Land Title: Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Fourth Edition Authors: Michael I. McKinney, Robert M. Schoch, Logan Yonavjak
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Practice Quizzes

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1:  Environmentally "friendly" activities produce so many jobs because they are
A: in demand.
B: well-financed.
C: labor intensive.
D: politically correct.

2:  Which statement is true?
A: Command economies tend to be more efficient than market economies.
B: Most environmental technologies began in Germany and Japan.
C: Overexploitation and pollution most likely occur in those areas that are held in "common."
D: Internalizing environmental externalities is theoretically an impossible task.

3:  Which of the following is true?
A: To internalize environmental externalities, increasing severance taxes on declining resources, would discourage overexploitation.
B: Most agree that regulations seem to be more effective than incentives in getting industry to be environmentally sustainable.
C: Regulation is most effective where violators are numerous.
D: Government incentives are often called "black fees" because of their almost universal dislike.

4:  Which of the following is true of "green fees"?
A: Green fees have had little success because they are generally unenforceable.
B: Green fees promote less depletion, recycling, reuse, and less pollution.
C: Green taxes could never lower income taxes since income taxes are mandated by the Constitution.
D: Government subsidies on environmentally damaging activities is a sort of green tax.

5:  Which of the following about economic aid to underdeveloped countries is true?
A: The U.S. contributes a greater percentage of its GNP to foreign aid than any other developed country.
B: Debt-for nature swaps have been recognized as noble efforts but dismal failures.
C: Debt cancellation seems to be the quickest and longest lasting of the methods used to alleviate foreign debt.
D: Norway and the Netherlands tend to donate the highest percentages of their GNP to poorer countries.

6:  What is the most probable solution to raising the standard of living in underdeveloped countries?
A: increased foreign aid
B: debt cancellation
C: debt-for-nature swaps
D: Producing a healthy local economy in poorer nations through investments and business loans from wealthier nations.

7:  Say that the U.S. GNP is 6 trillion dollars. If the U.S. donated one percent to foreign aid, how much more would this be than what is presently being donated ($12 billion)?
A: 2 times more
B: 5 times more
C: 10 times more
D: 16 times more

8:  Say the military budget consists of five percent of the U.S. GNP (6 trillion dollars). If the military budget were cut by ten percent, how much money would become available for environmental concerns, such as foreign aid?
A: 270 million dollars
B: 30 million dollars
C: 3 billion dollars
D: 30 billion dollars

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