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2021 Year-End Round-Up Trivia: 21 worrisome climate and environment questions (and answers) from our daily and weekly news quizzes in 2021. How is Flash flooding different from just flooding? What’s a “red tide”? What’s the hottest month ever recorded on earth? And how many koalas are still out there? Take the 2021 Climate Crisis Mega Quiz, and find out!
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The 2021 COP26 climate talks ended with a deal that, for the first time, does what?
Photo: 首相官邸ホームページ, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsCommissions a space expedition to find alternatives for Earth.Promises climate financing to all vulnerable countries.Vows net zero emissions worldwide by 2030.Targets fossil fuels as the key driver of global warming.It reopened for visitors.It lost its top.It was moved to a different location.Its structure was reinforced.
Portland International Airport in Oregon hit the highest temperature ever recorded there since historical records began in 1940. What was it?
Photo: flypdx.com115°F (46°C)104°F (40°C)96°F (36°C)88°F (31°C)
Californians and Texans are asked to conserve energy and set thermostats to which temperature?
Photo: Dennis Murphy, GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons79°F (26°C).78°F (25°C).75°F (24°C).73°F (23°C).
What Is a Megadrought?
Photo: John McColgan, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska Fire Service, Public domain, via Wikimedia CommonsA heat wave that lasts for days.A heat wave that lasts for weeks.A period of extreme dryness that lasts for months.A period of extreme dryness that lasts for decades.
How is Flash flooding different from just flooding?
Photo: Harkey Lodger, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia CommonsFlash floods usually occur after a heavy rainfall in urban areas.Flash floods can last days or weeks.Flash floods usually occur in a dry area with rising water from a river.Flash floods usually occur in highly agricultural areas.
What’s connecting the Dutch town of Venlo, the Belgian town of Pepinster, and the Austrian town of Kufstein?
Photo: Christophe Licoppe, European Commission, Attribution, via Wikimedia CommonsThey hosted the most recent world climate summits.They were all severely flooded on July 2021.They recorded the highest temperatures in Europe on July 2021.They seem to be unaffected by climate change.
What’s described as Germany’s worst natural disaster in almost six decades?
Photo: Bärwinkel, Klaus, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsThe 1990 storm.The 2002 flooding.The extreme temperatures of 2003.The 2021 flooding.
What's a "red tide"?
Photo: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC, via Wikimedia CommonsA political wave towards left-wing governments in Latin America.The period between high tide and low tide when the sea level falls.The discoloration of the sea surface by harmful algal blooms.A cocktail comprising vodka and pomegranate juice.
Which of these happened in Siberia during July 2021 for the 3rd year in a row?Red tide.Massive wildfires.Massive floods.Massive flash floods.
Where is the world's largest coral reef system?
Photo: Toby Hudson, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia CommonsMexico.Philippines.Australia.United States.
Crete is Greece’s largest island. Which is the second largest?
Screenshot: SkyNews.comLesbos.Euboea (or Evia).Rhodes.Chios.
What’s the hottest month ever recorded on earth?
Photo: Rubbish computer, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsJuly 2021.August 2021.July 2020.August 2020.
In the US, what is the top producing state of bee honey?
Photo: Ivar Leidus, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsWyoming.North Dakota.North Carolina.Montana.
What are Ana, Elsa, Grace, and Ida?
Image: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Public domain, via Wikimedia CommonsStorm names of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.Characters from Disney’s Frozen franchise.Wildfire names of the 2021 West Coast heat wave.Celebrity babies born in 2021.Asian water monitor.Crocodile monitor.Blue iguana.Komodo dragon.
Which country recorded its warmest winter ever in 2021?
Photo: Prosperosity, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsSingapore.Canada.Iceland.New Zealand.
In the United States, which products can display the triangular “chasing arrows” recycling symbol?All products.Recyclable products.EPA-approved products.Organic products.
The Koalas belong to the same animal kingdom as which animal?
Photo: Till Niermann, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia CommonsBears.Kangaroos.Elephants.Rabbits.
What’s an African penguin?
Photo: Sander Spek, Public domain, via Wikimedia CommonsPenguins native to Africa, which do not require particularly low temperatures.A type of parrot.A South African environmental group.An oxymoron.
What is Insulate Britain?
Photo: Insulate BritainA separatists protest group.An anticolonial protest group.A male-chauvinist protest group.An environmentalist protest group.