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Earth Day Quiz: Questions and Answers
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Earth Day Quiz for Kids: Quiz Questions
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Earth Day Quiz Questions

Earth Day QuizQuestion 1Who designed and created the Earth Day Flag?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 2On what date is Earth Day celebrated?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 3What was the year of the very first Earth Day?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 4What American river, polluted by years of dumping industrial waste and toxic garbage, caught fire in 1969?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 5What was the name of the book that helped launch the modern environmental movement?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 6What year was leaded gas introduced to enhance engine performance of cars?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 7What is the name of the Senator who is credited as the founder and helped organize the first "Earth Day"?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 8In which state did the catastrophic Exxon Valdez oil spill occur?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 9What was the 1979 Three Mile Island Accident? on March 28, 1979 was a partial nuclear meltdown that resulted in the release of unknown amounts of radioactive gases and radioactive iodine into the environment.
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 10What was the name of the space mission that took the famous "Blue Marble" photograph of the planet Earth?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 11

What was the name of the president who submitted the executive order to establish the  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)?

   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 12What was the name of the president who passed the Clean Air Act of 1963?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 13Who wrote the book entitled 'Pollution and the Death of Man'?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 14What year did National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) begin the Earth Observing System sending satellites into space to make important global observations of the planet?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 15In which state did the 2014 Elk River chemical spill take place?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 16What award did President Bill Clinton confer on Gaylord Nelson?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 17Why did Congress pass the Endangered Species Act?
   
Earth Day QuizQuestion 18How many people now celebrate Earth Day?

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Earth Day Quiz: Quiz Answers
Did you answer the questions correctly? The following answer sheet contains interesting, fun facts and information on Earth Day for kids.

Earth Day Quiz Answers

Quiz Answer 1

Environmentalist John McConnell was the creator of flag. His design was inspired when he saw the first picture of the Earth printed in a magazine. The flag is flown all around the world, showing support of efforts to help the planet and the people of Earth.

  
Quiz Answer 2

Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April, during school term time to allow kids to organize events relating to the environment

  
Quiz Answer 3

The first year that Earth Day was celebrated was in 1970 when it took the form of an environmental 'teach-in'.

  
Quiz Answer 4The 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire disaster occurred when the Cuyahoga River, in Cleveland Ohio, caught fire.
  
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The name of the book that helped to launch the modern environmental movement was 'Silent Spring' by Rachel Carson which highlighted the problem of pesticide poisoning.

  
Quiz Answer 6Leaded gas (gasoline spiked with lead) was introduced in 1923.
  
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The name of the Senator who helped organize the first event was Democrat Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin. Gaylord Nelson became involved in many of the most important environmental protection legislation and is credited as the founder of Earth Day

  
Quiz Answer 8

Alaska. The 1989 ecological disaster known as the Exxon Valdez oil spill occured when the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spilled 10.9 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska.

  
Quiz Answer 9

The Three Mile Island Accident was a partial nuclear meltdown in the Pennsylvania power plant that resulted in the release of unknown amounts of radioactive gases and radioactive iodine into the environment.

  
Quiz Answer 10

Apollo 17 took the first photograph of the whole illuminated Earth from space, commonly called the "Blue Marble" photograph.

  
Quiz Answer 11

President Richard Nixon  authorized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which was established on December 2, 1970.

  
Quiz Answer 12

President Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Clean Air Act of 1963 to provide funding for the research and the cleanup of air pollution. Amendments to the Clean Air Act were made in 1970 and 1990.

  
Quiz Answer 13

Pollution and the Death of Man was written by American author Francis A. Schaeffer, and was published in 1970

  
Quiz Answer 14

1997. The NASA  Earth Observing System launched a series of artificial satellite missions into orbit designed for long-term global observations of the land surface, atmosphere, biosphere and oceans of the Earth.

  
Quiz Answer 15

West Virginia. The Elk River chemical spill happened on January 9, 2014 from a Freedom Industries facility into the Elk River, Charleston, West Virginia.

  
Quiz Answer 16

Gaylord Nelson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in in 1995 in honor of his environmental work.

  
Quiz Answer 17Congress passed the 1973 Endangered Species Act to protect animals and their ecosystems.
  
Quiz Answer 18Earth Day has become a worldwide holiday celebrated by over 1 billion people.

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