Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Earth Day Trivia Questions 

Earth Day Trivia Questions will check your mind on your Earth Day facts and your knowledge on events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

Answer the below questions to reach the next level.

Q1.Whales can live a long time. How long can the oldest whale species live?
200 years
100 years
50 years
75 years

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Q2.Which of the below countries continue to commercially whale today?
All of the above
Japan
Norway
None of the above

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Q3.Which of the following is a current threat to whale populations?
All of the above.
Climate Change
Fishing
Shipping

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Q4.In terms of carbon sequestration, how much can a great whale be worth over its lifetime?
$2 million
$1 million
$10 million
$1,000 million

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Q5.Which of the following are threatened with extinction?
All of the above.
Sei Whale
Sperm Whale
Right Whales

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Q6.What is an endangered species?
A type of organism that is at risk of extinction
A species found on land and in the ocean.
A species that is threatened by prey.
All of the above.

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Q7. What percentage of crops are dependent on bee pollination in the U.S.?
90%
65%
30%
100%

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Q8. What can you do to help protect coral reefs?
All of the above.
Choose seafood that has been sustainably sourced
Avoid purchasing coral.
Buy and use oxybenzone and octinoxate-free sunscreen.

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Q9. Poaching is a severe threat to elephants. How many elephants are killed for their tusks?
100 per day
15 per day.
175 per week.
50 per day

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Q10. How are microplastics (plastics that are less than 5 millimeters long) a threat to crustaceans?
Microplastics can damage organs and increase exposure to toxic chemicals. This can threaten immune function, growth and reproduction. This has potentially larger implications up the food chain for humans.
Microplastics are not a threat to crustaceans because they are biodegradable and safe to digest
Microplastics are so small that they do not post any harm to crustaceans or humans.
None of the above.

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Q11.Which of the following are threatened with extinction?
All of the above.
Whales.
Corals.
Elephants

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Q12. Which of the following is a greenhouse gas?
All of the above
Water vapor
CH4
CO2

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Q13.What is the Greenhouse Effect?
When the gasses in our atmosphere trap heat and block it from escaping our planet
When you paint your house green to become an environmentalist
The name of climate change legislation that passed by congress
When you build a greenhouse

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Q14.Which of the following are consequences associated with climate change?
All of the above
Global sea levels are rising at an alarmingly fast rate — 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in the last century alone and going higher.
More extreme weather like droughts, heat waves, and hurricanes
22

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Q15. What can you do to help fight climate change?
All of the above
Vote for political candidates who will advocate for climate-related legislation and policy improvements
Engage yourself in the science behind climate change
Divest from fossil fuel companies

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Q16. When was the first Earth Day?
1970
1999
1982
2003

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Q17.What American river caught fire in 1969, prompting multiple pollution control measures?
The Cuyahoga River
The Scioto River
The Calumet River
The Fox River

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Q18. What book helped launch the modern environmental movement, and led to the widespread ban of DDT?
Silent Spring
Earth in the Balance
A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf
The End of Nature

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Q19. What 1997 global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases was signed by virtually every country in the world except for the United States?
Kyoto Protocol
Reykjavik Summit
Oslo Accords
Millennium Summit

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Q20. The worst American nuclear disaster in history resulted from a partial reactor meltdown in 1979 at which power plant?
Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station
Susquehanna Steam Electric Station
LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station
Shippingport Atomic Power Station

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Q21. In which state did the disastrous Exxon Valdez oil spill occur?
Alaska
Washington
Maine
Massachusetts

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Q22. What year did the United States EPA declared greenhouse gasses a threat to public health?
2009
1985
1994
1972

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Q23.Where was the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in 2009?
Copenhagen
Hamburg
Helsinki
Stockholm

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Q24. . How much of our air pollution comes from motor vehicles, like cars and trucks?
50%
30%
20%
80%

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Q25. Approximately how many countries participated in Earth Day 2000?

 
180
240
60
140

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