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EVNS 1126 Exam 2
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chapter 15: which of the following countries generates the greatest percentage of its electricity from nuclear power plants?
chapter 4: Amensalism is an example of
chapter 15: in a nuclear power plant fueled by uranium-235, what is the purpose of the moderator?
chapter 10: which one of the following statements is not true
Roughly 140,000 deaths each year are traced to waterborne diseases
chapter 8: in hypothetical country A, everyone dies when they reach age 60. In hypothetical country B, which has a better health care system, everyone dies when they reach age 80. If the total population of both countries is stable, what percentage of the total population would you expect to be in the age group 21-40 years inclusive?
33% in country A and 25% in country B
chapter 11: which one of the following soils would expect to find in a tropical rain forest?
chapter 12: millennium development goal 1 was to reduce by 50% the proportion of children under age 5 who were moderately or severely underweight. Which one of the following regions had not achieved that goal by 2012?
chapter 11: Which one of the following soil horizons is also called topsoil?
chapter 7: which one of the following is not an example of consumptive use?
Fish are caught and sold on the international market
chapter 9: which one of the following is the major cause of mortality in the least developed countries of the world?
chapter 10: which one of the following statements is true about a Hadley cell?
air rises at the equator and sinks at 30 degrees latitude
chapter 15: the site recommended by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for long-term disposal of radioactive waste from the nuclear power industry in the US is
Yucca Mountain, Nevada
chapter 7: climate moderation is an example of which one of the following kinds of ecosystem services?
chapter 6: which one of the following problems is not attributable to habitat destruction?
In Texas, fire ants are estimated to kill 20% of songbird babies before they leave the nest
chapter 8: The Neolithic Revolution began in
the Middle East about 12,000 years ago
chapter 1: Of the CO2 that has been emitted to the atmosphere as a result of human activities since the start of the industrial revolution, approximately what percentage is currently in the atmosphere?
chapter 5: In regions where various types of vegetation coexist and compete, periodic fires do not tip the balance in favor of
chapter 14: which one of the following countries accounts for the most oil imported by the United States?
chapter 14: The U.S has extensive deposits of ___________ in Colorado, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming that, if exploited, could yield the equivalent of an estimated 800 billion oil
Which one of the following is not involved in maintaining population equilibrium
chapter 9: which one of the following was not part of Chinas one-child policy?
additional food rations for same-sex couples
chapter 2: which of the following countries have centrally planned economies?
Cuba and North Korea
chapter 13: which of the following correctly characterizes the results of using pesticides in agriculture globally?
the quantity of crops lost to pests has increased and the percentage of crops lost to pests has increased
chapter 14: the top 3 primary sources of energy in the U.S are
natural gas, coal and oil
chapter 5: terrestrial biomes are groups of ecosystems characterized by similar types of
plants and climate
chapter 12: Irrigated acreage currently accounts for
less than half of all cropland and produces less than half of the world's food
chapter 15: Which one of the following is not one of the purposes of pumping water through the core of a nuclear reactor fueled w/ uranium-235?
control the rate of the chain reaction
C 9: Which one of the following statements is not true about the Grameen Bank?
the lans have been found to have the greatest social benefits when focused on men
chapter 6: Current rates of extinction of species are estimated to be roughly ________ rates of extinction prior to the Anthropocene
100 to 1000
chapter 16: The forms of renewabe energy that currently account for the greatest amount of electricity production in the world are
wind and hydroelectric
chapter 1: Which one of the following is not one of the vital concepts that move societies toward a sustainable future?
chapter 9: which one of the following statements describes what happens when countries pass through the fertility transition?
the dependency ratio decreases and then increases
chapter 13: which one of the following kinds of pesticides is responsible for most poisonings of humans?
chapter 10: If Earth rotated in the opposite direction, the Trade Winds in the northern hemisphere would blow from the
chapter 12: The 3 principal greenhouse gases emitted as a result of agricultural activities are
methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide
chapter 11: The process by which water vapor passes through stomata from plants to the atmosphere is called
chapter 3: which one of the following is an example of an ecotone?
the amount of biomass on successive trophic levels in a food chain forms a pyramid in which the biomass on trophic level N+1 is only 20% of the biomass on trophic level N. If pesticide P is transferred from one trophic level to the next w 80% efficiency, what will be the concentration of P on trophic level 5 if the concentration of P on trophic level 2 is 4 parts per million?
chapter 12: Which one of the following countries is the only country in the world w extensive government-supported urban agriculture
chapter 3: The gradual decrease of global average temperatures from 1940 to 1980 was caused by
Aerosols emitted by coal-burning power plants
chapter 8: The fertility rate in Burkino Faso has exceeded the replacement rate for many years and is currently about 5.2. If the fertility rate were to suddenly drop to the replacement rate, why would the population of Burkino Faso continue to increase?
chapter 10: Global warming during the 21st century is expected to
speed up the hydrologic cycle and slow the thermohaline circulation of the ocean
chapter 14: Most electric power plants built in the U.S since 2000 use which one of the following sources of energy
chapter 11: Which one of the following soil horizons does not contain humus?
chapter 8: Which one of the following statements is true?
the epidemiologic transition has preceded the fertility transition
chapter 16: the country w the greatest number of solar hot water heaters is
chapter 16: the forms of renewable energy that currently account for the greatest amount of renewable energy production in the united states are
biomass and hydropower
chapter 2: The Montreal Protocol was in international agreement to phase out the production of
chapter 16: which one of the following regions of the world has the greatest installed PV panel electricity generating capacity?
chapter 13: Pheromones have not been used to control which one of the following pests?
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