Environmental Knowledge Quiz

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Test your knowledge of pressing environmental issues!
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Question 1

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There are many different kinds of animals and plants, and they live in many different types of environments. What is the word used to describe this idea? Is it…
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  • Multiplicity
  • Biodiversity
  • Evolution
  • Ecosystem
  • Don't know

Question 2

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Carbon monoxide is a major contributor to air pollution in the U.S. Which of the following is the biggest source of carbon monoxide? Is it…
Answer
  • Factories and businesses
  • People breathing
  • Motor vehicles
  • Trees
  • Don't know

Question 3

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How is most of the electricity in the U.S. generated? Is it…
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  • By burning oil, coal, and wood
  • Nuclear power
  • Solar energy
  • Hydro-electric power plants
  • Don't know

Question 4

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What is the most common cause of pollution of streams, rivers, and oceans? Is it…
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  • Dumping of garbage by cities
  • Surface water running off yards, city streets, paved lots, and farm fields
  • Trash washed into waterways
  • Waste dumped by factories
  • Don't know

Question 5

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Which of the following is a renewable resource? Is it…
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  • Oil
  • Iron ore
  • Trees
  • Coal
  • Don't know

Question 6

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Ozone forms a protective layer in the earth's upper atmosphere. What does ozone protect us from? Is it …
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  • Acid rain
  • Global warming
  • Sudden changes in temperature
  • Harmful, cancer-causing UV rays
  • Don't know

Question 7

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Where does most of the garbage in the U.S. end up? Is it in…
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  • Waterways
  • Incinerators
  • Recycling centers
  • Landfills
  • Don't know

Question 8

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What is the name of the primary federal agency that works to protect the environment? Is it the…
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  • Environmental Protection Agency (the EPA)
  • Department of Health, Environment, and Safety (the DHES)
  • National Environmental Agency (the NEA)
  • Federal Pollution Control Agency (the FPCA)
  • Don't know

Question 9

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Which of the following household wastes is considered hazardous waste? Is it…
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  • Plastic packaging
  • Glass
  • Batteries
  • Old aluminum
  • Don't know

Question 10

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What is the most common reason that an animal species becomes extinct? Is it because…
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  • Pesticides are killing them
  • Humans are destroying their habitats
  • Excessive hunting
  • Climate change is affecting them
  • Don't know

Question 11

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Scientists have not determined the best solution for disposing of nuclear waste. In the U.S., what do we do with it now? Do we…
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  • Use it as nuclear fuel
  • Sell it to other countries
  • Dump it in landfills
  • Store and monitor the waste
  • Don't know

Question 12

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What is the primary benefit of wetlands? Do they…
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  • Promote flooding
  • Help clean the water before it enters lakes, streams, rivers, or oceans
  • Help keep the number of undesirable plants and animals low
  • Provide good sites for landfills
  • Don't know
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