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Causes and Effects of Climate Change Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Paleoclimatology is

Question 2 2. Most climate scientists agree that _____ is the cause of the unprecedented increase in global temperatures.

Question 3 3. Global warming CANNOT be caused by _____.

Question 4 4.

Part of the Clean Air Act legislation of 1970 is reproduced as follows:

It sets limits on emissions and standards for air quality, provided funding for pollution control research but prevents citizens to sue those who violate the standards. The standards set forth in this legislation by the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, identified six pollutants.

Which part is wrongly reproduced?

Question 5 5. How is ozone that is found in the troposphere considered harmful?

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Question 6 6. Foraminifera are

Question 7 7. The movement of continents over the earth's surface influences climate by which of the following?

Question 8 8. How are primary pollutants compared to secondary pollutants?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a greenhouse gas?

Question 10 10. The Greenhouse Effect _____.

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Question 11 11. What is required in order for CFCs to break down ozone?

Question 12 12. When does global warming occur?

Question 13 13. Which is a consequence of warmer temperatures on Earth?

Question 14 14. On what basis were S. Rowland and M. Molina chosen for the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT an atmospheric effect on the climate?

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Question 16 16. Which is FALSE about air pollution?

Question 17 17.

How do ice core samples provide paleoclimatologists with evidence of past climate change?

I. As new layers of ice freeze, air bubbles form, trapping samples of past atmosphere. Large amounts of greenhouse gases present in these air bubbles signify higher temperatures.

II. Scientists can compare adaptations of fossils trapped in the ice.

III. Knowing that the ratio of oxygen isotopes varies according to temperature, paleoclimatologists test for the presence of heavy oxygen as an indicator of temperature.

Question 18 18. Six types of air pollutants were identified by the EPA because they _____.

Question 19 19. _____ is an air pollutant. It is an odorless gas which is produced as a result of the burning of industrial waste. If inhaled it hinders delivery of oxygen throughout the body.

Question 20 20. The initial Montreal Protocol of 1987 vowed to reduce CFC production by _____.

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Question 21 21. What is capable of impacting climate by holding heat in the atmosphere?

Question 22 22. What is best represented by the diagram below?

Question 23 23. How much have sea levels risen in the past 100 years?

Question 24 24. Which is NOT a way that people are working to control global climate change?

Question 25 25. Select the concentration of ozone that is naturally found in the stratosphere.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is true of growth rings in trees?

Question 27 27. Where is a rain shadow effect most likely to occur?

Question 28 28. How is the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere linked to the concentration of carbon dioxide?

Question 29 29. Weather is to climate as _____ is to _____.

Question 30 30. The average temperature on Earth has increased by how much over the past 100 years?

Causes and Effects of Climate Change Chapter Exam Instructions

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