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Environmental Science Mid-Term
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What are the components of Earth's life support system?
Water, Air, soil and rocks, living things
The study of environmental science must involve discussion of human culture and peoples opinions on politics and economics
Resources such as sunlight fresh air soil plants animals and water are known as ______ resources.
Which of the following would likely extend the Earth's supply of a non renewable resource?
Discovery of a new way to reuse the resource
Fish are considered a renewable resource....
They are being harvested faster than they can replenish themselves.
Which of the following fields of study relates to.....
Humans must depend on the environment for their survival
Natural resources are any materials humans obtain....
Sustainability refers to
Using earths natural resources in a way that maintains their suitability
Sustainability refers to using resources in such a way that we ensure that they will be clean and healthy for our use.
What is the most abundant gas in Earths present day atmosphere?
Which process is the most responsible for the increase in early Earth's atmospheric oxygen levels?
What implication does destruction of the stratospheric ozone layer have for earth?
Increase in cancers related to sun exposure
Which statement best describes the exosphere?
It is the last layer of the atmosphere before space
If a small child were to release a balloon into the atmosphere.....
The balloon would become larger because the air molecules on the inside of the balloon would expand
All the weather on earth occurs in the thermosphere
Venus has an atmosphere that is made primarily of
The layer of the atmosphere where many airplanes fly to avoid thunderstorms and other turbulence is called
What are 2 main conditions used to describe an area's climate?
Temperature and precipitation
Which of the following climate types is found near the equator?
Which of the following characterizes a monsoon area
Has a season of strong winds and heavy rains
Most of North America has the same climate
1 difference between weather and climate is
Weather is day-to-day conditions and climate is the conditions expected over relatively long periods of time
What value most closely represents the amount of freshwater?
Why is the majority of earth's freshwater not readily available for our use?
It is locked up in glaciers and ice caps
All of the following are examples of surface water excepted?
The #1 factor for determining what living things can survive in a body of water is
What is thought to be most responsible for the salinity of the ocean?
Chlorine Gas combined with sodium from Earths rocks.
Essential to all life
Table sugar is not a mineral because
It is not made by geologic process
The shape of a minerals crystal indicates its
A geologist is examining a new sample of rock....
Which of the following terms is most closely related to igneous rock?
A rock has been formed by the accumulation of bits of rocks.....
A population of deer is defined by
The geographical area it inhabits
Abiotic factors in an ecosystem does not include which of the following?
Producers are the most important biotic factor
Unlike matter, energy is not cycled through an ecosystem
Which of the following lists include only abiotic environmental factors?
Soil minerals oxygen rain sunlight
As the human population grows,
Resources will be depleted
The study of living things and the surrounding abiotic environment is known as
A niche is part of an organism
Communities make up a major component of an ecosystem
Which of the following terms describes all of the non living components of an ecosystem?
Which of the following statements is true about photosynthesis and cellular respiration
Plants perform both photosynthesis and cellular respiration
Producers make up more biomass than primary consumers because
Only 10% of the energy at each trophic level is passed on to the next level.
Which of the following situations accurately describes a difference between a food chain and a food web
A carnivore eats both a rabbit and a mouse in a food web
Most energy enters the ecosystem
Through the process of photosynthesis
For most ecosystems, the ultimate source of energy is
Unlike photosynthesis cellular respiration
Does not require the intake of carbon dioxide
Which of the following factors is not used to categorize terrestrial biomes
Area A receives more than 10 inches of rain per year....
A and B are probably different biomes
Since climate determines the types of vegetation that can grow in a particular area, each biome may be defined by particular types of plants
The study of environmental science must involve discussion of human culture and people's opinions on politics and economics.
Which of the following fields of study relates to the way that human cultures govern and make laws, including laws about the environment?
Which of the following is the era in which we now live?
A transform boundary occurs here plates slide against each other.
The Pangaea theory supports the theory of plate tectonics because
It is based on the idea that all the present continents were one supercontinent
Which of the following climate types is found near the equator
One difference between weather and climate is that
Weather is day to day condition whereas climate is the conditions expected over relatively long periods of time
Which of the following is not an advantage of conserving water?
Decreasing water supply to nations that are not in compliance with the UN
Why is a rain drop a particularly damaging element to soil
It causes the soils to break apart and carries it away
A town has plans to create a series of soccer fields in an area where there are currently trees. One negative effect of building soccer fields is increasing soil erosion
Animals who eat the same food are categorized in the same niche
While primary production refers to the synthesis of plant material secondary productivity refers to the synthesis of
On a global basis, which of the following is the largest reservoir of carbon?
Which of the following processes would convert inorganic phosphorus in a rock to an organic form of phosphorus
Which of the following characteristics would make an organism less likely to face extinction?
Fixed migration patterns
Which of the following is an example of how human activities are impacting the survival of species
Humans creating animal sanctuaries
Which of the following is not a factor in a determining if an animal should be placed on the endangered species list?
The animal is visually appealing
1 way to protect biodiversity is to set aside more wilderness land. Humans are not allowed in these areas.
Food production in the 20th century has tripled because of industrialized agriculture, and most people spend much less time and income to obtain food.
Which of the following is not a characteristic that distinguishes one type of forest from another, such as Siberian vs Tropical Rain Forest?
Age of trees
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