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End of Year Unit Exam
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What is an example of a nonrenewable resource?
What is an example of a renewable resource?
What is the difference between aboitic and biotic factors?
Abiotic factors are nonliving and biotic factors are living
Do humans have an effect on the amount of natural disasters that happen?
Yes. Land use by humans can increase natural disasters such as flooding or landslides
Which level tornado causes the most damage?
Which of the following areas of the United States are not at risk for any natural disaster?
All places are at risk
Which would not be part of the plate tectonic movement?
Which of the following best describes an epicenter?
The point on Earth's surface located directly above the earthquake focus
Which waves cause the most damage during an earthquake?
ones that travel along the surface
Which is NOT a characteristic of the Fujita tornado intensity scale?
size of the funnel cloud
What are the 3 main greenhouse gases?
carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide
True or False: Greenhouse gases are at the highest level in over 400,000 years.
Where does methane come from?
production and transport of coal, natural gas, and oil
Where does carbon dioxide come from?
burning of fossil fuels, solid waste, trees and wood products
Where does nitrous oxide come from?
agricultural and industrial activities
Examples of natural sources of carbon include:
volcanoes and solar radiation
Examples of non natural sources of carbon include:
deforestation, livestock, fertilizer
Fill in the blank: Our ecological footprint has been increasing with time as we require ______ natural resources due to advancements in technology.
Fill in the blank: When population growth increases, the consumption of resources ______________.
Acid rain can reduce the number of sensitive aquatic organisms, such as fish and frogs. On land, evidence of acid rain can be seen in plants that appear brown or dead.What would be the best solution for reducing acid rain in these ecosystems?
reduce the amount of pollution entering the air
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