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Air Jeopardy! Answers and Questions
Category: Air Potpourri

Point Value: 100
Answer: This moves the ozone from cities where it is formed out to the surrounding areas.
Question: What is the wind?

Point Value: 200
Answer: The time of day when ozone levels are the highest.
Question: What is mid to late afternoon?

Point Value: 300
Answer: The time of day when ozone chemistry usually stops.
Question: What is sunset or after the sun goes down?

Point Value: 400
Answer: This type of car runs on gas and electricity and is cleaner than regular cars.
Question: What is a hybrid car?

Point Value: 500
Answer: Painting your house with solvent based paints contributes to this ozone precursor.
Question: What are VOC's?

Category: Chemistry

Point Value: 100
Answer: This element makes up 21 percent of the air we breathe.
Question: What is oxygen?

Point Value: 100
Answer: Three atoms of this make up an ozone molecule.
Question: What is oxygen?

Point Value: 200
Answer: This "bakes" the NOx and VOC's to make ozone.
Question: What is sunlight, or heat?

Point Value: 200
Answer: This chemical, 03, is good and bad depending on where it is found in the atmosphere.
Question: What is Ozone?

Point Value: 300
Answer: NOx is the general formula for this ozone precursor.
Question: What are nitrogen oxides?

Point Value: 300
Answer: This element makes up the majority of the air we breathe.
Question: What is nitrogen?

Point Value: 400
Answer: An abbreviation for precursors of ozone that are emitted by trees as well as man made sources.
Question: What are VOC's?

Point Value: 400
Answer: The season during which ground-level ozone is the highest.
Question: What is summer?

Point Value: 500
Answer: Ozone is measured in these units that are abbreviation as ppm.
Question: What are parts per million?

Point Value: 500
Answer: These compounds have been linked to the destruction of the protective atmospheric layer found in the earth's atmosphere because of their long life.
Question: What are CFC's (or What are chlorofluorocarbons)?

Category: Health Effects

Point Value: 100
Answer: Too much of this can cause "sunburn" inside the lungs.
Question: What is ozone?

Point Value: 200
Answer: Kids who have trouble breathing have this disease and air pollution makes it worse.
Question: What is asthma?

Point Value: 300
Answer: To minimize your exposure to high ozone, you should do this in the afternoon of an air quality action day.
Question: What is limit your activity outdoors?

Point Value: 400
Answer: Some studies show that ozone damages this organ in animals and people.
Question: What is lungs or eyes?

Point Value: 400
Answer: Staying inside does not provide as much protection from this air pollutant.
Question: What are particulates or particle pollution?

Point Value: 500
Answer: People with heart ailments are at risk from this air pollutant.
Question: What are particulates or particle pollution?

Category: Mobile Sources

Point Value: 100
Answer: Three ways of getting around without using a car.
Question: What is walking, riding a bus, riding a train, etc.?

Point Value: 200
Answer: A simple maintenance step that makes a car more fuel efficient and lengthens the life of your tires.
Question: What is properly inflating your tires?

Point Value: 300
Answer: This feature in a car can save gas by maintaining a steady speed.
Question: What is cruise control?

Point Value: 400
Answer: This is one of the biggest frains on energy in your vehicle today.
Question: What is air the conditioner?

Point Value: 500
Answer: The time during the operation of a vehicle when emissions are the highest.
Question: When you start your vehicle?

Category: Sources

Point Value: 100
Answer: This colorless, odorless, poisonous gas is a byproduct burning of fuels, such as gasoline and wood.
Question: What is carbon monoxide?

Point Value: 200
Answer: This large air pollution source is the reason we need to conserve electricity.
Question: What are coal-fired power plants?

Point Value: 300
Answer: This is the largest source of NOX in North Carolina cities.
Question: What are on-road vehicles (e.g. cars, trucks, etc.)?

Point Value: 400
Answer: These have wheels and pollute but we don't drive them on our highways.
Question: What are off-road vehicles (construction equipment, lawn care equipment, trains, airplanes, and boats)?

Point Value: 500
Answer: Volcanic eruptions and evaporation of sea water are natural contributors of the ozone decreasing element, which is also added to water to make it safe to drink.
Question: What is chlorine?

Category: Tips for Reducing Air Pollution

Point Value: 100
Answer: Setting your thermostat to the highest comfortable level (78 degrees or higher) or turning off lights and appliances when not in use.
Question: What is conserving electricity?

Point Value: 200
Answer: This musical-sounding service to your car will improve your engines's fuel economy and help to cause less pollution.
Question: What is a tune up?

Point Value: 300
Answer: A substitute for gasoline powered lawn equipment.
Question: What is electric or hand-powered lawn equipment?

