Enviro Quiz 3

by Bill Chameides | December 17th, 2010
posted by Erica Rowell (Editor)

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Post updated with answers to the quiz, 12/24/10.

Here it is, the third and final quiz in our contest.

Check out Quiz 1 and Quiz 2 for details and answers (or see the official contest rules). In a nutshell, the more answers you get right, the better your chances of being our grand-prize winner.

Without further ado ….

Answers to the Third and Final of Three Quizzes


1. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is evaluating whether the genetically modified salmon known as AquAdvantage is right for market in the United States based on which of the following criteria?


2. Which one of the following is true about rare earth elements?


3. Which of the following sources has recent research focused on as being a missing contributor to sea level rise that would balance the budget?

  • thermal expansion of the ocean


4. Which of the following is true?

  • The cap-and-trade market as recently proposed in legislation that passed the House of Representatives but failed to come to a vote in the Senate would have been the first market designed to control pollution in the United States.
  • Formaldehyde, glyphosate, and triclosan are all controversial components in toothpaste.
  • The U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act regulates all chemicals produced and sold in the United States.
  • Vitamin D is a hormone.


5. Which of the following is not a halogenated compound?

  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
  • Bisphenol-af (BPAF)
  • Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
  • Bisphenol-a (BPA)


That’s a wrap for the final quiz. As for our grand prize winner? We will announce that sometime in January or February, after we’ve tabulated the results and chosen the winner at random.

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