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  • 1. 

    Which day is Earth Day?

    • A.

      April 21

    • B.

      April 22

    • C.

      August 21

    • D.

      October 31

    Correct Answer
    B. April 22
    Explanation
    Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd. It is a global event that aims to raise awareness about environmental issues and promote actions to protect the planet. This date was chosen to commemorate the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970, when millions of people gathered to protest against pollution and advocate for a sustainable future. Since then, Earth Day has become an annual event celebrated worldwide, with various activities and initiatives organized to promote environmental conservation and sustainability.

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  • 2. 

    Is The idea for Earth Day came from Gaylord Nelson. true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to U.S. Senator, Gaylord Nelson, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land, and April 22, falling between Spring Break and Final Exams, was selected as the date.

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  • 3. 

    What happens to plastic waste?

    • A.

      It is a biodegradable material so it eventually disintegrates

    • B.

       It never fully goes away, it just breaks into little pieces

    • C.

      There is no such thing as plastic waste, all plastic is recycled

    • D.

      It is dumped in the ocean for fish to eat

    Correct Answer
    B.  It never fully goes away, it just breaks into little pieces
    Explanation
    Plastics at SEA (Sea Education Association): North Pacific Expedition 2012, a 36-day nautical research journey through the the North Pacific subtropical gyre down to the Hawaiian islands, found this to be true. The team was studying plastic pollution in the ocean and found that out of the 66,077 pieces of plastic collected in samples, 95% of it was millimeters in size. For more on their incredible journey, check out the crew’s journal log.

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  • 4. 

    Is Wasting less food is a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    More than a third of food produced globally never makes it to the table. Some of this wasted food spoils in transit, while consumers throw some of this food out. During the production, harvesting, transporting, and packaging of the wasted food, more than 3.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide is emitted.

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  • 5. 

    What is an endangered species?

    • A.

      A type of organism that is at risk of extinction

    • B.

       A species found on land and in the ocean.

    • C.

      A species that is threatened by prey.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. A type of organism that is at risk of extinction
    Explanation
    Scientific evidence states that we’re now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the normal rate, with many extinctions happening daily.

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  • 6. 

    Is Sounds from boats and sonar devices are dangerous to whales.true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Ocean noise created by human activities puts marine species at risk and threatens their survival. In fact, increased noise levels can impact certain species like whales, who rely on the ability to communicate and hear in their natural environment to find food, mates, and avoid predators. Learn more about whales here!

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following are threatened with extinction?

    • A.

      Giraffes.

    • B.

      Whales 

    • C.

      Corals

    • D.

      Elephants

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Learn how you can help to Protect Our Species here!

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  • 8. 

    Is The overwhelming majority of scientists agree that climate change is real and caused by humans.true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    studies show that 97 percent (or more) of climate scientists who are actively publishing agree that climate change is likely due to human activity. Nearly 200 scientific organizations across the globe have issued statements that publicly endorse this view.

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  • 9. 

    Globally, which of the following economic sectors emits the largest percentage of greenhouse gas emissions?

    • A.

       Transportation

    • B.

       Buildings

    • C.

      Industry

    • D.

      Electricity and heat production

    Correct Answer
    D. Electricity and heat production
    Explanation
    The electricity and heat production sector emits the largest percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions at 25%. Agriculture, forestry, and other land use sector is a close second at 24%.

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  • 10. 

    According to scientists, how many countries could run entirely on wind, solar, and water power by 2050?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      140

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      70

    Correct Answer
    B. 140
    Explanation
    According to a roadmap created by scientists, by 2050, nearly 140 countries could run on energy created solely from wind, solar, water power. This is more than 70% of the world’s countries. Doing so could help avoid more dangerous global warming, while also preventing millions of premature deaths and generating jobs.

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