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West Coast Wildfires 2020 (Grade 9)

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West Coast Wildfires 2020

1. 
As of mid-September 2020, how many acres have burned since the western fires began?
  1. 10,000 acres
  2. 500,000 acres
  3. 10 million acres
  4. 100 million acres
2. 
The area burned up in the western fires of 2020 is about the same size as two states combined. Which states?
  1. Texas and New Mexico
  2. Massachusetts and Connecticut
  3. Florida and Georgia
  4. North and South Dakota
3. 
By mid-September 2020, wildfires were burning in how many western states?



4. 
Due to smoke and particulates from the wildfires, poor air quality forced the closure of what famous National Park?
  1. Yellowstone
  2. Yosemite
  3. Sequoia
  4. Crater Lake
5. 
As of mid-September 2020, how far east did smoke from the western wildfires travel?
  1. Mississippi River (1,500 miles)
  2. New York City (2,500 miles)
  3. Norway (5,000 miles)
  4. Iran (7,000 miles)
6. 
As a result of the fires, how many people had died by mid-September 2020?           
7. 
How many firefighters have been involved in combating the western wildfires?
  1. 1,000
  2. 25,000
  3. 100,000
  4. 1 million
8. 
How did California's El Dorado Fire start?



9. 
The western wildfires have been blamed for the orange skies around San Francisco and in much of Oregon and Washington. How do the fires cause this phenomenon?



10. 
The western wildfires will have an impact on the economy. What is an estimate of the cost of the fires to society?
  1. The cost will be less than 1 million dollars.
  2. The cost will be in the millions.
  3. The cost will be around 1 billion dollars.
  4. The cost will be about 20 billion dollars.
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