Chapter 17 Air Pollution And Global Changes

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Air Pollution Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many layers does Earth's atmosphere have?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      7

  • 2. 
    What preceded the growth and survival of green plants on Earth?
    • A. 

      The formation of the solar system

    • B. 

      The formation of an ozone layer

    • C. 

      The formation of severe weather

    • D. 

      Human life

  • 3. 
    Within which layer of the atmosphere do you find rain, snow, and clouds?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 4. 
    Which layer of the atmosphere contains the ozone layer?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Exosphere

  • 5. 
    Where can CFCs be found?
    • A. 

      Refrigerators

    • B. 

      Air conditioners

    • C. 

      Aerosol sprays

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    How do CFCs destroy ozone?
    • A. 

      A carbon atom from a CFC combines with one oxygen from ozone and leaves a two-atom oxygen molecule.

    • B. 

      A chlorine atom from a CFC combines with two oxygen atoms from ozone and leaves an oxygen atom.

    • C. 

      A CFC combines with a three-atom oxygen molecule.

    • D. 

      A chlorine atom from a CFC combines with one oxygen from ozone and leaves a two- atom oxygen molecule.

  • 7. 
    Indoor air can contain very low levels of pollution
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What have CFCs done to Earth and its atmosphere?
    • A. 

      They have created a hole in the ozone layer.

    • B. 

      They have caused more ultraviolet radiation to reach Earth.

    • C. 

      They have caused the number of cancer cases to rise.

    • D. 

      All of above

  • 9. 
    What form of energy transfer heats Earth?
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convention

    • D. 

      Recycling

  • 10. 
    When did the scientists discovery the thinning of the ozone near the South Pole?
    • A. 

      1890

    • B. 

      1980

    • C. 

      1950

    • D. 

      1930

  • 11. 
    Ice cores contain air bubbles that have been trapped in the ice for 100’s or 1000’s of years
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Rain or snow that is more acidic than normal precipitation is called acid precipitation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What would happen if Earth had no atmosphere?
    • A. 

      The days would be cold and the nights would be hot.

    • B. 

      The days would be hot and the nights would be cold.

    • C. 

      Earth would not have days.

    • D. 

      Earth would not have nights.

  • 14. 
    Which layer protects Earth's life from harmful UV radiation?
    • A. 

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

  • 15. 
    What is an increase in Earth's average surface temperature caused by an increase in greenhouse gases?
    • A. 

      Greenhouse Effect

    • B. 

      Global Warming

    • C. 

      Global Dimming

  • 16. 
    Air circulation in buildings is often poor
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    What is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that enters homes from the soil through the basement?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Radon

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

  • 18. 
    What is the cause of ozone depletion
    • A. 

      Nitrogen & Suflur Oxides

    • B. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • C. 

      CFC's

  • 19. 
    What is the cause of Global Warming?
    • A. 

      CFC's

    • B. 

      Carbon Dioxide & Methane

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

  • 20. 
    Acid Precipitation, Ozone Depletion and Global Warming are all kinds of Global Changes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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