Air Pollution In Philadelphia: Trivia Quiz!

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Air Pollution In Philadelphia: Trivia Quiz!

How much do you understand about air pollution in Philadelphia? Could you pass this quiz? Air pollution is the most harmful form of pollution in Philadelphia. According to research, Philadelphia is the 10th most polluted city in the United States. Pollution is increasing more and more every year, and it causes terrible damage to the environment. If you want to see how much you know about air pollution in Philadelphia, this quiz can be useful.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How does ozone form?
    • A. 

      When oxides of nitrogen and hydrocarbons combine in the presence of heat and sunlight.

    • B. 

      When clouds mix with exhaust.

    • C. 

      When water vapor combines with wood smoke.

    • D. 

      When carbon monoxide and particulates react with cold air.

  • 2. 
    Restarting your engine burns enough fuel to run your car for ______, and the average vehicle burns approximately ________ of fuel per hour.
    • A. 

      60 seconds/1 cup

    • B. 

      5 minutes/half a gallon

    • C. 

      10 seconds/1 gallon

    • D. 

      10 minutes/10 gallons

  • 3. 
    Which of the following childhood health problems has been linked to exposure to pollution from major roadways?
    • A. 

      Asthma

    • B. 

      Pediatric cancers

    • C. 

      Permanently diminished lung capacity

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    In the Philadelphia region, approximately how many people annually die prematurely from diesel soot pollution alone?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      85

    • C. 

      260

    • D. 

      530

  • 5. 
    Philadelphia is currently listed by the EPA as being in nonattainment with Clean Air Act standards for:
    • A. 

      Lead and Carbon Monoxide

    • B. 

      Ozone and Fine Particles (also known as PM2.5)

    • C. 

      Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Dioxide

    • D. 

      Air Toxics

  • 6. 
    According to EPA's most recent Emissions Inventory, which of the following types of sources emits the most total pollution in Philadelphia:
    • A. 

      Non-road sources like construction equipment, trains, planes and ships.

    • B. 

      Point sources like large factory smokestacks.

    • C. 

      Area sources like smaller boilers, gas stations, and homes.

    • D. 

      On-highway mobile sources like cars and trucks.

  • 7. 
    Because of climate change, Philadelphia is expected to become _______ and _______ by the end of this century.
    • A. 

      Cooler and drier

    • B. 

      Warmer and drier

    • C. 

      Cooler and wetter

    • D. 

      Warmer and wetter

  • 8. 
    Approximately what percentage of children under 18 in Philadelphia have asthma?
    • A. 

      6%

    • B. 

      11%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      47%

  • 9. 
    It's estimated that reductions in particle pollution courtesy of the Clean Air Act have added approximately _____ to the average American lifespan.
    • A. 

      6 days

    • B. 

      3 weeks

    • C. 

      2 months

    • D. 

      5 months

  • 10. 
    On days with orange-level air pollution:
    • A. 

      Advise children, seniors, and those with heart or lung conditions to avoid outdoor exercise during peak pollution hours in the afternoon.

    • B. 

      Avoid driving and don't refuel your car until after 5pm.

    • C. 

      Do your best to reduce energy use at home and in the workplace.

    • D. 

      All of the above

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