Hey Kids. It’s Earth Day.
Hi everyone. I’m Scoop the Cub reporter from The Shady Pines Gazette. Did you kow that Earth Day is celebrated every year around the world on April 22? This event encourages us to protect our planet from things like pollution and cutting down too many trees.
On April 22, more than a billion people worldwide celebrate this day by participating in activities like community cleanups, planting trees and many more.
In school we get tested all the time to find out how much we know about a topic.
Test your knowledge with this 20 fun Earth Day Quiz.
Q.1 What is the theme for Earth Day 2021?
- Restore Our Earth
- Make Healthier Our Earth
- Make Happier Our Earth
Q.2 Who founded Earth Day?
- John F. Kennedy
- James Hansen
- Gaylord Nelson
- Bill Nye
Q.3 Earth Day was started in what year?
Q.4 In what country was Earth Day first celebrated?
- United States of America
Q.5 Internationally Earth Day is known as__
- International Mother Earth Day
- Earth Day
- Day of the Earth
- Planet Earth Day
Q.6 Bird Day and Arbor Day were both national holidays created before Earth Day.
Q.7 The USA has how many National Forests?
Q.8 Which country is home to the greatest biodiversity of plants and animals?
Q.9 On what anniversary of Earth Day did celebrations go global?
Q.10 Earth Day is celebrated only in the US.
Q.11 The melting of the Greenland ice sheet poses an immediate threat to the survival of which animal.
- Polar Bears
- Killer Whales
Q.12 How much of our air pollution comes from motor vehicles, like cars and trucks?
Q.13 How many people participated in the first Earth Day?
- 10 billion
- 20 million
Q.14 What are the three “R’s” of waste management?
- Remix, Reinvent, and Redistribute
- Refuse, Refrain, and Redeem
- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
- Remove, Return, and Relocate
Q.15 On Earth Day 2009, NASA planted a “Moon Sycamore” tree in Washington D.C. from seeds that orbited the moon.
Q.16 Why was April 22nd chosen as Earth Day?
- Planting could be done in all U.S. planting zones by that date
- All but four northern states would be frost-free by that date
- April 22nd, 1970 would have been Luther Burbank’s 100th birthday
- More youth could participate, because April 22nd, 1970 was between Spring Break and Final Exams
Q.17 What does 350, the ‘Magic Number’ of climate change, refer to?
- 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere
- 350 million hybrid/electric cars on the road globally
- 350 million kiloliters of ocean water
Q.18 Which of the following help reduce air pollution?
- Using water-based products
- Using fluorescent lights
- Walk More, Less Drive
- All of the above
Q.19 It’s estimated __ thunderstorms occur each year on Earth.
Q.20 Where is the largest active volcano on the planet?
- New Zealand
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