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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
1/5th
1/17th

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


Deserts are advancing and taking over the land. For instance, in Mali the desert is advancing at this speed.
23 miles per year
37 miles per year
11 miles per year
4 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?
Leather shoes
Paper
Nylon fabric
Cigarette filters

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


Many credit this book by Rachel Carson with launching the environmentalist movement.
White Spring
Silent Spring
Soft Spring
Our 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.
250 - 350
50 - 100
140 - 200
10 - 20

 


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