EESA01 Midterm - 1 University of Toronto at Scarborough...

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1 University of Toronto Examiner: A.G. Price at Scarborough "Introduction to Environmental Science" (EES A01 H3 F L02) Mid-Term Examination , (Family Name) (Given Name) STUDENT NAME:____________________________________________________________ STUDENT NUMBER:__________________________________________________________ Time: 2 Hours . This exam is worth 25% of the final course grade. Answer all questions in all sections RED MEANS THE QUESTION NOT DIRECTLY FROM LECTURE NOTE Section 1: In this section, mark on the SCANTRON sheet the answer which is most correct. 1. Human arrival in Southern Ontario dates back to: A. 2-3 million ybp (years before present) B. Between 20,000 and 40,000 ybp C. Between 100,000 and 200,000 ybp D. Less than 20,000 ybp** E. None of the above 2. Physical evidence of the emergence of humanoid behaviour is given by: A. Pottery fragments B. Metallic tools and weapons C. Verbal communication D. Fire-hearths** E. Written symbols on clay tablets (pictograms) 3. Latitudinal differences in insolation result dominantly from: A. differences in the Earth-sun distance B. the rotation of the Earth C. the curvature of the earth's surface** D. the Coriolis Effect E. all of the above 4. The “Polar Front” is: A. the junction between cold Polar air and warm Subtropical air B. a region of relatively low pressure (a trough of low pressure) C. where airmass interaction is the dominant rainfall-generating mechanism D. a belt where clouds and wind are highly variable E. all of the above** 1
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5. The dominant precipitation-forming process in the Intertropical Zone (ITCZ) is: A. instability at frontal boundaries B. orographic interactions in the dusty continental interiors C. regional convective activity caused by surface heating and evaporation** D. anticyclonic divergence E. global warming and climate change 6. “Transhumance” is: A. A seasonal migration of people and animals over well-established routes** B. People following a herd of wild animals on which they are dependent C. Enclosing animals in the same structures as people D. Migration of people from one area to another E. An early form of inter-urban migration 7. Horton Overland Flow usually occurs: A. on extremely well-aggregated soils B. on soils with a high organic matter content (2% or more) C. anywhere where P 9 << IC D. usually on soils modified by human activity such as agriculture or urbanisation** E. none of the above 8. Infiltration capacity is: A. when rainfall crosses the soil surface to become soil water B. the maximum rate at which water can enter the soil** C. the largest transfer in terrestrial systems D. an unimportant hydrologic control E. never very different from rainfall intensity 9. The fact that water is a vector for pathogenic organisms was established: A. During the Renaissance or Enlightenment B. Soon after the agricultural revolution (~8000 ybp) C. In the mid 19 th century (1850’s)** D. In Wales in the 13 th Century E. Between World War I and World War II 10. “ALBEDO” is the:
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course ENVIRONMEN eesa01 taught by Professor Mitchel during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto.

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EESA01 Midterm - 1 University of Toronto at Scarborough...

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