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POL 310 Week 3 Quiz

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POL 310 Week 3 Quiz

1.   Pesticide from the landscape that contaminates the Chesapeake Bay is which type of pollution?





Point source


2.   The Clean Water Act and its amendments do not address which of the following problems?

Regulating emissions of toxic materials into waterways

Treating water so that it is safe to drink

Providing funding to build new wastewater treatment

facilities Regulating industrial point-source pollution


3.   Water rights in Western states are granted under a scheme known as:  

Riparian Rights.

Doctrine of Prior Appropriation.

Public Trust Doctrine.

Ambient-based Regulation.


4.   De-oxygenation of the water caused by agricultural run-off linked to algae growth is known as:






5.   The 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act had all of the following goals, except:

immediately eliminate the discharge of toxic substances into bodies of water.

eventually eliminate all kinds of water pollution.

eventually eliminate the need for local wastewater treatment facilities.

ensure that surface waters would become safe for human swimming.


6.   Drilling for oil in the Alaskan Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would possibly result in the extraction of crude oil. If crude oil was successful extracted, this would:

create a refuge for the Porcupine caribou.

eliminate U.S. need for foreign oil.

prevent  terrorist  attacks  on  U.S.  soil.     

be sold on the world market.


7.   The following types of energy sources are fossil fuels, except:  



natural gas.



8.   Use of renewable energy, as compared with the use of fossil fuels, results in all of the following, except:

lower emissions of greenhouse gases.

reliable energy flow in all parts of the country.

less air pollution.

lower overall waste output.


9.   That the United States needs to develop a reliable domestic source of energy and eliminate reliance upon foreign suppliers was made apparent by:

the oil shocks.

the Industrial Revolution.

the post-World War II economic boom.

the Love Canal tragedy.


10.  The nuclear crisis in Fukushima illustrated all of the following challenges associated with nuclear power, except:

the continuous need for use of water during the operation of the plant.

the dwindling supply of intermittent energy sources.

safety concerns about the integrity of nuclear power plant structures in natural disasters.

the dangers of radioactive leakages.

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