The Next Ice Age

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Ice Age Quizzes & Trivia

Do you know anything about why ice ages occurs, glaciers and global warming? Test your skills. Too hard? Read the story: The next ice age.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is an interglacial?
    • A. 

      The colder part of an ice age

    • B. 

      The warmer part of an ice age

    • C. 

      A glacier

  • 2. 
    What is the milankovic theory?
    • A. 

      A theory saying that the changes in the earth's movement could be the reason to why glacial and interglacials occur

    • B. 

      A theory saying that is is because of the formation of mountains that ice ages occur.

    • C. 

      A theory saing that the fact that the poles has been moved explains why there are traces of ice all around the world.

  • 3. 
    What does not happen at the beginning of an ice age
    • A. 

      The summers become shorter

    • B. 

      The snow will not melt away during the winter

    • C. 

      The winters become shorter

    • D. 

      The glaciers will grow

  • 4. 
    What is the definition of a glacier?
    • A. 

      Lots of ice

    • B. 

      A cold place

    • C. 

      A mass of snow and ice which will move because of its own weight

  • 5. 
    What are happening to most of the worlds glaciers?
    • A. 

      They are melting

    • B. 

      They are growing

    • C. 

      Nothing

  • 6. 
    What effect does the Gulf Stream have on the climate in Scandinavia.
    • A. 

      No efffect

    • B. 

      It makes it colder

    • C. 

      It makes it warmer

  • 7. 
    Which of the following gases is a greenhouse gas?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Oxygen gas

  • 8. 
    What does it mean that ice ages have an periodicity of 300 million years?
    • A. 

      That a new one will occur every 300 million years

    • B. 

      That there will be 10 ice ages in 300 million years

    • C. 

      That there will be 300 million years in between every ice age

  • 9. 
    How will the climate be in Scandinavia 100 years from now?
    • A. 

      It will be warmer

    • B. 

      It will be colder

    • C. 

      We can't be sure how the climate will be like

    • D. 

      It will be the same