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

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

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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