Air And Water Pollution! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Air and water pollution has caused a lot of dangers to living things worse, even death in some cases. The main reason for these two types of pollution is the improper disposal of waste materials. Do you know which country has the worst air pollution and why? Do you think you are so in touch with your environment in a way that you can answer the air and water pollution trivia questions quiz? Check it out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an example of a nonpoint source of fresh water pollution?
    • A. 

      Pesticide runoff from farm fields

    • B. 

      Leaking toxic waste landfill

    • C. 

      Sewage treatment plant

    • D. 

      Factory waste piped into a stream

  • 2. 
    What is the function of the atmosphere's ozone layer?
    • A. 

      Shields Earth from harmful solar radiation

    • B. 

      Provides the osxygen needed by human life

    • C. 

      Protects Earth from the sun's heat

    • D. 

      Removes pollution from the atmosphere

  • 3. 
    The greenhouse gas carbon dioxide helps to _________________ .
    • A. 

      Deflect harmful radiation from space.

    • B. 

      Increase precipitation in arid areas

    • C. 

      Form clouds in the atmosphere

    • D. 

      Maintain warmth near Earth's surface

  • 4. 
    Which of the following products do petroleium resources provide IN ADDITION to energy?
    • A. 

      Aggregate

    • B. 

      Plastic

    • C. 

      Nickel

    • D. 

      Cardboard

  • 5. 
    In which decade were the first important laws passed to decrease water pollution?
    • A. 

      1950s

    • B. 

      1960s

    • C. 

      1970s

    • D. 

      1980s

  • 6. 
    Cars with hybrid and electric motors _________.
    • A. 

      Use more fuels than conventional cars

    • B. 

      Create less air pollution than conventional cars

    • C. 

      Use solar panels for power

    • D. 

      Are no longer produced.

  • 7. 
    What is the most important law passed to deal with air pollution?
    • A. 

      Clean Water Act

    • B. 

      Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    • C. 

      Clean Air Act

    • D. 

      Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

  • 8. 
    The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 has resulted in _________.
    • A. 

      A decrease in the amount of recycling

    • B. 

      An increase in the use of compost

    • C. 

      A decrease in the illegal and unsafe dumping of hazardous waste

    • D. 

      A reduction of the use of fossil fuel resources.

  • 9. 
    Compost helps preserve the health of soil because it  _____________________ .
    • A. 

      Is a natural fertilizer

    • B. 

      Contains pesticides that kill insects

    • C. 

      Breaks rock down into additional soil

    • D. 

      Adds artificial fertilizers that help plants grow

  • 10. 
    Diesel fuel emissions contribute to what percentage of the cancer risk in the USA due to air pollution?
    • A. 

      35%

    • B. 

      68%

    • C. 

      70%

  • 11. 
    The pollutants from Power Plants directly contribute to 2,800 lung cancer deaths and 38,200 heart attacks annually in the US.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Since 1970 american has reduced toxic releases by....
    • A. 

      50 million tons.

    • B. 

      35 million tons.

    • C. 

      15 million tons.

  • 13. 
    The Clean Air Act issued certain air quality standards in order to better American air pollution. The Clean air act however has failed, due to expenses  for eco-friendly products.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What causes 49% of Air Pollution in Sacramento, CA?
    • A. 

      Corporations and Factories

    • B. 

      Burning Wood

    • C. 

      Cars

  • 15. 
    Which City has the highest mortality rate caused by FINE PARTICLE air pollution?
    • A. 

      Harriman, TN

    • B. 

      Stubenville, OH

    • C. 

      Watertown MA

    • D. 

      St Louis MO

  • 16. 
    What is NIEHS ?
    • A. 

      National Institute of Earth, Health and Safety

    • B. 

      National Institute of Environmental Heath Services

    • C. 

      National Insurance,Equipment and High Schools

  • 17. 
    You can conclude that transportation is the greatest cause of air pollution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which pollutant has made the lowest drop since 1980?
    • A. 

      Carbon Monoxide

    • B. 

      Suulfur Dioxide

    • C. 

      Lead

    • D. 

      Nitrous Dioxide

  • 19. 
    Burning Coal is the largest source of air pollution in China..
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    This air pollution is an example of _____________________ .
    • A. 

      Acid rain

    • B. 

      Smog

    • C. 

      Non point source pollution

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