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Question 1: It is home to the ________, a major shipping facility in the northeast.
Boston EnglishPort of BostonBoston City CouncilHistory of Boston

Question 2: It was the site of the ________ as well as almost continuous backfilling of the harbor until the 1800s.
Boston Tea PartyTownshend ActsIntolerable ActsStamp Act 1765

Question 3: [3] The City of Quincy sued the ________ (MDC) and the separate Boston Water and Sewer Commission in 1982 charging unchecked systemic pollution of the city’s waterfront.
Department of Conservation and Recreation (Massachusetts)ArborwayDay BoulevardTruman Parkway

Question 4: Failures at Nut Island ________ plant in Quincy and the companion Deer Island plant adjacent to Winthrop had far-reaching environmental and political effects.
Sewage sludge treatmentAnaerobic digestionSewage treatmentIndustrial wastewater treatment

Question 5: The harbor is sheltered from Massachusetts Bay and the open ________ by a combination of the Winthrop Peninsula and Deer Island to the north, the hooked Nantasket Peninsula and Point Allerton to the south, and the harbor islands in the middle.
Atlantic OceanPacific OceanIndian OceanArctic Ocean

Question 6: [4] The lawsuits forced then Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis to propose separating the water and sewer treatment divisions from the MDC, resulting in the creation of the ________ in 1985.
Ware RiverQuabbin ReservoirWachusett ReservoirMassachusetts Water Resources Authority

Question 7: Fecal coliform bacteria levels forced frequent swimming prohibitions along the harbor beaches and the ________ for many years.
Charles RiverCambridge, MassachusettsBostonMassachusetts

Question 8: ________
Blue Hills ReservationAlewife Brook ReservationCastle Island (Massachusetts)Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

Question 9: Boston Harbor is a natural harbor and estuary of Massachusetts Bay, and is located adjacent to the city of ________.
DenverBostonAtlantaPhoenix, Arizona


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