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Test Your Earth Day Knowledge - Quiz

Put Your Earth Day knowledge to the ultimate test with this fun and educational quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Earth Day was inspired by what other movement that garnered national attention?

    • A.

      Civil Rights movement

    • B.

      The Progressive movement

    • C.

      Anti-Vietnam war movement

    • D.

      Anti-globalization movement

    Correct Answer
    C. Anti-Vietnam war movement
    Explanation
    Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic Senator from Wisconsin, was inspired by anti-Vietnam 'teach-ins' that took place on colleges and wanted a similar movement supporting the federal government.

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  • 2. 

    How many people participated in the first Earth Day in 1970?

    • A.

      20,000

    • B.

      200,000

    • C.

      2,000,000

    • D.

      20,000,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 20,000,000
    Explanation
    Twenty million people across the U.S. took part in the first Earth Day by rallying and participating in activities that promoted a cleaner planet.

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  • 3. 

    Twenty years later, in 1990, how many people participated in Earth Day?

    • A.

      75,000,000

    • B.

      50,000,000

    • C.

      200,000,000

    • D.

      25,000,000

    Correct Answer
    A. 75,000,000
    Explanation
    In 1990, Earth Day had a significant increase in participation compared to its inception 20 years prior. Approximately 75 million people participated in Earth Day in 1990, demonstrating the growing awareness and concern for environmental issues. This large number signifies the success and impact of Earth Day in mobilizing individuals to take action and promote environmental sustainability.

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  • 4. 

    In what year did the Three Mile Island nuclear crisis occur?

    • A.

      1969

    • B.

      1975

    • C.

      1979

    • D.

      1985

    Correct Answer
    C. 1979
    Explanation
    The Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania took place on March 28, 1979 when the nuclear power plant suffered a partial meltdown and released small amounts of radioactive gasses into the environment.

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  • 5. 

    What organization was founded in response to Earth Day in 1970?

    • A.

      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    • B.

      Natural Resources Defense Council

    • C.

      Greenpeace

    • D.

      The Sierra Club

    Correct Answer
    A. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Explanation
    The movement was effective and politicians responded to protect the environment by founding the EPA in December 1970.

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  • 6. 

    True or False: There are two Earth Day celebrations each year.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Spring Equinox Earth Day event began in San Francisco on March 21, 1970 because conservationist John McConnell believed in equilibrium and balance.

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  • 7. 

    In what year was the hole in the ozone layer discovered?

    • A.

      1972

    • B.

      1978

    • C.

      1985

    • D.

      1991

    Correct Answer
    C. 1985
    Explanation
    In 1985, the hole in the ozone layer was discovered. This was a significant scientific finding that brought attention to the depletion of the ozone layer, which protects the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation. The discovery led to international efforts to reduce the production and use of ozone-depleting substances, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and the implementation of the Montreal Protocol in 1987. This protocol aimed to phase out the production and use of these substances, leading to a gradual recovery of the ozone layer in subsequent years.

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  • 8. 

    How many people have pledged "Acts of Green" through the Earth Day Network?

    • A.

      More than 25 million

    • B.

      More than 50 million

    • C.

      More than 80 million

    • D.

      More than 90 million

    Correct Answer
    D. More than 90 million
    Explanation
    "Acts of Green" are pledges that people make about things they will do for the environment. You can submit your "Act of Green" here: http://act.earthday.org/

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