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Contemporary's GED Science
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
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What are pathogens?
harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi that cause infectious diseases
medicines taken to relieve the common cold and flu infections
the ways in which the human body responds when coming in contact with a virus, such as the cold virus
people who are infected with a disease
blood and other body fluids
What is the immune system?
an age-related disease
an unusual gene that is inherited
the rapid spread of a disease
a way of dealing with alcoholism and drug addiction
the body’s defense system
How does a renewable resource differ from a nonrenewable resource?
A renewable resource cannot be replaced, while a nonrenewable resource can be replaced in a short period of time.
A renewable resource can be replaced in a short period of time while a nonrenewable resource is not replaceable.
A renewable resource is a resource that decreases in cost over time, while a nonrenewable resource increases in cost over time.
A renewable resource is a resource that is available today; a nonrenewable resource is a resource that is no longer available.
Renewable resources do not evolve over time; nonrenewable resources do evolve over time.
What is the purpose of recycling?
to dispose of trash in the safest way possible
to prevent disease from occurring in landfills
to conserve natural resources by reusing them
to identify toxic chemicals in drinking water
to produce electricity from natural processes
Which of the following is the best definition of biodiversity?
the selective thinning of herds of certain animals
the placing of a variety of plants and animals in a zoo
the dying off of an entire plant or animal species
a healthy diversity of plants and animals in the natural environment
the preservation of the habitat of an endangered species
Which of the following is the LEAST serious possible consequence of a rapidly growing population?
new consumer products
inadequate medical care
poor land use
Which of the following is the LEAST safe method of solid waste disposal?
depositing solid waste in a controlled landfill
storing radioactive waste away from the public
composting biodegradable waste
recycling certain types of solid waste
burning all types of waste in an incinerator
Which of the following is the best definition of the
the heating of Earth's atmosphere by sunlight, a heating that is controlled by properties of Earth's ice caps
the heating of Earth's surface by sunlight, a heating that is controlled by the insulating and warming properties of Earth's atmosphere
the heating of the Earth's ice caps, with the result that they melt and slowly cause the ocean levels to rise
the slow heating of the oceans and death of fish as ocean water warms to a high level
the slow disappearance of Earth's atmosphere caused by gas slowly diffusing into space
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