Climate Change Quiz

17 Questions | Total Attempts: 170

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Climate Change Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz to test the student's basic knowledge of climate change. This quiz is based off of material found in the assigned reading Weird Weather by Kate Evans.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Greenhouse effect occurs because gases in the atmosphere trap energy from the sun. Which of the following gases are a part of this process?
    • A. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • B. 

      Methane

    • C. 

      Nitrous Oxide

    • D. 

      Water Vapor

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 2. 
    When the greenhouse effect becomes stronger as increasingly more heat is being trapped on the Earth and consequently causing temperatures across the planet to rise it is called. . .
    • A. 

      Global Warming

    • B. 

      Earth Heating

    • C. 

      Climate Change

    • D. 

      Greenhouse Heating

    • E. 

      Both A and C

  • 3. 
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (made up of the world's top scientists and climatologists) met for the first time in 1988 to discuss the threat of climate change and find the cause. In 2001 they came to a conclusion, what did they decide?
    • A. 

      Climate change is not a concern

    • B. 

      Climate change is a natural process over which we have no control

    • C. 

      Human activity is the primary cause for climate change

    • D. 

      Consuming fossil fuels will make climate change go away

  • 4. 
    Climate change has which of the following effects on the weather?
    • A. 

      Extreme heat waves

    • B. 

      Melting ice caps

    • C. 

      Stronger more frequent storms

    • D. 

      Drought

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Climate change has killed                % of coral reefs in the Western Indian Ocean?
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      35%

    • D. 

      50%

    • E. 

      92%

  • 6. 
    What happens when Carbon Dioxide dissolves in ocean water?
    • A. 

      It becomes Carbonic Acid - Acidifying the ocean

    • B. 

      It become pure Oxygen - Oxygenating the ocean

    • C. 

      It neutralizes the acidity in the ocean

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Trees                     Carbon Dioxide.
    • A. 

      Store

    • B. 

      Emit

    • C. 

      Soak Up and Eliminate

    • D. 

      Produce

  • 8. 
    As concluded by the IPCC, human activity has caused the Earth's temperature to rise an average of how many degrees?
    • A. 

      0.15 degrees Fahrenheit

    • B. 

      0.50 degrees Fahrenheit

    • C. 

      1.00 degrees Fahrenheit

    • D. 

      1.35 degrees Fahrenheit

    • E. 

      Human activity has not caused the Earth's temperature to rise

  • 9. 
    Which country refused to sign the Kyoto Protocal? 
    • A. 

      United Kingdom

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      United States of America

    • D. 

      Japan

    • E. 

      Mexico

  • 10. 
    The United States has 4% of the world's population and emits              % of the world's greenhouse gasses.
    • A. 

      24%

    • B. 

      4%

    • C. 

      60%

    • D. 

      10%

  • 11. 
    Oil is a                        resource.
    • A. 

      Infinite

    • B. 

      Renewable

    • C. 

      Finite

    • D. 

      Extinct

  • 12. 
    What is the single fastest growing cause of climate change today?
    • A. 

      Sea Travel

    • B. 

      Car Travel

    • C. 

      Air Travel

    • D. 

      Rail Travel

  • 13. 
  • 14. 
    Essay 2.What is Peak Oil and when is it predicted to occur?
  • 15. 
  • 16. 
    Essay 4. Many energy/fuel alternatives to oil have been proposed as a solution to our climate crisis which include: Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology, Biofuels, Nuclear Power, and Natural Gas. Why are these alternatives fundamentally faulty solutions? Could some of these actually dig our planet deeper into the climate crisis? Please pick two to critically describe and assess.
  • 17. 
    Essay 5.You DO have the power to make a difference and help stop climate change.  What are some ways you can take action, what are lifestyle choices/changes you can make to help enact this change, and what are some ways you can encourage those around you to take action?