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PRACTICE QUIZ.

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1.In planning public facilities and utilities, 'population density' should be rationally matched with
A. Materials and Machines
B.Nuts and bolts
C. Service capacity infrastructure
D.Investments of government

2. In water supply planning, what classification of water should a residential consumer get from a
faucet?
A.Class AA
B.Class B
C.Class C
D.Class D
E. Class E

3. A water system composed of a source, reservoir, distribution system, and communal faucets. Usually,
one faucet serves 4 to 6 households, generally suitable for rural and urban-fringe areas where houses
are clustered densely to justify a simple piped-system.
A. Level I
B. Level II
C. Level III
D. Level IV

4. Under PD198 dated May 25, 1973, if a 'water district' can be created for at least one municipality or
cluster of municipalities, what would be the minimum population to be serviced within a water district?
A. 15,000
B. 25,000
C. 35,000
D. 45,000
E. 55,000

5. Since the permitted width of four-wheel vehicle is 2.5 meters and the minimum clearance between
two parallel vehicles is 0.50 meters, what should be the ideal width of a two-lane farm-to-market road
also called barangay road?
A. 3 meters
B. 6 meters
C. 9 meters
D. 12 meters

6.Which law exempts, in Section 20, cremation, siga, bonfires, traditional cultural practices, etcetera
from the total ban on incineration?
A.RA 8749
B. RA 9003
C. RA 6969
D. RA 9275

7. According to RA 9367 Renewable Energy Act of 2006, what are the additives to gasoline that are
harmful to both people and nature?
A. Methyl tertiary butyl ether
B. Isooctane and heptane
C. Molybdenum oxide
D. Tetraethyl

8. Which of the following is least effective for controlling soil erosion caused by wind and water?
A. planting windbreaks
B. Planting cover crops
C. Removing crop stubble from surface
D. Using conservation tillage

9. The following factors combine to cause flashfloods and large-scale flooding, except
A. Amount of rainfall
B. Winds and gusts
C. Loss of tree cover causing erosion & siltation
D. waterways clogged with household wastes
E. Impervious concrete surfaces
F. Natural topography

10. The shifts in perspective from victim as receiver to victim as actor, 'from doleout of goods to capacity
building and institution-building,' 'from individual aid to restoration of the social system,' 'from outside
response to community initiatives' -all form part of the paradigm of
A. Quick emergency response
B. Disaster risk reduction
C. Disaster recovery management

D. Search, rescue & rehab

11. In the equation, Disaster = (Hazard)x (Exposure/Preparedness) x (Vulnerability/Coping Capacity),


Disaster can be reduced by
A. Decreasing vulnerability by eliminating hazard
B. Training people to cope and cope unceasingly
C. Preparing people to anticipate and to equip themselves constantly
D. Changing the equation of exposure by creating a risk-free world
12. The logical equation to describe "Risk" would be
A. Risk = Susceptibility x Vulnerability diveded by Adaptive/Coping capacity
B. Risk = Exposure x Duration x Extent x Frequency
C. Risk = Hazard x Population Density + Income
D. Risk = Exposure x Probability x Coincidence
13. Which factor increases a population's 'vulnerability' to disaster?
A. Young-age and old-age dependency
B. Lack of resources to change physical location
C. Crowding & congestion
D. Lack of information
E. Illness and disability
F. All of the choices
14. Which of the following will not reduce vulnerability to hazards
A. Maintaining 'healthy' natural systems
B. Restricting development in hazardous areas
C. Stockpiling emergency goods and disaster relief
D. Requiring safer building standards
15. In William Alonso's Bid-Rent Theory (1960), the most appropriate use of the innermost circle in the
diagram is
A. Farming of the most expensive crops
B. Terminal for commuters, central rail station
C. Central park
D. Shopping & retail services
16. In Ernest Burgess' concentric model (1925), factories and workshopswould most likely locate in
A. The innermost circle
B. The outermost circle
C. The second circle from the center
D. The third circle from the center

