Environmental Science Toward a Sustainable Future 12th Edition By Wright Test Bank

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Edition:  12th Edition

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Environmental Science Toward a Sustainable Future 12th Edition By Wright Test Bank

ISBN-13: 978-0321864215, ISBN-10: 0321864212

Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future, 12e (Wright)

Chapter 1   Science and the Environment

 

1) These three sectors account for 50% of all jobs worldwide.

  1. A) agriculture, forestry and fishing
  2. B) coal, petroleum and natural gas
  3. C) entertainment, agriculture and construction
  4. D) computer science, health care and construction

Answer:  A

Diff: 2

LO:  1: The state of the planet

 

2) Increasing global demands for energy is

  1. A) increasing social stability in many countries, as people pull together to solve this challenge.
  2. B) forcing dramatic switches to nuclear and tidal power, which do not contribute to global climate change.
  3. C) renewing interests in preserving and protecting additional lands for conservation.
  4. D) increasing political attention to oil production and global climate change.

Answer:  D

Diff: 2

LO:  1: The state of the planet

 

3) Which of the following is not a renewable resource?

  1. A) the sun beating down on a rain forest
  2. B) plants, such as bamboo and rice, growing in moist environments
  3. C) oil reserves, buried deep below the surface of the ground
  4. D) water flowing through a dam

Answer:  C

Diff: 2

LO:  3: Three unifying themes

 

4) Rachel Carson’s scientific credibility was due in major part to her

  1. A) political connections with the Nixon administration.
  2. B) key role in the establishment of the EPA.
  3. C) funding from the companies that produced and distributed DDT.
  4. D) meticulous documentation of the findings reported in her book.

Answer:  D

Diff: 2

LO:  4: Moving toward a sustainable future

 

 

5) Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring showed that

  1. A) pesticides like DDT were ineffective in killing crop pests.
  2. B) scientific expertise can help shape positive environmental policies.
  3. C) industries producing harmful chemicals welcomed scientific evaluation of their environmental impact.
  4. D) biodiversity could be increased with cautious use of DDT.

Answer:  B

Diff: 2

LO:  4: Moving toward a sustainable future

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