Air Pollution: Sources, Effects And Solutions Quiz!

17 Questions | Total Attempts: 998

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Air Pollution Quizzes & Trivia

In Today's Era, Air Pollution is a common issue throughout the world. The whole environment consists of harmful gases, dust particles dispersed by factories and vehicles into the atmosphere which causes contagious diseases and even death to humans, animals and food crops. This quiz has been developed to test your knowledge and make you aware of the effects of Air pollution and solutions. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is responsible for the largest total amount of gaseous air pollutants in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Industrial processes

    • B. 

      Fuel burning for space heating and electricity

    • C. 

      Transportation

    • D. 

      Solid waste disposal

  • 2. 
    What are some of the effects of air pollution?
    • A. 

      Damages plants

    • B. 

      Tarnishes or corrodes metals

    • C. 

      Aggravates respiratory problems

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Sulfur oxides react with water int he atmosphere to form sulfates or sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid would then be classified as
    • A. 

      A synthetic pollutant

    • B. 

      A particulate

    • C. 

      A primary air pollutant

    • D. 

      A secondary air pollutant

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Morning rush hour

    • B. 

      Lunch time

    • C. 

      Evening rush hour

    • D. 

      Overnight

  • 5. 
    Which of these factors effect smog production in an area?
    • A. 

      Population-number of cars on the road

    • B. 

      Topography

    • C. 

      Temperature-hours of sunlight

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 6. 
    A catalyst is the substance that
    • A. 

      Lowers the activation energy.

    • B. 

      Remains unchanged after the reaction is over

    • C. 

      Increases the rate of chemical reaction

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the correct formula for ozone?
    • A. 

      O2

    • B. 

      CFC

    • C. 

      Oz

    • D. 

      O3

  • 8. 
    Which list shows major outdoor polluters in order from highest to lowest?
    • A. 

      Motor vehicles, power plants, factories

    • B. 

      Humans smoking, plastic fumes, power plants, motor vehicles

    • C. 

      Plant photosynthesis, humans smoking, power plants

    • D. 

      Motor vehicles, plastic fumes, humans smoking, plant photosynthesis

  • 9. 
    Which gas is the most harmful to humans and often comes from a faulty furnace or cars running in a closed garage?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Nitrogen

  • 10. 
    Reactions that occur among substances in the atmosphere produce
    • A. 

      Primary air pollutants

    • B. 

      Secondary air pollutants

    • C. 

      Only harmless chemicals

    • D. 

      Only dangerous chemicals

  • 11. 
    Which of the following could be classified as a synthetic air pollutant?
    • A. 

      Smog

    • B. 

      CO2

    • C. 

      CFCs

    • D. 

      Acid rain

  • 12. 
    Air pollution caused by humans began with the
    • A. 

      Discovery of fire

    • B. 

      Discovery of petroleum

    • C. 

      Invention of the car

    • D. 

      Invention of the steam engine

  • 13. 
    Which gas is reddish brown in color, has a strong odor, is a major pollutant, and is a component of photochemical smog?
    • A. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • B. 

      Nitrogen dioxide

    • C. 

      Ozone

    • D. 

      Methane

  • 14. 
    Which of these problems does NOT occur if the air quality index goes above the safe limit?
    • A. 

      There are more fatalities

    • B. 

      Normal activities must be reduced

    • C. 

      Heart problems may be triggered

    • D. 

      There are more thunderstorms

  • 15. 
    Which action will most directly reduce pollution in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Use of a catalytic converter in automobile exhaust systems

    • B. 

      Increased federal support for research in this area

    • C. 

      Purchase of fewer consumable products

    • D. 

      Increased unemployment among industrial workers

  • 16. 
    The largest hole in the ozone layer found so far is over
    • A. 

      Antartica

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      South America

    • D. 

      Europe

  • 17. 
    A catalytic converter is designed to
    • A. 

      Decrease power plant emissions

    • B. 

      Reduce harmful automotive emissions

    • C. 

      Restore stratospheric ozone

    • D. 

      Mechanically filter particulates