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:  Which of the following statements about the history of American exploitation is true?
A: Native North Americans had little if any effect on the North American landscape.
B: Native North Americans believed in land ownership as did the English settlers.
C: The frontier mentality is reinforced by Judeo-Christian theology which saw nature as a gift to humankind.
D: The Homestead Act of 1862 was the U.S.'s first attempt to control environmental exploitation.

2:  Man and Nature, an exhaustive study that challenged the notion of an inexhaustible Earth, was written by
A: Ralph Waldo Emerson.
B: George Perkins Marsh.
C: Gifford Pinchot.
D: John Muir.

3:  Who advocated attaining the maximum sustainable yield in forestry, using a utilitarian approach to support his philosophical underpinnings?
A: Henry David Thoreau
B: George Perkins Marsh
C: John Muir
D: Gifford Pinchot

4:  Which president, as a naturalist and conservationist himself, served to enhance America''s awareness of its natural resources?
A: Theodore Roosevelt
B: Franklin Roosevelt
C: Herbert Hoover
D: Ronald Reagan

5:  Which of the following is associated with the nineteenth century?
A: Civilian Conservation Corps
B: Dust Bowl
C: Yellowstone National Park
D: Tennessee Valley Authority

6:  Which of the following about environmentalism since WWII is true?
A: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was the first book issued by the EPA.
B: Bush's track record on environmentalism ranks with that of Theodore Roosevelt's.
C: Grassroots organizations, while being beneficial, have stagnated in recent years.
D: As larger environmental organizations began to decline, many smaller and local grassroots organizations arose in response to local environmental threats

7:  Which of the following about the 1992 Earth Summit is true?
A: The Earth Summit held in Rio produced a number of hard laws that should have significant impact on the environment.
B: The Earth Summit agreed to discontinue forest destruction in the South.
C: The Rio Declaration commits participants to pursue sustainable development and work to rid the world of poverty.
D: Agenda 21 is basically a condemnation of the countries of the North and a support for countries of the South.

8:  Which method has been most effective in getting countries to comply to environmental agreements?
A: saving public face
B: military action
C: embargoes
D: taxes

9:  Which of the following statements is true?
A: Mobilization bias describes the dispropotionate finluence large groups have over public policy
B: The United States is a strong proponent of the Kyoto treaty.
C: The Clear Skies Act is very explicit in describing the methods to be used in implementing a market-based cap-and-trade program to control power plant emissions.
D: Pollution and environmental degradation are common law torts and within the jurisdiction of the law.

10:  What is the greatest benefit if the benefit-cost technique in decision making?
A: It provides a scientific analysis that can be relied upon.
B: It can promote thoughtful, rational, critical thinking on important issues.
C: It is of little value since the results can be so easily skewed.
D: It is a method that provides incentive to its users since it is so time-consuming.

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