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Water in a Changing World

Test for Top 10 Watershed Lessons Learned Module

Click on the appropriate response to each question below. After you've completed the quiz, you can calculate your score and compare your answers to the correct answers by clicking on the calculate score button that follows the quiz.

A passing grade is 7 of 10 correct, or 70%.

1. According to the module, which of the following is not an example of a valuable watershed lesson learned:
  A. A clear vision is essential to achieving goals
  B. Watershed plans must be implemented for progress to occur
  C. Strong partnerships and stakeholder involvement are often keys to success
  D. Watershed tools are best used sparingly
2. Leaders are a vital component to the watershed management process and they are especially effective when:
  A. They tend to reflect the values of the community and to know what works there
  B. They have the ability to bring about change and set things in motion
  C. They are committed to making the vision a reality
  D. D. All of the above
3. Experience suggests that before a watershed group can develop visions and goals, there must be a common understanding of the conditions that warrant a protection effort, sometimes referred to as a:
  A. Magazine
  B. Problem Statement
  C. Facilitator handbook
  D. Brochure
4. As described in the module, ideally a coordinator oversees the watershed protection effort. Which of the following is not a typical role for a coordinator:
  A. Maintaining contact with members of the watershed group
  B. Helping to secure funding and training
  C. Telling watershed partners the right way to do things
  D. Facilitating meetings

5. Which of the following statements best exemplifies the lesson learned regarding compatibility of community values within the watershed:

  A. Environmental protection must have priority over economic interests
  B. People and nature can't coexist throughout the entire watershed
  C. Social, environmental, and economic interests must work together
  D. Sustainability is not an achievable goal

6. Watershed practitioners have found that the majority of plans developed in the past failed to adequately protect their watersheds due to:

  A. The plans were developed for too large a scale
  B. An individual or group wasn't given the responsibility to implement the recommendations of the plan
  C. Neither A and B
  D. Both A and B

7. As defined in the module, a watershed management framework is:

  A. Focusing on common interests
  B. Discouraging open debate
  C. Building trust
  D. Respecting each participants viewpoint

8. Effective tools commonly utilized in a watershed restoration programs include:

  A. Geographic information systems (GIS)
  B. "How to" guides
  C. Funding sources
  D. All of the above

9. Which of the following statements about achieving and communicating program progress is not true:

  A. Appropriate indicators of success should be selected
  B. Progress updates need to be shared with stakeholders
  C. Responsibilities for action often need to be delegated in order to complete goals in the watershed plan
  D. Real progress can only be achieved by spending a lot of money

10. As with many watershed projects, the Morro Bay (California) project exemplified many of the watershed lessons in this module, including:

  A. Community support and involvement are vital to success
  B. It is important to start small and build on successes before working on a larger scale
  C. Both A and B
  D. Neither A and B

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