Climate Change Comprehension Quiz

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 108

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Climate Change Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge on the topic of climate change


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where do greenhouse gases trap energy?
    • A. 

      In greenhouses

    • B. 

      In the mountains

    • C. 

      In the soil

    • D. 

      In the atmosphere

  • 2. 
    Which one of these is a greenhouse gas?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Sulphur dioxide

    • D. 

      Wind

  • 3. 
    Which of these greenhouse gases is most abundant in our atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Water vapour

    • B. 

      Carbon Monoxide

    • C. 

      Methane

    • D. 

      Carbon Dioxide

  • 4. 
    The greenhouse effect is a positive thing - without it there could be no life on Earth.  The only problem is that human activities are adding excessive levels  of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Until this century, the Earth's temperature had never changed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    At what time in history did humans start to add additional levels of  greenhouse gases to the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      The last ice age

    • B. 

      Mesozoic era

    • C. 

      The industrial revolution

    • D. 

      The great depression

  • 7. 
    What do 'ice cores' help scientists investigate?
    • A. 

      Future weather patterns

    • B. 

      Past temperature levels and attitudes to climate change

    • C. 

      Past levels of temperature and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

    • D. 

      Past trends in sea level

  • 8. 
    Why have plants and animals been able to adapt to changes in climate in the past?
    • A. 

      Humans protected them from changing climate

    • B. 

      Past climate changes occurred slowly enough for the plants and animals to adapt

    • C. 

      Plants and animals always benefit from changes in climate

    • D. 

      The climate has not changed in the past, so plants and animals did not have to adapt to a new environment

  • 9. 
    What are scientists who study weather called?
    • A. 

      Rainologists

    • B. 

      Meteorologists

    • C. 

      Weather forecast presenters

    • D. 

      Sociologists

  • 10. 
    Which of these natural events affect the climate?
    • A. 

      Thawing permafrost

    • B. 

      The Earth's orbit around the sun

    • C. 

      Volcanic eruptions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    The greenhouse effect is caused by:
    • A. 

      Greenhouse gases in the lower atmosphere absorbing solar radiation

    • B. 

      Greenhouse gases in the lower atmosphere absorbing radiation from the Earth's surface, and preventing much of it escaping into space

    • C. 

      Too much heat in the atmosphere

    • D. 

      Too much sunshine reaching Earth

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      0.74°C (+-.5) increase in average global temperature over the last century

    • B. 

      0.17m rise in sea level during the 20th century

    • C. 

      A decrease in the sea ice around Antarctica

    • D. 

      Fewer cold days and frosts, and more frequent heatwaves over the last 50 years

  • 13. 
    Which of the following activities contributes the most to carbon emissions globally?
    • A. 

      Agriculture

    • B. 

      Transport

    • C. 

      Forestry

    • D. 

      Energy supply

  • 14. 
    What are scientists warning might become increased concerns in Britain in the next 50 years as the climate warms?  
    • A. 

      Scorpions

    • B. 

      Sharks

    • C. 

      West Nile Virus

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Roughly how fast is the Arctic warming in comparison to the rest of the world?
    • A. 

      Twice as fast

    • B. 

      The same

    • C. 

      Half as fast

    • D. 

      Three times as fast