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Kyoto Protocol & Climate Change General Knowledge MCQs - 1

National and International Issues
Kyoto Protocol & Climate Change General Knowledge MCQs

1. The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change aimed at combating ____ .
(a) global economic crisis
(b) terrorism
(c) nuclear proliferation
(d) global warming ✓

2. The Kyoto Protocol was initially adopted on 11 December in Kyoto, Japan.
(a) 2001
(b) 1997 ✓
(c) 1991
(d) 2006

3. As of February 2010, states have signed and ratified the Kyoto protocol.
(a) 130
(b) 192
(c) 187 ✓
(d) 91

4. The four greenhouse gases mentioned in the Kyoto Protocol include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and
(a) carbon mono oxide
(b) propane
(c) ammonia ✓
(d) sulphur hexafluoride

5. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has predicted an average global rise in temperature of 1.4°C (2.5°F) to 5.8°C (10.4°F) between 1990 and .
(a) 2100 ✓
(b) 2000
(c) 2010
(d) 2050

6. The Kyoto Protocol was opened on 16 March for signature by parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
(a) 2000
(b) 1997
(c) 1998 ✓
(d) 2003

7. Which country’s ratification brought the Kyoto Protocol into force?
(a) Australia
(b) Russia ✓
(c) USA
(d) Ireland

8. Australia ratified the Kyoto Protocol on 3 December 2007 in .
(a) Montreal
(b) Bonn
(c) Bali ✓
(d) Marrakech

9. The most notable non-party to the Kyoto Protocol, USA was responsible for of the 1990 emission levels of greenhouse gases.
(a) 15.5%
(b) 25.9%
(c) 30.8%
(d) 36.1% ✓

10. A country can withdraw its membership to the Kyoto Protocol by giving months notice.
(a) 3
(b) 12 ✓
(c) 6
(d) 8


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