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Climate quiz

You take vacation time and travel time – now take the time to think about our climate, changes to it, and their consequences. Take our short quiz to test your knowledge!

Question 1
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Which gas is primarily responsible for the greenhouse effect?
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Carbon dioxide
Nitrogen
Oxygen
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Although carbon dioxide only makes up around 0.04 percent of the atmosphere, it’s the main greenhouse gas.
False
Although carbon dioxide only makes up around 0.04 percent of the atmosphere, it’s the main greenhouse gas.
But did you know that nitrogen makes up 78 percent of the air?
Unfortunately, that’s incorrect. Oxygen doesn’t harm the environment; in fact, it’s a crucial component of the air we breathe and makes human and animal life possible. However, the air that we breathe only contains around 21 percent oxygen.
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Question 2
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What device is used to measure wind speed?
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An anemometer
Barometer
Tachometer
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You need an anemometer to measure wind speed.
False
You need an anemometer to measure wind speed.
Unfortunately, that’s incorrect. Barometers are used to measure air pressure.
That’s incorrect. A tachometer is used to measure speed.
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Question 3
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What do you call a severe tropical storm in the Caribbean and North Atlantic?
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Cyclone
Typhoon
Hurricane
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Severe tropical storms with wind speeds of over 120 km/h that occur in the Caribbean and North Atlantic are called hurricanes.
False
Unfortunately, that’s incorrect. When storms with wind speeds of over 120 km/h hit the Indian Ocean, they’re called cyclones.
Typhoons are severe tropical storms in the northwestern and southern Pacific.
Severe tropical storms with wind speeds of over 120 km/h that occur in the Caribbean and North Atlantic are called hurricanes.
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Question 4
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When was the first global environmental protection conference held?
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In 1998, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
In 1972, in Stockholm, Sweden
In 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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That was the first UN world conference that addressed the topic of the environment at all, and is considered to mark the beginning of international environmental policy.
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That was the fourth conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
That was the first UN world conference that addressed the topic of the environment at all, and is considered to mark the beginning of international environmental policy.
However, the first climate framework convention – Agenda 21 – was agreed upon in this year.
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Question 5
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What discovery did French physicist Jean-Baptiste Fourier make in 1824?
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The influence of solar winds on our climate
The greenhouse effect
Climate change
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He was the first to describe the role of CO2 and other so-called trace gases in creating the greenhouse effect, and to describe how these gases heat up the Earth.
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Unfortunately, that’s not correct.
He was the first to describe the role of CO2 and other so-called trace gases in creating the greenhouse effect, and to describe how these gases heat up the Earth.
Climate change is a phenomenon that’s long been known. There have already been a large number of climactic changes on the Earth, such as the transition into and out of the Ice Age.
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Question 6
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Which of the following common couple’s vacations is most harmful to the environment?
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A two-week beach vacation to Mallorca
A week-long Mediterranean cruise
A two-week all-inclusive vacation in Mexico
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According to a WWF study, this type of vacation is the most detrimental to the environment. Each individual traveling there from Germany uses up the equivalent of seven metric tons of CO2 – the travel to and from Mexico uses up over six of these metric tons.
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Spending 14 days vacationing on Germans’ favorite island isn’t the most harmful to the environment by a long shot.
although cruise ships are powered by toxic heavy fuel oil. They only use particulate filters in exceptional cases.
According to a WWF study, this type of vacation is the most detrimental to the environment. Each individual traveling there from Germany uses up the equivalent of seven metric tons of CO2 – the travel to and from Mexico uses up over six of these metric tons.
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Are you living under a rock – or an oxygen tent? Surely you must have noticed that things are going wrong with the (world’s) environment. Here’s a tip: Next time you’re wondering when summer weather will finally arrive, ask a climate expert.
You know that bees are dying out, heard about acid rains when you were a kid, and, if you choose to buy a car at all, it’ll be an electric one. Very good. In the meantime, feel free to bone up on climate and environmental protection issues. Or, take the quiz again.
Great job! You’re a real help when it comes to protecting the environment – practically Blue Angel status. Don’t know what that is? Don’t worry. Thanks to your broad general knowledge of topics ranging from research to the consequences of climate change, you’ll be sure to pick up additional info like that easily.
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