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Storm Management Handbook


Quiz Questions

1.A comprehensive green infrastructure approach applies to development at the regional, neighborhood and site scale and includes which of the following concepts?
Preserve & recycle
Reduce
Reuse
All the above
2. Reducing street widths provides a host of benefits, including less impervious surface, more attractive streetscapes, slower traffic speeds, and improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
True
False
3._____________ reduce rooftop temperatures, decrease heating and cooling costs, help reduce the urban heat island effect, provide wildlife habitat, and can make buildings more attractive.
Green roofs
Eco-roofs
Living roofs
All the above
4.___________ are shallow landscaped areas designed to capture, convey, and potentially infiltrate stormwater runoff as it moves downstream.
Swales
Reinforced Gravel Paving
Pervious Pavers
None of the above
5.On a new street, planters take up less space than other rain garden strategies and therefore are a good candidate for urban settings where parking, signs, and other street furnishings vie for valuable real estate.
True
False
6._______________ are shallow landscaped areas that can collect, slow, filter, and absorb large volumes of water, delaying its discharge into the watershed system.
Swales
Planters
Infiltration gardens
None of the above
7.Downspout disconnection is great for __________.
Single – family homes
Small multifamily buildings
Small office buildings
All the above
8.Adopting “Green Streets” design standards would provide better environmental performance while creating more attractive and safe environments.
True
False
9.Green street features include which of the following?
Landscaped medians
Planted curb extensions
Pervious paving
All the above
10.Swales, planters, curb extensions etc. are _______________ practices.
Rain garden
Rain-absorbing footprint
Kentucky standard
None of the above
11.Both intensive and extensive green roof systems require installation of specialized soil media, drainage mats and overflow systems, and a waterproofing membrane.
True
False
12.______________ provides structural support but also allows some plants to grow and water to soak through into the soil.
Reinforced grass paving
Reinforced gravel paving
Pervious pavers
None of the above
13.The structural reinforcement needed for green roofs and the waterproof membrane are typically the __________ costs in installing a green roof.
Highest
Lowest
Moderate
None of the above
14.In an existing parking lot, swales take up less space than planters and thus may be a better choice in parking lots where less space is available.
True
False
15.In snowy conditions, pervious paving allows melted snow and ice to drain and the surface to dry faster, so there is less danger of re-freezing.
True
False