Environment Awareness Knowledge Quiz

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Welcome to the Environment Awareness Quiz. So, what do you know about the environment, and why do we need awareness about it? Well, environment means all the things that surround us, including all the living and non-living things. And awareness in this context means being careful about our actions that could hurt the environment- thus working towards preserving the natural environment for all beings. This quiz will test your knowledge about this topic. Are you ready?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What did you understand after watching the short movie? Think of some daily life situations where pollution is caused, what can we do to reduce pollution and environment degradation?

  • 2. 

    What causes pollution?

    • A.

      Cars

    • B.

      Animals

    • C.

      Factories

    • D.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and C
    Explanation
    Both cars and factories are major contributors to pollution. Cars emit pollutants such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter, which contribute to air pollution. Factories release various pollutants into the air, water, and soil, including toxic chemicals and greenhouse gases. Therefore, both A (cars) and C (factories) are correct answers for what causes pollution. Animals, on the other hand, do not significantly contribute to pollution compared to cars and factories.

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  • 3. 

    The concentration of which gas is highest in our environment?

    • A.

      Oxygen

    • B.

      Nitrogen

    • C.

      Hydrogen

    • D.

      Carbon di-oxide

    Correct Answer
    B. Nitrogen
    Explanation
    Nitrogen is the most abundant gas in our environment, making up approximately 78% of the Earth's atmosphere. It is found in the air we breathe and is essential for various biological processes. Oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide are also present in the atmosphere, but in much lower concentrations compared to nitrogen.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is NOT one of the 3 "R"s of recycling?

    • A.

      Reduce

    • B.

      Reuse

    • C.

      Reverse

    • D.

      Recycle

    Correct Answer
    C. Reverse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Reverse" because it is not one of the three "R"s of recycling. The three "R"s of recycling are "Reduce," "Reuse," and "Recycle." "Reverse" does not fit into this category and is therefore not one of the three main principles of recycling.

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  • 5. 

    Air pollution is caused by burning _____ fuels?

    • A.

      Solar

    • B.

      Electric

    • C.

      Fossil

    • D.

      Renewable

    Correct Answer
    C. Fossil
    Explanation
    Air pollution is caused by burning fossil fuels. Fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas release large amounts of pollutants into the air when they are burned. These pollutants include carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter, which contribute to air pollution and have harmful effects on human health and the environment. Burning fossil fuels is a major contributor to climate change and is responsible for a significant portion of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • 6. 

    What do we call the actual gas or substance that causes air pollution?

    • A.

      Coal

    • B.

      Carbon

    • C.

      Pollutant

    • D.

      Chemical

    Correct Answer
    C. Pollutant
    Explanation
    The actual gas or substance that causes air pollution is called a pollutant. Pollutants can be various gases, particles, or chemicals that are released into the air through human activities or natural processes. These pollutants can have harmful effects on human health, the environment, and contribute to climate change. Therefore, the correct answer is "Pollutant."

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  • 7. 

     What odorless gas is produced by cars and can even lead to death if inhaled in excess?

    • A.

      Carbon di-oxide

    • B.

      Carbon monoxide

    • C.

      Sulphur dioxide

    • D.

      Chloro Flouro Carbon

    Correct Answer
    B. Carbon monoxide
    Explanation
    Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that is produced by cars. It is a highly toxic gas that can lead to death if inhaled in excess. Carbon monoxide is produced as a result of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, such as gasoline, in car engines. It is important to have proper ventilation in enclosed spaces and to avoid inhaling carbon monoxide to prevent its harmful effects.

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  • 8. 

    What type of water pollution can occur when sulfur dioxide gets into the Earth's atmosphere?

    • A.

      Acid Rain

    • B.

      Algal Bloom

    • C.

      Oxygen depletion

    • D.

      Sewage pollution

    Correct Answer
    A. Acid Rain
    Explanation
    Sulfur dioxide is a pollutant that can be released into the atmosphere through industrial processes, volcanic eruptions, and burning of fossil fuels. When sulfur dioxide reacts with water in the atmosphere, it forms sulfuric acid, which then falls to the ground as acid rain. Acid rain can have harmful effects on the environment, including damaging plants, forests, and aquatic ecosystems. Therefore, the correct answer is Acid Rain.

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  • 9. 

