CLIMATE CHANGE AND OZONE LOSS
See bulleted list of questions on p. 368 of text.
Summarize consensus views of the scientific community about climate change. Describe patterns of
timing of past glacial and interglacia
See bulleted list of questions on p. 286 of text.
How much of the total energy used to heat the earth and earth's buildings comes from commercial
energy? List five key questions to ask about each energy alter
FOOD, SOIL, AND PEST MANAGEMENT
See bulleted list of questions on p. 207 of text.
Using Figure 10-3 on p. 208, list four types of agriculture. Compare the inputs of land, labor, capital,
and fossil-fuel energy of th
SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
See bulleted list of questions on p. 389 of text.
State the quantity of the world's solid wastes that is produced by the United States. State the percentage
of solid waste produced in the U
WATER AND WATER POLLUTION
See bulleted list of questions on p. 237 of text.
List seven physical properties that make water unique.
Briefly describe Earth's water supply. Compare amounts of salt water and fresh wa
APPLYING POPULATION ECOLOGY: THE HUMAN POPULATION
See bulleted list of questions on p. 129 of text.
Define birth rate, death rate, emigration rate, and immigration rate. Write an equation to
CHAPTER 18AIR POLLUTION
1. The Asian Brown Cloud is approximately the size of
d. China and India
e. Continental U.S.
TOP: 18-0 Core Case Study
2. Which of the following is not a part of
CHAPTER 21SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
1. What percentage of e-waste components contain materials that could be recycled or reused?
TOP: 21-0 Core Case Study
2. Much of the e-waste in
CHAPTER 20WATER POLLUTION
1. Lake Washington, near Seattle, was degraded by the growth of which of the following?
a. coliform bacteria
d. aquatic plants
TOP: 20-0 Core Ca
CHAPTER 19CLIMATE DISRUPTION AND OZONE DEPLETION
1. Greenlands glaciers contain what percentage of the worlds freshwater?
TOP: 19-0 Core Case Study
2. Scientists studying climate chan
CHAPTER 16ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
1. The heating bill for the office-home of Amory Lovins in Snowmass, Colorado is
a. $300 a month
b. $300 per year
c. less than $500 per year
d. less than $100 per year
e. less than $50 per y
CHAPTER 17ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS AND HUMAN HEALTH
1. A 2003 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated what percentage of
Americans over the age of 6 had trace BPA levels in their urine above EPA thresholds.
CHAPTER 11SUSTAINING AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY
1. What are cetaceans?
a. whales and porpoises
d. sea lions
TOP: 11-0 Core Case Study
TOP: 11-0 Core Case Study
2. Which of t
CHAPTER 14GEOLOGY AND NONRENEWABLE MINERAL RESOURCES
1. A common form of extracting gold from rock used in Australia and North America is
a. power flushing
b. cyanide heap leaching
c. sulfuric acid leaching
d. hydraulic scouring
CHAPTER 13WATER RESOURCES
1. Most of the water in the Colorado River comes from which of the following sources?
a. Great Salt Lake
b. snow melt in the Rocky Mountains
c. glaciers in Canada
d. aquifers in Wyoming
e. lakes in Montana
CHAPTER 15NONRENEWABLE ENERGY
1. The Industrial Revolution began in Europe how many years before the present?
TOP: 15-0 Core Case Study
2. The internal combustion engine was in
CHAPTER 12FOOD, SOIL, AND PEST MANAGEMENT
1. The human population continues rapid growth. Each day, how many more people must be fed?
TOP: 12-0 Core Case Study
CHAPTER 9SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY: THE SPECIES APPROACH
1. How many populations of polar bears remain scattered around the Arctic?
TOP: 9-0 Core Case Study
2. Global warming has resulti
CHAPTER 10SUSTAINING TERRESTRIAL BIODIVERSITY: THE
1. Wangari Maathai started the Green Belt Movement by encouraging which of the following?
a. protecting chimpanzees
b. planting of trees
c. developing grassy areas aroun
CHAPTER 8AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY
1. Although only a small percentage of the ocean floor, coral reefs provide all the following benefits
a. providing significant free oxygen
b. removing CO2 from the atmosphere
c. protecting coastlines f
CHAPTER 7CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY
1. Which of the following is not a type of terrestrial ecosystem on Earth?
e. none of these
TOP: 7-0 Core Case Study
2. Which of t
CHAPTER 6THE HUMAN POPULATION AND ITS IMPACT
1. According to the United Nations, Chinas population should reach what size by the year 2025?
a. 1.1 billion
b. 1.2 billion
c. 1.3 billion
d. 1.4 billion
e. 1.5 billion
CHAPTER 5BIODIVERSITY, SPECIES INTERACTIONS, AND POPULATION
1. What was the primary reason the southern sea otter nearly went extinct by the early 1900s?
a. They scared the tourists
b. They have thick, luxurious fur.
c. They were r
CHAPTER 4BIODIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION
1. How many humans are injured or killed each year by sharks?
TOP: 4-0 Core Case Study: Why Should We Protect Sharks?
2. How many sha
CHAPTER 3ECOSYSTEMS: WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
1. Although tropical rain forests are only 2% of the earths land surface, they contain what percentage of
the earths land plants and animal species?
CHAPTER 2SCIENCE, MATTER, ENERGY, AND SYSTEMS
1. In an experiment, which of the following would not change the chosen variable?
a. experimental group
b. controlled experiment
d. control group
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