Quiz: Environmental Science Trivia Questions!

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Quiz: Environmental Science Trivia Questions!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Absorbs almost all the ultra-violet radiation that reaches the earth.
    • A. 

      Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Greenhouse gases

    • C. 

      Stratospheric ozone

    • D. 

      Tropospheric ozone

  • 2. 
    This happens when climate changes.
    • A. 

      More frequent typhoons

    • B. 

      Ice melts and islands disappear

    • C. 

      Water in the oceans warms and expands

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT an ozone-depleting substance?
    • A. 

      Pesticides

    • B. 

      Isopropyl alcohol

    • C. 

      Substances in fire extinguishers

    • D. 

      Substances in air conditioners

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      They are finite or non-sustainable.

    • B. 

      Their exploitation and use will eventually lead to their exhaust.

    • C. 

      They cannot be stored for future use.

    • D. 

      These resources take millions of years to form.

  • 5. 
    It refers to the extreme warming of the central and eastern Pacific.
    • A. 

      El Niño

    • B. 

      La Niña

    • C. 

      Tropical Storm

    • D. 

      Winter

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the consequence for biodiversity loss?
    • A. 

      Habitat alteration or destruction

    • B. 

      Excessive mining

    • C. 

      Forest fires

    • D. 

      Global warming

  • 7. 
    What is the economic term to the exhaustion of raw materials within a region?
    • A. 

      Shutdown

    • B. 

      Famine

    • C. 

      Resource depletion

    • D. 

      Species are endangered

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      A. El Niño Southern Oscillation

    • B. 

      B. La Niña Southern Oscillation

    • C. 

      C. Typhoons, Hurricanes, Cyclones

    • D. 

      D. Both A and B

  • 9. 
    This is a form of heat energy, which originates deep in the earth's molten interior.
    • A. 

      Solar

    • B. 

      Biomass

    • C. 

      Hydropower

    • D. 

      Geothermal

  • 10. 
    The energy that bonds molecules together.
    • A. 

      Light energy

    • B. 

      Heat energy

    • C. 

      Chemical energy

    • D. 

      Nuclear energy

  • 11. 
    The Law of ________________ states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed.
  • 12. 
    Trees decrease the level of oxygen in the atmosphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Many of these are generally not destroyed in use and can be recycled.
  • 14. 
    It is the "mark" that you leave in the environment each time you use fossil fuel. 
  • 15. 
    One of the causes of resource depletion is the non-equitable distribution of resources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False