AP Environmental Science : Causes and Effects of Ozone Loss

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Environmental Science

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Causes And Effects Of Ozone Loss

Ozone depletion is caused by the presence of halogen containing compounds in the atmosphere. Which of the following is NOT a halogen?

Possible Answers:

neon

chlorine

fluorine

bromine

iodine

Correct answer:

neon

Explanation:

Fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine are all halogens. Neon on the other hand is an inert noble gas.

Example Question #2 : Causes And Effects Of Ozone Loss

In Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, and Chile, cases of __________ are increasing due to ozone depletion.

Possible Answers:

birth defects

species extinctions

cataracts

insect-borne disease

Correct answer:

cataracts

Explanation:

Cataracts, skin cancer, and high-intensity sunburns are all on the rise in these countries due to ozone depletion and therefore higher exposure to harmful UV rays.

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