Earth Day Environmental IQ Quiz

Which of these is the main greenhouse gas?
carbon dioxide, methane, CFCs
carbon dioxide Which act would contribute to Earth Day's Billion Acts of Green campaign?
eat more local food, turn up the air conditioning, use a new plastic bag for every purchase
eat more local food The burning of fossil fuels is the prime cause of increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
True, False
True The amount of greenhouse gases created by your activities is called
global warming, the carbon cycle, your carbon footprint
your carbon footprint Which is NOT a sustainable source of energy?
fossil fuels, geothermal power, hydroelectricity
fossil fuels Which is a renewable source of energy?
coal, natural gas, oil, solar power
solar power Planting trees will increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
True, False
False Billion Acts of Green is an Earth Day Network campaign to gather billions of pledges
of $1 each, to plant trees, from corporations, of environmentally-friendly actions
of environmentally-friendly actions Which of these forms of transportation is the most energy efficient?
car, train, plane
train Which would NOT contribute to Earth Day's Billion Acts of Green campaign?
eat more local food, ride my bike less, use a cloth bag for shopping
ride my bike less Which would NOT be an Earth Day Act of Green?
remove aerators from faucets, replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents, weatherstrip windows and doors
remove aerators from faucets Which would reduce your carbon footprint and be an Act of Green?
eat less meat, vacation in tropical countries, ride a bike less, ride in a car more
eat less meat Earth Day, a worldwide event to increase awareness of environmental issues, is observed every year on
January 22, April 22, July 22
April 22 The first Earth Day was on April 22 of what year?
1970, 1990, 2000
1970 Burning fossil fuels such as coal and gasoline
absorbs carbon dioxide, produces carbon dioxide
produces carbon dioxide The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, was conceived of as an environmental teach-in by Senator
Al Gore, John F. Kennedy, Gaylord Nelson
Gaylord Nelson The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970,
marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement, involved a handful of concerned environmentalists, took place in Australia
marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement Which was NOT an outcome of the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970?
Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Environmental Protection Agency, National Energy Act
National Energy Act Senator Gaylord Nelson conceived the first Earth Day after witnessing the devastation of the
Exxon Valdez, Santa Barbara oil spill, Silent Spring
Santa Barbara oil spill Greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide and water vapor, trap
the ozone layer, vehicle emissions, the sun's heat
the sun's heat Which is NOT an Earth Day environmental issue?
conserving energy, making cars more affordable, preserving natural habitats, reducing waste
making cars more affordable What is the relationship between weather and climate?
They are two terms for the same thing., Climate is the long-term average weather., Weather is the long-term average climate.
Climate is the long-term average weather. Which is a nonrenewable source of energy?
biomass, natural gas, geothermal, hydropower
natural gas Which of these is NOT a greenhouse gas?
carbon dioxide, methane, chlorine, CFCs
chlorine

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