17. In Homer Hoyt's model (1939), where would the elite class place their high-end subdivisions?
A. Section 'A'
B. Section 'B1'
C. Section 'C'
D. Section 'D'
18. 'Leapfrog development' and 'sprawl' commonly results from what Pierce F. Lewis calls
A. Circumferential City
B. Multi-cellular City
C. Stellar City
D. Galactic City
19. The 'multiple nuclei' model of Harris and Ullmann (1945) posits that
A. Cities have varied natural resources that stimulate progress in different locations
B. Diversified economic functions of cities cluster around several points of growth
C. Zoning of cities closely follows the flow or circuits of capital
D. Air transport, sea transport, land transport facilities are the logical growth zones of cities
20. In classical theories of industrial location by Weber, Losch, and lsard, what are the three factors that
firms are most concerned about?
A. Minerals, electricity, water
B. Costs of money, taxes, stock exchange growth
C. Location of raw materials, location of market, transport
D. Product image, promotion & advertising, public relations
21. The most profitable utilization of property based on what is physically possible, ecologically sound,
legally permissible, and financially viable, thus resulting in the optimal value of the property, is called
A. Maximum Sustainable Yield
B. Feasibility
C. Highest & Best Use
D. Cost-efficiency
22. According to R. Hurd, since land value depends on economic rent, and rent on location, and location
on convenience, and convenience on nearness, we may eliminate the intermediate steps and say that
land value depends on nearness."
A. Social connection
B. Proximity and access
C. Ease of movement
D. Free play of market forces
23. In the conventional land economics by Raleigh Barlowe (1958), what are the three determinants of
land value?
A. Farm harvest, wild growth, usufruct
B. Scarcity, utility, desirability
C. Sale, lease, rent
D. Location, permanence, transferability
24. Why do land values at the center of an overpopulated city fall drastically?
A. Pollution, land degradation, disease
B. Urban blight, decay, and criminality
C. Congestion, overcrowding, traffic
D. Deteriorating quality of life
E. All of the choices
25. The highest and best use of a 30 sq.km freshwater lake based on computation of both monetary and
non-monetary values, is best illustrated in the following combination:
A. Five-star resort hotel that caters to foreign tourists, with boating, wakeboarding, jetski and other
sports facilities;
B. Five-star resort hotel plus high-end Retirement Haven that contributes substantial revenues to the
LGU;
C. Manufacturing park with 20 locators and ready facilities for industrial cooling and dumping of factory
wastewater;
D. Ecotourism plus fisheries, ferry transport, sports, wellness centers, floodholding area, aquatic parks
and sanctuaries
26. Which is not one of Natures ecosystemic services and functions as adopted by the United Nations?
A. Climate regulation
B. Food and fiber
C. Nutrient cycling
D. Soil formation
E. Physical aberrations and anomalies
F. Biological treatment of water and storm runoff
27. "Conservation" from the perspective of environmental economics' would include all but one of the
following
A. Society's savings from strict preserves
B. Elimination of social and economic waste
C. Orderly and efficient resource use
D. Maximization of social net returns over time
28. "Environmental Economics" by Randall and Howe calculates the value in use of natural resources by
creating them as
A. Stock resources, flow resources, reproducing resources
B. Renewable, replenishable, replicable
C. Extant, extinct, exhaustible
D. Inputs, throughputs, outputs
29. In "Ecological Economics" by Daly and Costanza, non-use of ENR has economic value because it can
result in greater "environmental protection and security"
A. Existence value
B. Insurance value
C. Bequest value
D. Vicarious value
E. All cf the above
30. 'Republic Act that provides for conservation and protection of wildlife resources and their habitats is
numbered as
A. RA 9147
B. RA 9714
C. RA 4791
D. RA 1479

The following are generally non-pollutive and non-hazardous except one.

A. Manufacture of bread, pastries, cakes, donuts, biscuits, hopia, and noodles

B. Assembly and repair of personal computers, home electronic devices, appliances, and appurtenances
C. Manufacture of paints, paint removers, solvents, lacquers, varnishes, shellac, coating materials

D. Manufacture of small leather goods such as handbags, luggage, wallets, belts, shoes, and sandals
E. Publishing and printing of school books, pamphlets, flyers, receipts, greeting cards, social
communications

Which of these projects should be subjected to Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) by DEN R's
regional field units?

A. 30 sq.m. DOST field instruments station on the slopes of Mount Apo national park

B. 5,000 sq.m. viewdeck for tourists and watchers of migratory birds in Candaba swamps, Pampanga

C. Six-classroom extension of an existing public elementary school


D. Beach house measuring 400 sq.m near world-famous Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Which does "greenhouse effect" mean?


A. The cool effect of green leaves
B. Warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from earth toward space C. The cool
effect of sea breeze
D. The cool effect of forest or mountain breeze

Trees affect the microclimate of an area by moderating the effects of sun, wind, temperature, and
precipitation.

Tree protection in land development should be a shared community responsibility. Developers need to
approach their projects with some environmental sensitivity.

As a young person and a science student I was deeply disappointed and frustrated that Scott Morrison
failed to mention climate change, renewable energy or even the environment in his budget speech.
Climate change is one of the biggest threats to our environment, our health and our future.

Under RA 9184 Government Procurement Reform Act, Sec 5i, government may hire Consulting Services
for the following functions, broadly matching the competencies of Registered EnPs. For which function
are Environmental Planners generally least prepared?
A. Advisory and review services
B. Pre-investment or feasibility studies, special studies
C. Design
D. Construction supervision
E. Management-related service and technical services

Which of the following conditions requires the most serious consideration in the EIA of a major Sanitary
Landfill for any city or urban LGU?
A. Around 20 kilometers from the city
B. Has an in-take capacity of 6 years only
C. About 100 meters from a river used for water supply
D. About 1000 meters from an active geologic fault line

What are the basic elements of an EIA study?


