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Forests and Climate Change Quiz

Test your knowledge of forests and climate change in Maryland/DC with our interactive climate change quiz! Can you answer all of the following questions and get a perfect score?

Click on the links that you think best answer each quiz question below. Good luck!

  1. When forests are cleared, they release which of the following gases, proven to cause climate change?

    helium

    helium | Incorrect

    carbon dioxide

    carbon dioxide | Correct

    nitrogen

    nitrogen | Incorrect

    hydrogen

    hydrogen | Incorrect

  2. What approximate percentage of carbon emissions worldwide is caused by cutting down trees?

    close to 10 percent

    close to 10 percent | Incorrect

    close to 15 percent

    close to 15 percent | Incorrect

    close to 20 percent

    close to 20 percent | Correct

    close to 25 percent

    close to 25 percent | Incorrect

  3. Deforestation is the second leading contributor of carbon emissions worldwide.

    True

    True | Correct

    False

    False | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  4. Forests are destroyed at what rate around the world?

    one acre per day

    one acre per day | Incorrect

    one acre per hour

    one acre per hour | Incorrect

    one acre per minute

    one acre per minute | Incorrect

    one acre per second

    one acre per second | Incorrect

  5. What do you think the increase in Maryland's average annual temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, by 2100 will be?

    4.9 degrees

    4.9 degrees | Incorrect

    6.7 degrees

    6.7 degrees | Incorrect

    7.9 degrees

    7.9 degrees | Correct

    10.2 degrees

    10.2 degrees | Incorrect

  6. Protecting one acre of mature forest from destruction is equivalent to taking how many cars off the road for one year?

    90 cars

    90 cars | Incorrect

    60 cars

    60 cars | Incorrect

    30 cars

    30 cars | Correct

    1 car

    1 car | Incorrect

  7. Approximately how many ash trees, endangered by the emerald ash borer, are there in Baltimore and surrounding counties?

    60,000 trees

    60,000 trees | Incorrect

    600,000 trees

    600,000 trees | Incorrect

    6,000,000 trees

    6,000,000 trees | Correct

    60,000,000 trees

    60,000,000 trees | Incorrect

  8. At the current rate of deforestation, tropical rain forests will virtually disappear as functioning ecosystems within how many years?

    100 years

    100 years | Correct

    200 years

    200 years | Incorrect

    500 years

    500 years | Incorrect

    1,000 years

    1,000 years | Incorrect

  9. If you add together Cranesville Swamp, the Glades, and Finzel Swamp, how many trees (nearly all red spruce) has the Conservancy in MD/DC planted in the past seven years?

    280,500 trees

    280,500 trees | Incorrect

    28,500 trees

    28,500 trees | Correct

    2,850 trees

    2,850 trees | Incorrect

    285 trees

    285 trees | Incorrect

Scoring

0-3 Correct Hmm… you still have a lot to learn about forests and climate change!

4-6 Correct You’re getting there. Learn more about the role of forests in reducing emissions.

7-9 Correct Great! You understand the importance of forests in defending against climate change. Help us reduce the impacts of climate change now.

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