Global Warming

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1. The snows are retreating is another way of saying that:
a. there is an increase in the amount of snow
b. the snow is now at different locations on the mountain
c. there is less snow than before

2. If you are "perched on something", you are in the middle of it.
true false

3. Less than 80% of the ice cap has disappeared.
true false

4. In this article a pinnacle is:
a. the lower slope of a mountain.
b. a tall pointed mountain peak.
c. the snowline.

5. Ice mass is the volume and weight of the ice.
true false

6. In the last 12 years ______ of the ice mass has melted.
a. 1/2
b. 1/3
c. 1/4

7. Why do you think campaigners decided to do part of the press conference via video at the snow line?
a. because they were bored 
b. because it's pretty
c. in order to make a statement

8. If something is a wonder of the world, it is:
a. a grave problem of the world
b. a popular tourist spot
c. something remarkable to be admired

9. The ice cap was first mapped in:
a. eighteen-eleven
b. nineteen-twelve
c. nineteen-fourty

10. Which of the following is a consequence of losing the ice cap:
a. we will have lost something beautiful
b. there will be a lack of adequate drinking water
c. farmers will have more water for their farmland

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