How Well You Know About Water Quality? Trivia Quiz

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How Well You Know About Water Quality? Trivia Quiz

How well do you know about water quality? Water condition can be thought of as a measure of the standards of water for a particular use. Water quality implies the chemical, physical, and biological elements of water-based standards of its usage. It adheres to an average of quality, which is achieved through the treatment of water. If you want to learn more about water quality, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sources that discharge pollutants at specific locations through drain pipes, ditches, or sewer lines into bodies of surface water are called ____ sources? (Hint: Examples include factories, sewage treatment plants, underground mines, and oil tanker)
  • 2. 
    Sources that are scattered and diffuse and cannot be traced to any single site of discharge are called ______ sources?
  • 3. 
    About what percent of people who live in developing countries do not have access to clean drinking water?
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      36%

    • E. 

      54%

  • 4. 
    According to a 2003 report by the World Commission on Water in the 21st century, half of the world’s 500 major rivers are heavily polluted.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 5. 
    How long does it take for contaminated groundwater to cleanse itself of degradable wastes?
    • A. 

      1-2 weeks

    • B. 

      1 month

    • C. 

      6 months

    • D. 

      20-50 years

    • E. 

      Hundreds of Thousands of years

  • 6. 
    An increase in biological productivity and ecosystem succession caused by human activities is called what?
  • 7. 
    Tertiary Treatment involves a biological process in which aerobic bacteria removes dissolved and biodegradable, oxygen-demanding organic wastes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What are some effective solutions to groundwater treatment?
    • A. 

      Finding substitutes for toxic pollutants

    • B. 

      Reusing treated wastewater for irrigation

    • C. 

      Reducing air pollution

    • D. 

      Working with nature to treat sewage

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Many Scientists believe that the greater threat to the ocean's overall ecological health is
    • A. 

      eutrophication

    • B. 

      Excess bacteria managing its way into the waters

    • C. 

      Oil spills and oil well blowouts, especially in tropical waters.

    • D. 

      Chronic, land-based pollution from industrial and agricultural runoff.

    • E. 

      None of the above

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