Honors Environmental Science
Chapter 25 Review
1. Know definitions of urban (metropolitan) area,
2. Know the definition of city
3. Know the definition of rural area.
4. Know definitions of degree of urbanization
5. Know the definition of urban growth
1. What is the third highest risk in the United States?
2. What are factors that affect the spread of transmissible diseases
3. What is always done first in risk analysis?
4. What is the definition of a risk?
5. What causes life expectancy to increase?
1. What is life expectancy is the universal indicator of?
2. Define the following:
b. b. Morbidity
c. c. Mortality
d. d. Epidemiology
3. What does WHO stand for?
4. What shortens the life span of an average American the most?
5. What is toxicity
Honors Environmental Science Unit 8 Review
What are examples of primary energy resources?
What are examples of secondary energy resources?
What percent of the worlds population is the United States and how much of the
worlds energy do we use?
Unit 7 The Atmosphere Review: Chapters 17 and 18
1. List the layers of the atmosphere in order from closest to the earth upward.
2. In which layer of the atmosphere does our weather occur?
3. In which layer of the atmosphere is the ozone layer?
4. What is
1. What is the pH of normal rainfall? 5.6
2. What is the main way people cause acid rain? Burning fossil fuels
3. What two specific pollutants produce acid deposition? Nitrogen oxides and sulfur
4. A pH of 3 is how many times m
1. What is the largest use of water worldwide? irrigation
2. Why is surface water more likely to be polluted than groundwater? Because it
receives polluted runoff and is easier for pollutants to get into than infiltrating
3. Why is chlorinatio
a. Nonpoint source pollutants: cannot pinpoint or locate exact source of the
pollutant (Ex. Runoff)
b. Dredge spoils: materials, often laden with toxic metals, scraped from the
bottoms of harbors and rivers to maintain shipping channels
c. Sewage sludge:
Eventually lead to fish suffocating; accelerated by erosion from deforested slopes,
destruction of natural wetlands, over-fertilization of agricultural fields
1. Understand an oxygen sag curve (Fig. 19-5, page 488): occurs when oxygen-
demanding wastes ar
Water Test Review: Chapters 14 and 19
1. Be able to explain all parts of a wastewater treatment plant.:
1) preliminary treatmentscreen are used to block out larger pieces of waste and then grit is
removed by allowing it to settle out
2) primary treatments