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Global Warming and Climate Change Multiple Choice Test

©Sheri Amsel • www.exploringnature.org

Name ______________________________________________________ Date ________________

1 Earth’s temperatures are stable because we 6 The layer of the atmosphere closest to Earth
are surrounded by ________ which allows the is called the: _____________.
right amount of sunlight in to warm the Earth.
A troposphere
A a cloud layer B stratosphere
B an atmosphere C exosphere
C gravity D mesosphere
D water

2 This layer keeps us “not too hot in the 7 How are humans making greenhouse gases
summer” and “not too cold in the winter.”
of our own?
Scientists call this the ________ effect.
A burning fossil fuels in our cars
A greenhouse effect
B burning forests
B seasonal effect
C with large-scale agriculture
C ocean effect
D all of these
D lake effect

3 Certain gases in the atmosphere – water va-


8
Too many greenhouse gasses in the
por, carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous ox- atmosphere may block heat from escaping
ide – help maintain the Earth’s temperatures into space and trap too much heat next to the
and climate. These are called: __________ . Earth’s surface causing: ____________.

A ozone gases A another ice age


B solar gases B global warming
C greenhouse gases C earthquakes
D stomach gases D volcanic eruptions

4 The solar energy that warms the Earth 9 Something that might happen because of
includes visible light, infrared and _____ global warming is: __________.
coming from the sun.
A melting polar ice caps
A gamma rays B more reflected sunlight off the ice pack
B ultraviolet radiation C lower sea levels
C microwaves D a sale on bathing suits
D sunspots

5 10
The solar radiation that bounces off the Things you can do to help decrease global
Earth back toward the atmosphere is warming include:
mostly _____ (with a longer wavelength).
A Keep your air conditioner on high.
A gamma radiation B Turn off your lights when you’re not using
B x-ray radiation them.
C nuclear radiation C Keep your freezer door open.
D infrared radiation D Eat more ice cream.
Global Warming and Climate Change Multiple Choice Test
©Sheri Amsel • www.exploringnature.org

Name ______________________________________________________ Date ________________

1 Earth’s temperatures are stable because we 6 The layer of the atmosphere closest to Earth
are surrounded by ________ which allows the is called the: _____________.
right amount of sunlight in to warm the Earth.
A troposphere
A a cloud layer B stratosphere
B an atmosphere C exosphere
C gravity D mesosphere
D water

2 This layer keeps us “not too hot in the 7 How are humans making greenhouse gases
summer” and “not too cold in the winter.”
of our own?
Scientists call this the ________.
A burning fossil fuels in our cars
A greenhouse effect
B burning forests
B seasonal effect
C with large-scale agriculture
C ocean effect
D all of these
D lake effect

3 Certain gases in the atmosphere: water vapor,


8
Too many greenhouse gasses in the
carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, atmosphere may block heat from escaping
help maintain the Earth’s temperatures and into space and trap too much heat next to the
climate. These are called: __________ . Earth’s surface causing: ________________.

A ozone gases A another ice age


B solar gases B global warming
C greenhouse gases C earthquakes
D stomach gases D volcanic eruptions

4 The solar energy that warms the Earth 9 Something that might happen because of
includes visible light, infrared and _____ global warming is: __________.
coming from the sun.
A melting polar ice caps
A gamma rays B more reflected sunlight off the ice pack
B ultraviolet radiation C lower sea levels
C microwaves D a sale on bathing suits
D sunspots

5 10
The solar radiation that bounces off the Things you can do to help decrease global
Earth back toward the atmosphere is warming include:
mostly _____ (with a longer wavelength).
A Keep your air conditioner on high.
A gamma radiation B Turn off your lights when you’re not using
B x-ray radiation them.
C nuclear radiation C Keep your freezer door open.
D infrared radiation D Eat more ice cream.