What Do You Know About Climate Change?

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Climate Change Quizzes & Trivia

Take this quiz to find out how much you already know about climate change, or use it to test your knowledge or revise for exams.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is climate change?
    • A. 

      The change in the sun's temperature affecting us

    • B. 

      The change from season to season when the weather changes

    • C. 

      The change in weather patterns around the world over a period of time

  • 2. 
    What is the most likely cause of the rapid rise in global average temperatures?
    • A. 

      Human acitivity

    • B. 

      Variations in the earth's orbit

    • C. 

      Solar output (The sun's energy or heat)

    • D. 

      Plate tectonics

  • 3. 
    Glaciers are sensitive to any climate change. They grow and shrink according to variations in climate. What is happening to our glaciers now?
    • A. 

      They are expanding

    • B. 

      They are shrinking

    • C. 

      They have stayed the same

  • 4. 
    If all the ice at the poles melted, how much would sea levels rise?
    • A. 

      20-30m

    • B. 

      40-50m

    • C. 

      60-70m

  • 5. 
    By 2100, how much is it predicted that sea levels will rise?
    • A. 

      80-190mm

    • B. 

      190-580mm

    • C. 

      580-940mm

  • 6. 
    What is the total global average rise in sea-level?
    • A. 

      110-770mm

    • B. 

      770-1240mm

    • C. 

      1240-3000mm

  • 7. 
    Melting polar ice is not the only cause of sea levels rising. What is another factor?
    • A. 

      Increase in precipitation (snow, rain, sleet)

    • B. 

      Increase ocean temperature

  • 8. 
    What is global warming?
    • A. 

      The increase in temperature of the Earth's surface and oceans

    • B. 

      The increase in temperature of the Earth's core

    • C. 

      The increase in temperature of the sun

  • 9. 
    By 2100, how much is it predicted that Earth's surface temperature will rise?
    • A. 

      0.2°C - 1.1°C

    • B. 

      1.1°C - 6.4°C

    • C. 

      6.4°C - 9.8°C

  • 10. 
    A surface temperature rise between 1.1°C and 6.4°C is predicted by 2100. What effects could this have on our planet? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Droughts and expanding desert

    • B. 

      Ocean acidification

    • C. 

      Forest fires

    • D. 

      Retreat of polar ice and sea level rises

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Famine

    • B. 

      Disease

    • C. 

      Refugees

    • D. 

      Death

    • E. 

      Destroy housing

  • 12. 
    What is ocean acidification?
    • A. 

      Oceans become more alkaline or more like alkaline

    • B. 

      Oceans become acidic or more like acid

  • 13. 
    What are the effects of ocean acidification? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Coral reefs will start to dissolve

    • B. 

      Crustaceans and shellfish (crabs, lobsters, prawns, crayfish etc) will start to die out

    • C. 

      Force some species to relocate

  • 14. 
    Think about what we have found out. What will happen to the world in the next 100 years if climate change is not stopped.
    • A. 

      Coastal areas will become uninhabitable

    • B. 

      There will be less land available for housing and farming and so there will be refugees and famine

    • C. 

      Some species of plants and animals will become extinct

    • D. 

      Humans will find it hard to survive