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Warm up questions

APES QOD January 26

The use of nitrogen based fertilizers in the Midwestern US is a major contributing factor to which of the following? A) Spread of the Nile Virus B) Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico C)Water shortages in communities near the Great

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APES QOD January 24

Factors contributing to the rise in world hunger include all of the following EXCEPT (A) unequal distribution of available food supplies (B) loss of or decline in arable land (C) increasing rate of population growth (D) increasing poverty in developing

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APES QOD January 23

The three crops that provide the majority of the humanity’s nutrients and calories are A. cassava, corn, and rice B. corn, beans, and potatoes C. wheat, rice, and corn(maize) D. corn, soybeans, and barley E. sorghum, millet, and cassava

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APES QOD January 19

For the next three questions, use the following choices. Chemical hazardous materials can have various deleterious affects on humans and other biota, such as I. Teratogen II. Carcinogen III. Endocrine Disruptor IV. Neurotoxin A compound such as asbestos that causes

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APES QOD Jan 17

The process of accumulating higher and higher amounts of a toxic material such as PCBs within the body of any animal is called A. Bioaccumulation B. Biological amplification C. Biological half-life D. Biological persistence E. PCB overdose

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APES QOD January 12

Although the use of DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, a test of body tissue of an average United States resident today would most likely reveal the presence of DDT because A) DDT is the breakdown product

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APES QOD January 10

An example of a vector which can carry infectious disease A. Mosquito B. Birds C. Flea D. Tick E. All of the above How would climate change impact a vector for a disease?

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APES QOD January 9th

The rise of antibiotic resistant pathogens (disease) can be attributed to all of the following EXCEPT: A. Reproductive rate of microbes is so swift it allows for natural selection for resistance at a rapid rate B. Global travel allows for

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APES QOD December 8

Discarded mobile devices become part of the electronic waste stream (e-waste).  Mercury is often present in e-waste. Identify one negative human health effect, other than death, associated with mercury. (2015 Q#2)  

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APES QOD December 6

An advantage of recycling aluminum rather than disposing of it in landfills is that aluminum can be A. Produced from recycled metal using much less energy than is required for its production from aluminum ore (bauxite) B. Produced from ore

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