World Environment Day Quiz

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World Environment Day Quiz

Do you think you know everything about our environment? Test your knowledge with this amazing quiz and see how much you really know about our nature Earth. Sounds fun, right? So let's get started. All the best! We hope that you'll hit the maximum score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On site, we must prevent pollution of watercourses, such as the Grand Union canal at West Drayton. In Riga, Latvia, high levels of pollutants are still found in many of the country’s main water sources, thus placing Latvia amongst the worst in Europe for water quality. Which Crossrail West station is twinned with Riga?
    • A. 

      Maidenhead

    • B. 

      Ealing Broadway

    • C. 

      Slough

    • D. 

      West Drayton

  • 2. 
    The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement, which sets internationally binding emission reduction targets. As developed countries are principally responsible for the current high levels of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere, the Protocol places a heavier burden on developed nations. Since the Kyoto protocol was introduced in 1991, the UK has reduced GHG emissions by how much?
    • A. 

      8%

    • B. 

      18%

    • C. 

      28%

    • D. 

      38%

  • 3. 
    CEEQUAL is scored sustainability assessment being undertaken at Crossrail West. What does CEEQUAL stand for?
    • A. 

      Crossrail Environmental Engineering Quality Assessment Scheme

    • B. 

      Civil and Environmental Engineers Quality Assessment Scheme

    • C. 

      Crossrail Environmental and Quality Award Scheme

    • D. 

      Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Award Scheme

  • 4. 
    Giant hogweed is an invasive species which, if found on site, must be managed appropriately. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, it is an offence to cause invasive species to grow in the wild. Giant Hogweed was transported to Great Britain for people to use as decoration, but where in the world did the giant hogweed originate?
    • A. 

      Asia

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 5. 
    Construction work can cause serious harm to watercourses, plants and wildlife. Water pollution can suffocate fish, remove essential oxygen from the water and kill plants, animals and insects living in the water. Pollution includes oils, cement, chemicals and sewage. How much soil, in a bathful of water, would be comparable to water quality that could kill fish and smother plants in a watercourse?
    • A. 

      1/2 tsp

    • B. 

      1 tsp

    • C. 

      1/2 tbsp

    • D. 

      1 tbsp

  • 6. 
    Developed countries throw away about 30% of purchased food every year.  In the UK, this is equivalent to 6.7m tonnes (or the weight of about 20,000 Crossrail trains). How many times could the entire Crossrail project be built, with the value of the food that is wasted in the United States every year?
    • A. 

      1/2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      1 1/2

    • D. 

      2

  • 7. 
    Renewable energy provides almost 100% of electricity production in Iceland. It is the world’s largest green energy producer per capita and largest energy producer per capita. What percentage of energy in the UK is from renewable sources?
    • A. 

      3%

    • B. 

      11%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      23%

  • 8. 
    Half of the world’s forests have already been altered, degraded, destroyed, or converted into other land uses. International forest certification programmes promote responsible management of the world’s forests and at Taylor Woodrow, all timber is procured from accredited sources. Which of the following is NOT an accredited source?
    • A. 

      Forest Protection Scheme

    • B. 

      Forest Stewardship Council

    • C. 

      Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

  • 9. 
    Construction sites cause statutory nuisance. They are inherently noisy, and can generate dust, exhaust emissions, vibration, odours and fumes. Noise is the largest single source of complaints about construction sites. Section 61 agreements with the local council outline working hours, proposed plant and methodology, and identify steps for minimising impact on local sensitive receptors. Which Act does section 61 come from?
    • A. 

      Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

    • B. 

      Control of Noise at Work Act 2005

    • C. 

      Control of Pollution Act 1974

  • 10. 
    In May 2013, one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids (30m), dating back to 3rd century, was destroyed by a construction company digging for crushed rock. This demonstrates the extreme effect construction activities can have on areas of historical interest. To preserve our history, strict archaeological procedures are in place for all works. To safeguard our heritage, protection arrangements are in place at stations with listed assets. Which two stations at Crossrail West contain listed assets?
    • A. 

      Sough

    • B. 

      Burnham

    • C. 

      Hanwell

    • D. 

      Iver

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