What is the Kyoto Protocol? - Definition, Summary, Pros & Cons


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Name an industrialized nation that opposed the Kyoto Protocol and refused to sign it.

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1. Which human activity is more likely to contribute to greenhouse gas emission?

2. How many industrialized countries needed to sign the Kyoto Protocol for it to go into effect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When listening to discussions on global warming and government policy, you may have heard mention of something called The Kyoto Protocol. If you want to test your understanding of the protocol and its relation to global warming, you can go through this online assessment. The quiz questions and printable worksheet will test you on specific points found in the attached lesson, such as the goals of the protocol and who signed it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Which country did NOT sign the Kyoto Protocol
  • Contributions to global warming
  • How many countries needed to sign the protocol for it to go into effect
  • The United States president who refused to sign it
  • The protocol's target greenhouse gas emission levels

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of some important facts on the Kyoto Protocol found in the attached lesson
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand not only the specific goals of the Kyoto Protocol, but also other information relevant to the protocol, such as a country that did not sign it
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the lesson to answer questions on the Kyoto Protocol and related issues pertaining to global warming and climate policy

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Kyoto Protocol, review the corresponding lesson called What is the Kyoto Protocol? - Definition, Summary, Pros & Cons. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of the Kyoto Protocol
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • The conditions of the protocol
  • Pros and cons