Point Value: 400
Answer: More than one person in a car going to work, school, home, etc.
Question: What is carpooling?

Point Value: 500
Answer: Even if you drive to work or school alone on an air quality action day, you can still reduce your driving by doing this.
Question: What is take your lunch, walk to lunch, or don't drive during the day?

Point Value: 500
Answer: This is the best time to fill up your car.
Question: What is after 6pm?

Category: Weather

Point Value: 100
Answer: Fahrenheit is the English temperature scale, this is the metric temperature scale.
Question: What is Celsius?

Point Value: 200
Answer: Air that moves.
Question: What is wind?

Point Value: 300
Answer: Abnormal lack of rain for a particular region.
Question: What is drought?

Point Value: 400
Answer: Water in the air can exist in these three forms.
Question: What are solid, liquid, and gas (or vapor)?

Point Value: 500
Answer: A low pressure center moving into your area will generally bring this.
Question: What is rain (or precipitation)?

Category: Weather Instruments

Point Value: 100
Answer: This instrument measures temperature.
Question: What is a thermometer?

Point Value: 200
Answer: This instrument measures the amount of precipitation.
Question: What is a rain guage?

Point Value: 300
Answer: This instrument measures wind direction.
Question: What is a wind vane?

Point Value: 400
Answer: This instrument measures air pressure.
Question: What is a barometer?

Point Value: 500
Answer: This tracks weather storms by sending out signals through a rotating antenae.
Question: What is radar?

Category: What is Air?

Point Value: 100
Answer: This type of ozone is harmful.
Question: What is ground-level or tropospheric?

Point Value: 200
Answer: These rays from the sun can cause sun burn and skin cancer.
Question: What is ultraviolent light?

Point Value: 300
Answer: Animals take in oxygen and breathe out this gas.
Question: What is carbon dioxide?

Point Value: 400
Answer: The air quality color code representing "unhealthy".
Question: What is red?

Point Value: 500
Answer: This layer of the atmosphere is about 12-24 miles above the earth's surface.
Question: What is the stratosphere?

Air Double Jeopardy! Answers and Questions
Category: Air Potpourri

Point Value: 200
Answer: An unwanted chemical or other material found in the air is called this.
Question: What is air pollution?

Point Value: 400
Answer: This form of precipitation helps "wash" pollution out of the air.
Question: What is rain?

Point Value: 600
Answer: This type of ozone is decreasing.
Question: What is stratospheric ozone?

Point Value: 800
Answer: Air that surrounds the earth like a blanket is called this.
Question: What is the atmosphere?

Point Value: 1000
Answer: This telephone hotline provides information on ground-level ozone in North Carolina.
Question: What is 1-888-RU4NCAIR?

Category: Health Effects

Point Value: 200
Answer: The two groups of people who can suffer the most during poor air quality.
Question: Who are the very young and the elderly?

Point Value: 400
Answer: When air quality is bad, children with asthma and the elderly should do this.
Question: What is stay indoors?

Point Value: 600
Answer: Even healthy people shouldn't do this outside during peak ozone hours when the air pollution is bad.
Question: What is exercise, run, etc.?

Point Value: 800
Answer: Air pollution can damage these sensitive tiny hairs that line the brochiole tubes.
Question: What are cilia?

Point Value: 800
Answer: Ozone not only affects people and animals but this group also.
Question: What are plants, crops?

Point Value: 1000
Answer: Plants "breathe" through these and lose them when ozone levels are high.
Question: What are leaves?

Category: Mobile Sources

Point Value: 200
Answer: Fumes from your car.
Question: What is exhaust?

Point Value: 400
Answer: This happens when too many cars are on the road at the same time.
Question: What is congestion or traffic jams?

Point Value: 600
Answer: A lot of buses and heavy trucks use this fuel, instead of gasoline, that sometimes causes black smoke.
Question: What is diesel?

Point Value: 600
Answer: According to EPA, for every one mile per hour that you drive above 55mph, a car loses about 1 percent of this.
Question: What is fuel economy, fuel efficiency, or gas mileage.

Point Value: 800
Answer: When the car is turned on but not moving.
Question: What is idling?

Point Value: 1000
Answer: Doing this at the gas pump will make air pollution worse and waste money.
Question: What is topping off your tank?

Category: Protecting the Air

Point Value: 200
Answer: This law helps protect the air we breathe.
Question: What is the Clean Air Act?

Point Value: 400
Answer: This federal agency is responsible for the Clean Air Act.
Question: What is the Environmental Protection Agency?

Point Value: 600
Answer: This voluntary control program was started in North Carolina in the summer of 1997.
Question: What is the N.C. Air Awareness Program?

