Earth Day Quiz

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Earth Day Quiz

Earth Day quiz made up of facts related to Earth Day, recycling, and pollution. First 10 to complete will receive a reusable bag and one person will win a membership to either the Sierra Club, Arbor Day Foundation, or a green organization of their choice (membership fee no more than $25).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year was the first Earth Day demonstration held?
    • A. 

      1972

    • B. 

      1983

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1968

  • 2. 
    How many trees could the world save if every newspaper was recycled after it was read each year?
    • A. 

      50 Million

    • B. 

      100 Million

    • C. 

      200 Million

    • D. 

      250 Million

  • 3. 
    What percentage of America's rivers and lakes are considered too populated to swim in?
    • A. 

      10%, 15%

    • B. 

      25%, 32%

    • C. 

      32%, 40%

    • D. 

      40%, 46%

  • 4. 
    On average, how much hazardous waste (in pounds) does the average American produce?
    • A. 

      2,650 pounds

    • B. 

      3,285 pounds

    • C. 

      4,178 pounds

    • D. 

      4,872 pounds

  • 5. 
    What percentage of items in landfills are recyclable but are not being recycled?
    • A. 

      65%

    • B. 

      70%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      80%

  • 6. 
    Who was the man responsible for creating Earth Day?
    • A. 

      Sen. John Tower

    • B. 

      Sen. Gaylord Nelson

    • C. 

      Sen. James B. Pearson

    • D. 

      Sen. Strum Thurman

  • 7. 
    Which of these environmental protection acts occurred within 8 months of the first Earth Day?
    • A. 

      The creation of the EPA

    • B. 

      The Amendment of the Clean Air Act

    • C. 

      The development of the Clean Water Act

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    On average, how much water does a single person in the U.S. use a day?
    • A. 

      20-40 gallons

    • B. 

      40-60 gallons

    • C. 

      60-80 gallons

    • D. 

      80-100 gallons

  • 9. 
    What are the three "R's" to remember about waste management?
    • A. 

      Remove, Return, and Relocate

    • B. 

      Remix, Reinvent, and Redistribute

    • C. 

      Refuse, Refrain, and Redeem

    • D. 

      Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

  • 10. 
    How many recycled cans would it take to power a TV for 3 hours or the equivalent of half a gallon of gasoline?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      7

  • 11. 
    What percentage of world wide vehicle emissions does the U.S. contribute?
    • A. 

      35%

    • B. 

      45%

    • C. 

      55%

    • D. 

      65%

  • 12. 
    Membership to Green Organization for best answer as voted by peers: What single activity do you do to live a Green lifestyle?
  • 13. 
    Type your name in the answer box for consideration for the membership prize.