

    • B. 

      Expensive

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    You must be tired...here is an easy one. What is water Contamination?
    • A. 

      It is harmful substances dissolving into water

    • B. 

      It generally means purifying water

    • C. 

      What are you talking about? None of these are right....

  • 10. 
    Water contamination affects our health because it can cause:
    • A. 

      Liver and Kidney damage

    • B. 

      Cancer

    • C. 

      #1 and #2

  • 11. 
    What does the term "Urban Runoff" mean?
    • A. 

      It is the term used to describe a nation collecting contaminants from water

    • B. 

      Tsunami

    • C. 

      Water running over areas collecting pollutants as it flows

  • 12. 
    Aeration is the method of:
    • A. 

      Mixing or forcing air through a liquid

    • B. 

      Adding a mixture of chemicals into water

  • 13. 
    Final Question! Water Purification is the term used to describe cleaning water. Water Contamination refers to making water impure and unsafe. Aside from the fact that they both have to do with water, what other thing do they have in common?
    • A. 

      Chemicals - causes contamination and CAN purify water

    • B. 

      They both involve human activity

    • C. 

      All of the above

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