A. Market Aspect, Technical Aspect, Social Aspect, Financial Aspect, Economic Aspect, and Institutional
Aspect

B. Problem, Objectives, Review of Lit, Conceptual Framework, Methods, Analysis of Data, Conclusions,
Recommendations

C. Location & Area, Characteristics of Project Undertaking, Magnitude of Impact, Spatial Extant.
Duration, and Complexity

D. Baseline Data, Mid-stream Data, Operational Conditions, Control Interventions, Post Implementation

Which environment assessment methodology addresses long-term frameworks, policies, and regulatory
regimes more substantively than project impacts and activity outcomes?
A. Environmental Risk Assessment
B. Environmental Impact Assessment
C. Environmental Accounting and Audit
D. Strategic Environmental Assessment

Which of the following is an actual conflict of interest?


A. Voting in a public election on an environmental issue that directly affects your consulting services

B. Making official government recommendations on a site plan that you developed when previously
employed in the private sector

C. Accepting souvenir gifts from a housing developer at the vendors' and sponsors' area of a planners'
convention

D. Reporting to PRC an act of dishonesty by a planner about his supposed work experience in a job
originally occupied by you.

They are inveterate optimists who believe that "necessity is the mother of invention" and hence they
assert that all environmental problems can be solved by ever-advancing science and technology, and
limitless human knowledge.
a. Utopians
b. Cornucopians
c. Dystopians
d. Soroptomists

The approved development plans of provinces, highly-urbanized cities, and independent component
cities shall be submitted to the _____, which shall be integrated into the regional development plan for
submission to the National Economic and Development Authority, in accordance with existing laws.
A. Regional Development Council
B. Barangay Development Council
C. City Development Council
D. Municipal Development Council

In strategic planning, what is the criteria to determine the best strategic option?

(A) lucrative and profitable


(B)viable and feasible ***
(C) critical and urgent
(D) benign and munificent

If the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan has a time-frame of 6 years, what would be the
sensible time-frame of a Regional Development Plan inorder to be compatible with the National
Development Plan?
A 3 years
B 5 years
C 12 years
D 20 years

Which of the following is not a basic step in preparing a CLUP?


A identify stakeholders and analyze the situation
B develop a detailed organizational management profile
C formulate goals and translate them into strategies
D anticipate economic trends and build scenarios
E identify the needed infrastructure and utilities
F involve participants in Goals Achievement Matrix

Housing programs and projects covering houses and lots or homelots only under takenby the
government or the private sector for the underpriviledged and homeless citizens
A. Socialized housing***
B. Economic housing
C. Un-habitat housing
D. Resettlement area

This is a contigious land area which is considered as a unit, legally recorded as a single piece, and subject
to single ownership. A. Plat
B. Parcel***
C. Plot
D. Tract

This refers to the process of amending the zoning ordinance in such a way that a property may be
developed less intensively or at lower density than before
A. Downzoning***
B. Regresaive zoning
C. Retrogression
D. Reconfiguration

These are water bodies legally considered as land and can be claimed for private ownership A. Tarns
B. Coves
C. Non-meandered water bodies***
D. Puddles

A government property but private in nature


A. Presidential proclamation
B. Patrimonial***
C. Public domain
D. Private domain

This legal concept means holding a property by reference to a superior entity, such as the state.

A. Tenure***
B. Management
C. Concession
D. Trust
F. Francise

An avenue is the main approach thoroughfare of most cities/towns it usually called a boulevard when?

A. It has historic significance and symbolic function


B. It is used for ceremonial parades and function of the state
C. It has medians which are carefully beautiful
D. All of the above***

The classic 4 steps model of transport planning integrated with land use has all but one of the following
phases.?

A. Activity system***
B. Trip generation & trip distribution
C. Modal split
D. Traffic assignment

An example of positive easment is one that


A. Preserves a certain habitat
B. Protect a certain stream
C. Allows the right to harvest a natural crop***
D. Stipulates not to drain a wetland
The law requiring LGUs to prepare their comprehensive, multi-sectoral development plains initiated by
their development councils and approved by their Sanggunian is:
A. PD 399
B. Executive Order No.72
C. RA 7160***
D. PD 1517

For the disposition of real property tax, what is the distribution of proceed for the province, the
municipality and the baranggay?

A. 25-45-30
B. 30-40-30
C. 35-40-25
D. 40-30-20

Ans: C. LGC Sec 271

Under RA 7160 LGC Sec. 25, which of the following is not among the types of cities in the Philippines. A.
Highly Urbanized Cities***
B. Independent Cities
C. Megacities
D. Component Cities

Is the legal process whereby the registered voters of a local government unit may directly propose,
enact, or amend any ordinance.
A. Local Initiative
B. Local Referendum
C. Local Propositions
D. Local Amendment

All are the Fundamental Principles of Taxation except one:


A. Taxation shall be uniform in each local government unit;
B. Be equitable and based as far as practicable on the taxpayer's ability to pay; C. Be levied and collected
only for public purposes;
D. Each local government unit shall, as far as practicable, evolve a progressive system of taxation.
E. None of the choices

Is the legal process whereby the registered voters of the local government units may approve, amend or
reject any ordinance enacted by the Sanggunian. It shall be held under the control and direction of the
Comelec within sixty (60) days in case of provinces and cities, forty-five (45) days in case of
municipalities and thirty (30) days in case of Barangays. The Comelec shall certify and proclaim the
results.
A. Local Initiative
B. Local Referendum
C. Local Propositions
D. Local Amendment