Practice Quiz 1

Practice Quiz 1 - Unit 1 Practice Quiz 1. National Parks...

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Unit 1 Practice Quiz 1. National Parks are: A. A U.S. government program to provide roller- coaster rides for disadvantaged grandparents. B. An invention of the United States that has spread around much of the world, as a way of protecting some of the finest parts of the world. C. An invention of the United States, which has been routinely ignored by the rest of the world because they really don’t like us. D. An invention of Greenlandic people, who set aside the northeastern part of the island as the world’s first national park. E. An invention of the Romans, to overcome the “tragedy of the commons” that caused them to invade the food-service buildings of the neighboring Greeks. Yellowstone was the first National Park, but now you can find National Parks scattered across the planet, preserving key areas for the enjoyment of this generation and for future generations. Points Earned: 1/1 Your Response: B 2. Which is more likely to contain reliable information? A. A refereed article in a learned journal. B. A magazine article summarizing recent newspaper and television reports. C. The views of public figures reported in a newspaper article. D. A cola commercial. E. A web page posted by an independent “think-tank”.
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No source of information is perfect, but the refereed articles in learned journals put immense effort into “getting it right”. The web has reliable information, of course, but probably most of the information on the web is not especially reliable. The web is very inexpensive, and lots of
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