    True or False: Many people on Earth do not have access to clean water.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Many people on Earth do not have access to clean water. This is a well-known fact supported by various studies and reports. Lack of access to clean water is a significant issue in many developing countries, leading to numerous health problems, including waterborne diseases. Insufficient infrastructure, poverty, and environmental factors contribute to the limited availability of clean water in certain regions. Therefore, the statement "Many people on Earth do not have access to clean water" is true.

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  • 10. 

    Around how much of the Earth's water is fresh water?

    • A.

      1%

    • B.

      10%

    • C.

      5%

    • D.

      20%

    Correct Answer
    A. 1%
    Explanation
    Approximately 1% of the Earth's water is fresh water. This means that only a small fraction of the total water on our planet is available for human use, such as drinking, agriculture, and sanitation. The majority of the Earth's water is saltwater, found in the oceans, which is not suitable for consumption or most human activities. Freshwater resources are vital for sustaining life and are a limited and precious resource that needs to be conserved and managed carefully.

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  • 11. 

    How can land pollution harm the environment?

    • A.

      It can destroy the habitats of animals

    • B.

      It causes harmful chemicals to enter the soil

    • C.

      It can destroy the beauty of nature

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Land pollution can harm the environment in multiple ways. Firstly, it can destroy the habitats of animals, leading to a loss of biodiversity. Secondly, it causes harmful chemicals to enter the soil, which can contaminate groundwater and affect the health of plants, animals, and humans. Lastly, it can destroy the beauty of nature by turning once pristine landscapes into polluted and unsightly areas. Therefore, all of the above options are correct explanations of how land pollution can harm the environment.

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  • 12. 

    What do we call large areas where garbage is placed on the land?

    • A.

      Landfills

    • B.

      Mines

    • C.

      Garbagelands

    • D.

      Trashlands

    Correct Answer
    A. Landfills
    Explanation
    Large areas where garbage is placed on the land are called landfills. This is where waste materials are disposed of and buried in the ground. Landfills are designed to minimize the environmental impact of waste disposal by using methods to prevent contamination of soil and water. They are an essential part of waste management systems in many countries.

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  • 13. 

    What is it called when you collect organic waste and store it so it breaks down into fertilizer?

    • A.

      Composting

    • B.

      Recycling

    • C.

      Global Warming

    • D.

      Trashing

    Correct Answer
    A. Composting
    Explanation
    Composting is the process of collecting organic waste and storing it in a controlled environment so that it can decompose and turn into nutrient-rich fertilizer. This process involves the natural breakdown of organic materials by microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, which convert the waste into a valuable soil amendment. Composting is an environmentally friendly practice that helps reduce waste, improve soil health, and promote sustainable gardening and agriculture.

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  • 14. 

    Around how long does it take Styrofoam to decay and become part of the environment?

    • A.

      2 years

    • B.

      6 months

    • C.

      10 years

    • D.

      It never decomposes fully

    Correct Answer
    D. It never decomposes fully
    Explanation
    Styrofoam, also known as expanded polystyrene, is a synthetic material that is not biodegradable. This means that it does not break down naturally over time like organic materials. Instead, Styrofoam remains in the environment indefinitely, taking up space in landfills or polluting ecosystems. It can be broken down into smaller pieces due to physical processes such as weathering or mechanical action, but it never fully decomposes into its original components. Therefore, the correct answer is that Styrofoam never decomposes fully.

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  • 15. 

    Which pollution cause hearing loss in organisms?

    • A.

      Air Pollution

    • B.

      Noise Pollution

    • C.

      Water Pollution

    • D.

      Land Pollution

    Correct Answer
    B. Noise Pollution
    Explanation
    Exposure to excessive noise pollution can cause hearing loss in organisms. Prolonged exposure to loud noises can damage the delicate structures of the inner ear, leading to permanent hearing loss. This can affect both humans and animals, disrupting their ability to communicate, navigate, and detect potential dangers in their environment. Noise pollution can come from various sources such as traffic, construction sites, industrial activities, and loud music. It is important to regulate and control noise levels to protect the health and well-being of both humans and other organisms.

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  • 16. 

    Effects produced by excessive noise  are

    • A.

      Hearing loss

    • B.

      Migraine headaches

    • C.

      Hypertension

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Excessive noise can have various negative effects on our health. It can lead to hearing loss by damaging the sensitive structures in our ears. Additionally, it can trigger migraine headaches in individuals who are sensitive to loud sounds. Moreover, prolonged exposure to loud noise can also cause hypertension or high blood pressure. Therefore, all of the mentioned effects, including hearing loss, migraine headaches, and hypertension, can be produced by excessive noise.

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