People Important To Environmental Science

35 Questions  I  By Marybeth.knight
Please take the quiz to rate it.

Environmental Science Quizzes & Trivia
This quiz reviews 36 famous people who have contributed to our study and understanding of environmental science.

  
Changes are done, please start the quiz.


Questions and Answers

Removing question excerpt is a premium feature

Upgrade and get a lot more done!
1.  Declared the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a national monument. (good)Refused to support the Kyoto Protocol (not so good)
A.
B.
C.
2.  His essay on the principle of population says that all living things reproduce more than the land can support.
A.
B.
C.
3.  Director of NY zoological park; Saved the American Bison
A.
B.
C.
4.  As governor, protected record amount of land in California with which Redwood National Park was  established.
A.
B.
C.
5.  The first executive director of the Sierra Club - helped save the Grand Canyon from a dam on the Colorado river.
A.
B.
C.
6.  First chief of the US Forest Service - Father of American conservationism
A.
B.
C.
7.  Political cartoonist who founded the National Wildlife Federation (US Fish and Wildlife Service) and passed the Duck Stamp Act.
A.
B.
C.
8.  Professors of chemistry in California that discovered that dissolving Chlorofluorocarbons released Chlorine, which degrades ozone.
A.
B.
C.
9.  Established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) which planted trees, built dams for hydroelectric power, expanded national parks, wildlife refuges,…
A.
B.
C.
10.  Wrote The Ecology of Commerce, on the impact of commerce on living systems and founded some of our 1st natural food companies.
A.
B.
C.
11.  President who preserved 150 National Parks!
A.
B.
C.
12.  With her famous book, Silent Spring, she warned about the indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides.
A.
B.
C.
13.  His famous book led to the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) and the Meat Inspection Act (1906)
A.
B.
C.
14.  Wrote Man and Nature (1864), the 1st modern discussion of environmental problems.
A.
B.
C.
15.  Deeply spiritual environmentalist - founder of the Sierra Club
A.
B.
C.
16.  International agricultural analyst for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
A.
B.
C.
17.  He made us aware that soil erosion is a serious issue.
A.
B.
C.
18.  He’s the minister for Environment Protection in Australia – a really cool bloke.
A.
B.
C.
19.  An eco-socialist  who claims that capitalistic ideals are responsible for environmental degradation. Came up with 4 laws of ecology.
A.
B.
C.
20.  Left-wing, Green politician who has run for president 4 times. He was instrumental in establishing the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, the EPA, and the Resource Allocation Alliance. 
A.
B.
C.
21.  Organized a group of homemakers to fight the toxic waste in their neighborhood (Love Canal) at local, state, federal levels 
A.
B.
C.
22.  Argues for the economic benefits of continuous population growth. Thinks that human ingenuity and development are our ultimate resources.
A.
B.
C.
23.  President who created the Department of Energy and encouraged conservation and development of energy resources.
A.
B.
C.
24.  Founder of the occupational health field - which was especially important during the rise of the industrial revolution. 
A.
B.
C.
25.  Greatly publicized global climate change as a direct consequence of human action through a movie showing a series of lectures of his climate change research.
A.
B.
C.
26.  Received Nobel Peace prize (1970) for bringing high-yielding, disease resistant wheat crops to starving nations.
A.
B.
C.
27.  Contrary to Simon, he thinks that human population growth must be regulated - resources must be used wisely. 
A.
B.
C.
28.  The ant man and more...
A.
B.
C.
29.  His essay “Tragedy of the Commons” shaped the way we manage our renewable resources.
A.
B.
C.
30.  He wrote Sand County Almanac, one of most respected books on the environment ever published. 
A.
B.
C.
31.  Has conducted a 45 year study on Chimpanzees plus a lot more...
A.
B.
C.
32.  He wrote Birds of America in which he painted, categorized, and described the birds of North America
A.
B.
C.
33.  Black and White nature photographer
A.
B.
C.
34.  A hiking trail running through the southeast is named for him.
A.
B.
C.
35.  His goal was to discover simple living and self-sufficiency  - which he tried to do on Walden Pond.
A.
B.
C.
Back to top

Removing ad is a premium feature

Upgrade and get a lot more done!
Take Another Quiz
We have sent an email with your new password.