EESA01_-_Final_Exam_2 - Copy - 1 University of Toronto...

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1 University of Toronto Examiner: A.G. Price at Scarborough “Introduction to Environmental Science” [EES A01 H3 F L01] Final Examination Rewrite Family Given STUDENT NAME: ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________ STUDENT NUMBER: ___________________________________________________________________________________ ________ Time: 3 Hours. This exam is worth 45% of the final grade. Answer all questions in all 4 sections Section 1: 30% of the grade (40 questions) Section 2: 20% of the grade (15 questions) Section 3: 20% of the grade (20 questions) Section 4: 30% of the grade (4 questions) Section 1: In this section, mark on the SCANTRON sheet the answer which is most correct. Make only one mark per answer. Use either pencil or a black ball-point. Do not use felt-tipped pens or anything that writes in red. If you make a mistake, call over an invigilator.
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2 1. Limestone and coal: A. Both represent large reservoirs of carbon which may enter into the global carbon cycle B. Are both used as fossil fuels C. Are both commercially extracted (mined); but their use has no environmental consequences D. Were both formed as the result of biological processes E. 2. The notion of “industrial ecology” is: A. Finding better ways to dispose of waste materials B. Utilizing unwanted industrial byproducts for other processes C. Recycling materials which are in short supply, such as platinum D. All of the above 3. The level of consumption of energy and materials in Canada is: A. Necessary to maintain our standard of living B. Necessary because of our climate C. Necessary because of our level and type of industrial activity D. Not closely related to our standard of living E. A. & B.
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3 4. The increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are caused by: A. Agriculture on organic soils, like drained wetlands B. The burning of fossil fuels C. Emissions from volcanoes D. The burning of forests E. All of the above 5. The way in which the atmosphere circulates results from: A. Latitudinal differences in the a mounts of insolation B. The effects of the rotation of the earth C. The second law of thermodynamics D. The curvature of the earth’s surface E. All of the above 6. “Cyclonic” flow occurs in: A. A monsoon B. A thunderhead (cumulo-nimbus) C. A tornado
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4 D. A hurricane E. 7. The dominant precipitation-forming process in mountainous regions is: A. Orographic effects B. Air mass interaction along the polar front C. Convective activity caused by surface heating D. Coriolis inversion mechanism E. 8. The conversion of tropical rainforest to agricultural land is: A. Always environmentally disastrous B. A good way to solve land pressure caused by increasing urban populations C. Successful under only very specific conditions D. A good way to establish sustainable cattle ranching operations E. All of the above 9. In high-level wastes from a nuclear reactor (used fuel rods), there is: A. No useful fuel, only the highly toxic “fission products” like
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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- Toronto.

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