Invisible Borders: Transboundary Pollution In Europe

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This quiz attempts to illicit students' knowledge of the affects of how pollution produced in one country can impact other countries both near and far.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the major cause of the power plant explosion at Chernobyl?
    • A. 

      A. brain drain

    • B. 

      B. human error

    • C. 

      C. extreme weather

    • D. 

      D. centrifugal force

  • 2. 
    Which of these was the main pollutant released by the Chernobyl power plant explosion?
    • A. 

      A. cyanide

    • B. 

      B. nitrogen oxide

    • C. 

      C. nuclear radiation

    • D. 

      D. sulfur dioxide

  • 3. 
    The map below best illustrates which of the following problems? Radiation Spread from Chernobyl
    • A. 

      A. general pollution

    • B. 

      B. non-point-source pollution

    • C. 

      C. toxic-chemical pollution

    • D. 

      D. transboundary pollution

  • 4. 
    Which of these is a major cause of acid rain?
    • A. 

      A. spraying pesticides on crops

    • B. 

      B. burning fossil fuels for energy

    • C. 

      C. dumping sewage in river systems

    • D. 

      D. using uranium to generate electricity

  • 5. 
    Which one of these is not a direct result of acid rain?
    • A. 

      A. damage to monuments

    • B. 

      B. dying fish

    • C. 

      C. spread of disease

    • D. 

      D. weakened trees