I thought I’d post this question from Simone since a lot of people seem to be asking it lately:
2. The major sources of ocean pollution come from: decaying sea life.activities that occur on land.the ocean floor.x legal dumping from ships.3. The world-famous French oceanographer who produced popular books, films, and TV programs documenting undersea explorations wasGarrett Hardin.Alice Hamilton.x Jacques Cousteau.John Muir.4. Which of the following issues hinders efforts to achieve sustainability?who will solve environmental problemswho is responsible for environmental problemswho pays the costs of implementing solutionsx all of the above5. All of the following are choices that you can make as an individual that might affect the environment EXCEPT whether or not you recycle.x how you speak.what you buy.what you eat.6. Water is distributed on Earth in which of the following locations? freshwater found in icecaps and glaciersfreshwater found in rivers, lakes, and aquiferssalt water found in the oceanx all of the above7. _______________ was influential in the study of chimpanzees and wrote books that raised awareness of several endangered species. Henry D. Thoreaux Jane GoodallRachel CarsonMarion Stoddart8. Which of the following factors does NOT help predict future oil production and its future cost? the number of oil refineries operating in the pastx changes in technology.cost of obtaining fuels.number of oil deposits discovered.9. Overharvesting affects the supply of aquatic organisms used for food by limiting the reproduction processes of the surviving organisms.adding too many organisms into the environment.x catching and/or removing more organisms that the population can replace.increasing the amount of food available for the organisms to eat so that they grow at a rapid pace.10. Residential uses of water include which of the following? gardeningdrinkingcookingx all of the above 11. High construction costs, safety concerns, and locating a safe storage place are all disadvantages oftoxic waste.nuclear energy.nuclear fusion.x solar energy.12. Latitude strongly influences climate because _____ solar energy falls on areas that are closer to the equator than to the poles.lessx morethe same amount ofsometimes less13. ________________ is a serious environmental problem, which is produced when organic waste decomposes deep in a landfill where there is no oxygen. Ironx MethaneLeachateMercury 14. Which of the following represents an example of how pollution can come from both natural sources and human activities? x natural pollution from volcanoes and human pollution from chemicals in industrial activitiesnatural pollution from the airplanes and human pollution from radonnatural pollution from streams and human pollution from fishingnatural pollution from fossil fuels and human pollution from particulate matter15. An agricultural method by which water is delivered to plants in a way other than precipitation is calledwastewater.drainage.runoff.x irrigation.16. What was the main purpose of the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change in 1997? to increase the greenhouse emissions on Earth by 35%to eliminate substances that damage the atmosphere’s protective ozone layerx to reduce worldwide emissions of greenhouse gasesto recognize internationally the problems of climate change17. After an outbreak of an illness, scientists use epidemiology to try to find:the origin of the disease.how the disease spreads.how to prevent the disease from spreading.x all of the above18. The seasons are caused by: the change of climate in a specific area.the temperature and amount of precipitation in the atmosphere.latitude, atmospheric circulation patterns, local geography, solar activity, and volcanic activity over a period of years.x the tilt of the Earth on its axis as the Earth revolves around the sun.19. The five primary air pollutants arex sulfuric acid, carbon dioxide, monoxides, radon, and organic emissions.carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter.cement plants, mining operations, incinerators, wood-burning fireplaces, and coal-burning power plants.carbon dioxide, hydrogen, sulfur dioxide, oxygen, and mercury.20. Which of the following is an advantage of nuclear energy?It does not produce solid waste.It poses no safety risks.x It is cost-efficient.It releases less radioactivity than coal-fired power plants.21. As the amount of ozone in the stratosphere decreases,x more ultraviolet light is able to reach Earth’s surface.less solar energy is able to reach Earth’s surface.the amount of methane in the atmosphere increases.the amount of phytoplankton in the ocean increases.
Answer: “2. The major sources of ocean pollution come from:”activities that occur on land.”8. Which of the following factors does NOT help predict future oil production and its future cost?”the number of oil refineries operating in the past”11. High construction costs, safety concerns, and locating a safe storage place are all disadvantages of”nuclear energy.”19. The five primary air pollutants are”carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter.”20. Which of the following is an advantage of nuclear energy?”… your answer may also be right, but so is this.It releases less radioactivity than coal-fired power plants.The rest appear correct.