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How much do you understand about the world environment? Would you be interested in this quiz? This quiz concentrates on what phenomenon causes water to rise in the ocean, how long does it take for carbon dioxide to disperse in the atmosphere, what is an atmosphere, which is the largest ocean on our planet, and how is smog caused. This quiz will teach you about the world environment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What phenomenon causes the water level to rise in the oceans?

    • A.

      Climate change causes tides to occur

    • B.

      More people enjoy swimming in a warmer ocean, this will cause the water to rise (like Archimedes bath principle)

    • C.

      Glaciers and polar ice caps are melting which adds more water to the oceans

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Glaciers and polar ice caps are melting which adds more water to the oceans
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that glaciers and polar ice caps are melting, which adds more water to the oceans. This is a result of climate change, which is causing the Earth's temperature to rise. As temperatures increase, the ice in glaciers and polar ice caps begins to melt and flow into the oceans, leading to a rise in water levels. This phenomenon is a significant contributor to sea-level rise and is a consequence of human-induced climate change.

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  • 2. 

    How long it will take for carbon dioxide to disperse in the atmosphere to disperse?

    • A.

      50 years

    • B.

      1 years

    • C.

      10 years

    • D.

      100 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 100 years
    Explanation
    Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that is released into the atmosphere through various human activities. Once released, it can take a significant amount of time for carbon dioxide to disperse and be absorbed by natural processes. The correct answer of 100 years suggests that it takes a century for carbon dioxide to fully disperse in the atmosphere. During this time, it can contribute to the greenhouse effect and climate change.

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  • 3. 

    What is an atmosphere?

    • A.

      A layer of fluids surrounding an object

    • B.

      A layer of gas surrounding a planet or moon

    • C.

      A cloud of gas that allows us to breathe

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. A layer of gas surrounding a planet or moon
    Explanation
    An atmosphere is a layer of gas that surrounds a planet or moon. This gas layer is held in place by the planet or moon's gravitational force. The atmosphere plays a crucial role in protecting the planet or moon from harmful radiation, regulating temperature, and providing the necessary gases for life to exist. It also helps to create weather patterns and is responsible for the different colors we see in the sky.

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  • 4. 

    Temperature, light, air, water, soil, and climate are all.....................parts of environment.

    • A.

      Biotic

    • B.

      Abiotic

    • C.

      Boreal

    • D.

      Living

    Correct Answer
    B. Abiotic
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for the correct term to describe temperature, light, air, water, soil, and climate, which are all components of the environment. The term that accurately describes these components is "abiotic." Biotic refers to living organisms, while boreal is a term related to a specific type of forest. Therefore, the correct answer is "abiotic."

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  • 5. 

    Which is the largest ocean on our planet?

    • A.

      The Pacific ocean

    • B.

      The Atlantic ocean

    • C.

      The Indian ocean

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. The Pacific ocean
    Explanation
    The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on our planet. It covers approximately 63 million square miles and is larger than all the other oceans combined. It stretches from the Arctic in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south and is bordered by the continents of Asia and Australia to the west and the Americas to the east. The Pacific Ocean is known for its vastness and diverse marine life, making it a significant part of our planet's ecosystem.

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  • 6. 

    Which extinct bird lived on Mauritius? 

    • A.

      The phoenix

    • B.

      The emu

    • C.

      The dodo

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. The dodo
    Explanation
    The dodo is the correct answer because it is a well-known extinct bird that lived on the island of Mauritius. The dodo was a flightless bird and became extinct in the 17th century due to hunting and habitat destruction by humans and introduced species. It is often used as a symbol of extinction and the impact of human activities on biodiversity.

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  • 7. 

    Which is the longest mountain range in the world?

    • A.

      The Himalyas

    • B.

      The Rockies

    • C.

      The Andes

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. The Andes
    Explanation
    The Andes is the correct answer because it is the longest mountain range in the world, stretching approximately 7,000 kilometers along the western coast of South America. It is known for its stunning peaks, including Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of Asia. The Andes also play a significant role in the geography, climate, and culture of the countries it passes through, making it a prominent feature in the region.

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  • 8. 

    Above what altitude are travelers considered to be astronauts?

