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5 Matching questions

  1. discharge
  2. heat island
  3. coliform bacteria
  4. proven reserves
  5. infiltration
  1. a used as a common measure of biological pollution and as a standard measure of microbial pollution. It is usually harmless, part of the normal constituents of human intestines and found in all human waste.
  2. b An accurate estimate of how much of the resource can be extracted on an economic basis
  3. c The volume of water that flows within a given time
  4. d Phenomenon describing urban and suburban tempuratures that are 2 to 10 degrees F(1 to 6 degrees C)hotter than nearby rural areas.
  5. e This step of the water cycle occurs when the water is pulled into the ground due to the pull of gravity.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. inflammation of the mucus membrane of the bronchial tubes
  2. small generator to provide economical power for a single home that is near a perennial stream or river
  3. the temperature at which the water vapor in the air becomes saturated and condensation begins
  4. lower region of groundwater where all the pore spaces in a rock or sediment are filled with water
  5. meeting in 1987 where a group of nations met in Canada and agreed to take steps to fight against Ozone Depletion-CFC's banned

5 True/False questions

  1. effluent sewerageA specific source of pollution that can be identified, such as a pipe.


  2. nuclear fissionEnergy that is harnessed from reactions among radioactive isotopes, most commonly used is uranium 235


  3. Light water reactorA common type of commercial nuclear reactor that uses ordinary (light) water as the moderator; Cold water from a local source is used to condense the steam, and that warm water is returned to the environment (thermal pollution)


  4. turbinerotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate


  5. VOC's (volatile organic compounds)heat from sun-warmed upper ocean layers is used to evaporate a working fluid (ammonia or Freon, low boiling points), use the gas to spin turbines