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Would You Pass Environmental Science Now?

Yes, that's an actual GCSE you can do. These questions are adapted from AQA past papers.

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  1. 1. What is the source of energy that moves the water in tides?

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    Earth's rotation
    The sun
    The moon
    All of these
  2. 2. What is eutrophication?

    When excessive nutrients run into a lake, causing an increase in plant growth.
    When excessive nutrients run into a lake, causing an increase the number of fish.
    When there's a decrease in nutrients running into a lake, causing a decrease in plant growth.
  3. 3. Which of the following would not cause eutrophication?

    Detergents containing phosphate
    Lime
    Nitrate fertiliser
    Run-off from a manure heap
  4. 4. What CAN'T you get by using selective breeding?

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    A more uniform crop
    A higher yielding crop
    A crop with a greater environmental tolerance
    A crop with genes not present in its parents
  5. 5. What is an aquifer?

    An artificial lake made by building a dam in front of a valley and letting water accumulate.
    An underground layer of rock, gravel or sand which is soaked with water.
  6. 6. Which one of the following rock types would make a suitable aquifer rock?

    Basalt
    Sandstone
    Granite
    Slate
  7. 7. Which of these is NOT a way to reduce pollution from plastic waste?

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    Recycling plastics
    Charging for plastic use, e.g. plastic bags
    Using biodegradable plastics
    Burning plastic waste
  8. 8. What do water vapour, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide have in common?

    They damage the ozone layer.
    They are greenhouse gases.
  9. 9. Which of these is a source of methane in the atmosphere?

    Aerosol sprays
    Landfill
    Oceans
    Lightning
  10. 10. Which source of drinking water needs the most treatment before it is safe to drink?

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    Aquifer
    Lowland river
    Reservoir
    Upland stream
  11. 11. Which of the following most accurately describes a fishing quota?

    A limit on the size of fish you are allowed to catch.
    A limit on the total number of all species of fish you're allowed to catch.
    A limit on the number of fish of a particular species you're allowed to catch.
  12. 12. Which of the following is an example of carbon offsetting?

    Companies paying taxes for the amount of carbon dioxide they produce
    Companies planting trees to absorb carbon dioxide
    Companies reducing the amount of fossil fuels they use

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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