Point Value: 800
Answer: The Clean Air Act was changed, giving the EPA more permitting and enforcement power, in this year.
Question: What is 1990?

Point Value: 1000
Answer: This international agreement between 27 countries, signed in 1987, limits the CFC's that damage the protective ozone layer.
Question: What is the Montreal Protocol?

Category: Sources

Point Value: 200
Answer: An example of a non-road mobile source.
Question: What is lawn equipment, recreational vehicles, construction equipment, etc.?

Point Value: 400
Answer: In North Carolina cities this source contributes more than half of the total NOx emissions.
Question: What are motor vehicles?

Point Value: 600
Answer: An example of a clean alternative to gasoline.
Question: What is ethanol, methanol, natural gas, biodiesel, etc.?

Point Value: 800
Answer: Trees are the major contributor of these pollutants that react with NOx to form ozone.
Question: What are VOC's?

Point Value: 1000
Answer: This is the largest source of methane in the U.S.
Question: What are cows?

Category: The "Zone"

Point Value: 200
Answer: Norbert's last name.
Question: What is Ferguson?

Point Value: 400
Answer: Norbert's job.
Question: What is a real estate agent (realtor)?

Point Value: 600
Answer: The countries the aliens say they are from.
Question: What is France and Germany?

Point Value: 800
Answer: Norbert lost them in the junkyard.
Question: What are his keys?

Point Value: 1000
Answer: Number of years until the aliens return and Norbert saves the world.
Question: What are 5 years?

Category: Tips for Reducing Air Pollution

Point Value: 200
Answer: This reduces the number of vehicles on the road during the daylight hours.
Question: What is car pooling of taking your lunch?

Point Value: 400
Answer: One way of reducing ozone emissions while driving.
Question: What is using cruise control, avoiding sudden starts and stops, avoiding idling, and staying within the spped limit?

Point Value: 400
Answer: Select products that come in pump sprays instead of these.
Question: What are aerosol or spray cans?

Point Value: 600
Answer: An alternative to charcoal grills.
Question: What are natural gas or propane grills?

Point Value: 600
Answer: One way to avoid traffic jams and learn of alternative routes when stuck in congested areas is to tune to these.
Question: What are radio traffic reports?

Point Value: 800
Answer: An alternative to oil-based paints.
Question: What are water-based or latex paints?

Point Value: 1000
Answer: Combining several stops on one trip.
Question: What is trip linking?

Point Value: 1000
Answer: Leaving the car windows down while driving above 55 mph increases drag, thereby reducing this.
Question: What is fuel efficiency?

Category: Weather

Point Value: 200
Answer: The 2 basic cloud types.
Question: What are cumulus and stratus?

Point Value: 200
Answer: The earth's atmosphere cools faster on nights that are _____.
Question: What is clear or not cloudy?

Point Value: 400
Answer: Clouds reflect 75% of this back into space.
Question: What is sunlight?

Point Value: 400
Answer: These are instruments sent into space to send weather data back to earth.
Question: What are satellites?

Point Value: 600
Answer: Air is heated when it comes in contact with this.
Question: What is the warm earth?

Point Value: 600
Answer: Weather changes are caused by changes in this.
Question: What is temperature?

Point Value: 800
Answer: When air masses collide these are called weather ______.
Question: What are fronts?

Point Value: 800
Answer: When there is a lot of water vapor in the air, this increases and makes hot days feel even hotter.
Question: What is humidity?

Point Value: 1000
Answer: Seasons are caused by this.
Question: What is the tilting of the earth on its axis toward or away from the sun?

Point Value: 1000
Answer: The elements of weather are heat, pressure, wind, and _____.
Question: What is moisture (rain, water, etc.)?

Category: What is Air?

Point Value: 200
Answer: The earth's air is primarily made up of these two gases.
Question: What are nitrogen and oxygen?

Point Value: 400
Answer: Troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, and exosphere.
Question: What are the layers of the atmosphere?

Point Value: 600
Answer: A combination of the words "smoke" and "fog" that describes dirty air.
Question: What is smog?

Point Value: 800
Answer: Plants take in carbon dioxide and give off this gas.
Question: What is oxygen?

Point Value: 1000
Answer: The surroundings in which all plants and animals live.
Question: What is the environment?

Air Final Jeopardy! Answers and Questions

Answer: This book by Dr. Suess is about the Once-ler that chopped down all the Truffula trees causing all sorts of pollution.
Question: What is "The Lorax"

Answer: This device, usually associated with cars, reduces pollution from wood stoves and saves wood too.
Question: What is a catalytic converter


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