With the rise in global warming, deforestation and other environmental issues, the need for saving mother earth is now more than ever. Educating the future generation about how to celebrate environment day is super important. One way to do this is by celebrating environment day activities and another way to create awareness is by environment day quiz. So scroll ahead and see how you fare in this environment day quiz.
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Are you ready to test your knowledge about world environment day? Let’s find out how much do you know about planet earth, climate change and more with this environment day quiz 2021.
Answer: The correct answer is online games. Online games were introduced as a strategy to popularize environmental causes in 2008 by UN, since various games were based on environmental issues as theme.
Answer: The correct answer is Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Distributed in 1962, Silent Spring was a phenomenal book that opened the public’s eyes to the perils of DDT, the first extensively utilized pesticide, to untamed life and human wellbeing.
Answer: The correct answer is Pangolin. Pangolins are small nocturnal mammals, ranging in size from 30–100 centimetres, found in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. They have no teeth and are unable to move very quickly. But pangolins have a very special defense mechanism, including sharp, overlapping scales. When they are approached by predators, pangolins roll themselves into a ball, and these scales function like a suit of armour.
Answer: The correct answer is 75%. Pollination is the fertilization process required by plants to reproduce. Eighty-seven of the leading 115 global food crops depend on animal pollination. This includes many of the foods we consume–berries, nuts, avocados, coffee and chocolate, among others.
Answer: The correct is Marine Mammal Protection Act. By the end of 1970, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act had all been passed in a series of landmark environmental victories. However, the Marine Mammal Protection Act was not passed until two years later. The legislation protects all marine animals, with certain exceptions, under the “take” prohibition.
Answer: The correct answer is Environmental education advocates a particular viewpoint. Environmental education does not advocate a particular viewpoint. Rather, it welcomes all kinds of perspectives to solve environmental issues. However, environmental education should always be fact-based. For example, it is factually known that climate change is real and that humans are part of the cause.
Answer: The correct answer is option 1. The National Environmental Education Act of 1990 required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be a leader in promoting environmental literacy. The EPA later established the Office of Environmental Education to better carry out the act.
Answer: The correct answer is 31%. While forests occupy less than a third of the Earth’s surface, they are home to more than 80 percent of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects; serve as a source of livelihood to more than a quarter of the world’s population; offer sources of medicine; and soak up carbon dioxide.
Answer: The correct answer is 30+. Forest fires happen in the dry season (July–October) as a result of natural occurrences such as lightning strikes. However, fires are sometimes started intentionally and trees are often cleared to make space for industrial activities and large-scale agriculture.
Answer: The correct answer is 4. A study published in the Proceedings of Natural Science shows that farmed poultry today makes up 70% of all birds on the planet, with just 30% being wild. The picture is even more stark for mammals – 60% of all mammals on Earth are livestock, mostly cattle and pigs, 36% are human and just 4% are wild animals.
Answer: The correct answer is 50. Coral reefs are home to 25 percent of marine life and are a major source of food to more than half a billion people. Every day, drugs derived from coral reefs are dispensed around the world for treating diseases such as cancer, arthritis, human bacterial infections, and viruses.
Answer: Of the 35,800 species protected by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, 30,000 are plants. It is estimated that there are 8 million species of plants and animals on Earth. However, we are losing species 1,000 times faster than at any other time in recorded human history.
Answer: The correct answer is option 1. There are actually more than 1,100 species of bat. Of these, only three species are vampire bats and, contrary to modern myth, they rarely bite humans. In fact, bats are very helpful to humans. Their droppings are high in phosphorus and nitrogen and serve as a fertilizer in many tropical regions.
Answer: The correct answer is 10. Of the 8 million species on the planet, we have identified no more than about one in ten. Every species draws from and contributes to the ecosystem in which it exists, in ways we may not even see.
Answer: The correct answer is 1972. In 1972, the United Nations General Assembly established World Environment Day on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Two years later, in 1974 the first WED was held with the theme “Only One Earth”.
Answer: The correct answer is India, 2013. Earth Anthem is a poem-song penned by Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K. in 2008 and was launched in 2013 on World Environment Day.
Answer: The correct answer is Eco-Action Day. It is held from April to June every year to commemorate the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Environment Day, which seeks to raise global awareness on the need to take positive action for the environment.
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