Global Climate Change

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Global Climate Change

This quiz is for an environmental science introductory course on the subject of global climate change offered to students as college freshman.


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  • 1. 
    Which is the primary greenhouse gas?
    • A. 

      Nitrous Oxide

    • B. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • C. 

      Methane

    • D. 

      Halocarbon gases

  • 2. 
    Which pollutant is involved when air pollution over cities interacts with sunlight, heat, oxygen, and other chemicals?
    • A. 

      Nitric oxide

    • B. 

      Nitrogen dioxide

    • C. 

      Tropospheric ozone

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT expected to be a future impact of climate change?
    • A. 

      Sea level rise will flood coastal wetlands, real estate

    • B. 

      Agriculture and forestry may have mixed results

    • C. 

      Ecosystems will be altered; some will disappear

    • D. 

      Freshwater will become more abundant

  • 4. 
    One factor contributing to U.S. resistance to legal intervention regarding global climate change is ________.
    • A. 

      Lack of scientific evidence supporting global climate change

    • B. 

      Political influence of the petroleum and automobile industries

    • C. 

      The success of voluntary reductions of carbon dioxide emissions by U.S. power plants

    • D. 

      Lack of support from other developed nations around the world

    • E. 

      The precautionary principle

  • 5. 
    The National Academy of Science states the earth's temperature has risen how many degrees in the 20th century?
    • A. 

      1 degree

    • B. 

      2 degrees

    • C. 

      10 degrees

    • D. 

      20 degrees

  • 6. 
    True or False: Choose "True" if the statement is true or "False" if the statement is false to the following question.Major volcanic eruptions and the aerosols they release contribute to short-term warming of the Earth's climate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    True or False: Choose "True" if the statement is true or "False" if the statement is false to the following question.Removal of the forests reduces the earths ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False