Environmental Knowledge Quiz

Question 1 of 12

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There are many different kinds of animals and plants, and they live in many different types of environments. What is the word used to describe this idea? Is it…

Select one of the following:

  • Multiplicity

  • Biodiversity

  • Evolution

  • Ecosystem

  • Don't know

Question 2 of 12

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Carbon monoxide is a major contributor to air pollution in the U.S. Which of the following is the biggest source of carbon monoxide? Is it…

Select one of the following:

  • Factories and businesses

  • People breathing

  • Motor vehicles

  • Trees

  • Don't know

Question 3 of 12

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How is most of the electricity in the U.S. generated? Is it…

Select one of the following:

  • By burning oil, coal, and wood

  • Nuclear power

  • Solar energy

  • Hydro-electric power plants

  • Don't know

Question 4 of 12

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What is the most common cause of pollution of streams, rivers, and oceans? Is it…

Select one of the following:

  • Dumping of garbage by cities

  • Surface water running off yards, city streets, paved lots, and farm fields

  • Trash washed into waterways

  • Waste dumped by factories

  • Don't know

Question 5 of 12

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Which of the following is a renewable resource? Is it…

Select one of the following:

  • Oil

  • Iron ore

  • Trees

  • Coal

  • Don't know

Question 6 of 12

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Ozone forms a protective layer in the earth's upper atmosphere. What does ozone protect us from? Is it …

Select one of the following:

  • Acid rain

  • Global warming

  • Sudden changes in temperature

  • Harmful, cancer-causing UV rays

  • Don't know

Question 7 of 12

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Where does most of the garbage in the U.S. end up? Is it in…

Select one of the following:

  • Waterways

  • Incinerators

  • Recycling centers

  • Landfills

  • Don't know

Question 8 of 12

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What is the name of the primary federal agency that works to protect the environment?
Is it the…

Select one of the following:

  • Environmental Protection Agency (the EPA)

  • Department of Health, Environment, and Safety (the DHES)

  • National Environmental Agency (the NEA)

  • Federal Pollution Control Agency (the FPCA)

  • Don't know

Question 9 of 12

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Which of the following household wastes is considered hazardous waste? Is it…

Select one of the following:

  • Plastic packaging

  • Glass

  • Batteries

  • Old aluminum

  • Don't know

Question 10 of 12

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What is the most common reason that an animal species becomes extinct? Is it because…

Select one of the following:

  • Pesticides are killing them

  • Humans are destroying their habitats

  • Excessive hunting

  • Climate change is affecting them

  • Don't know

Question 11 of 12

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Scientists have not determined the best solution for disposing of nuclear waste. In the U.S., what do we do with it now? Do we…

Select one of the following:

  • Use it as nuclear fuel

  • Sell it to other countries

  • Dump it in landfills

  • Store and monitor the waste

  • Don't know

Question 12 of 12

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What is the primary benefit of wetlands? Do they…

Select one of the following:

  • Promote flooding

  • Help clean the water before it enters lakes, streams,
    rivers, or oceans

  • Help keep the number of undesirable plants and animals
    low

  • Provide good sites for landfills

  • Don't know

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Environmental Knowledge Quiz

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