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Environmental Trivia

written by: bobby
 
Let's see how much you know about the environment around us. Enjoy!

Question 1:


Grasslands cover this part of land on Earth.
1/10th
1/2th
1/17th
1/5th

Question 2:


Scallops live a sedentary live and never move around.
False
True

Question 3:


Deserts are advancing and taking over the land. For instance, in Mali the desert is advancing at this speed.
37 miles per year
11 miles per year
4 miles per year
23 miles per year

Question 4:


The Antarctic ozone hole reached one of its largest ever sizes in September 2000 when it was 11.5 million square miles (29,784,863 square km).
False
True

Question 5:


Which of these products takes more than 30 years to biodegrade?
Nylon fabric
Leather shoes
Cigarette filters
Paper

Question 6:


Acid rain is defined as rain with a pH of below this.
11.6
2.6
8.6
5.6

Question 7:


Many credit this book by Rachel Carson with launching the environmentalist movement.
Soft Spring
Our Spring
White Spring
Silent Spring

Question 8:


Wood, water, air, wax, natural gas, paper, cardboard and leather are all renewable resources.
True
False

Question 9:


The removal of pollution or contaminants from land is called this.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


Every day this number of species of plants and animals become extinct.
10 - 20
50 - 100
140 - 200
250 - 350

 


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