Environmental Geology An Earth Systems Approach 2nd Edition By Merritts Test Bank

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Environmental Geology An Earth Systems Approach 2nd Edition By Merritts Test Bank

ISBN: 9781429237437

Chapter 1: Dynamic Earth Systems

 

  1. Which major Earth system is comprised of weathered rock and soil?
    1. Biosphere
    2. Pedosphere
    3. Geosphere
    4. Hydrosphere

Answer: b

Section 1: Earth System Science

Bloom’s Taxonomy Level: Knowledge

Format: Multiple Choice

 

  1. Which action exemplifies the concept of sustainability?
    1. Pumping water from the Ogallala aquifer in the Great Plains states to grow wheat, even though it likely to be depleted within a 100 years
    2. Mining coal from a deposit in Wyoming that should last another 200 years
    3. Clear-cutting a forest that will be replanted and harvested again in 50 years
    4. Creating an automobile-based society that relies on an abundant and inexpensive fuel source

Answer: c

Section 1: Earth System Science

Bloom’s Taxonomy Level: Application

Format: Multiple Choice

 

  1. An active copper mine in Arizona can be treated as a system.  Which statement about this system is correct with regard to the reservoir of copper?
    1. The flow rate in exceeds the flow rate out.
    2. Flux in equals flux out.
    3. The flux out exceeds the flux in.
    4. There is no flow in or out.

Answer: c

Section 2: The Concept of Systems

Bloom’s Taxonomy Level: Knowledge

Format: Multiple Choice

 

  1. Which term describes the kind of system represented by Earth?
    1. Static
    2. Inert
    3. Dynamic
    4. Isolated

Answer: c

Section 2: The Concept of Systems

Bloom’s Taxonomy Level: Evaluation

Format: Multiple Choice

 

  1. Which feature most closely resembles a steady-state system?
    1. Snow pack in Canada
    2. Lake Superior
    3. Erupting volcano
    4. Inner core of the Earth

Answer: d

Section 2: The Concept of Systems

Bloom’s Taxonomy Level: Knowledge

Format: Multiple Choice

 

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