EESA01_-_Final_Exam 1 - 1 1. The extraction of bauxite is:...

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1 1. The extraction of bauxite is: A. Inevitably very environmentally destructive B. Environmentally damaging, but only within limits C. Damaging both directly from the mining and from waste disposal D. Damaging, but that damage can be fixed by good reclamation techniques E. 2. The notion of “industrial ecology” is: A. Finding better ways to dispose of waste materials B. Utilizing unwanted industrial by-products for other processes C. Recycling high-value materials, like aluminium D. Recycling materials which are in short supply, such as platinum E. All of the above 3. The OECD is: A. The Organization for Education, Charity and Donations B. The Organization for Economic Clarity and Decision making C. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development D. The Organization for Economic Catholic Dioceses
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2 E. The Order of Eccentric Cosmopolitan Dog-owners 4. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere over the last century are primarily caused by: A. Agriculture on organic soils, like drained wetlands B. The burning of fossil fuels, like coal and oil C. Emissions fm volcanoes like Mount Pinatubo D. The burning of Tropical Rainforests E. Slash-and-burn agriculture practices in Southern France 5. Direct “Solar thermodynamic” electrical generation involves: A. The direct conversion of solar energy to electricity using semi-conductor based devices B. The concentration of solar energy using fields of mirrors (heliotropes) C. The utilization of temperature differences between surface and deep water in the oceans D. The utilization of ocean currents E. None of the above 6. Hydroponic agriculture is: A. The answer to declining reserves of arable land B. Suitable only for high-value cash crops C. A very heavy consumer of energy
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3 D. Appropriate only for the growth of mushrooms or cannabis (pot) E. 7. The most fundamental reason that the “Consumer Society” is non-sustainable is because: A. It is based on the consumption of energy B. It is based on the utilization of non-renewable resources C. It is based on the necessity of sustained growth D. It implies the use of automobiles E. All of the above 8. The absence of the cougar in Southern Ontario is an example of specis: A. Extinction B. Elimination C. Endemicism D. Extirpation E. 9. In high-level nuclear wastes from a nuclear reactor (used fuel rods), there is: A. No useful fuel, only the highly toxic “fission products” like 131 I and 90 Sr B. A little useable 239 Pu, but it is too highly contaminated to be economically useful
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4 C. A small amount of fissile material, but a great deal of useable 238 U D. There is a vanishingly small amount of fissile material E. None of the above
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