COVID 19 (Corona Virus) & Environmental Biology
This chapter includes discussions of Corona Virus, symptoms of Corona Virus (Covid 19) and environmental Biology.
Select all the symptoms that may be caused by COVID-19
Runny or Stuffy Nose
Aches and Pains
Shortness of Breath
Evidence shows that COVID-19 spreads through close personal contact – within about 6 feet or 2 meters.
True – correct
Students that have COVID-19 symptoms should contact Health Center right away.
True – correct
Where should you wear a facemask?
In public or shared spaces – correct
In the shower
While swimming in the ocean
Students will have to show up in a classroom in order to receive course materials.
False – correct
Scientific research that produces knowledge without any immediate practical use is specifically known as…
Basic science – correct
Which one of the following fulfills the definition of a hypothesis?
Removing invasive species will result in greater biodiversity.
Introducing invasive species will harm an ecosystem.
Invasive species are non-native species that alter ecosystems.
Introducing invasive species will decrease biodiversity by displacing native species. – correct
Ecosystem productivity will decrease when invasive species are introduced.
Which one of the following is consistent with the frontier ethic?
Expanding the area covered by a wildlife sanctuary
Protecting a natural area as a national park
Sustainable logging of a forest
Transferring ownership of forestland from private ownership to the federal government
Extracting copper ore from mineral-rich deposit in a landscape rich in biodiversity – correct
Which one of the following suggests that when the effects of a human activity are poorly understood, we must presume that some level of harm may exist to the environment, and thus must proceed with that activity carefully?
Precautionary principle – correct
Environmental harm dictum
Which one of the following demonstrates the concept of the “tragedy of the commons”?
Competing companies log as many trees as possible for financial gain until no trees are left – correct
Public forest land is sold to a privately-owned investor group
Logging forests is dangerous work and ends up killing or injuring many workers
A careless hiker accidentally starts a wildfire that destroys hundreds of acres of forest
Government regulations lead to conditions that increase the risk of forest fire on public lands
The equal sharing of Earth’s resources is specifically known as…
Environmental equity – correct
John Muir’s position on the proposed development in the Hetch Hetchy Valley of California in the early 1900s would best match which one of the following?
Land ethic – correct
Which one of the following is an example of inductive reasoning?
Every lion you’ve seen on TV hunts gazelles, therefore all lions hunt gazelles. – correct
All tigers are mammals. All mammals are vertebrates. Therefore, tigers are vertebrates.
Every lake contains water; therefore, Crater Lake contains water.
Only plants have flowers. Tulips are a plant because they have flowers.
The sun emits energy in the form of photons. Visible light is made of photos and thus light is a type of energy.
The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regarding enforcement and implementation of environmental regulations and policies is known as what?
Quid pro quo
Environmental justice – correct
People and their culture that have existed continuously dating back to a time before their land was invaded or colonized by other societies are known as…
Indigenous – correct
Place holder question.
yes – correct