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Unformatted text preview: Sample Exam I, 50 questions, Form A Note - Do not rush. Read carefully. For the true false questions everything must be true. 1) Which of the following are considered non- renewable resources? 1) petroleum 2) wind 3) solar energy 4) coal 5) 1 + 4 6) 2 + 3 DZ+3+4 2) Obtaining and using which resource(s) causes environmental impacts; 1) Copper 2) Oil 3) Coal 4) Gold 5) Food 6) 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 7) All of the above 3) What is the current rate of natural population increase (birflis-deaths) in the world? 1) 0.1% 2) 0.7% 3) 1.3% 4) 2.5% ' 5) 13% 6) 33% 4) What is the definition of a resource? 1) Contains reserves that meets minimum criteria for current technological practices 2) the total amount in the earth’s crust 3) natural concentrations that have potential for economic extraction 4) a material that is presently economically and legally extractable 5) Which of these elements are considered abundant in the Earth’s crust, 1) copper 2) silica 3) aluminum 4) iron 5) 2 + 3 6) 2 + 3 + 4 7) all of the above 1 g’/. */ 6)-lu the quantity (y-axis) versus time (x-axis) graph above line 2 represents, 1) Resource growth 2) Population growth 3) Reserve replenislnnent 4) None of the above 7) Based on classification of resources with similar uses and/or properties, Wood used to heat a house would be considered: 1) renewable 2) an energy resource 3) non-renewable 4) a non-metallic resource 5) 1 + 2 6) 1 + 4 8) The environmental problem that is causing the biggest impact and is the root of all other environmental problems, and/or greatly exacerbates them, is; l) poverty 2) degradation of habitats 3) extinction of species 4) pollution 5) overpopulation 6) increasing resource use 9) Based on classification of resources with similar uses and/or properties, Water used in a hydroelectric plant would be classified as 1) renewable 2) an energy resource 5) 1 + 2 3) a non-metallic resource 6) 1 + 3 4) non—renewable 7) 2 + 4 10) The most populated state in the US (1-10) 11) The least populated state in the US (1-10) 12) Country which is projected to have the largest population in the world in 2050 (From figure above 1—10) 13) Country which has the largest population in the world today (From figure above 1-10) 14) In order for a resource to be considered "renewable" it must be replenished on a time scale equal to or less than: 1) 10 years 2) a human lifetime 3) 1,000 years 4) a million years 5) time is not a factor in determining if a resource is renewable. 15),Between the 19605 and 2004 the rate of the US’s population change has, 1) Decreased 2) Remained stable 3) Increased 16) The human population is presently increasing by 1 billion people every __ years (approximately). 1) 200 2) 100 3) 50 4) 15 5) 5 17) The Developing Nations have _% of the World population and consume approximately_% of the Worlds Resources. 1) 5, 25 . 2) 10, 25 3) 20, 85 4) 50, 85 5) 80, 15 ' 6) 99, 15 18) Extracting, processing, and using mineral resources 1) requires enormous amounts of energy 2) causes land disturbance and erosion 3) produces large volumes of waste 4) releases chemicals into the atmosphere ®1+2+3 6) All of the above 19) The time it takes for a specific deposit of a resource to be depleted can be extended by, 1) Reducing consumption of the resource 2) Recycling and reuse of the resource 3) More efiicient mining technologies 4)Allof the above 5)1+2 6)1+3 7)2+3 20) __ Is the chemical responsible for the deaths of cats on Borneo l) Arsenic 2) Mercury 3) DDT CDichloroDiphenyl- Triohloroethane) 4) Cyanide 5) Carbon Dioxide (C02) 21) US petroleum production is... . 1) Increasing 2) Decreasing 3) Remaining constant 22) World petroleum consumption is... . 1) Increasing 2) Decreasing 3) Remaining constant 23) Surface coal mining when compared to the underground coal mining, 1) is safer 2) causes less environmental impacts 3) is cheaper 4) All ofthe above 6) 2 + 3 5) 1 + 3 7) l + 2 24) US energy consumption is _% non-renewable and % renewable. 1) 99,1 4) 70,30 2) 90,10 5) 60,40 3) 80,20 6) 50,50 25) One of the main reasons that the Germans invaded Russia was, a) it was a small country that would be easy to concur b) to gain control of their military technology c) to gain control of their large oil fields d) to gain access to Japan e) all of the above 26) What is the prize? a) Diamonds b) Coal c) Petroleum (1) Natural gas 6) Iron at) Gold 27) The majority of the identified World Oil reserves (liquid petroleum) are located in 1) Former Soviet Union 2) United States 4) OPEC Countries 3) Canada 5) Antarctic 28) The “per capita ecologic footprint” of the Netherlands is roughly half that of the US because 1) We live in a “throw away” society 2) we drive much bigger, less fuel efficient vehicles 3) their mass transit system is far superior 4) many more people ride bicycles 5) all of the above are important factors 6) none of the above are important factors 29) Examples of developed countries include 1) most of the African Countries 2) England and Japan 3) Iraq and Iran 4) all of the above 5) 1 + 3 6) 2 + 3 30) Which of the following does not describe a sustainable society? 1) meets the needs of its people without jwpardizing the needs of future gene ations 2) manages its economy and population size without exceeding the carrying capacity of the environment 3) utilizes nonrenewable resources for maximum benefit of the current generation True/False {Trug -1 {False — 2) 31) The Biosphere 2 project was quite successful in designing a self-sustaining Life-support system. 32) _ The population pyramid of India is best represented by a triangle 33) The Planet Earth Video shown in class discussed the homogenous distribution of resources that can be found in every country (for example the distribution of petroleum and gold) 34) Within the next 10 years in the US, renewable energy sources will produce more energy than non-renewable sources 35) It takes the same amount of water to produce a kilogram of corn and a kilogram of grain—fed beef 36) America is addicted to oil 37) Since the i950s in the US renewable energy has received 40% 'of the total federal research funds that have been allocated to energy research 38) Middle Eastern oil became a critical resource for the Americans in. the Atlantic in World War II 39) The coal mining industry has a lower rate of injuries and illnesses per 100 employees than the agriculture or construction industries 40) During World War II, Pine tree roots were used by Japan to synthesize oil 41) The US can increase the present rates of petroleum production enough to keep up with US demand 42) The class results for the ecologic footprint survey revealed that between 1 and 2 planet Earths are necessary to support our present lifestyle 43) If the vehicles we drove in the US averaged 40 miles per gallon (mpg) we would cut our daily consumption rate by approximately 2 to 3 million barrels of oil 44) Corn can be produced with almost no nitrogen fertilizer 45) There is considerable pollution associated with ethanol produced from com 46) Igneous rocks are formed by external processes 47) The convergent plate boundary has very little influence on resource location and formation Fill in the Blank using a — 11 below 48) Is the element we use in the greatest amount 49) Is the element we use in the 2nd greatest amount 50) Is the element that is mainly responsible for the Sun’s energy flux 3) hydrogen f) aluminum 1)) carbon g) oxygen 0) iron h) argon d) uranium e) silica @ E Wmé©@@© ©Joa¢0oaaaaaoaaowoaaaaooaawoaaoo me@®@® aI®@®@@®®@®©®©@®®@®@®@®®®®®®®®®® . 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This test prep was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course GEOS 1024 taught by Professor Meschreiber during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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