Invisible Borders: Transboundary Pollution In Europe

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Invisible Borders: Transboundary Pollution In Europe

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