Ultimate Environment Quiz

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Ultimate Environment Quiz

Are you a whiz when it comes to green trivia? Find out how much you know about the environment and its problems. �


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which country currently emits the most greenhouse gases?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      The USA

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 2. 
    How much of the world's water is available for human use? 
    • A. 

      75%

    • B. 

      35%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      Less than 1%

  • 3. 
    What is the most common type of waste that litters our oceans? 
    • A. 

      Cigarettes

    • B. 

      Food packaging

    • C. 

      Plastic bags

    • D. 

      Glass bottles

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Only by human activity.

    • B. 

      Only by natural factors.

    • C. 

      Mainly by natural factors.

    • D. 

      Both by human and natural factors.

  • 5. 
    How long does it take for carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere to disperse?
    • A. 

      500 years

    • B. 

      100 years

    • C. 

      50 years

    • D. 

      10 years

  • 6. 
    During the 150 years of the industrial age, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has increased by ...
    • A. 

      31 %

    • B. 

      45%

    • C. 

      58%

    • D. 

      67%

  • 7. 
    While many greenhouse gases occur naturally and are needed to create the greenhouse effect that keeps the Earth warm enough to support life, ... is the main source of excess greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
    • A. 

      Deforestation

    • B. 

      Factory farming

    • C. 

      Human use of fossil fuels

    • D. 

      Population growth

  • 8. 
    Global warming may ...
    • A. 

      Influence the length of seasons.

    • B. 

      Cause coastal flooding.

    • C. 

      Lead to more frequent and severe storms.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      100 years

    • B. 

      About 500 years

    • C. 

      1000 years

    • D. 

      One million years

  • 10. 
    To create just 1 kilogram of consumer goods, manufacturers create ... kilograms of waste. 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      7

  • 11. 
    Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth's land surface; now they cover .... 
    • A. 

      6%

    • B. 

      8%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      12%

  • 12. 
    ... plant, animal and insect species are being lost every single day due to rainforest deforestation. 
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      137

    • C. 

      168

    • D. 

      More than 200

  • 13. 
    What year did the United States EPA declare greenhouse gasses a threat to public health?   
    • A. 

      1973

    • B. 

      1984

    • C. 

      1999

    • D. 

      2009

  • 14. 
    What is the most common  type of trash thrown away by Americans?  
    • A. 

      Paper products and cardboards

    • B. 

      Plastic bags

    • C. 

      Metal

    • D. 

      Glass bottles

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Water pollution

    • B. 

      Oil leak

    • C. 

      Oil spill

    • D. 

      Tanker leak

  • 16. 
    What is the leading source of energy in the United States?  
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Coal

    • C. 

      Nuclear power

    • D. 

      Natural gas

  • 17. 
    Petroleum, coal and natural gas are all ...
    • A. 

      Environmentally friendly

    • B. 

      Non-polluting

    • C. 

      Renewable

    • D. 

      Fossil fuels

  • 18. 
    Approximately how much of global electricity output is produced from renewable sources?
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      5%

    • C. 

      8%

    • D. 

      20%

  • 19. 
    For every tonne of paper recycled, we save ...
    • A. 

      17 trees

    • B. 

      32 trees

    • C. 

      46 trees

    • D. 

      59 trees

  • 20. 
    How much of our air pollution comes from motor vehicles, like cars and trucks? 
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      40%

    • D. 

      50%