Forests and Climate Change Quiz

Test your knowledge of forests and climate change in Pennsylvania 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 | Incorrect

    carbon dioxide

    carbon dioxide | Correct


    nitrogen | Incorrect


    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 | Correct


    False | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  4. What percentage of Pennsylvania is covered by forests?


    30% | Incorrect


    40% | Incorrect


    50% | Incorrect


    60% | Correct

  5. 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 | Correct

  6. What percentage of Pennsylvania forestland is privately owned?


    10% | Incorrect


    30% | Incorrect


    50% | Incorrect


    70% | Correct

  7. 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

  8. 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


0-3 Correct:  Hmmm ... 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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