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!
When forests are cleared, they release which of the following gases, proven to cause climate change?
helium | Incorrect
carbon dioxide | Correct
nitrogen | Incorrect
hydrogen | Incorrect
What approximate percentage of carbon emissions worldwide is caused by cutting down trees?
close to 10 percent | Incorrect
close to 15 percent | Incorrect
close to 20 percent | Correct
close to 25 percent | Incorrect
Deforestation is the second leading contributor of carbon emissions worldwide.
True | Correct
False | Incorrect
Forests are destroyed at what rate around the world?
one acre per day | Incorrect
one acre per hour | Incorrect
one acre per minute | Incorrect
one acre per second | Incorrect
What do you think the increase in Maryland's average annual temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, by 2100 will be?
4.9 degrees | Incorrect
6.7 degrees | Incorrect
7.9 degrees | Correct
10.2 degrees | Incorrect
Protecting one acre of mature forest from destruction is equivalent to taking how many cars off the road for one year?
90 cars | Incorrect
60 cars | Incorrect
30 cars | Correct
1 car | Incorrect
Approximately how many ash trees, endangered by the emerald ash borer, are there in Baltimore and surrounding counties?
60,000 trees | Incorrect
600,000 trees | Incorrect
6,000,000 trees | Correct
60,000,000 trees | Incorrect
At the current rate of deforestation, tropical rain forests will virtually disappear as functioning ecosystems within how many years?
100 years | Correct
200 years | Incorrect
500 years | Incorrect
1,000 years | Incorrect
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 | Incorrect
28,500 trees | Correct
2,850 trees | Incorrect
285 trees | Incorrect
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.