Fact Or Fiction? A Little Science Quiz

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Fiction Quizzes & Trivia

Pre-course quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Heat is a measure of thermal energy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Water has a high specific heat capacity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Calories are a measure of heat energy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The Coriolus Force causes oceans to rotate in large gyres.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Ocean gyres rotate in opposite directions in each hemisphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Coriolus Force has no effect on toilets in either hemisphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Sea-level is dropping in southeast Alaska.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Albedo is a measure of global reflectivity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Melting sea-ice has no significant effect on sea-level.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Carbon dioxide occurs in trace amounts in the atmosphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Carbon is made by nuclear fusion in stars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Earth is less than 1% carbon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Earth's carbon is constantly recycled through biogeochemical processes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Most cooling of the Earth occurs through evaporation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Water freezing warms the immediate surrounding atmosphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Lower-latitude anthropogenic pollutants concentrate at higher latitudes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The 1st humans in the Americas migrated on dry land from Siberia to Alaska around 12,000 years ago.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Sea level drops as glaciers grow and advance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Melting is a cooling process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Heat always flows from where it's hot, to where it's not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Evaporation is a cooling process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Ocean density is affected by salinity and temperature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Thermohaline circulation is a density driven process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Thermohaline circulation helps regulate Earth's climate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Water is densest at 3.8 degrees Celsius.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Atmospheric circulation is a thermal-density driven process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Coriolus Force affects atmospheric circulation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Plate tectonics are driven by a thermal-density driven process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Positive feedback systems accelerate change rapidly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    Melting Arctic ice causes a thermal positive feedback system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Ocean absorption of carbon dioxide causes ocean acidification.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Oxygen was first created on Earth photosynthetically by microbes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Present day soil microbes are releasing greenhouse gases at an accelerated rate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Permafrost melting causes a thermal positive feedback system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Sea ice melting causes a thermal positive feedback system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Glaciers melting causes a thermal positive feedback system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Gases and liquids are both fluid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Ocean currents are driven by prevailing winds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Condensation of water is a warming process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    The atmospheric pressure on a person at sea level exceeds 40,000 pounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Reduced atmospheric pressure decreases the boiling temperature of water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Water vapor has more thermal energy than the same mass of liquid water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    A barrel of room temperature water has more thermal energy than a cup of boiling water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    Ben Franklin helped create the first map of the Atlantic Gulf Stream.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Ocean currents are deflected by the Coriolus force.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    In 1958, 4 fishermen survived a tsunami that swept 1700 feet up the mountainside in Lituya Bay, Alaska.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    The are 4 fundamental forces in the universe.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    The Sun is the center of our solar system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    The Earth is round.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    Everything is connected.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False