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Crazy About Carbon
Thematic 10Q Average
"Carbon is all around us, not just on the periodic table. Perhaps this quiz will surprise you with its ubiquity. Quiz made in reply to kyleisalive's elements challenge."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
A concern of pro-environmentalists is lowering carbon footprints. What is a carbon footprint?
A mark left by traveling artists who use charcoal
The mark left if you wore a coal shoe
Total amount of greenhouse gases caused by a person or group's activity
Total amount of greenhouse gases caused unnecessarily, or through wasteful means
Which of these descriptions best matches the Carboniferous period, which took place about 359 to 299 million years ago?
One of the largest recorded extinctions occurred at the end of this period due to particles blocking sunlight
Lifeforms in the seas rapidly increase in numbers and diversity, land is barren
Rainforest collapse due to glaciation, drop in sea levels, formation of coal beds
Continent Pangaea splits into Laurasia and Gondwana, many lush jungles, first birds evolve
What do diamonds and graphite share in common?
Both are made up of only carbon atoms
Both are electrical insulators
Nothing, they're worlds apart
Both use ionic bonding
In the video game "Final Fantasy 7", there is a piece of armour called the Carbon Bangle. How many material slots does it have, and of what type? Having trouble? Just think of blind mice.
Two linked pairs, one unlinked
One linked pair, one unlinked
One linked pair, three unlinked
There is a saying that trees are the "lungs of the world". But why is this?
Their roots nourish the soils and land
They take in carbon dioxide and create oxygen
They take in oxygen and create carbon dioxide
They remove all pollutants from the air
The pasta dish carbonara was derived from the Italian word "carbonaro". Which of these best describes the meaning of "carbonaro"?
Cooking in ovens
A plant derivative used to soothe burns
Carbon dating is a means of working out how old certain things are. On which of these can carbon dating be used?
Hydrocarbons are compounds containing only hydrogen and carbon. Given all the following hydrocarbons are frequently used as fuels, which of these hydrocarbons is the smallest?
"Carbon Monoxide" was a song sung by which alternative rock band in 2004 whose name is synonymous with a treat Queen Victoria was rather fond of?
The sedimentary rock, involved largely in cave formation, and comprised of different forms of calcium carbonate, is better known by what name?
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