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Training Package on EU Water Legislation

Quiz on: Introduction - European waters and pollution

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1) The European continent comprises:
a) several thousand kilometres of flowing water and more than two hundred lakes.
b) several billion kilometres of flowing water and more than a thousand lakes.
c) several thousand kilometres of flowing water and more than a million lakes.
d) several million kilometres of flowing water and more than a million lakes.

2) The following are significant pressures on water quality:
a) urban heating.
b) agriculture.
c) agriculture, urbanisation, tourism and climate change.
d) climate change.

3) In the period 1992 to 2004, the concentration of pollutants in European rivers has:
a) increased.
b) decreased.
c) been approximately constant.
d) been impossible to measure.

4) Severe cases of eutrophication, where planktonic algae spreads, are due to a significant extent to:
a) climate change.
b) tourism, especially bathing.
c) agriculture.
d) none of the above.

5) Feminisation of fish has been found to be caused:
a) by nitrates of agricultural origin.
b) by waste water discharges including chemicals.
c) by faecal contamination from sewage and animals.
d) none of the above.

6) Water pollution has been linked to:
a) an imbalance in the eco-system.
b) climate change.
c) entropic causes such as substances leaking from contaminated sites or irrigation.
d) none of the above.

7) Faecal contamination from sewage and animals:
a) is of no concern for the environment because the eco-system deals with it naturally.
b) is sufficiently treated in water treatment stations.
c) is a public health concern in relation to recreational activities such as swimming.
d) has not been researched because this is natural.

8) The rate of water bodies that were expected to reach good ecological status in the EU in 2015 is:
a) less than 10 %.
b) approximately one-third.
c) approximately one-half.
d) approximately three-quarters.


Developed by the Academy of European Law (ERA)