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5 Matching questions

  1. degraded
  2. VOC's (volatile organic compounds)
  3. petroleum
  4. ANWR
  5. recharge zone
  1. a an oily, dark-colored, flammable liquid found in the earth, consisting mainly of a mixture of various hydrocarbons. Gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil, paraffin, and lubricants are made from petroleum
  2. b deteriorated in water quality due to contamination or pollution; makes water unsuitable for other desirable purposes
  3. c carbon-containing chemicals used in and emitted by vehicle engines and a wide variety of solvents and industrial processes; creates smog, carcinogen
  4. d controversial drilling grounds housing 3-8 billion oil barrels. 6-11 months supply for U.S. only; home to sensitive caribou calving grounds
  5. e Area of the Earth's surface where water percolates down into the aquifer

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The use of building materials by design to keep a building warm or cool
  2. dismantling and disposal of old nuclear reactors
  3. a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
  4. a disease that is caused from years of inhaling coal dust
  5. insulated box that can be used for heating and cooking in developing countries, costs a few dollars

5 True/False questions

  1. nonpoint sourceLarge or dispersed land areas such as crop fields, streets, and lawns that discharge pollutants into the environment over a large area.


  2. desalinationthe removal of salt from seawater to make it usable for drinking and farming, very expensive on a large scale


  3. zone of aerationa change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid


  4. crude oilUnrefined Petroleum


  5. secondary treatmentTreating wastewater biologically, by using microorganisms to decompose the suspended organic material; occurs after primary treatment


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