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Principles of Environmental Science 9th Edition By William Cunningham – Test Bank

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Principles of Environmental Science 9th Edition By William Cunningham – Test Bank

Principles of Environmental Science, 9e (Cunningham)
Chapter 10 Air Pollution

1) The following pollutants and trace gases have the highest estimated anthropogenic fluxes to the atmosphere, except
A) carbon dioxide
B) carbon monoxide
C) methane
D) nitrogen oxides
E) suspended particulate matter

Answer: D
Section: 10.01
Topic: Air Pollution
Bloom’s: 1. Remember
Chapter: 10
Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

2) ________ interacts with ________ to produce photochemical oxidants in smog.
A) VOCs, Nitrous Oxides
B) Particulate matter, O3
C) VOCs. O3
D) HAPs, VOCs
E) Aerosols, VOCs

Answer: D
Section: 10.01
Topic: Air Pollution
Bloom’s: 2. Understand
Chapter: 10
Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

3) Airborne mercury has received special attention because it is a widespread and persistent neurotoxin (a substance that damages the brain and nervous system). Minute doses can cause nerve damage and other impairments, especially in young children and developing fetuses. The majority of airborne mercury is released by ________.
A) metal ore smelting
B) coal-burning power plants
C) waste combustion
D) nuclear power plants
E) wood-burning power plants

Answer: B
Section: 10.01
Topic: Air Pollution
Bloom’s: 2. Understand
Chapter: 10
Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

4) The air pollutant least successfully removed from the air by technologies in developed nations is
A) carbon dioxide.
B) sulfur oxides.
C) nitrogen oxides.
D) particulate matter.
E) VOCs.

Answer: C
Section: 10.01
Topic: Air Pollution
Bloom’s: 2. Understand
Chapter: 10
Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

5) Most of the excessive carbon dioxide that is expected to cause global warming is generated by
A) green plants.
B) burning of fossil fuels.
C) production of cement and clearing of forests.
D) burning of fossil fuels and production of cement and clearing of forests only.

Answer: D
Section: 10.02
Topic: Air Pollution
Bloom’s: 2. Understand
Chapter: 10
Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

6) Given what we know about the probability of the greenhouse effect, the best thing to do is
A) consider the implication of immediately ceasing all industrial activity.
B) wait and see how much temperatures change before we change our habits.
C) severely cut back on production of greenhouse gases.
D) not worry about greenhouse gas production.
E) focus on the development of technological advances to help decrease the effects of climate change.

Answer: C
Section: 10.02
Topic: Air Pollution
Bloom’s: 2. Understand
Chapter: 10
Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

7) The amount of CO2 released by human activities per year is approximately ________.
A) 30 million tons
B) 300 million tons
C) 3 billion tons
D) 30 billion tons
E) 300 billion tons

Answer: D
Section: 10.02
Topic: Air Pollution
Bloom’s: 2. Understand
Chapter: 10
Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

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