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Test 1 1. Examples of non-sustainable human activities or behaviors include: A) conservation practices. B) using technology to improve car mileage. C) recycling. D) use of nonrenewable resources as if they were present in unlimited quantities. E) attempts to limit human population growth. 2. What is the correct sequence of steps in the scientific method? I. State the problem II. Analyze and interpret the data III. Develop a hypothesis IV. Share the results with other scientists V. Design and perform an experiment to test the hypothesis A) I – III – V – II - IV B) V – II – I – III - IV C) III – I – V – II - IV D) I- II – III – IV - V E) V – IV- III – II - I 3. In addressing environmental problems, several stages can be followed. For example, when it was discovered that the rat population on the island of Pumehana was out of control, scientists assessed the problem and formulated a model that suggested if a rat predator is introduced, then the rat population will be significantly decreased. The next step in addressing this environmental problem might be: A) evaluation. After the release of the initial mongoose population, it is discovered that the mongoose is NOT a rat predator. B) political action. A rat-infested island does not lure tourists so something MUST be done. C) a risk analysis. If a mongoose is introduced to control the rat, what are the possible effects of this intervention? D) action. Scientists sprinkle rat poison throughout the island. Several residents die. E) public education and involvement. Hold town meetings to inform island residents of the costs of rat predator introduction, a rat sterilization program, rat bounty program, or no intervention. 4. In order to estimate human impact on the environment we can:
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A) Divide number of people by resources needed and wastes produced I = P ÷ T B) multiply resource depletion times number of years divided by number of people I = R x Y ÷ P C) multiply the number of people times affluence per person times resources needed and wastes produced I=P x A x T D) None of the above; the human impact cannot be measured E) multiply birth rate times consumption patterns divided by available resources I= B x C ÷ R 5. Which of the following stages comes LAST in addressing environmental problems? A) scientific assessment B) evaluation C) public education and involvement D) political action E) risk analysis 6. The one central problem of environmental science that links all other problems together is that: A) we are continually increasing the number of humans B) we are polluting the environment. C) we are using too much fresh water. D) we are using up our supplies of fossil fuels. E) we are depleting needed resources. 7. Poverty is associated with all of the following EXCEPT:
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