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What do you understand about climate change? This Global Warming And Greenhouse Effect Quiz will test your knowledge about global warming and the effects of greenhouse gases. This quiz will test what we have learned about greenhouse gases (GHGs) and the greenhouse effect so far. Both occur due to climate change and are harmful to the overall life on Earth. Greenhouse gases are responsible for the greenhouse effect leading to global warming in the end. Let's begin the quiz, then!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Carbon Dioxide is one of the Greenhouse Gases in Earth's atmosphere:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Carbon dioxide is indeed one of the greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere. It is released into the atmosphere through natural processes like respiration and volcanic activity, as well as human activities such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation. Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide trap heat in the atmosphere, leading to the greenhouse effect and consequently global warming. This has significant impacts on the Earth's climate and ecosystems.

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  • 2. 

    Greenhouse gases:

    • A.

      Occur naturally.

    • B.

      Occur due to human activities.

    • C.

      Occur both naturally and due to human activities.

    • D.

      None of the aboove

    Correct Answer
    C. Occur both naturally and due to human activities.
    Explanation
    Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, are present in the Earth's atmosphere and contribute to the greenhouse effect. These gases can occur naturally through processes like volcanic activity and the decay of organic matter. However, human activities, such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation, also release significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Therefore, greenhouse gases occur both naturally and due to human activities.

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  • 3. 

    "Sunlight shines onto the Earth's surface, where it is absorbed and then radiates back into the atmosphere as heat. In the atmosphere, greenhouse gases trap some of this heat and the rest escapes into space." This is know as the __________ Effect.

    • A.

      Greenhouse

    • B.

      Domino

    • C.

      Lynx

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Greenhouse
    Explanation
    The given passage describes the process of sunlight being absorbed by the Earth's surface and then radiating back into the atmosphere as heat. The greenhouse gases in the atmosphere trap some of this heat, causing the Earth's temperature to rise. This phenomenon is known as the greenhouse effect, as it is similar to how a greenhouse traps heat to create a warmer environment for plants.

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  • 4. 

    When the Greenhouse Effect is exaggerated through human activities more and more heat will be trapped on the Earth, increasing the average temperature. What is this called?

    • A.

      Climate Change

    • B.

      Global Warming

    • C.

      Photosynthesis

    • D.

      CO2 Emissions

    Correct Answer
    B. Global Warming
    Explanation
    Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans due to the excessive release of greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere. Human activities such as burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and industrial processes contribute to the excessive release of these gases, which leads to the trapping of more heat on Earth. This causes changes in climate patterns, rising sea levels, and other environmental impacts, collectively known as climate change.

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  • 5. 

    The terms enhanced or exaggerated Greenhouse Effect refers human activities which increase the Greenhouse Effect.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the terms "enhanced" or "exaggerated" Greenhouse Effect specifically refer to human activities that contribute to an increase in the Greenhouse Effect. This means that human actions such as burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and industrial processes release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, trapping more heat and causing an intensification of the Greenhouse Effect.

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  • 6. 

    How much have sea levels risen in the past 100 years?

    • A.

      About 6 to 8 inches

    • B.

      About 8 to 10 inches

    • C.

      About 10 to 12 inches

    • D.

      Above 12 inches

    Correct Answer
    A. About 6 to 8 inches
    Explanation
    Sea levels have risen approximately 6 to 8 inches in the past 100 years. This increase is primarily due to the melting of glaciers and ice caps, as well as the expansion of seawater as it warms. This rise in sea levels poses a significant threat to coastal areas, leading to increased flooding, erosion, and the potential displacement of populations living in low-lying regions. Efforts to mitigate and adapt to these rising sea levels are crucial in order to protect vulnerable communities and ecosystems.

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  • 7. 

    Which layer of the atmosphere do we live in?

    • A.

      Thermosphere

    • B.

      Stratosphere

    • C.

      The Troposphere

    • D.

      Ionosphere

    Correct Answer
    C. The Troposphere
    Explanation
    The Troposphere is the layer of the atmosphere closest to the Earth's surface, extending from the surface up to about 12 kilometers. It is where weather occurs and where most of Earth's air mass is found. This layer contains the oxygen we breathe, as well as water vapor, dust, and pollutants. It is also where temperature decreases with increasing altitude.

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  • 8. 

    Greenhouse gases are vital to keeping our planet at a suitable temperature for life.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, play a crucial role in maintaining Earth's temperature by trapping heat in the atmosphere. This process, known as the greenhouse effect, helps to regulate the planet's temperature and make it habitable for various forms of life. Without greenhouse gases, the Earth would be much colder, making it difficult for life as we know it to exist. Therefore, the statement that greenhouse gases are vital to keeping our planet at a suitable temperature for life is true.

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  • 9. 

    Which layer of the atmosphere contains ozone (O3) that protects us from radiation?

    • A.

      The thermosphere

    • B.

      The stratosphere

    • C.

      The exosphere

    • D.

      The troposphere

    Correct Answer
    B. The stratosphere
    Explanation
    The stratosphere is the correct answer because it is the layer of the atmosphere that contains ozone (O3) which acts as a protective shield against harmful radiation from the sun. Ozone absorbs the majority of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation, preventing it from reaching the Earth's surface and thereby protecting us from its harmful effects.

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  • 10. 

    Without the Greenhouse Effect the earth would be too 

    • A.

      Cold

    • B.

      Warm

    • C.

      Amazing

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Cold
    Explanation
    Without the greenhouse effect, the Earth would be too cold. The greenhouse effect is the process by which certain gases in the Earth's atmosphere trap heat from the sun and prevent it from escaping back into space. This helps to maintain a relatively stable and warm temperature on Earth, making it suitable for life as we know it. Without the greenhouse effect, the heat would escape into space, resulting in a much colder climate.

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