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Discussion Questions for Human Ecology Test II
Describe the hydrologic cycle including ground water
Describe the Hadley Cells and their effect on climate.
Describe the benefits and problems of building dams for water storage.
1. All of the following are forms of biomass energy except:
A. burning firewood.
B. .burning animal wastes.
C. producing methane.
D. harnessing the wind
As of 2007 in the United States, about a third of all renewable energy came from
Post Test 16: Nuclear Energy
1. One of the main reasons for the rapid development of nuclear energy after
World War II was;
A. The Price Anderson Act of 1957 which gave utilities an exemption
from liability associated with accidents at reactors
Post Test for Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, and Recycling
1. The United States
*a) is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,679 pounds per person per year.
b) generates over 50% of the world's waste.
c) is the world leader in recycling
d) All o
1. Describe the process of sewage treatment including Biological
o Preliminary Treatment: removes debris and grit
Bar screen: mechanically rakes debris for removal and
Grit chamber: grit is allowed to
Questions on Human Population Growth
How is human population ecology different than population ecology of
A. The nutritional requirements of humans are unique in the animal
B. Humans can deliberately regulate their fertility.
Questions on Natural Selection
1. Darwins observation of animals on these volcanic islands were very important in his developing
A. Descent with modification
2. Darwins idea for a struggle for existence came from
A. Reading an essay by Thomas
Questions for Biodiversity and Endangered Species
1. Based on analyses of fossils, scientists estimate that marine biodiversity
A. about three times the average level that existed over the past 600
B. about twice the average level
Review Questions on Pests and Pest Control
1. The proportion of crops that are lost to pests since 1950 has:
2. Using all suitable methods chemical and ecological in a way that
brings about long-term management of pest populations and minimal
Post Test on Environmental Hazards and Human Health
1. Environmental health would include all of the following except:
A. Effects of genetics on disease occurence
B. Effects of housing on disease occurence
C. Effects of chemical contamination on disease o
Review Questions on Agriculture and Food
1. About -_of Earth's land area is agricultural land and about
_ is used for crops.
A. 37%; 11%
2. Based on current soil, terrain, and climate data, FAO estimates that
A. more than half of Earths land surface is un
Post Test on Water Pollution
1. While contamination with feces was common in the early nineteenth century,
massive water pollution of rivers was avoided until the advent of
A. the flush toilet
C. the industrial revolution
D. honey wagons