Summer of 2021 Extreme Weather Events: Climate Super Quiz

Daily 2021 Extreme Weather climate quiz: The summer of 2021 saw some very violent weather events. When was the world’s highest temperature recorded? What are flash floods? What’s a megadrought? And what’s the right temperature for your thermostat this summer? Take this climate quiz to find out.

Summer of 2021 Extreme Weather Quiz

Climate Quiz: 15 Summer of 2021 climate crisis multiple-choice questions. News facts follow each entry. Click "start quiz."

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What’s the hottest month ever recorded on earth?

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What is the current official highest temperature record in Europe?

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According to the WMO (World Meteorological Organisation), when was the world's highest temperature recorded?

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

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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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What’s described as Germany’s worst natural disaster in almost six decades?

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What’s connecting the Dutch town of Venlo, the Belgian town of Pepinster, and the Austrian town of Kufstein?

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What Is a Megadrought?

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What’s a “red tide”?

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Which of these happened in Siberia during July 2021 for the 3rd year in a row?

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Crete is Greece’s largest island. Which is the second largest?

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

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