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1 AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LAND AND WATER USE AP EXAM REVIEW QUESTIONS Answer the following questions on a sheet of paper. Check your answers by the final slide.

2 1. Which of the following is NOT a result of the Green Revolution? a. increased food production a. increased food production b. high-yield crop varieties due to selective breeding b. high-yield crop varieties due to selective breeding c. decreased use of monoculture c. decreased use of monoculture d. more land being converted for use in agriculture d. more land being converted for use in agriculture e. use of pesticides & fertilizers e. use of pesticides & fertilizers

3 2. Deforestation, overgrazing, & the overworking of soil for crop production can lead to which of the following? a. salinization a. salinization b. monoculture b. monoculture c. desertification c. desertification d. increased crop rotation d. increased crop rotation e. depletion of aquifers e. depletion of aquifers

4 3. Which of the following is an example of a project that would be supported by the World Bank? a. building commercial skyscrapers a. building commercial skyscrapers b. expansion of a shipping fleet b. expansion of a shipping fleet c. development of military weapons c. development of military weapons d. purchase of land to be used as a hazardous waste site d. purchase of land to be used as a hazardous waste site e. improvements in healthcare e. improvements in healthcare

5 4. What is the result of the suppression of forest fires? a. increase in succession in forest ecosystems a. increase in succession in forest ecosystems b. severe fires when wildfires do occur b. severe fires when wildfires do occur c. increase in biodiversity in forest ecosystems c. increase in biodiversity in forest ecosystems d. abundance of soil nutrients d. abundance of soil nutrients e. strengthening of overall ecosystem health e. strengthening of overall ecosystem health

6 5. Which of the following are issues that need to be addressed when planning for the reclamation of a mining site? a. acid drainage into water sources, loss of wildlife, erosion a. acid drainage into water sources, loss of wildlife, erosion b. overpopulation of wildlife & over accumulation of biomass b. overpopulation of wildlife & over accumulation of biomass c. desertification & salinization c. desertification & salinization d. increase in eutrophication in local freshwater sources d. increase in eutrophication in local freshwater sources e. invasive species e. invasive species

7 6. Which of the following is associated with fishing down the food chain? a. harvesting of all fish species a. harvesting of all fish species b. the extinction of small fisheries b. the extinction of small fisheries c. harvesting of benthic organisms c. harvesting of benthic organisms d. fishing for smaller & smaller fish due to the decline of larger fisheries d. fishing for smaller & smaller fish due to the decline of larger fisheries e. selective breeding of fish species e. selective breeding of fish species

8 7. Which of the following was the main driving force behind urbanization in the United States? a. better healthcare & education a. better healthcare & education b. industrialization & technological advancements b. industrialization & technological advancements c. decline of the agricultural sector c. decline of the agricultural sector d. increased disease transmission d. increased disease transmission e. high levels of pollution in rural areas e. high levels of pollution in rural areas

9 8. Which of the following organizations is responsible for the management of public lands? a. U.S. Forest Service a. U.S. Forest Service b. National Park Service b. National Park Service c. Congress c. Congress d. Bureau of Land Management d. Bureau of Land Management e. Environmental Protection Agency e. Environmental Protection Agency

10 9. Aquaculture has many benefits & many drawbacks. Which of the following is considered a positive aspect of aquaculture? a. decrease in disease among species of fish a. decrease in disease among species of fish b. less waste in benthic environments b. less waste in benthic environments c. reduction in fossil fuel use c. reduction in fossil fuel use d. increased consumption of wild populations d. increased consumption of wild populations e. elminiation of long-line fishing e. elminiation of long-line fishing

11 10. Which of the following is one way to encourage businesses & people to use sustainable practices businesses & people to use sustainable practices through monetary support? through monetary support? a. a green tax a. a green tax b. marketable emissions permits b. marketable emissions permits c. subsidies c. subsidies d. laws & regulations d. laws & regulations e. imports & exports e. imports & exports

12 11. Which of the following factors did NOT contribute to the Dust Bowl in the United States? contribute to the Dust Bowl in the United States? a. no-till agriculture a. no-till agriculture b. removal of vegetation cover b. removal of vegetation cover c. soil erosion c. soil erosion d. desertification d. desertification e. drought e. drought

13 12. The genetically engineered golden rice has been developed to do which of the following? developed to do which of the following? a. resist the harm caused by frost a. resist the harm caused by frost b. provide Vitamin A b. provide Vitamin A c. resist pests c. resist pests d. have long-lasting freshness d. have long-lasting freshness e. produce more seeds e. produce more seeds

14 13. What is the role of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act in relation to Response, Compensation, & Liability Act in relation to mining sites? mining sites? a. It mandates that mining activities must not change the contour of the land. a. It mandates that mining activities must not change the contour of the land. b. It states that mined land must be restored after the closing of the mine. b. It states that mined land must be restored after the closing of the mine. c. It set limits on the amount of resources that can be harvested at any given time. c. It set limits on the amount of resources that can be harvested at any given time. d. It established a tax-and-response process for hazardous wastes. d. It established a tax-and-response process for hazardous wastes. e. It gives mining companies full control over the land on which they mine. e. It gives mining companies full control over the land on which they mine.

15 14. What is the goal of marine-protected areas? a. create areas where fishermen can fish without regulation a. create areas where fishermen can fish without regulation b. establish a protected area in the ocean where resources are allowed to be extracted b. establish a protected area in the ocean where resources are allowed to be extracted c. reduce stresses on fisheries by restricting some activities c. reduce stresses on fisheries by restricting some activities d. create zones for use in aquaculture d. create zones for use in aquaculture e. eliminate fishing in the ocean altogether e. eliminate fishing in the ocean altogether

16 15. Which of the following is a way city planning can reduce human impact on the environment? can reduce human impact on the environment? a. build efficient highway infrastructure a. build efficient highway infrastructure b. create a downtown area that is spread out b. create a downtown area that is spread out c. build zoos c. build zoos d. build directly on wetland areas to be close to the ocean d. build directly on wetland areas to be close to the ocean e. eliminate recycling programs to reduce cost e. eliminate recycling programs to reduce cost

17 ANSWERS 1. C9. C 2. C10. C 3. E11. A 4. B12. B 5. A13. D 6. D14. C 7. B15. A 8. D


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