Environmental Engineering MCQs

Environmental Engineering MCQs

Our team has conducted extensive research to compile a set of Environmental Engineering MCQs. We encourage you to test your Environmental Engineering knowledge by answering these multiple-choice questions provided below.
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1: A paradigm ________.

A.   Is synonymous with the scientific method

B.   Is a means of evaluating scientific hypotheses

C.   Is a dominant view in science

D.   Is a group of several hypotheses that can be tested together

E.   Can only come from qualitative data

2: ________ have the most dynamic and changeable day-to-day weather on earth.

A.   Tropical latitudes.

B.   Latitudes affected by fronts.

C.   Polar latitudes

D.   None of these

3: A land breeze usually originates during the ________.

A.   Evening and flows toward the water

B.   Their paths are very predictable.

C.   During mid- to late afternoon

D.   Counterclockwise toward the center

4: An important characteristic of aquatic dead zones is a ________.

A.   Low concentration of oxygen

B.   Highconcentration of oxygen

C.   Low concentration of corbon

D.   None of these

5: ________ represent(s) the largest source of unregulated hazardous waste.

A.   Wastewater

B.   Cereal boxes

C.   Households

D.   Food scraps

6: The trellis drainage pattern shown below develops ________.

A.   In areas of alternating weak and resistant bedrock

B.   Calcium carbonate dissolving in soil water and groundwater

C.   Transpiration

D.   The Republic of Slovenia, a province of the former Yugoslavia

E.   11 of 20

F.   Term

7: Environmentalist groups tend to prefer ________________ to ___________________.

A.   Marketable permits; pollution charges

B.   Marginal analysis

C.   Marginal utility

D.   A tool-kit; specific tools

8: __________ is the process of recovering organic waste through decomposition.

A.   Composting

B.   Recycling

C.   Combustion

D.   Recovery

9: Introduced sewage in water systems _______.

A.   Decreases levels of phosphorus and nitrogen

B.   Increases oxygen levels

C.   Increases concentrations of solids

D.   Leads to decreases in the temperature

10: The city of arcata, california, is notable because it designed a _________ to treat its sewage.

A.   Living machine

B.   Natural marsh

C.   Fully modern, technologically advanced system

D.   Corporate sponsorship system

E.   System of modern outhouses

11: When lost fluid is not replaced adequately, __________ can result.

A.   Heat stroke

B.   Hypothermia

C.   Dehydration

D.   Emphysema

12: Agricultural runoff would be increased if farmers ____.

A.   Used no fertilizer on steeply sloped land

B.   Switched from row crops to animal feedlots

C.   Used slow-release fertilizers

D.   Planted buffer zones between cultivated lands and water

E.   Kept cropland covered with vegetation