1. Run-off pollution is when: A. a bunch of crabs run out of the water and onto the shore, carrying all the water pollutants with them. B. rain carries all pollutants, trash, dirt, and nutrients in its path as it flows into the bay. C. toxic chemicals run off the back of a truck and onto the road. D. chemicals accumulate in aquatic plant tissue. 2. True/False: Since groundwater lies far below the land surface, the soil fully protects it from contamination. 3. What is the most common litter found along beaches? A. Glass B. Aluminum C. Plastic D. Paper 4. Coliform bacteria in the water is an indication of the presence off A. Radioactive wastes B. Excess Fertilizer C. Decaying animals and plants D. Human feces 5. True/False: If water makes a good tasting cup of Kool-Aid, then it is safe. 6. One off the most harmful consequences of run-off pollution is eutrophication. Eutrophication… A. is when too many nutrients are in the water, causing algae to over produce B. causes less sunlight to reach the bottom C. Results in a decrease in dissolved oxygen, water clarity, and marine life D. All of the above 7. A watershed is generally defines as A. A building that stores water B. All the land area that water flows through to a given point in a water body C. All the water area that water comes from and drains to a given point on land D. a new way of organizing water agencies 8. What fraction of the total water supply on the planet is available for use by humans? A. 0.1% B. 48% C. 25 % D. 1% E. 10% 9. According to the EPA, water pollution prompted closings or swimming advisories at how many beaches around the country in 1996? A. 1000 B. None C. 2500 D. 3 in New Jersey and 5 in Florida 10. How many fecal coliform bacteria are produced by an average sized dog dropping? A. 49 B. 3 Billion C. Trick Question, because dogs only produce fecal streptococci bacteria D. 5200 Extra Credit 1. How long can a human live without food? 2. How long can a human live without water? 3. What is the EPA? 4. What well known American said “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water”? A. Will Rogers B. Chris Rock C. Ben Franklin D. Mark Twain Water Pollution Test Without a doubt, water is the most precious natural resource on our planet. It is essential to everything that we do and use. Yet, many humans take it for granted and our waters get more and more polluted daily. This is why water pollution is a very important topic in Environmental Health. This station is designed to test your team’s knowledge on this topic. Directions: 1. Each team should take one copy of the quiz 2. Answer as many questions as possible, as a team 3. The team that has the most questions right will receive a special prize.