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FNR 103 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION QUIZ 1 27 JAN 2010 _____________________________________________________________________ _ ON THE ANSWER SHEET, MARK THE LETTER THAT CORRESPONDS TO THE BEST ANSWER FOR EACH QUESTION. DO YOUR OWN WORK!! _____________________________________________________________________ _ __B_ 1. How many people are there in the world today? A. 1 billion, B. 6.8 billion, C. 308 billion, D. 600 million. [NOTICE THAT EVEN IF THE SAME QUESTION IS ON BOTH QUIZZES, ALL I HAVE TO DO IS CHANGE THE POSITION OF THE CORRECT ANSWER.] __C__ 2. What is the current size of the human population of the United States? A. 1.75 billion, B. 6 billion, C. 308 million, D. 40 million. __A__ 3. One estimate of the number of species that go extinct each year is about: A. 17,500, B. 5, C. 1 million, D. no species go extinct in most years. ___C_ 4. A hypothesis is defined as: A. any answer to a scientific question, B. a “proven” scientific theory, C. a testable answer to a scientific question, D. an educated guess. __B__ 5. Critics of environmental policy often say that we should not take any action until “science has proven that the actions will solve the problem.” These critics: A. have a valid point, B. do not understand the scientific method. [UNDER THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, WE DO NOT “PROVE” HYPOTHESES. SO THE CRITIC IS TELLING THE SCIENTIST TO DO SOMETHING SHE CANNOT DO.] __D_ 6. In the United States, political systems are most likely to work actively on environmental problems that: A. nonprofit conservation groups lobby for, B. environmental scientists think are most important, C. have the biggest economic impact, D. the general public perceives to be the most important. __B__ 7.
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