Our Choice: A Plan To Solve The Climate Crisis

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Climate Quizzes & Trivia

Questions relating to the book "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis," by Al Gore.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According toGore, which one of the following could be the biggest source of energy in the world if better understood?
    • A. 

      Wind energy

    • B. 

      Solar energy

    • C. 

      Geothermal energy

    • D. 

      Ethanol

  • 2. 
     What country receives more than three quarters of its power from nuclear energy?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Ukraine

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Argentina

    • E. 

      Chine

  • 3. 
    Which of the following countries ranks first in the share of its energy that comes from wind?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Denmark

    • D. 

      United Kingdom

    • E. 

      Israel

  • 4. 
     Which U.S. state has maintained the lowest increase in electricity consumption over the last three decades?
    • A. 

      New Hampshire

    • B. 

      North Carolina

    • C. 

      Wyoming

    • D. 

      California

    • E. 

      Washington

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      New York City, USA

    • B. 

      Tokyo, Japan

    • C. 

      Buenos Aires, Argentina

    • D. 

      Lagos, Nigeria

    • E. 

      Beijing, China

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the fastest growing source of energy in the world today?
    • A. 

      Wind

    • B. 

      Coal

    • C. 

      Sun

    • D. 

      Oil

    • E. 

      Corn

  • 7. 
    Behind China and the United States, what two countries are the next largest contributors to global warming? (Check two answers.)
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      Brazil

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Japan

    • E. 

      Indonesia

  • 8. 
    What does GPI stand for?
    • A. 

      Gross Property Initiatives

    • B. 

      Gross Premium Investments

    • C. 

      Genuine Progress Indicator

    • D. 

      Gerald's Pretty Igloo

    • E. 

      Guagable Personal Income

  • 9. 
     True or False: The average length of investors' market holdings as increased significantly over the past 50 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
     As documented by Gore, which of the following is a common argument put forth opponents of climate change legislation?
    • A. 

      A closer look at satellite measurements reveals that the earth's atmosphere is actually cooling.

    • B. 

      Global warming appears to be real, but its effects will prove to be enjoyable for most people.

    • C. 

      Even if global warming is real, the economic and lifestyle costs of fighting it will be worse than the predicted climate change itself.

    • D. 

      Global warming is real, but it is the result of natural trends in the earth's atmosphere, not human activity.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
     Which of the following ideas has been proposed by credentialed scientists as strategies to tackle climate change?
    • A. 

      Placing billions of strips of tin foil into orbit around the earth to reflect sunlight away from the planet.

    • B. 

      Erecting a giant shield to orbit around the sun that would partially shade the earth from solar rays.

    • C. 

      Artificially releasing large amounts of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, as volcanoes do upon eruption, to counteract the carbon dioxide responsible for heating the planet.

    • D. 

      Initiating massive plankton booms in select areas of the ocean to help the sea absorb more CO2.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 12. 
    According to Gore, which of the following is the most critical step that must be taken to combat climate change?
    • A. 

      Greater reliance on public transportation.

    • B. 

      Government legislation to put a price on carbon emissions and halt deforestation.

    • C. 

      Broader consumer acceptance of energy-efficient products, such as hybrid vehicles and LED light bulbs.

    • D. 

      Continued growth of the locally grown food movement and a shift towards vegetarianism.

    • E. 

      A large reduction in cigarette smoking.