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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Environmental Science Questions

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Grade 9 Environmental Science
Solar Energy is an example of what?
  1. Non-renewable Energy
  2. Geothermal Energy
  3. Biotic Factor
  4. Renewable Energy
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Grade 9 Environmental Science
All of the following are ways to fight global warming EXCEPT:
  1. preserve forests
  2. conserve energy
  3. increase use of fossil fuels
  4. develop sustainable energy sources
Grade 9 Environmental Science
A renewable energy source from the power of water is called what?
  1. Geothermal
  2. Solar
  3. Hydroelectricity
  4. Radiant
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Coal is a byproduct of what?
  1. Diamonds
  2. Carbonized Plant Matter
  3. Decayed sea life
  4. Evaporites
Grade 9 Environmental Science
What is the act of digging and excavating minerals called?
  1. Sustainable Agriculture
  2. Mining
  3. Sifting
  4. Eroding
Grade 9 Environmental Science
The impact of a person on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain the use of natural resources.
  1. cost-benefit analysis
  2. ecological footprint
  3. law of supply and demand
  4. risk assessment
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Which of the following is the study of environmental science?
  1. interactions between living organisms and their environment
  2. impact of humans on the environment
  3. interactions between organisms
  4. all of the above
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Is capable of breaking down through a natural process
  1. non-biodegradable
  2. biodegradable
  3. renewable resource
  4. resource depletion
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Grade 9 Environmental Science
The greenhouse effect heats the Earth's surface by
  1. infrared radiation and sunlight
  2. sunlight and volcanic eruptions
  3. mantel convection and infrared radiation
  4. volcanic eruptions and mantle convection
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Global warming threatens which type of habitats?
  1. marine
  2. terrestrial
  3. freshwater
  4. all of the above
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Which of the following is not a greenhouse gas?
  1. water vapor
  2. carbon dioxide
  3. oxygen
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Grade 9 Environmental Science
How do we use fossil fuels to generate electricity?
  1. When we burn fossil fuels, smoke is created, and it releases electrical bolts.
  2. When we burn fossil fuels, the smoke it generates moves turbines.
  3. When we burn fossil fuels, the heat boils water, and the steam moves turbines.
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Nitrogen is not a greenhouse gas. This is because nitrogen
  1. absorbs UV radiation
  2. breaks down UV radiation
  3. scatters UV radiation
Grade 9 Environmental Science
A scientist uses tree rings to study past climate conditions. She observes a series of rings that are thicker than average.

Which would be the best conclusion for the scientist to draw about the years associated with the thicker tree rings?
  1. The climate was cool and dry during those years.
  2. The climate was cool and wet during those years.
  3. The climate was warm and dry during those years
  4. The climate was warm and wet during those years.
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