Earth Day Quiz

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Earth Day Quiz

Welcome to our very first Earth Day Quiz! Find out how much you know about our planet, the environment, and much, much more! You’ll definitely learn something new. At the end of this quiz, every question will be answered.

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970. Around the world, it now includes events held by the Earth Day Network in almost 200 countries! Spread the word!

When is Earth Day?

Earth Day is every year on April 22 and was first celebrated in 1970. Don’t forget to celebrate this year and tell all your friends about it!

Earth Day 2021

The theme for Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth”. As soon as our life around the world returns to normal due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we can’t return to normal when it comes to environmental threats and climate change. We have to change a lot, so our children will have a fertile world to live in!

What is climate change?

Simply put, climate change is a massive threat to humankind and almost every species on this planet. It will lead to a long-term change in our average weather patterns on Earth, which will significantly affect all of us. It may even lead to another ice age and make a staggering amount of beings go extinct.

More than 50% of the breathable oxygen comes from ...

  1. Forests
  2. The ocean
  3. Clouds
  4. Flowering plants

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

  1. The name of climate change legislation
  2. When people paint their house green to show how much they care about the environment
  3. When gases in our atmosphere trap the Sun's heat
  4. When the Earth gets colder

Is it possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by wasting less food?

  1. Yes
  2. No

How many elephants are killed for their tusks per day?

  1. 100
  2. 80
  3. 50
  4. 20

What happens to the majority of plastic waste?

  1. Ends up in our oceans
  2. Is burned for energy
  3. Ends up in landfills
  4. Gets recycled

Is deforestation is the second leading cause of global warming?

  1. Yes
  2. No

A lot of countries vowed to use only 100% of renewable energy by 2050. Which of the following countries did not vowed to?

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Kenya
  3. Vietnam
  4. Canada

Which ecosystem holds the most biodiversity? (concentration of plants and animals)

  1. Tropical forest
  2. African savannah
  3. South Pacific islands
  4. Coral reefs

The Amazon rainforest produces how much of the world's oxygen?

  1. 20%
  2. 10%
  3. 5%
  4. 2%

Whales capture and store a lot of carbon dioxide, which makes them very valuable. How much worth can a great whale be over its lifetime?

  1. $2 million
  2. $1 million
  3. $500,000
  4. $250,000
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Results

  1. You did great!

    You knew the answer to the majority of questions!

    Congratulations! You're a real brainiac when it comes to our environment! Don't forget to share your amazing result with your friends!

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    <b>Here are the answers to every question:</b>

    <li><b>1. More than 50% of the breathable oxygen comes from ...: The ocean. </b><br/>Crazy, but true: The majority of our breathable oxygen is provided by tiny plants called phytoplankton, living in our oceans.

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    <li><b>2. What is the Greenhouse Effect?: When gases in our atmosphere trap the Sun's heat.</b><br/> The sun is constantly radiating. Some of this radiation is absorbed by the Earth, while some is reflected back into space. But some of this reflected radiation becomes trapped by gases in our atmosphere, which created the so-called Greenhouse Effect.

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    <li><b>3. Is it possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by wasting less food?: Yes.</b><br/> Did you know that almost half of the globally produced food is thrown away? Some spoils on transit, while consumers also throw away a lot. This wasted food alone is responsible for more than 3.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted on this planet.

    </li>

    <li><b>4. How many elephants are killed for their tusks per day?: 100.</b><br/> The illegal ivory trade is still a wide-spread problem. A staggering amount of 100 elephants are killed each and every day only for their tusks!

    </li>

    <li><b>5. What happens to the majority of plastic waste?: Ends up in our oceans.</b><br/> Did you know that plastic needs hundreds of years to break up? And the majority of it ends up in our oceans, where living creatures get tangled in it or mistake it for food and die.

    </li>

    <li><b>6. Is deforestation is the second leading cause of global warming?: Yes. </b><br/>Not only is it the second leading cause for global warming, as it is responsible for about 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it also leads to a lot of harm to humans and animals!

