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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Environmental Science Questions

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Grade 9 Environmental Science
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Some rivers and lakes near large farms are heavily polluted. What is the most likely reason for this?
  1. excessive use of fertilizers on farms
  2. decaying animal carcasses
  3. trash dumping into rivers
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Nearly 70% of the energy used by the United States comes from
  1. fossil fuels
  2. solar power
  3. geothermal power
  4. hydroelectric power
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Solar Energy is an example of what?
  1. Non-renewable Energy
  2. Geothermal Energy
  3. Biotic Factor
  4. Renewable Energy
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Which part of the United States would be most ideal for wind power?
  1. Deserts of Southwest
  2. Places with river courses or significant differences in elevation.
  3. Great Plains
  4. Western States
Grade 9 Environmental Science
All of the following are ways to fight global warming EXCEPT:
  1. preserve forests
  2. conserve energy
  3. increase use of fossil fuels
  4. develop sustainable energy sources
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Which part of the United States would be most ideal for geothermal power?
  1. Deserts of Southwest
  2. Places with significant differences in elevation and river courses.
  3. Great Plains
  4. Western States
Grade 9 Environmental Science
A renewable energy source from the power of water is called what?
  1. Geothermal
  2. Solar
  3. Hydroelectricity
  4. Radiant
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Which part of the United States would be most ideal for hydropower?
  1. Deserts of Southwest
  2. Places with river courses and significant elevation differences.
  3. Great Plains
  4. Western States
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Which part of the United States would be most ideal for solar power?
  1. Great Plains
  2. Deserts of Southwest
  3. Places with river courses and significant elevation differences.
  4. Western States
Grade 9 Environmental Science
What is the act of digging and excavating minerals called?
  1. Sustainable Agriculture
  2. Mining
  3. Sifting
  4. Eroding
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Coal is a byproduct of what?
  1. Diamonds
  2. Carbonized Plant Matter
  3. Decayed sea life
  4. Evaporites
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Which of the following is the study of environmental science?
  1. interactions between living organisms and their environment
  2. impact of humans on the environment
  3. interactions between organisms
  4. all of the above
Grade 9 Environmental Science
The impact of a person on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain the use of natural resources.
  1. cost-benefit analysis
  2. ecological footprint
  3. law of supply and demand
  4. risk assessment
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Is capable of breaking down through a natural process
  1. non-biodegradable
  2. biodegradable
  3. renewable resource
  4. resource depletion
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Which of the following is not a greenhouse gas?
  1. water vapor
  2. carbon dioxide
  3. oxygen
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