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Which of the following is not a cause of acid rain?
a) ozone
b) burning of oil
c) burning of coal
d) emission from powerplants

What is the major chemical found in smog?
a) sulfuric acid
b) nitric acid
c) nitrogen oxide
d) ozone

What is the largest source of emissions in the United Sates ?
a) emissions from power plants
b) volcanoes
c) motor vehicles and trucks
d) emissions from factories

Which of the following is not something that will reduce air pollution?
a) Take public transportation
b) ride your bike
c) carpool
d) Set your thermostat at 72 F in the winter

Pollutants that are released into the air are called
a) sediment
b) emissions
c) sewage
d) leachate

A colorless, odorless gas that is radioactive is called
a) radon
b) sulfur dioxide
c) carbon dioxide
d) carbon monoxide

A colorless, odorless gas that forms when wood, coal, or gas are incompletely burned is called
a) radon
b) sulfur dioxide
c) carbon dioxide
d) carbon monoxide

What has occurred when a layer of warm air prevents the rising air from escaping, trapping polluted air?
a) desertification
b) temperature reclamation
c) temperature inversion
d) temperature reversal

Factories reduce emissions by using a
a) smokestack scrubber
b) building shorter smokestacks
c) building taller smokestacks
d) catalytic converter

Which of the following statements about acid rain is not true?
a) Acid rain only affects living things
b) Many fish cannot survive in acidic water
c) Some of the effects of acid rain are reversible
d) Whole forests have been destroyed by acid rain.

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