On the 10th June 2018, we organised an online quiz in conjunction with World Environment Day. A total of 116 participants registered for the quiz, and 23 participants submitted their answers within the 30-minute time-frame.
Following are the answers to all the questions:
1. The Stockholm Conference on Human Environment was held in Sweden on 5th June. Since then the World Environment Day is celebrated on this day. State the year.
2. What is the theme for World Environment Day 2018?
Beat Plastic Pollution. (Source)
3. This year’s World Environment Day host is:
4. Who is this person?
Al Gore, Politician and former Vice President of the US
5. How many cosmetic chemicals is the average woman exposed to on a daily basis?
6. What is the term used to describe a combination of jogging and picking up litter?
7. How long does it take a styrofoam cup to decompose?
8. How much would it cost us per annum if bees and other pollinators were to charge us for their services?
US$275 million. (Source)
9. How much of the world’s water is available for human use?
Less than 1%. (Source)
10. What is the most common type of debris that litters our oceans?
11. San Francisco has set an ambitious zero waste goal for the city. By what year is San Francisco planning to recycle and compost all of its trash?
12. Which of the following sources of energy is NOT renewable?
13. Which two countries are responsible for more than 70% of the world’s cocoa supply?
Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. (Source)
14. This bird native to North America was one of the most abundant on earth. The last of this bird died in a zoo in Cincinnati in 1914. What bird is this?
The passenger pigeon. (Source)
15. In 2013, the US exported 120 million tons of coal to other countries. To which country was the largest amount of coal shipped?
16. What is the name of the gas released from landfills, decaying organic matter, flooded paddy fields, by ruminant animals and termites, and by the burning of biomass?
17. The following pollutant is not contained in the vehicular exhaust emissions:
18. Population growth in our cities demands sustainable solutions for transportation, buildings and other infrastructure. One hundred years ago, 20% of the world population lived in an urban area. What will this percentage be by 2050?
19. What is the name of the device fitted to motor vehicles to chemically reduce some gases produced by internal combustion engines like NOx, CO, and HC into less harmful products?
Catalytic converter. (Source)
20. Eutrophication is when a body of water becomes overly enriched with minerals and nutrients that induce excessive growth of plants and algae. Name the nutrients.
Nitrogen and phosphorus. (Source)
21. What is the name of the American marine biologist and nature writer who is credited with advancing the modern environmental movement?
Rachel Carson. (Source)
22. The on-site conservation of plant or animal species in natural populations is called..
In-situ conservation. (Source)
23. During the construction of the largest solar power plant in California, developers accidentally found nearly 200 individuals of a threatened animal. What was that animal?
Desert tortoise. (Source)
24. Today, most households use air conditioning. In your opinion, how many percent of Americans had air conditioning in 1960?
25. Which of the following species of rhinoceros is said to be the most critically endangered species?
Javan rhino. (Source)
26. What percentage of our coral reefs have already been destroyed?
27. What is the scientific name of the sea turtle that feeds predominantly on jellyfish?
Dermochelys coriacea. (Source)
28. A method of the disposal of municipal waste in landfills, sanitary landfills, and is also burnt in large furnaces is called..
Blast furnace. (Source)
29. What is the name of the act/bill/law that provides for the protection and conservation of wildlife in Malaysia?
Wildlife Conservation Act 2010. (Source)
30. In fewer than 20 words, tell us why saving the environment is important to you.