Environmental Science

1) In a large city experiencing urban blight, we would be surprised to find:

A) improving schools.

B) a declining tax base.

C) depreciating real estate.

D) increasing crime.

2) The common denominators of livable cities include:

A) low population density, concentrated housing, few stores and businesses, wide highways, and abundant parking.

B) low population density, heterogeneous mixtures of residences and businesses, wide

 highways, and abundant parking for efficient transportation.

C) high population density but heterogeneous mixtures of residences and businesses that

 encourage people to socially interact.

D) high population density, concentrated housing, limited business and stores, and a car-

 centered approach that makes driving easy.

3) The main financial problems for a city experiencing urban blight result from:

A) a declining tax base.

B) increasing industrial growth.

C) the need to build new schools.

D) increasing use of public transportation.

4) Biodiversity is important because:

A) if certain species decline, there would be too much oxygen in the atmosphere.

B) humans can use new sources of food.

C) if certain species decline, photosynthesis may not be possible.

D) it is necessary to maintain stability of ecosystems.

5) Which of the following terms best applies to the practice of environmental science?

A) highly specialized

B) integrative and interdisciplinary

C) abstract

D) theoretical

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