Earth Day Trivia - How Much Do You Know About Earth Day?

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Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay. Org including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. Take this quiz to see how much you know about this holiday!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was Earth Day created?
    • A. 

      1954

    • B. 

      1970

    • C. 

      1972

    • D. 

      1976

  • 2. 
    During this war, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson pressured the government to found Earth Day by emphasizing the damage done to Earth through pesticides, smog, and oil spills.
    • A. 

      The Cold War

    • B. 

      The Portuguese Colonial War

    • C. 

      Vietnam War

    • D. 

      Arab–Israeli conflict

  • 3. 
    This book, published in 1962, raised awareness for living organisms, pollution, and the environment.
    • A. 

      Common Sense by Thomas Pain

    • B. 

      Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

    • C. 

      How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis

    • D. 

      Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

  • 4. 
    Countries other than the United States refer to this day as
    • A. 

      Earth Awareness Day

    • B. 

      International Mother Earth Day

    • C. 

      Global Environment Day

    • D. 

      Planet Earth Conservation Day

  • 5. 
    As a result of the Earth Day movement, which of the following was approved by President Richard Nixon?
    • A. 

      Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    • B. 

      National Environmental Education Act

    • C. 

      Clean Air Act

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Why was Earth Day chosen to be held on April 22nd?
    • A. 

      It appealed to college students, who were politically active in that era, since that date fell between spring break and final exams.

    • B. 

      Senator Nelson chose that day because it was his grandmother's birthday, and she was a very passionate environmentalist.

    • C. 

      It was the most reasonable to choose a date around when spring weather arrived.

    • D. 

      A solar eclipse occurred on this day of the year that Earth Day was founded, so it was considered an auspicious day by many citizens.

  • 7. 
    In 1990, Earth Day went global and mobilized 200 million people in _____ countries.
    • A. 

      141

    • B. 

      138

    • C. 

      143

    • D. 

      203

  • 8. 
    What is the theme of Earth Day 2021?
    • A. 

      "Restore Our Earth"

    • B. 

      "Protect Our Species"

    • C. 

      "New Energy for a New Era"

    • D. 

      "End Plastic Pollution"

  • 9. 
    How many people recognize Earth Day each year?
    • A. 

      1 billion

    • B. 

      4 billion

    • C. 

      900 million

    • D. 

      1.5 billion

  • 10. 
    In China, more than 100,000 people rode bikes to reduce _____ emissions on Earth Day 2012.
    • A. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • B. 

      Methane

    • C. 

      Ozone

    • D. 

      Sulfur Dioxide

  • 11. 
    Due to habitat loss, pollution, and climate change, animal species populations decreased by _____% worldwide between 1970 and 2014, according to the World Health Organization.
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      55

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      78

  • 12. 
    True or false: Using a dishwasher is more eco-friendly than washing dishes by hand
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    President Bill Clinton gave Senator Nelson, the founder of Earth Day, this award in 1995.
    • A. 

      Presidential Medal of Freedom

    • B. 

      President's Volunteer Service Award

    • C. 

      Presidential Citizens Medal

    • D. 

      Medal of Honor

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