    • A.

      30 kms (18.6 miles)

    • B.

      40 kms (24.8 miles)

    • C.

      50 kms (31 miles)

    • D.

      80 kms (50 miles)

    Correct Answer
    D. 80 kms (50 miles)
    Explanation
    Travelers are considered to be astronauts above an altitude of 80 kms (50 miles). This is because the boundary of space, known as the Kármán line, is defined to be at this altitude. At this height, the Earth's atmosphere becomes extremely thin, and the conditions are more akin to outer space rather than the Earth's atmosphere. Therefore, anyone who travels above this altitude is considered to have crossed into space and is classified as an astronaut.

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  • 9. 

    Smog is caused due to...

    • A.

      Emission from vehicles

    • B.

      From incinerators

    • C.

      Oil paints

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Smog is caused due to a combination of various factors, including emissions from vehicles, emissions from incinerators, and the use of oil paints. These factors release pollutants into the atmosphere, which react with sunlight and other chemicals to form smog. Smog is a type of air pollution that consists of a mixture of smoke and fog, and it can have harmful effects on human health and the environment. Therefore, all of the options mentioned contribute to the formation of smog.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is not the mission of India's National Action Plan on climate change?

    • A.

      National solar mission

    • B.

      National water mission

    • C.

      National mission for a Green India

    • D.

      National mission on sustainable developoment

    Correct Answer
    D. National mission on sustainable developoment
    Explanation
    The National Action Plan on climate change in India aims to address various environmental challenges and promote sustainable development. It includes missions such as the National Solar Mission, National Water Mission, and National Mission for a Green India. However, the National Mission on Sustainable Development is not mentioned as one of the missions in the plan. Therefore, it can be concluded that the National Mission on Sustainable Development is not part of India's National Action Plan on climate change.

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  • 11. 

    What natural phenomenon is a hypocenter associated with?

    • A.

      Earthquake

    • B.

      Hurricane

    • C.

      Tornado

    • D.

      Tsunami

    Correct Answer
    A. Earthquake
    Explanation
    A hypocenter is associated with earthquakes. It refers to the point within the Earth's crust where the seismic energy is released, causing the ground to shake. The hypocenter is also known as the focus of the earthquake. Earthquakes occur due to the movement of tectonic plates, and the hypocenter is the exact location where this movement initiates, sending out seismic waves that can be felt on the surface.

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  • 12. 

    Developing Asia accounts for nearly half of the population without access to electricity. One of the following countries, which has largest number of energy poor is.

    • A.

      Indonesia

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      India

    • D.

      Vietnam

    Correct Answer
    C. India
    Explanation
    India has the largest number of energy poor among the given countries. This is because India has a large population and a significant proportion of its population still does not have access to electricity. Despite efforts to improve access to electricity, there are still many rural and remote areas in India that lack reliable and affordable energy sources. This makes India the country with the largest number of people without access to electricity in the region.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following is the first national park of India?

    • A.

      Periyar

    • B.

      Raja ji

    • C.

      Jim corbett

    • D.

      Bandipur

    Correct Answer
    C. Jim corbett
    Explanation
    Jim Corbett is the correct answer because it is the first national park of India. Established in 1936, it was originally named Hailey National Park and later renamed in honor of the famous hunter-turned-conservationist, Jim Corbett. Located in the state of Uttarakhand, Jim Corbett National Park is known for its diverse wildlife, including the endangered Bengal tiger. It played a significant role in the conservation of tigers and is a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.

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  • 14. 

    In the world, what is the fastest-growing source of renewable power technology?

    • A.

      Wind turbines

    • B.

      Hydroelectricity

    • C.

      Solar panels

    • D.

      Diesel generators

    Correct Answer
    A. Wind turbines
    Explanation
    Wind turbines are the fastest-growing source of renewable power technology because they harness the power of wind to generate electricity. As technology and infrastructure continue to improve, wind energy has become increasingly efficient and cost-effective. Wind turbines are being installed at a rapid pace worldwide, with many countries recognizing the potential of wind power to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and combat climate change. The growth of wind power is also driven by factors such as government incentives, public support for clean energy, and advancements in turbine design and manufacturing.

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