Hot Heatwave 2021 Summer Questions. Is it That Hot?

Hot Summer Questions: What year recorded the highest global temperatures? What’s a megadrought? And what’s the right temperature for your thermostat this summer? Take the quiz!

Hot Heatwave 2021 Summer Quiz

Daily Quiz: 5 Quick General knowledge multiple-choice questions about the summer heatwave of 2021. New facts follow each entry. Click "start quiz."

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What Is a Megadrought?

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Californians and Texans are asked to conserve energy and set thermostats to which temperature?

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Until 2021, which year recorded the highest global average temperatures?

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Portland International Airport in Oregon hit the highest temperature ever recorded there since historical records began in 1940. What was it?


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In what year did Seattle reach its historic high 108°F (42°C) temperature?

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