Climate Change Quiz: Global Warming!

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Climate Change Quiz: Global Warming! - Quiz

Global warming is the sustained increase in the average temperature of the Earth, sufficient to cause climate change. The terms global warming and climate change are often misunderstood to mean the same thing. But climate change includes both global warming and its effects, changes in the Earth's climate, especially those said to be produced by global warming.
What do you know about global warming? Take our quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not an effect of global warming?

    • A.

      Rising sea level 

    • B.

      Heat waves  

    • C.

      Expansion of deserts

    • D.

      Inadequate supply of water

    Correct Answer
    D. Inadequate supply of water
    Explanation
    Inadequate supply of water is not directly caused by global warming. While global warming can lead to changes in precipitation patterns and contribute to droughts in certain regions, the inadequate supply of water is a complex issue influenced by various factors such as population growth, water management practices, and infrastructure development. Therefore, it cannot be solely attributed to global warming.

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  • 2. 

    Who among the following wrote a book on global warming? 

    • A.

      Wallace Smith Broecker

    • B.

      David Wallace Stone 

    • C.

      Wallace Greg Craig

    • D.

      Williams Daniel Marcus 

    Correct Answer
    A. Wallace Smith Broecker
    Explanation
    Wallace Smith Broecker is the correct answer because he is the only option that is associated with writing a book on global warming. The other options, David Wallace Stone, Wallace Greg Craig, and Williams Daniel Marcus, do not have any known connection to writing a book on this topic.

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  • 3. 

    When did the history of climate change in science begin? In the early ______

    • A.

      20th century 

    • B.

      19th century 

    • C.

      18th century 

    • D.

      17th century

    Correct Answer
    B. 19th century 
    Explanation
    In the 19th century, the history of climate change in science began. This is when scientists started to study and document changes in the Earth's climate over time. They began to observe and analyze data such as temperature records, ice cores, and tree rings to understand patterns and variations in the climate. This marked a significant development in the scientific understanding of climate change and laid the foundation for further research in the field.

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  • 4. 

    When was the greenhouse effect proposed? 

    • A.

      1824

    • B.

      1826

    • C.

      1828

    • D.

      1830

    Correct Answer
    A. 1824
    Explanation
    The greenhouse effect was proposed in 1824. This refers to the process by which certain gases in the Earth's atmosphere trap heat and prevent it from escaping into space, leading to an increase in the Earth's temperature. The concept was first introduced by French mathematician Joseph Fourier in his paper "On the Temperatures of the Terrestrial Sphere and Interplanetary Space." Fourier's work laid the foundation for our understanding of the greenhouse effect and its role in climate change.

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  • 5. 

    Who proposed the greenhouse effect? 

    • A.

      Joseph Fourier

    • B.

      Eunice Newton Foote

    • C.

      John Tyndall

    • D.

      Svante Arrhenius

    Correct Answer
    A. Joseph Fourier
    Explanation
    Joseph Fourier proposed the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is the process by which certain gases in the Earth's atmosphere trap heat from the sun and prevent it from escaping back into space. Fourier, a French mathematician and physicist, first proposed the idea in the early 19th century. He suggested that the Earth's atmosphere acts like a "greenhouse," allowing sunlight to enter but trapping the heat inside. This theory laid the foundation for further research and understanding of climate change and global warming.

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  • 6. 

    When was the greenhouse effect discovered? 

    • A.

      1855

    • B.

      1856

    • C.

      1857

    • D.

      1858

    Correct Answer
    B. 1856
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1856. This is the year when the greenhouse effect was discovered.

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  • 7. 

    When was the greenhouse effect discovered? 

    • A.

      Joseph Fourier

    • B.

      Eunice Newton Foote

    • C.

      John Tyndall

    • D.

      Svante Arrhenius

    Correct Answer
    B. Eunice Newton Foote
    Explanation
    Eunice Newton Foote is credited with discovering the greenhouse effect. In 1856, Foote conducted an experiment where she filled glass cylinders with different gases and exposed them to sunlight. She observed that carbon dioxide, one of the gases, trapped more heat than the others, suggesting that it played a role in warming the Earth's atmosphere. Foote's research was groundbreaking and laid the foundation for our understanding of the greenhouse effect and its impact on climate change.

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  • 8. 

    Which country has produced about 28 percent of all CO2 emissions? 

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      USA

    • C.

      Brazil

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    D. China
    Explanation
    China is the correct answer because it is the country that has produced about 28 percent of all CO2 emissions. This is due to China's rapid industrialization and economic growth over the past few decades, which has led to a significant increase in energy consumption and reliance on coal as a primary energy source. As a result, China has become the world's largest emitter of CO2, contributing significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • 9. 

    What percent does USA produce in d CO2 Emmision? ​​​

    • A.

      16%

    • B.

      17%

    • C.

      18%

    • D.

      19%

    Correct Answer
    A. 16%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 16%. This means that the United States produces 16% of the total CO2 emissions globally.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these as being the largest human influence? Emission of ____

    • A.

      Greenhouse gases

    • B.

      Waste product

    • C.

      Electricity

    • D.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    A. Greenhouse gases
    Explanation
    Greenhouse gases have the largest human influence because they contribute significantly to global warming and climate change. These gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere, leading to the greenhouse effect. Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and industrial processes, are the primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions. The excessive release of these gases is causing the Earth's temperature to rise, resulting in various negative impacts like melting ice caps, rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and disruptions to ecosystems. Therefore, greenhouse gases have the most significant impact on the environment among the given options.

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