KS2 Geography Quiz - Environment Issues (Questions)

In KS2, one aspect of geography that is taught is environmental issues, such as global warming or the depletion of the ozone layer, and the problems they are causing to life on Earth.

Environmental issues are the negative aspects of human activity which are causing major problems on Earth, such as the destruction of the rainforests which is causing the atmosphere to warm up. Did you know that many environmental risk factors have been associated with asthma in children? But what can be done to deal with these issues? How can we solve the problems?

This quiz will test how much you know about the damage we are doing to the Earth and how we are trying to put it right.

1. What type of harmful gases surround the Earth?
[ ] Solar gases
[ ] Natural gases
[ ] Greenhouse gases
[ ] Shed gases
2. What is the ozone layer?
[ ] A protective layer around the earth
[ ] The centre of the earth
[ ] A paintballing centre
[ ] Part of the North Pole
3. Why are the rainforests being chopped down?
[ ] There are too many trees
[ ] It will reduce global warming
[ ] To clear land for farming
[ ] To use the wood for fuel
4. Which of these human activities is NOT causing global warming?
[ ] Burning fossil fuels
[ ] Cutting down rainforests
[ ] Using aerosols
[ ] Recycling glass
5. Which of these is NOT due to global warming?
[ ] The earth may warm up
[ ] The ice caps may melt
[ ] We will run out of fossil fuels
[ ] The sea level may rise
6. Which of these is NOT an environmentally-friendly method of producing electricity?
[ ] Burning coal
[ ] Solar
[ ] Wind
[ ] Water power
7. What have most governments agreed to do to help stop global warming?
[ ] Chop the rainforests down
[ ] Reduce the amount of fossil fuels burned
[ ] Send a rocket to mend the ozone layer
[ ] Stop using electricity
8. How is hydroelectricity produced?
[ ] With water
[ ] With the sun
[ ] With wind
[ ] By burning fossil fuels
9. Which of these effects does burning fossil fuels have on the environment?
[ ] It pollutes rivers
[ ] It fills up landfills
[ ] It causes drought
[ ] It causes hurricanes
10. What is the power produced by the sun called?
[ ] Nuclear power
[ ] Hydropower
[ ] Solar power
[ ] Gas power

 

KS2 Geography Quiz - Environment Issues (Answers)
1. What type of harmful gases surround the Earth?
[ ] Solar gases
[ ] Natural gases
[x] Greenhouse gases
[ ] Shed gases
Greenhouse gases are warming the planet up
2. What is the ozone layer?
[x] A protective layer around the earth
[ ] The centre of the earth
[ ] A paintballing centre
[ ] Part of the North Pole
The ozone layer protects the Earth from too much UV from the sun
3. Why are the rainforests being chopped down?
[ ] There are too many trees
[ ] It will reduce global warming
[x] To clear land for farming
[ ] To use the wood for fuel
There are many people on Earth and they all need to be fed, so farmers chop down trees to make suitable farmland
4. Which of these human activities is NOT causing global warming?
[ ] Burning fossil fuels
[ ] Cutting down rainforests
[ ] Using aerosols
[x] Recycling glass
Recycling things, like glass, metal or paper, is good for the environment
5. Which of these is NOT due to global warming?
[ ] The earth may warm up
[ ] The ice caps may melt
[x] We will run out of fossil fuels
[ ] The sea level may rise
The Earth will run out of fossil fuels one day but this is because we burn them which causes global warming
6. Which of these is NOT an environmentally-friendly method of producing electricity?
[x] Burning coal
[ ] Solar
[ ] Wind
[ ] Water power
Coal is a fossil fuel
7. What have most governments agreed to do to help stop global warming?
[ ] Chop the rainforests down
[x] Reduce the amount of fossil fuels burned
[ ] Send a rocket to mend the ozone layer
[ ] Stop using electricity
There are other ways to create electricity, like nuclear power, wind power or hydroelectric power
8. How is hydroelectricity produced?
[x] With water
[ ] With the sun
[ ] With wind
[ ] By burning fossil fuels
Water can make turbines go round and these turbines can power generators
9. Which of these effects does burning fossil fuels have on the environment?
[x] It pollutes rivers
[ ] It fills up landfills
[ ] It causes drought
[ ] It causes hurricanes
Fossil fuels cause acid rain and this rain gets into rivers
10. What is the power produced by the sun called?
[ ] Nuclear power
[ ] Hydropower
[x] Solar power
[ ] Gas power
Solar panels generate electricity from the sun's rays