Water Pollution Trivia Quiz! Practice Test

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Water pollution is the degradation of water bodies, usually because of human activities. Water bodies include lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers, and groundwater. Water pollution results when contaminants are established in the natural environment. Water pollution can be classified as surface water or groundwater pollution. Water pollution is measured by analyzing water samples. If you would like to understand further about water pollution, try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A _________________________ is where household trash can be thrown away. The trash here is covered daily with soil to help break it down.
  • 2. 
    _________________________ is the introduction of any hazardous material into a body of water.
  • 3. 
    A method of waste disposal by injecting it into wells under the earth's surface is __________
  • 4. 
    ___________________ is added to most water supplies to help strengthen teeth and fight cavities.
  • 5. 
    A disease cluster occurs when:
    • A. 

      Members of the same family develop the same illness even though they live in different locations.

    • B. 

      People living in the same area develop the same disease at a higher than average rate.

    • C. 

      People get sick after eating at the same restaurant.

  • 6. 
    Thermal pollution refers to
    • A. 

      Excessive heat entering an aquatic ecosystem.

    • B. 

      Too many bacteria living in one body of water.

    • C. 

      Excessive amounts of algae growing in an area.

  • 7. 
    All of the following have been considered acceptable sites for disposal of hazardous materials at one point in time except for
    • A. 

      Deep wells

    • B. 

      Lagoons

    • C. 

      Oceans

  • 8. 
    An example of non point pollution is
    • A. 

      An oil spill

    • B. 

      Agricultural runoff

    • C. 

      Trash from a landfill

  • 9. 
    The first main _________ we built near large rivers.
    • A. 

      Factories

    • B. 

      Houses

    • C. 

      Cities

  • 10. 
    An aquifer is
    • A. 

      An area above ground where lakes form

    • B. 

      An area below ground where water collects

    • C. 

      The best place to get your drinking water

  • 11. 
    _________________ are disease causing organisms that can be transmitted through water.
  • 12. 
    Artificial eutrophication or nutrient poisoning mostly comes from
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Toxic waste

    • C. 

      Agricultural runoff

  • 13. 
    Arizona and California are fighting over the rights to
    • A. 

      The Colorado River

    • B. 

      The Grand Canyon

    • C. 

      Las Vegas

  • 14. 
    A significant ocean pollution is
    • A. 

      Trash

    • B. 

      Plastic

    • C. 

      Toxic waste

  • 15. 
    The laws of a country extend _____ off its coastline.
    • A. 

      22km

    • B. 

      25km

    • C. 

      50km

  • 16. 
    What are MCLGs based on?
    • A. 

      Health effects

    • B. 

      Environmental effects

    • C. 

      Pollution

  • 17. 
    How much oil was spilled from the BP oil leak?
    • A. 

      400 barrels

    • B. 

      4,900 barrels

    • C. 

      4.9 million barrels

  • 18. 
    __________ is the solid material pulled out of water during sewage treatment.
  • 19. 
    _____________ is the first step in the waste water treatment process. It allows large materials to be pulled out of the water.
  • 20. 
    What are some situations where somebody should buy bottled water?
  • 21. 
    Dental fluorisis, or mottling, is recognized by what physical characteristic?
    • A. 

      White patches on the teeth

    • B. 

      Yellow teeth

    • C. 

      Many cavities

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