Quiz On Carbon Sink

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Complete the questions below by selecting the correct answer from the given options. All the best. . . !


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Answers to Questions 1 and 2 can be found in the article “New evidence on coastal wetlands as carbon sinks” dated Wednesday April 13 2011. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Evidence collected from field measurements of mangroves in this country has revealed that mangroves can actually store carbon at four times the rate of their terrestrial forest counterparts. Which country are these mangroves from?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      Indonesia

    • D. 

      Thailand

  • 2. 
    Mangroves and other wetlands store most of the carbon below ground, in a rich organic soil layer, which can run several meters deep. What happens when wetlands are drained or converted for other land use and in the process disturbs the soil layer?
    • A. 

      Huge amounts of carbon dioxide are absorbed into the ground.

    • B. 

      Huge amounts of water are polluted by the soil from the mangrove.

    • C. 

      Huge amounts of oxygen are released into the atmosphere in the form of fresh air.

    • D. 

      Huge amounts of carbon are released into the atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide.

  • 3. 
    Answers to Questions 3 and 4 can be found in the article “Carbon-rich mangroves ripe for conservation” dated Sunday April 3 2011. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Which of following types of forest (same sized) holds the most amount of carbon?
    • A. 

      Boreal forest

    • B. 

      Mangrove

    • C. 

      Temperate forest

    • D. 

      Tropical forest

  • 4. 
    How many more times can the answer in question 3 store carbon?
    • A. 

      11/2

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      10

  • 5. 
    Answers to Questions 5 and 6 can be found in the article “Mangroves to the rescue” dated Monday  May 23 2011. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Krabi has long been a popular tourist destination, but now the southern province is becoming known for something more creative. What is this?
    • A. 

      A business centre

    • B. 

      A low-carbon economy

    • C. 

      A carbon dioxide producing factory

    • D. 

      A “carbon capture and storage” island

  • 6. 
    The loss of mangrove forest in Thailand is contributing to a global phenomenon. What is this global phenomenon?
    • A. 

      Decrease in food supply

    • B. 

      Accelerated climate change

    • C. 

      Increase in human population

    • D. 

      Occurrences of tsunami and earthquakes

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