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Earth Day Quiz

Earth Day Environmental Quiz Questions and Answers

  1. Earth Day, which demonstrates support for environmental protection, is an annual event celebrated around the world in which month?
  2. On Earth Day 2016, which landmark agreement was signed by the United States, China, and 120 other countries?
  3. Which American president planted a tree on the White House South Lawn to recognize the first Earth Day in 1970?
  4. What 'effect' is the warming of climate that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth?
  5. The global average sea level has risen by about 8 inches since 1900, how many of those inches have occured since 1993?

  6. Whose book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, was released in February 2021?
  7. What word describes the variety and variability of life on Earth?
  8. Which international non-governmental organisation, focused on water, sanitation and hygiene, was set up in 1981?
  9. According to the EPA, China is currently the top emitter of carbon dioxide, what does the acronym EPA stand for?
  10. What is the nationality of environmental activist Greta Thunberg?
  11. By what year do scientists predict plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean, pound for pound: 2050, 2080, or 2090?
  12. True or false: deforestation in the tropical rainforests contributes more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than the sum of all cars and lorries on the world’s roads?
  13. More than half of the breathable oxygen in the world comes from where?
  14. An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 American documentary about whose campaign to educate people about global warming?
  15. Which city in the world appears the brightest from space?
  16. Twenty two of the top 30 most polluted cities in the world are in which country?
  17. The production of which oil requires intensive deforestation?
  18. PV is the conversion of light into electricity, what does PV stand for?
  19. What was founded in 1969 in San Francisco by David Brower, Donald Aitken and Gary Soucie?
  20. In 2020, the UK government promised a ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans from which year?
  21. Which country has the most known species of plants?
  22. The world's first full scale power station, Calder Hall in the UK, opened in which decade?
  23. Which oil tanker's oil spill along the Alaska coast in 1989 is considered the worst oil spill worldwide in terms of damage to the environment?
  24. What term was first coined by Henry Des Voeux in London in 1905 when expressing concern over air pollution?


  1. April (April 22)
  2. Paris Agreement
  3. President Nixon
  4. Greenhouse effect
  5. 3 inches
  6. Bill Gates
  7. Biodiversity
  8. WaterAid
  9. Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Swedish
  11. 2050
  12. True
  13. The oceans
  14. Former United States Vice President Al Gore's
  15. Las Vegas
  16. India
  17. Palm oil
  18. Photovoltaics

  19. Friends of the Earth
  20. 2030
  21. Brazil
  22. 1950s (1956)
  23. Exxon Valdez
  24. Smog