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Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

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Name: ______________________ Class: _________________ Date: _________ ID: A 1 Semester Exam - AP Environmental Science - Sections 1 - 4 Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. Ecology is the study of a. plants. b. animals. c. global climate change. d. relationships between organisms and their environment. e. plants and animals. ____ 2. Natural capital includes all of the following except a. sunlight. b. air. c. water. d. soil. e. nutrients. ____ 3. An environmentally sustainable society a. manages its economy and population size without doing irreparable environmental harm. b. satisfies the needs of its people by harvesting without depleting Earth's capital. c. protects the prospects of future generations of humans and other species. d. meets the needs of its people without jeopardizing the needs of future generations. e. all of these answers. ____ 4. All of the following illustrate exponential growth except a. the king who promised to double the number of grains of wheat he put on each successive square of a checkerboard. b. human population growth. c. driving 10 mph for one minute; then 20 mph for one minute; then 30 mph for one minute; then 40 mph for one minute. d. money in a savings account. e. bacteria population growth. ____ 5. Sustainable development can be distinguished from economic development by its emphasis on a. meeting the needs of people. b. intergenerational equity. c. use of economic systems and earth's resources. d. setting limits on human population growth. e. maximizing economic profit. ____ 6. Which of the following is not a renewable resource? a. groundwater b. trees in a forest c. fertile soil d. oil e. crops
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Name: ______________________ ID: A 2 ____ 7. Use of a natural resource based on sustainable yield applies to a. renewable resources. b. nonrenewable resources. c. perpetual resources. d. amenity resources. e. recycling. ____ 8. Which of the following best describes the concept of environmental degradation? a. using solar power at a rapid rate b. using oil to make gasoline c. cutting trees for wood products d. letting agricultural runoff cause oxygen depletion and fish kills downstream e. All of these answers. ____ 9. Pollution includes a. dumping detergents into streams, causing fish kills. b. spraying with DDT, lowering the eagle population. c. releasing gases from coal combustion, causing acid rain. d. allowing fertilizer runoff from cropland. e. All of these answers. ____ 10. Effects of pollution might include a. being unable to see the top of skyscrapers because of the smog. b. acid rain-induced destruction of a statue in your city park. c. spread of disease from an open dump. d.
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