Practice Exam for APEs Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6,8 &28
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
1. A person who is primarily interested in the establishment of new wilderness areas would be
CHAPTER 1ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS, THEIR CAUSES, AND
1. Which of the following is not a goal of environmental science?
a. learn how nature works
b. understand how we interact with the environment
c. find ways to deal with envi
LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT (11th ed) - SAMPLE TEST BANK QUESTIONS
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Evolution and Biodiversity
Life emerged on the earth through two phases of development: a chemical evolution of the organic molecules,
biopolymers, and systems of chemical reactions to form the first cells and the biological evolution
Wealth that results in high levels of consumption and unnecessary waste of
resources, based mostly on the assumption that buying more and more material
goods will bring fulfillment and happiness.
Variety of different speci
Nonliving. Compare biotic.
Any water solution that has more hydrogen ions (H+) than hydroxide ions (OH); any water solution with a pH
less than 7. Compare basic solution, neutral solution. See acid solution.
Court case brought to settle disputes or damages between one party and another.
The party in a court case being charged with creating a harm. See plaintiff and civil suit.
Government by the people through
Chemical characteristic that helps determine how a substance dissolved in water (a
solution) will interact with and affect its environment; based on the comparative amounts
of hydrogen ions (H+) and hydroxide ions (OH) contained
A comparison of estimated costs and benefits of actions such as implementing a
pollution control regulation, building a dam on a river, or preserving an area of forest.
An estimate of a resource's fut
Any genetically controlled structural, physiological, or behavioral characteristic that
helps an organism survive and reproduce under a given set of environmental
conditions. It usually results from a beneficial mutation. See
Maximum population of a particular species that a given habitat can support over a
given period. Compare cultural carrying capacity.
Fairly stable, self-sustaining community in an advanced stage of