Watershed management MCQs

Watershed management MCQs

Our team has conducted extensive research to compile a set of Watershed management MCQs. We encourage you to test your Watershed management knowledge by answering these multiple-choice questions provided below.
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1: Acre is equal to how many square feet?

A.   43,560

B.   2.5

C.   25,280

D.   9,600

E.   9,504

2: Acre is the abbreviation for what unit of land area?

A.   1 square kilometer

B.   0.09 hectare

C.   10,000 square feet

D.   43,560 square feet

E.   10 acres

3: A measure of water volume equal to a land area of one acre with a depth of one foot is equal to what?

A.   Acre-Foot

B.   Cubic Foot

C.   Gallon

D.   Meter

4: How many acres are in a acre-foot of water?

A.   One

B.   Ten

C.   A hundred

D.   100

5: What can algae cause to decrease?

A.   Decreased aquatic vegetation

B.   Water quality

C.   Wildlife populations

D.   The cost of energy

E.   Increased algae blooms

6: What can cause an increase in algal growth?

A.   High amounts of nutrients such as nitrogen

B.   A rise in the water temperature

C.   High light levels

D.   A drop in the water temperature

E.   A drop in water temperature

7: What can algae trigger?

A.   Algal toxins

B.   Algal blooms

C.   Excessive algal growth

8: What is the name of the type of plant that grows in water?

A.   Saltwater

B.   A bamboo

C.   Aquatic

D.   A lily

E.   Marine

9: What is aquatics most often associated with?

A.   Exercise or physical activity

B.   Recreation

C.   Playing games in, or needing fresh water to participate in

D.   Being able to breathe under water

E.   Growing or living in, or often found in water

10: What do you normally plant around the Aquatic Bench?

A.   Fruit trees

B.   Wetland vegetation

C.   Annual flowers

D.   Groundcover

E.   Woody plants

11: What is the depth normally of Aquatic Bench?

A.   Two to four feet

B.   One foot to two feet

C.   Two feet to four feet

D.   One to two feet

E.   Zero to twelve inches

12: What does an aquifer supply to wells and springs?

A.   Rainwater

B.   Municipal water

C.   Surface water

D.   Groundwater

13: What is an aquifer capable of absorbing?

A.   Polluted water

B.   Sewage

C.   Oil

D.   Gas

E.   Water

14: What is the term for the flow at which a stream begins to overflow its banks?

A.   Catastrophic Flow

B.   Overflow

C.   Torrent

D.   Bankfull Flow

E.   Embarrassing Flow

15: What's the first thing that causes a stream to overflow its banks?

A.   Heavy rainfall

B.   A large animal

C.   Full flow

D.   A heavy rain

E.   Snowmelt

16: What does ground water seeping into a stream cause?

A.   Wetlands

B.   Fish migration

C.   Streamflow

D.   Erosion

E.   Ponds

17: What is an aquatic animal that has no backbone?

A.   Fish

B.   Benthic Macroinvertebrate

C.   Amphibian

18: A mound of earth formed to control the flow of surface water is called what?

A.   Berm

B.   Reservoir

C.   Dam

D.   Slope

19: What is a berm used for?

A.   Prevent flooding

B.   Control the flow of surface water

C.   Prevent soil erosion

D.   Protect a flood area from erosion

E.   Protect a road or walking path from erosion

20: What is an example of a structural best management practice?

A.   Properly sizing the distribution network

B.   Achieving environmental integrity

C.   Green infrastructure

D.   Stormwater ponds

E.   Comprehensive risk management

21: What is the term used to describe techniques to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff?

A.   Rain gardens

B.   Conservation practices

C.   Green infrastructure

D.   Structural best management practices

E.   Agricultural best management practices

22: What is a practice designed to lessen the impacts of changes in land use?

A.   Urban sprawl

B.   Subdivision

C.   Best Management Practice

D.   Carbon Payments

E.   Erosion Control

23: What is the term for landscaping and soils used to collect urban stormwater runoff?

A.   Green infrastructure

B.   Urban rain garden

C.   Rain gardens

D.   Bioretention

24: What is another term for bioretention?

A.   A water quality practice

B.   Stormwater management

C.   A rain garden

D.   A green infrastructure approach

E.   Green infrastructure

25: What is the total potential land development based on current and future land development and zoning plans?

