Sustainability Quiz

25 July 2022
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Why are carbon dioxide concentrations expected to increase? a. Carbon dioxide concentrations are expected to increase, because fossil fuel burning is expected to increase. b. Carbon dioxide concentrations are expected to increase, because of an increase in agriculture. c. Carbon dioxide concentrations are expected to increase, because more land will have to be cleared for increasing populations and agricultural use. d. All of the above
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d. All of the above
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The use of _______ is expected to increase in the future. a. coal b. natural gas c. renewable energy d. all of the above
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d. all of the above
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Energy sustainability can best be achieved by using ______. a. nonrenewable energy sources b. renewable energy sources c. carbon sequestration d. recycled plastics
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b. renewable energy sources
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How can recycling materials lead to environmental sustainability? a. Recycling materials helps decrease the amount of new materials taken from the environment. b. Recycling materials helps increase the rate of carbon sequestration. c. By recycling materials, the amount of biomass available for energy purposes is increased. d. All of the above
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a. Recycling materials helps decrease the amount of new materials taken from the environment.
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A local farmer began to follow a more sustainable practice. As a result, his levels of carbon emissions decreased by fifty percent. The soil quality will most likely ________
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increase
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Which of the following is the most likely cause for future water shortages? a. global warming b. increased agriculture c. water pollution d. erosion
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c. water pollution
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Decreasing the use of pesticides and herbicides can help agricultural sustainability.
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True
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Building green can help conserve natural resources and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
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True
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How is the world population projected to change in the next few decades? a. It is projected to level off. b. It is projected to decrease steadily. c. It is projected to increase steadily. d. It is projected to double within 5 years.
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c. It is projected to increase steadily