Environment Day Quiz: Time To Challenge Your Friends & See How Many They Get Right!

Seuli BeraSeuli Bera  |  May 5, 2021
environment day quiz questions with answers 2021


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. 

Environment Day Quiz

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.

A novel strategy to popularize environmental causes was introduced in 2008. Identify the strategy:

  • Online games
  • Ad-making competition
  • Commercial ads with suitable messages
  • Asking for solutions

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.

Which was the first book which urged the society to become more environmentally aware?

  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • Population Bomb by Paul Ehrlich

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.

Global wildlife trafficking is a lucrative criminal activity. Which is the most trafficked mammal in the world?

  • Leopard
  • Pangolin
  • Lemur
  • Great Ape

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.

Of the plants grown for human consumption, approximately what percentage is pollinated by animals?

  • 75%
  • 85%
  • 60%
  • 55%

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.

By the end of 1970, the year of the first Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created. Which of the following acts was NOT passed that same year?

  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act

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.

Which of these statements is false?

  • Environmental education increases public awareness and knowledge
  • Environmental education advocates a particular viewpoint
  • Environmental education teaches individuals critical thinking skills
  • Environmental education enhances an individual’s problem solving and decision making skills

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.

What was the purpose of the National Environmental Education Act passed by Congress in 1990?

  • To require that the United States Environmental Protection Agency be a leader in promoting environmental literacy
  • To establish the Office of Environmental Education
  • Both 1 and 2
  • None of the above

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.

What percentage of the planet’s land is covered by forests?

  • 28%
  • 25%
  • 40%
  • 31%

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.

Approximately how many million people live in the Amazon rainforest?

  • 30+
  • 23
  • 40+
  • 20  

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.

Of all the mammals on earth, what percentage are wild?

  • 4
  • 24
  • 54
  • 84

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.

What percentage of coral cover has died in the past 30 years?

  • 30%
  • 40%
  • 50%
  • 60%

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.

Of all the species protected by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, what percentage are plants?

  • 24%
  • 44%
  • 64%
  • 84%

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.

Which of the following statements is not true?

  • There are around 100 species of bat
  • Bats are night pollinators
  • Bats are the only flying mammal
  • Bats serve as natural pest control agents

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. 

Of all the species on Earth, approximately what percentage have we identified?

  • 10%
  • 20%
  • 50%
  • 100%

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.

When was Environment Day observed for the first time?

  • 1976
  • 1972
  • 1992
  • 1996

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”.

When and where was the Environment Day Anthem launched?

  • Nepal, 1995
  • US, 2000
  • India, 2013
  • UK, 2006

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.

Which event associated with the World Environment Day is celebrated to inspire people to reduce energy consumption at the workplace?

  • Water Day
  • Eco-Action Day
  • My Earth My Duty Day
  • Cycling 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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