ENMT 301- Environment And Ecosystems Principles Week 2 Quiz
ENMT 301- Environment And Ecosystems Principles Week 2 Quiz
Question 1Which of the following does not correctly pair the ecosystem with a service it provides?
forests – absorb carbon dioxide
coasts – provide a buffer against storms
grasslands – dilute and remove pollutants
freshwater systems – moderate water flow
sustainable agriculture systems – produce and maintain soil
Question 2Most species facing extinction today are threatened because of:
living in biodiversity hotspots.
the recent impact of a large comet.
large quantities of dust in the atmosphere.
Question 3The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is required to develop management plans to protect the endangered Indiana Bat under:
Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES)
Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)
Trade Records Analysis of Flora and Fauna in Commerce (TRAFFIC)
Question 4Most freshwater is present in the form of:
water in lakes.
ice caps and glaciers/snow cover.
water in rivers.
atmospheric water vapor.
Question 5What sector consumes the largest amount of water globally?
It is impossible to draw a general conclusion.
Question 6Wetlands are important for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
They reduce flooding by storing water.
They increase pollutant loads in streams and rivers.
They provide a steady flow of water to streams.
They support high species diversity.
They are transitional areas between aquatic and terrestrial systems.
Question 7Humans harm the oceans in all of the following ways EXCEPT:
Developing along the coast
Polluting the land
Recovering waste materials
Killing marine life with trash
With chemicals from the agriculture and industry
Question 8What is an example of “point-source” pollution?
Question 9The increase in the concentration of a persistent pollutant along the food chain is termed:
the pesticide treadmill
Question 10Increased soil erosion may be caused by all of the following EXCEPT:
compaction of soil.
construction of roads.
construction of shelterbelts.
clearcutting large forested areas.
poor agricultural practices.
Question 11Check all that apply: Renewable resources are those that
can never be used up
will renew themselves relatively quickly, unless ecosystem services responsible for that renewal have been damaged
can be renewed, but only through intensive investments of capital and labor
are produced by industrial processes
are more abundant in developed countries than in developing nations
Question 12Which of the following is a direct cause of deforestation?
Decrease of agriculture
Both insects and diseases are direct causes of deforestation
Question 13All of the following are factors contributing to food insecurity EXCEPT:
Elimination of poverty
Question 14Sustainable agricultural practices are characterized by all of the following except:
water and energy conservation.
use of manure as a fertilizer.
increasing biological diversity to control pests.
Question 15Using a combination of biological, chemical and cultural methods to control pests is referred to as:
integrated pest management.
Question 16Identify the number one problem in environmental science and sustainability that links all problems together:
the overconsumption of fossil fuels
the pollution of the environment
the consumption of fresh water
the human population is continually increasing
the depletion of needed resources
Question 17An age structure diagram shaped like a pyramid with a wide base and narrow top is characteristic of a country with:
a rapid population growth rate
a stable population growth rate
zero population growth
decreasing population growth
a population at its carrying capacity
Question 18 According to Thomas Malthus, which are the three factors that would control the human population that exceeded the earth’s carrying capacity?
War, famine, and disease
Migration, disease, and birth control
Fertility rate, mortality rate, and migration
Famine, celibacy, and migration
Food production, famine, and fertility rate
Question 19 The theory suggesting that future population growth will develop along predictable stages as societies evolve from unindustrialized to postindustrial is called:
Societal shift theory
Demographic transition theory
Question 20Chemicals that mimic or interfere with the actions of hormones in humans and wildlife are called:
Question 21A mutagen is best described as a:
type of microorganism associated with human sewage.
toxicant that initiates or promotes uncontrolled cell growth.
toxin produced by bacteria.
toxicant that alters the DNA sequence of chromosomes.
toxicant affecting the development of a fetus.
Question 22A dose-response curve shows:
the dose that is lethal to an individual.
the dose that causes an individual to get sick.
the correct dose to use in the treatment of illness.
the dose that will be harmful to the environment.
the relationship between the dose and the response of the individual.
Question 23The study of the source, fate, and form of toxicants in the environment, including their harmful effects on ecosystems is known as:
Question 24Risk assessment involves all of the following EXCEPT:
financial costs of the predicted risk.
identification of the hazard.
assessment of the exposure.
characterization of the risk.
Question 25 What is NOT a human exposure route considered in risk assessments?
Ingestion with food and water
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
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Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
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Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
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If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
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