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  • 1. 

    Which well known gas do Peat Bogs contain?

    • A.

      Oxygen

    • B.

      Hydrogen

    • C.

      Carbon Dioxide

    • D.

      Methane

    • E.

      Carbon Monoxide

    Correct Answer
    C. Carbon Dioxide
    Explanation
    Peat bogs are known to contain high levels of carbon dioxide. This is because peat bogs are formed from the accumulation of partially decomposed organic matter, such as plants and mosses, in waterlogged conditions. The lack of oxygen in these conditions slows down the decomposition process, leading to the release of carbon dioxide instead of complete breakdown into other gases. Therefore, carbon dioxide is the correct answer as it is a well-known gas found in peat bogs.

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  • 2. 

    Peat Bogs can burn undeground for thousands of years.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Peat bogs can burn underground for thousands of years because they contain a large amount of organic material that is highly flammable. When a peat bog catches fire, it can smolder and burn slowly, with the fire spreading through the layers of peat underground. The lack of oxygen in the dense peat layers slows down the combustion process, allowing the fire to continue burning for an extended period of time. This underground burning can release large amounts of smoke and greenhouse gases, contributing to air pollution and climate change.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these is a large cause for Peat Erosion?

    • A.

      Water sports

    • B.

      Animal Grazing

    • C.

      Conservation Efforts

    • D.

      Quarrying

    • E.

      Rain

    Correct Answer
    B. Animal Grazing
    Explanation
    Animal grazing is a large cause for peat erosion because when animals graze on peatlands, they trample the delicate vegetation and disturb the surface layer of the peat. This leads to the exposure of the underlying peat, making it more susceptible to erosion by wind and water. Additionally, the removal of vegetation by grazing animals reduces the ability of the peatland to retain water, further exacerbating the erosion process.

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  • 4. 

    The fires in Russia were caused by Peat bogs catching fire.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that peat bogs, which are wetland areas with decomposed plant material, can catch fire due to dry conditions and high temperatures. Peat is highly flammable, and when it dries out, it becomes susceptible to ignition. The fires in Russia were indeed caused by peat bogs catching fire, leading to widespread wildfires in the region.

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  • 5. 

    How many tonnes of Carbon Dioxide are estimated to be stored in Northern Englands Peat Bogs.

    • A.

      6.5 million

    • B.

      10 billion

    • C.

      100000

    • D.

      1.5 billion

    • E.

      1.5 million

    Correct Answer
    D. 1.5 billion
    Explanation
    Northern England's Peat Bogs are estimated to store approximately 1.5 billion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide.

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