Question 4: What American river, polluted by years of dumping industrial waste and toxic garbage, caught fire in 1969?
Question 5: What was the name of the book that helped launch the modern environmental movement?
Question 6: What year was leaded gas introduced to enhance engine performance of cars?
Question 7: What is the name of the Senator who is credited as the founder and helped organize the first "Earth Day"?
Question 8: In which state did the catastrophic Exxon Valdez oil spill occur?
Question 9: What 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.
Question 10: What was the name of the space mission that took the famous "Blue Marble" photograph of the planet Earth?
Question 11: What was the name of the president who submitted the executive order to establish the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)?
Question 12: What was the name of the president who passed the Clean Air Act of 1963?
Question 13: Who wrote the book entitled 'Pollution and the Death of Man'?
Question 14: What 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?
Question 15: In which state did the 2014 Elk River chemical spill take place?
Question 16: What award did President Bill Clinton confer on Gaylord Nelson?
Question 17: Why did Congress pass the Endangered Species Act?
Question 18: How many people now celebrate Earth Day?
Earth Day Quiz: 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 4: The 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire disaster occurred when the Cuyahoga River, in Cleveland Ohio, caught fire.
Quiz Answer 5: 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 6: Leaded gas (gasoline spiked with lead) was introduced in 1923.
Quiz Answer 7: 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 17: Congress passed the 1973 Endangered Species Act to protect animals and their ecosystems.
Quiz Answer 18: Earth Day has become a worldwide holiday celebrated by over 1 billion people.
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