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People Important To Environmental Science

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This quiz reviews 36 famous people who have contributed to our study and understanding of environmental science.

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  • 1. 
    Has conducted a 45 year study on Chimpanzees plus a lot more...
    • A. 

      Rachel Carson

    • B. 

      Lois Gibbs

    • C. 

      Jane Goodall

  • 2. 
    Argues for the economic benefits of continuous population growth. Thinks that human ingenuity and development are our ultimate resources.
    • A. 

      Paul Erlich

    • B. 

      Julian Simon

    • C. 

      Mario Molina

  • 3. 
    His essay on the principle of population says that all living things reproduce more than the land can support.
    • A. 

      Malthus

    • B. 

      Muir

    • C. 

      Molina

  • 4. 
    A hiking trail running through the southeast is named for him.
    • A. 

      Sinclair

    • B. 

      Bartram

    • C. 

      Hornaday

  • 5. 
    Deeply spiritual environmentalist - founder of the Sierra Club
    • A. 

      John Muir

    • B. 

      Lois Gibbs

    • C. 

      Ansel Adams

  • 6. 
    First chief of the US Forest Service - Father of American conservationism
    • A. 

      Pinchot

    • B. 

      Simon

    • C. 

      Marsh

  • 7. 
    President who preserved 150 National Parks!
    • A. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Jimmy Carter

  • 8. 
    Black and White nature photographer
    • A. 

      A. Leopold

    • B. 

      H. Bennet

    • C. 

      A. Adams

  • 9. 
    Director of NY zoological park; Saved the American Bison
    • A. 

      Hornaday

    • B. 

      Leopold

    • C. 

      Pinchot

  • 10. 
    His famous book led to the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) and the Meat Inspection Act (1906)
    • A. 

      Bennet

    • B. 

      Commoner

    • C. 

      Sinclair

  • 11. 
    He made us aware that soil erosion is a serious issue.
    • A. 

      Darling

    • B. 

      Wilson

    • C. 

      Bennet

  • 12. 
    Wrote Man and Nature (1864), the 1st modern discussion of environmental problems.
    • A. 

      John Jay Audubon

    • B. 

      George Perkins Marsh

    • C. 

      Ansel Adams

  • 13. 
    He wrote Sand County Almanac, one of most respected books on the environment ever published. 
    • A. 

      Lester Brown

    • B. 

      Aldo Leopold

    • C. 

      Barry Commoner

  • 14. 
    He wrote Birds of America in which he painted, categorized, and described the birds of North America
    • A. 

      Rowland

    • B. 

      Hardin

    • C. 

      Audubon

  • 15. 
    The ant man and more...
    • A. 

      E. O. Wilson

    • B. 

      W. Bartram

    • C. 

      J. Muir

  • 16. 
    An eco-socialist  who claims that capitalistic ideals are responsible for environmental degradation. Came up with 4 laws of ecology.
    • A. 

      Barry Commoner

    • B. 

      Paul Erlich

    • C. 

      Lester Brown

  • 17. 
    Organized a group of homemakers to fight the toxic waste in their neighborhood (Love Canal) at local, state, federal levels 
    • A. 

      Jane Goodall

    • B. 

      Lois Gibbs

    • C. 

      Alice Hamilton

  • 18. 
    He’s the minister for Environment Protection in Australia – a really cool bloke.
    • A. 

      David Brower

    • B. 

      Gifford Pinchot

    • C. 

      Peter Garrett

  • 19. 
    The first executive director of the Sierra Club - helped save the Grand Canyon from a dam on the Colorado river.
    • A. 

      David Brower

    • B. 

      John Muir

    • C. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

  • 20. 
    President who created the Department of Energy and encouraged conservation and development of energy resources.
    • A. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Jimmy Carter

    • C. 

      George W. Bush

  • 21. 
    Professors of chemistry in California that discovered that dissolving Chlorofluorocarbons released Chlorine, which degrades ozone.
    • A. 

      Simon and Erlich

    • B. 

      Brower and Brown

    • C. 

      Molina and Rowland

  • 22. 
    Contrary to Simon, he thinks that human population growth must be regulated - resources must be used wisely. 
    • A. 

      Erlich

    • B. 

      Audubon

    • C. 

      Hardin

  • 23. 
    As governor, protected record amount of land in California with which Redwood National Park was  established.
    • A. 

      Jimmy Carter

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • C. 

      Arnold Schwarzenneger

  • 24. 
    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. 

      E.O. Wilson

    • B. 

      Lester Brown

    • C. 

      Al Gore

  • 25. 
    Declared the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a national monument. (good)Refused to support the Kyoto Protocol (not so good)
    • A. 

      George W. Bush

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagen

    • C. 

      Jimmy Carter

  • 26. 
    Wrote The Ecology of Commerce, on the impact of commerce on living systems and founded some of our 1st natural food companies.
    • A. 

      Al Gore

    • B. 

      Paul Hawken

    • C. 

      Ralph Nader

  • 27. 
    International agricultural analyst for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
    • A. 

      Julian Simon

    • B. 

      Paul Hawken

    • C. 

      Lester Brown

  • 28. 
    With her famous book, Silent Spring, she warned about the indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides.
    • A. 

      Rachel Carson

    • B. 

      Alice Hamilton

    • C. 

      Lois Gibbs

  • 29. 
    His essay “Tragedy of the Commons” shaped the way we manage our renewable resources.
    • A. 

      Ralph Nader

    • B. 

      Garrett Hardin

    • C. 

      Norman Borlaug

  • 30. 
    Received Nobel Peace prize (1970) for bringing high-yielding, disease resistant wheat crops to starving nations.
    • A. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • B. 

      Peter Garrett

    • C. 

      Norman Borlaug

  • 31. 
    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. 

      Ralph Nader

    • B. 

      Al Gore

    • C. 

      Garrett Hardin

  • 32. 
    Founder of the occupational health field - which was especially important during the rise of the industrial revolution. 
    • A. 

      Darling

    • B. 

      Hamilton

    • C. 

      Bennet

  • 33. 
    His goal was to discover simple living and self-sufficiency  - which he tried to do on Walden Pond.
    • A. 

      Emerson

    • B. 

      Pinchot

    • C. 

      Thoreau

  • 34. 
    Established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) which planted trees, built dams for hydroelectric power, expanded national parks, wildlife refuges,…
    • A. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • C. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

  • 35. 
    Political cartoonist who founded the National Wildlife Federation (US Fish and Wildlife Service) and passed the Duck Stamp Act.
    • A. 

      John Muir

    • B. 

      John Jay Audubon

    • C. 

      Jay Norwood Darling