SCI 207 Quiz

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SCI 207 Quiz

Week 2 Quiz – correct response is marked with asterisk (*)

1. Question: A decrease in “food miles” will most likely increase the environmental impact of any given food.

False *

Question 2. Which of the following statements about ground water is not true, according to your text?

Underground aquifers hold approximately 99% of all the liquid fresh water.

More than 75% of underground water has a replenishment time of centuries or more, making it non-renewable.

Increased water withdrawal from underground aquifers makes them more susceptible to droughts.

Depletion of ground water may lead to land compaction that in turn decreases its ability to store water.

All of the statements about ground water are true. *
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Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 of your text.

Question 10. What statement best summarizes the approach being used to clean up the Jordan River discussed throughout Chapter 5.5 of your text?

Teams of governmental officials are utilizing specialized filtration techniques to clean the polluted water and restore the river.

Nonprofit groups are working to educate river communities about the value of the river and persuade national leaders to adopt measures that will revitalize the area.* Citizen groups from multiple countries are working together to remove debris from the river and propose a ban on local pollutants. An international ban on agricultural development within one mile of the river is being proposed as a means of reducing runoff pollution in the region. None of the above are approaches being utilized. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 5.5 of your text.

Week 4 Quiz - correct response is marked with asterisk (*)

1. Which statement is true regarding nuclear energy?

Nuclear power produces no greenhouse gasses and thus poses no environmental threats. Nuclear plants rely on a massive industrial infrastructure using fossil fuels. * Due to strict safety regulations, nuclear power does not increase the threat of genetic mutation to nearby citizens. Nuclear energy produces little to no waste and is thus preferable to