Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day Quiz!

It is time again for an On the Brink Quiz! Today's quiz focuses on Earth Day. Links to previous quizzes follow the questions. The answers are in the comments section.

1. In what year was the first Earth Day celebrated?

2. What organization first considered making Earth Day an annual event?

3. Which U.S. Senator was responsible for making Earth Day an annual U.S. event?

4. Earth Day was not originally conceived of as a celebration, instead, the organizers wanted to focus on what activity?

5. What U.S. event inspired the activism that helped to start the first Earth Day?

6. Which City had approximately 100,000 people show up for the first Earth Day?

7. In 2009, the United Nations renamed Earth Day. What official name is given to Earth Day by the United Nations.

8. The John Birch society and others criticized the date of Earth Day because it is the birthday of which individual? Note that the organizers didn't pick the date for this reason.

9. NASA celebrated Earth Day in 1992 by planting seeds of what type plant that had been to the moon on Apollo 14?

10.  Which major international environmental agreement was signed on Earth Day 2016?

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1 comment:

Bob Brinkmann said...

1. 1970
2. The United Nations
3. Gaylord Nelson
4. It was first conceived as a teach in.
5. A 1969 oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara
6. New York City
7. International Mother Earth Day
8. Vladimir Lenin
9. Trees
10. The Paris Climate Accord