SCI204 Final Examination Answers -DeVry


Question 1.1. (TCO 7) The largest single end-use category of petroleum consumption in the United States is (Points : 4)

Question 2.2. (TCO 7) Which statement is false about solar energy? (Points : 4)

Question 3.3. (TCO 7) OPEC stands for (Points : 4)

Question 4.4. (TCO 4) In the United States of America, the Kudzu Vine is an example of _____ specie. (Points : 4)

Question 5.5. (TCO 4) A grouping of plants, animals, and microbes interacting with each other and their abiotic environment is defined as (Points : 4)

Question 6.6. (TCO 5) Which of the following is true of the status of women in developing countries? (Points : 4)

Question 7.7. (TCO 6) Total fertility refers to (Points : 4)

Question 8.8. (TCO 5) Women tend to have fewer and healthier children when they (Points : 4)

Question 9.9. (TCO 6) Which of the following statistics are used to measure population growth rates? (Points : 4)

Question 10.10. (TCO 2) Which of the following are the three major gases in biogeochemical cycles? (Points : 4)

Question 11.11. (TCO 10) In general, urban dwellers have all of the following except (Points : 4)

Question 12.12. (TCO 10) Today’s cities are not self-sustaining because they import (Points : 4)

Question 13.13. (TCO 10) Which of the following is the strongest argument for recycling plastics? (Points : 4)

Question 14.14. (TCO 10) A system of integrated waste management involves (Points : 4)

Question 15.15. (TCO 1) Environmental impacts because of the strain of supporting 1.2 billion people in India include (Points : 4)

Question 16.16. (TCO 8) Dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico result from nutrient pollution in the Midwestern United States where (Points : 4)

Question 17.17. (TCO 9) Climate change and global warming affects which of the following? (Points : 4)

Question 18.18. (TCO 3) Meeting higher CAFÉ standards in the United States will result in (Points : 4)

Question 19.19. (TCO 3) The 1970 Clean Air Act and subsequent environmental regulations have resulted in (Points : 4)

Question 20.20. (TCO 3) Most of the public health impacts from air pollution are the result of (Points : 4)

Question 21.21. (TCO 3) The nuclear power industry in the United States has declined because of (Points : 4)

Question 22.22. (TCO 8) Which of the following marine ecosystems is polluted from ocean dumping and coastal development? (Points : 4)

Question 23.23. (TCO 1) The three major biotic components of ecosystem structure are (Points : 4)

Question 24.24. (TCO 5) Negative population growth or depopulation or population decline is being observed in countries that have a (Points : 4)

Question 25.25. (TCO 7) Which of the following statements about geothermal power is false? (Points : 4)

Question 26.26. (TCO 3) The United States represents about 4.5% of the world’s population, yet we consume about (Points : 4)

Question 27.27. (TCO 7) In terms of energy security, how do renewable forms of energy differ from fossil fuels? (Points : 4)

Question 28.28. (TCO 4) Biodiversity, the variety of life, gene pools, habitats, and species is richest in (Points : 4)

Question 29.29. (TCO 1) Assuming that these people do not use tobacco products, a person in which of the following professions would most likely have the highest exposure to benzene, a known carcinogen? (Points : 4)

Question 30.30. (TCO 7) Fossil fuels are _____ energy sources. (Points : 4)

Question 31. 31. (TCO 7) Nuclear power has been an important source of energy for many countries in the world today. France, for example, gets close to 80% of its energy from nuclear power. However there are many concerns about this source of energy. Discuss the economic, political, and environmental concerns surrounding the use of nuclear power as an energy source. (Points : 30)

Question 32. 32. (TCOs 5 and 6) The World’s Human Population is now above 7 billion people. Over 50% of these people are in the developing countries in the world and are faced with many challenges trying to provide a stable environment for their citizens to thrive. Discuss, with clear examples, the five main challenges these countries face. There will be 6 points for each example and explanation. (Points : 30)

Question 33. 33. (TCO 4): The biodiversity of plant and animal species (flora and fauna) dictates all our social and economic activities. Discuss six key inputs into our lives from biodiversity that we cannot live without. (Points : 25)

Question 34. 34. (TCO 8) Rivers and lakes in the developing countries have become more and more polluted over the year. The Mississippi in the United States and the Rhine River in Europe are examples. Discuss three sources of pollution for each river and the impact of this pollution on the aquatic life. (Points : 25)