Practice Quiz

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1.  A water born contaminate can be extremely persistent if:

it does not biodegrade
it turns yellow
it sinks to the bottom of a water body
it turns black

2. Extremely persistent waterborne contaminates are metals and other inorganic materials


3. Pesticides can accumulate and concentrate: 

in your car or on your boat
in parking lots and garages
in body fat and certain body organs
in swimming pools

4. We can investigate a pollution incident and determine its nature and cause by:

Chemical analysis
Look for point or non-point discharges
Associate contaminate with particular industrial process
All of the above

5. A pest is defined as: 

any sibling
your boss
any organism that competes with humans for food, fiber or living space
any organism that competes with humans on the basketball court

6.  Mercury is found:.

in the solar system
naturally in earth
all of the above

7. What percent of any pest population will be resistant to pesticide effects?

about 50%
about 5%
about 75%
about 25%

8. Species are unable to bioconcentrate pesticides

9. Major drawback of organophosphories pesticides is

their high cost to purchase
their weak effect
their toxicity to man
all of the above

10. In relation to pesticides, persistence means:

all of the below
remaining the same in the environment
not changing
not breaking down into different substances

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