Friday, October 17, 2008

Quiz #3 & 4 (With Three Answers)

Due to academia's liberal bias, Dr. Keen's quiz has been moved here.
Be sure to take the "Global Warming Quiz" posed by Dr. Richard Keen of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of Colorado (.ppt). Without revealing the clever questions, here's part of two answers:

source: Keen's Quiz at 23

source: Keen's Quiz at 54

Compare Keen's questions with a recent SAT "practice question" from the Educational Testing Service:
Part of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.
Warmer coastal air and water has accelerated melting in Antarctica’s ice shelves and increased the flow of glaciers into the sea.
A. has accelerated melting in Antarctica’s
B. has accelerated Antarctica’s melting
C. having accelerated the melting of Antarctica’s
D. accelerated Antarctica’s melting
E. have accelerated the melting of Antarctica’s
The correct answer is, of course, "F. None of the above", as shown in a third Keen answer:

source: Keen's Quiz at 20

Prior climate quizzes here and here. The latest on Alaska glaciers here.

(via Planet Gore, twice)

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