Pollution Quiz


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Which object is NOT carried by runoff into streams and rivers?

A. ozone

B. fertilizer

C. pesticides

D. sediment


What happens to the temperature if more greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere?
A. Temperature goes up
B. Temperature goes down


Harmful ultraviolet radiation from the Sun is absorbed by

A. clouds

B. ozone molecules

C. soil

D. water


This type of pollution inhibits people from seeing the stars and planets.

A. Light Pollution

B. Water Pollutilon

C. Air Pollution

D. Land pollution


How can global warming cause sea levels to rise? Choose the best answer.
A. by causing it to rain more often
B. by melting glaciers and ice caps
C. by increasing the number of undersea volcanic eruptions
D. by creating bigger and more powerful hurricanes


What can happen to fish when there is not enough oxygen in the water?

A. They can suffocate

B. They can’t float

C. They can’t see.

D. Nothing. Fish don’t need oxygen.


Which of the following is NOT an effect of Global Warming?
A. Polar ice caps will melt.
B. Coastal regions will be covered with rising sea levels.
C. Some areas will experience serious droughts
D. The Earth’s rotation will slow down and eventually stop


Which one of the choices below is NOT a  cause for global warming?
A. Having too many cows
B. Burning Fossil Fuels
C. Planting new trees


I can cut down on pollution by_____

A. Walking to the store

B. Driving to the store

C. Throwing everything away

D. Using styrofoam cups


It was hot all week last week.  Is this a sign of climate change?
A. Yes
B. No


Which of the following best describes what these machines are doing?
A. Converting wind into energy
B. Converting wind to drill oil
C. Converting pollution in the air to clean air


Worldwide, temperatures have been increasing for more than 100 years.  Is this evidence of global warming?
A. yes
B. no


There is nothing we can do to stop water pollution.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Which is one reason that trash and litter can hurt wildlife?
A. Wildlife are afraid of human garbage.
B. Trash covers the scent of other animals they are hunting.
C. Wildlife may try to eat plastics and choke on them.
D. Trash and litter removes their camouflage.


Which of the following is the most troubling greenhouse gas being produced by humans?
A. Water Vapor
B. Carbon Dioxide
C. Methane
D. Nitrous Oxide


This picture shows people walking through a highly-polluted city in China. From what type of pollution are they protecting themselves based on what they are wearing?
A.     air pollution
B.     water pollution
C.     land pollution
D.     noise pollution


Which way can people best reduce land pollution caused by large amounts of waste dumped in landfills?
A. They can use a water filter to use fewer water bottles.
B. They can recycle their plastic, glass, paper, and cardboard items and only throw away non-recyclable items.
C. They can watch less television, reducing electricity use and allowing their electronics to last much longer.
D. They can refill large plastic containers, like those used for laundry detergent, instead of throwing them away.


Which of these problems can be caused by air pollution?
A. Respiratory problems
B. Reduced food sources for humans
C. Increased disease for humans
D. Decrease in global temperatures


The main human activity that releases greenhouse gases is
A. using bottled water
B. burning fossil fuels
C. texting on cellphones
D. eating meat


We can prevent water pollution by:

A. Reduce the use of plastic.

B. Properly dispose of chemicals.

C. Clean up after your animals.

D. All of the above


Which human action can cause pollution?

A. Walking

B. Biking

C. Mining

D. Recycling


Define Deforestation

A. the growing of crops on the rooftop

B. the cutting down and removal of all or most of the trees in a forested area.

C. the setting up of factories in an urban area

D. the sending of money home after working overseas


What is this difference between global warming and the greenhouse effect?
A. Global warming refers to a change in the Earth’s climate that is causing it to heat up; the greenhouse effect is a natural process that happens constantly, due to sunlight and the atmosphere.
B. Global warming and the greenhouse effect are the same thing.
C. The greenhouse effect comes within global warming.
D. Global warming comes within the greenhouse effect


Why does cutting down trees increase global warming?
A. trees soak up carbon dioxide
B. trees provide shade which counteracts global warming
C. trees absorbs the sun’s energy without radiating back into the atmosphere
D. trees drain greenhouse gases like methane from soil


Sunlight reacts with waste gases from the burning of fossil fuels to form

A. greenhouse gases

B. chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

C. photochemical smog

D. rain




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