Year 9 Fabulous Humanities Quiz

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Humanities Quizzes & Trivia

A fantastic humanities quiz for Year 9 students at GEMS Jumeirah College, Dubai


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year did the United Nations hold a meeting which would later be called the Earth Summit?
    • A. 

      1996

    • B. 

      1990

    • C. 

      1992

  • 2. 
    Where was the Earth Summit meeting held in 1992?
    • A. 

      Rio de Janeiro

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Tokyo

    • D. 

      Dubai

  • 3. 
    Greenpeace is an example of a non-government organisation (NGO)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Transport contributes to what percentage of the UK’s carbon emissions?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      22

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      7

  • 5. 
    Which one of the following is not a fossil fuel?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Hydroelectric Power

    • C. 

      Gas

  • 6. 
    When did the last ige age end?
    • A. 

      10,000 years ago

    • B. 

      15,000 years ago

    • C. 

      20,000 years ago

    • D. 

      When Scrat sank Atlantis

  • 7. 
    The change in solar output is an internal factor which affects climate change. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Methane is how many times more potent than carbon dioxide?
    • A. 

      10 times

    • B. 

      15 times

    • C. 

      20 times

  • 9. 
    What temperature would the planet be without greenhouse gases?
    • A. 

      Minus 51 degrees celsius

    • B. 

      Minus 18 degrees celsius

    • C. 

      0 degrees celsius

    • D. 

      It wouldn't change the temperature

  • 10. 
    Volcanic eruptions don't release which gas into the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • B. 

      Sulphur Dioxide

    • C. 

      Methane

  • 11. 
    What was the UK’s target to cut carbon emissions by 2010?
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      30%

  • 12. 
    Sustainable development is defined as ‘development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which of the following would most likely have the biggest impact of sustainable development?
    • A. 

      Run to school

    • B. 

      Nokia recycles old mobile phones

    • C. 

      Miss Woodhouse stops reading Hello magazines

  • 14. 
    Jumeirah College could be more sustainable by:
    • A. 

      Turning of air conditioners and lights when not in use

    • B. 

      Using GLG for homework rather than worksheets

    • C. 

      Both of the above

  • 15. 
    Which of these is not a way of managing transport to reduce its impacts?
    • A. 

      Salik

    • B. 

      Creating more roads

    • C. 

      London's Congestion Charge

  • 16. 
    How many people did the two bullets fired from Gavrilo Princip's gun kill?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      Millions

  • 17. 
    In what year did the First World War begin?
    • A. 

      1918

    • B. 

      1914

    • C. 

      1912

    • D. 

      1939

  • 18. 
    True or False, Germany's navy was allowed no ships in it after the Treaty of Versailles?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Complete the quote by a German soldier: 'The Battle of the Somme was the muddy grave of the ...'
    • A. 

      British Empire

    • B. 

      German Field Army

    • C. 

      Pride of a nation

  • 20. 
    Gavrilo Princip was involved with which group?
    • A. 

      Red Hand Gang

    • B. 

      White Hand

    • C. 

      Black Hand

  • 21. 
    Who were the 'Big Three' at the Versailles Peace Conference?
    • A. 

      USA, France, Italy

    • B. 

      UAE, France, Britain

    • C. 

      USA, France, Britain

    • D. 

      Germany, Austria, Italy

  • 22. 
    History is considered one of the top tier academic subjects by every high ranked university. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which of these is not a Higher Order Thinking Skill (HOTS) delivered by History and welcomed by employers such as investment banking, law, politics, journalism, etc.?
    • A. 

      Evaluation

    • B. 

      Colouring

    • C. 

      Analysis

    • D. 

      Synthesis

  • 24. 
    What does the 'C' stand for in the source analysis formula N/O/P (C) = ?(R+U)    
    • A. 

      Content

    • B. 

      Context

    • C. 

      Colouring

  • 25. 
    True or False, a flu epidemic killed more people in 1918 than had died from the entire fighting in WW1?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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