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Past Exam for GEOS 1024 - Resources Geology with Hochella at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Exam 1
Professor:Hochella
Class:GEOS 1024 - Resources Geology
Subject:Geosciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2004
Keywords:
  • Hydrosphere
  • Nonrenewable Resources
  • Point Sources
  • Generations
  • Overpopulation
  • Degradation
  • Controlling
  • Living Will
  • Developing Countries
  • Environment
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Resource Geology 1024 (a.k.a. Sustaining the Earth) Test 1 (Practice) The answers to this test are found at the end. 1. The most important environmental problem today, in that it is the root of all other  environmental problems, and/or greatly exacerbates them, is:  1) poverty,   2) degradation of  habitats,   3) extinction of species,    4) pollution,    5) overpopulation,     6) increasing  resource use. 2. The Earth is often called “the water planet” because     1) about a third of the planet is  covered with water,     2) water is vitally important to all life, and we have an unlimited  supply,     3) about 75% of the planet is covered with water, leaving land in the distinct  minority,     4) water is scare, but vital to all life. 3. Exponential growth    1) remains constant,    2) starts out slowly and remains slow,    3) starts  out slowly...

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