Chapter 1: An Introduction to Environmental Science
 
Chapter Quiz
 

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1 .       The numerical expression of the likelihood that a conclusion is true is called the _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


2 .       The variable that is manipulated in an experiment is called the _______.  

 
 
 
 
 


3 .       Which of the following is a nonrenewable resource?  

 
 
 
 
 


4 .       The idea that unfettered exercise of individual self-interest will result in destruction of land that is held in common is called _______.  

 
 
 
 
 


5 .       The study of the impact of pollutants and chemicals on human bodies is _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


6 .       Scientific inquiry is based on _______.  

 
 
 
 
 


7 .       Which of the following is not a biotic factor? 

 
 
 
 
 


8 .       Paul Ehrlich was responsible for _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


9 .       The field of science that primarily examines the environment is _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


10 .       Protecting the environment is important because _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


11 .       Unlike manipulative studies, observational studies and natural experiments _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


12 .       The steps of the scientific method include _______.  

 
 
 
 
 


13 .       Early in the Industrial Revolution, population growth was considered _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


14 .       The field of environmental science is uniquely suited to solving environmental problems because _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


15 .       A hypothesis is _______.  

 
 
 
 
 


16 .       Biologist E. O. Wilson has warned that our most serious and threatening environmental dilemma is _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


17 .       Peer review is _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


18 .       When studying pollution, it is necessary to examine _______. 

 
 
 
 
 


19 .       There is historical evidence that ancient civilizations _______.  

 
 
 
 
 


20 .       Developing a hypothesis requires _______.  

 
 
 
 
 







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