Forests and Climate Change Quiz

Explore the relationship between forests and climate change.

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

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

    a.  helium

    a.  helium | Incorrect

    b.  carbon dioxide

    b.  carbon dioxide | Correct

    c.  nitrogen

    c.  nitrogen | Incorrect

    d.  hydrogen

    d.  hydrogen | Incorrect

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

    a.  close to 10 percent

    a.  close to 10 percent | Incorrect

    b.  close to 15 percent

    b.  close to 15 percent | Incorrect

    c.  close to 20 percent

    c.  close to 20 percent | Correct

    d.  close to 25 percent

    d.  close to 25 percent | Incorrect

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

    a.  True

    a.  True | Correct

    b.  False

    b.  False | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  4. More than 90% of Ohio originally was covered by forests. What percent of the state is forested today?

    a.  60%

    a.  60% | Incorrect

    b.  50%

    b.  50% | Incorrect

    c.  40%

    c.  40% | Incorrect

    d.  30%

    d.  30% | Correct

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

    a.  one acre per day

    a.  one acre per day | Incorrect

    b.  one acre per hour

    b.  one acre per hour | Incorrect

    c.  one acre per minute

    c.  one acre per minute | Incorrect

    d.  one acre per second

    d.  one acre per second | Correct

  6. The Nature Conservancy has protected tens of thousands of acres of forestland in Ohio, most notably at its Edge of Appalachia preserve which protects about how many acres?

    a.  14 acres

    a.  14 acres | Incorrect

    b.  140 acres

    b.  140 acres | Incorrect

    c.  1,400 acres

    c.  1,400 acres | Incorrect

    d.  14,000 acres

    d.  14,000 acres | Correct

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

    a.  100 years

    a.  100 years | Correct

    b.  200 years

    b.  200 years | Incorrect

    c.  500 years

    c.  500 years | Incorrect

    d.  1000 years

    d.  1000 years | Incorrect

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

    a.  90 cars

    a.  90 cars | Incorrect

    b.  60 cars

    b.  60 cars | Incorrect

    c.  30 cars

    c.  30 cars | Correct

    d.  1 car

    d.  1 car | Incorrect

  9. The Nature Conservancy’s Midwest Forest Restoration Project will restore nearly 1,000 acres of forest in Ohio and Indiana and mitigate approximately how many metric tons of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years.

    a.  1,500 metric tons

    a.  1,500 metric tons | Incorrect

    b.  15,000 metric tons

    b.  15,000 metric tons | Incorrect

    c.  150,000 metric tons

    c.  150,000 metric tons | Correct

    d.  1,150,000 metric tons

    d.  1,150,000 metric tons | Incorrect


0-3 correct: Hmm ... you still have a lot to learn about forests and climate change!

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