Greta Thunberg Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of our page on climate activist Greta Thunberg, one of a series of EnglishClub readings on environmental and health issues.

1. Why did Greta stop eating?

she was overweight
she was depressed
she was protesting
a) she was overweight b) she was depressed c) she was protesting

2. How old was Greta when she realized climate change was a serious problem?

a) 8 b) 12 c) 15

3. Nearly everyone Greta knew said climate change was bad, but they made it worse by

saying all the right things
flying all over the world
riding bicycles everywhere
a) saying all the right things b) flying all over the world c) riding bicycles everywhere

4. On the first day of her climate strike, Greta sat in front of

her school
the United Nations
the Swedish Parliament
a) her school b) the United Nations c) the Swedish Parliament

5. Who took the photo she posted on her Twitter account soon after starting her strike?

her father
a passer-by
a) Greta b) her father c) a passer-by

6. Where was the United Nations COP24 Climate Change Conference held?

in Poland
in Switzerland
in Sweden
a) in Poland b) in Switzerland c) in Sweden

7. Greta was invited to the conference in order to

wait nervously
speak about climate change
make a film about global warming
a) wait nervously b) speak about climate change c) make a film about global warming

8. Fair treatment and help for people badly affected by global warming is an example of

climate science
climate justice
climate change
a) climate science b) climate justice c) climate change

9. Which word means all the places in which life can exist?

a) biosphere b) atmosphere c) environment

10. Greta said our civilization and biosphere are being sacrificed so that _______ can make more money.

very young people
very poor people
very rich people
a) very young people b) very poor people c) very rich people

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.