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Weather and Climate: Chapter 17

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the “Submit my answers” button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) Carbon monoxide
b) Volatile organic compounds
c) Nitrogen oxides
d) Ozone

Question 2:


a) Sulphur dioxide
b) Nitrogen oxides
c) Volatile organic compounds
d) Carbon monoxide

Question 3:


a) Spring
b) Summer
c) Autumn
d) Winter

Question 4:


a) There was an abnormally high amount of sunspots during the Maunder Minimum.
b) The fewer sunspots there are the less energy the sun emits.
c) Earth is cooler during times of more sunspots.
d) Periods of fewer sunspots are directly related to longer growing seasons.

Question 5:


a) Deforestation
b) Seafloor spreading
c) Chemical weathering
d) Fossil fuel burning

Question 6:


a) Carbon dioxide
b) Nitrous oxide
c) Chlorofluorocarbons
d) Methane

Question 7:


a) Total natural forcings are considerably smaller than total anthropogenic forcings.
b) There is a simple linear relationship between radiative forcing and temperature change.
c) The largest negative forcing comes from aerosols.
d) Forcings are expressed in W/m2.

Question 8:


a) Global warming potential
b) Climate sensitivity
c) Carbon dioxide equivalent
d) Halons

Question 9:


a) Topography
b) Clouds
c) Ice caps
d) Ocean coastlines

Question 10:


a) Developed countries, as a group, met the emission reduction target.
b) No emission reduction targets were set for developing countries.
c) The United States did not sign on to the protocol.
d) The majority of developed countries saw a decrease in their emissions from 1990 to 2012.

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False