    </li>

    <li><b>7. A lot of countries vowed to use only 100% of renewable energy by 2050. Which of the following countries did not vowed to?: Canada.</b><br/> In 2016, 48 countries pledged at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to use only renewable energy by 2050. Most of the countries are those who are and will be affected the most by climate change.

    </li>

    <li><b>8. Which ecosystem holds the most biodiversity? (concentration of plants and animals): Tropical forest.</b><br/> Even though tropical forests cover only around 7% of Earth's landmass, it is home to about 50% of all living things on this planet!

    </li>

    <li><b>9. The Amazon rainforest produces how much of the world's oxygen?: 20%.</b><br/> Trees are enormous contributors to our planet's breathable oxygen. Roughly every fifth breath taken is thanks to the Amazon rainforest!

    </li>

    <li><b>10. Whales capture and store a lot of carbon dioxide, which makes them very valuable. How much worth can a great whale be over its lifetime?: $2 million.</b><br/> Crazy, but true! Their contribution to the ecosystem over their lifetime is humongous!

    </li>

  2. You have much more to learn!

    Oh no!

    You gave the wrong answers to the majority of questions! You still have to learn much more when it comes to our environment! But don't let that get you down; no one is born a master, and our planet still needs you! Read the following solutions to all the questions to learn more! And don't forget to share this quiz with your friends, so they learn something new as well!

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    <b>Here are the answers to every question:</b>

    <li><b>1. More than 50% of the breathable oxygen comes from ...: The ocean. </b><br/>Crazy, but true: The majority of our breathable oxygen is provided by tiny plants called phytoplankton, living in our oceans.

    </li>

    <li><b>2. What is the Greenhouse Effect?: When gases in our atmosphere trap the Sun's heat.</b><br/> The sun is constantly radiating. Some of this radiation is absorbed by the Earth, while some is reflected back into space. But some of this reflected radiation becomes trapped by gases in our atmosphere, which created the so-called Greenhouse Effect.

    </li>

    <li><b>3. Is it possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by wasting less food?: Yes.</b><br/> Did you know that almost half of the globally produced food is thrown away? Some spoils on transit, while consumers also throw away a lot. This wasted food alone is responsible for more than 3.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted on this planet.

    </li>

    <li><b>4. How many elephants are killed for their tusks per day?: 100.</b><br/> The illegal ivory trade is still a wide-spread problem. A staggering amount of 100 elephants are killed each and every day only for their tusks!

    </li>

    <li><b>5. What happens to the majority of plastic waste?: Ends up in our oceans.</b><br/> Did you know that plastic needs hundreds of years to break up? And the majority of it ends up in our oceans, where living creatures get tangled in it or mistake it for food and die.

    </li>

    <li><b>6. Is deforestation is the second leading cause of global warming?: Yes. </b><br/>Not only is it the second leading cause for global warming, as it is responsible for about 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it also leads to a lot of harm to humans and animals!

    </li>

    <li><b>7. A lot of countries vowed to use only 100% of renewable energy by 2050. Which of the following countries did not vowed to?: Canada.</b><br/> In 2016, 48 countries pledged at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to use only renewable energy by 2050. Most of the countries are those who are and will be affected the most by climate change.

    </li>

    <li><b>8. Which ecosystem holds the most biodiversity? (concentration of plants and animals): Tropical forest.</b><br/> Even though tropical forests cover only around 7% of Earth's landmass, it is home to about 50% of all living things on this planet!

    </li>

    <li><b>9. The Amazon rainforest produces how much of the world's oxygen?: 20%.</b><br/> Trees are enormous contributors to our planet's breathable oxygen. Roughly every fifth breath taken is thanks to the Amazon rainforest!

    </li>

    <li><b>10. Whales capture and store a lot of carbon dioxide, which makes them very valuable. How much worth can a great whale be over its lifetime?: $2 million.</b><br/> Crazy, but true! Their contribution to the ecosystem over their lifetime is humongous!

    </li>

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