A.   20

B.   219 acres

C.   2,499 acres

D.   10

E.   Build-out

26: How much land development potential is Build-out?

A.   10% of the total potential

B.   The potential for new development

C.   The total potential

D.   The potential for current development

27: What is an area of plant cover next to shorelines, wetlands, or streams?

A.   Grassland

B.   Buffer

C.   Forest

28: What is the term used to refer to the area next to streams and wetlands?

A.   Riparian Buffer

B.   Streamlined Landscape

C.   Wetlands

D.   Marshes

29: What is the smallest watershed management unit?

A.   Unit of water measurement

B.   Catchment

C.   River

D.   Area of land in a watershed

E.   Lake

30: What is a channel?

A.   A natural or manmade waterway

B.   A portal or entrance to an area

C.   A television or radio program

D.   A type of computer cable

E.   A large group of people

31: What type of waterway is a Channel?

A.   A canal

B.   A river

C.   A natural or manmade

32: What does a channel provide access to?

A.   TV signals

B.   Electricity

C.   TV shows

D.   Water

E.   Air

33: What is the name of the model that classifies channels based on the characteristics of a streambed and the banks of a stream?

A.   Stream Channel Model

B.   Channel Modelling Technique

C.   Channel Evolution Model

D.   Channel Classification Model

E.   Channel Mapping Model

34: What is the name of the agreement that was signed to restore the Chesapeake Bay?

A.   Clean Water Act

B.   The Clean Water Act

C.   Chesapeake 2000 Agreement

D.   Bay Agreement

E.   The Great Lakes Agreement

35: What is the acronym for Resource Protection Area?



C.   EPA

D.   RPA

36: A resource protection area and a resource management area are both types of what?

A.   Wildlife Refuges

B.   Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas

C.   National Forests

D.   National Parks

37: What is the point where two or more streams join to create a combined, larger stream?

A.   A dam

B.   A river delta

C.   Confluence

D.   A waterfall

38: What does a confluence create?

A.   A junction of two rivers

B.   A pool of water

C.   A combined, larger stream

D.   A place where water pools

E.   A place where two rivers meet

39: What is a common source of the particles that cause deposition?

A.   Dust

B.   Snow melt

C.   Stream bank erosion

D.   Rain

E.   Rain fall

40: What is the temporary storage of stormwater runoff used to control?

A.   Streams

B.   Detention

C.   Wetlands

D.   Peak runoff amounts

41: What is the process of temporarily holding stormwater runoff to control peak runoff amounts?

A.   Erosion control

B.   Detention

C.   Filter planting

D.   Impervious surface

E.   Swale

42: What is the mechanism of detention?

A.   The detention of pollutants

B.   The temporary storage of stormwater runoff

C.   The temporary storage of garbage

D.   The temporary storage of wastewater

E.   The prevention of flooding

43: What is a Detention Basin called when it is not flooded?

A.   Wet Pond

B.   Dry Pond

C.   Reservoir

44: What is the name of a stormwater management pond that holds runoff only temporarily?

A.   Detention Basin

B.   Ponds

C.   Stormwater Pond

D.   Wetlands

E.   Pig Pond

45: When is a detention basin dry?

A.   When the water level is low

B.   During periods of no rainfall

C.   When the water level reaches the top of the basin

D.   When there is no flow of water

E.   When the dam is full

46: What is the term for the volume of water that passes a given location within a given period of time?

A.   Stream

B.   Flows

C.   Discharge

D.   Amount

E.   Flume

47: What is expressed in cubic feet per second?

A.   The volume of water that passes a given location

B.   The number of times per second that a bell rings

C.   The temperature of mercury in a thermometer tube

D.   The speed of sound in air

E.   The speed of sound

48: Oxygen is necessary to support what in a body of water?

A.   Jellyfish

B.   Fish

C.   Plant life

D.   Life

49: What is the amount of oxygen in a liquid?

A.   Air

B.   Liquid

C.   Gasoline

D.   Dissolved Oxygen

E.   Gas

50: What is the process of removing excess water or groundwater from land?

A.   Desalination

B.   Drainage

C.   Pumping

D.   Composting