Free Printable Trivia Questions and Answers, Trivia Games and Other Resources for the Trivia Buff




Earth Day Trivia Quiz

Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia

Click the question mark found beside each question for the answer.

April 22 - Earth Day is celebrated in more than 192 countries around the world. On what date is Earth Day celebrated?

a. March 15
b. April 22
c. February 27
d. May 4

Rachel Carson - This book sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. This book raised people's awareness about the planet and the Environment.Who wrote the environmental thought-provoking book entitled, Silent Spring?

a. Dee Brown
b. Pierre Burton
c. John Grisholm
d. Rachel Carson

Gaylord Nelson - When he began this project, he was the Senator from Wisconsin.Who is considered the founder of Earth Day?

a. Gaylord Nelson
b. Gerald Ford
c. Margret Thatcher
d. George W. Bush

An oil spill off the coast of California - Underwater drilling caused the disaster when more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil created an 800-mile oil slick off the coast.What disaster lead to the founding of Earth Day?

a. Extinction of American mega fauna
b. An oil spill off the coast of California
c. The Chernobyl disaster
d. An oil spill off the coast of Africa

Planting a million trees - The project is geared to planting in areas where reforestation is urgent. These regions include Brazil, Mexico, Haiti and urban areas throughout the States. The Canopy project is one of Earth Day's largest efforts. What is the goal?

a. Planting a million trees
b. Cleaning along the highways
c. Recycling a million pounds of paper
d. Collecting a million plastic bottles

Solar thermal - Solar thermal power is often used to keep swimming pools warm. What is the correct term for solar power, which is turned into heat?

a. Solar jewel
b. Solar generator
c. Solar thermal
d. Solar kilowatts

Satellites - Bell Laboratories played a major role in contributing to these developments. In the fifties, the US government started using solar cells to power what kind of devices?

a. Cars
b. Radios
c. Satellites
d. Telephones

South - If you lived south of the equator, you would point the panels north. Companies often place tracking devices on their panels to have them aligned with the sun's movement.If you live north of the equator, in which direction would you point your solar panels to get the best result?

a. East
b. North
c. West
d. South

Spain - Spain and Germany are among the world leaders in installed solar power.As of 2012, which of these nations has the largest amount of solar power?

a. Finland
b. New Zealand
c. Japan
d. Spain

China - China manufactures over 50 percent of the world's solar cells and panels.Which country produces the most solar panels?

a. Germany
b. South Korea
c. France
d. China

Lights - Most homes in the United States use fossil fuels for heating. The United States uses most of its household energy every year to power what?

a. Heat and cool the house
b. TVs, computers and phones
c. Lights
d. Heat water

Petroleum - Petroleum is a fossil fuel. It is made into gasoline and diesel fuel.Which of the following fuels provides the most energy in the United States?

a. Petroleum
b. Geo-thermal
c. Wind
d. Solar

Created from the remains of plants and animals that died millions of years ago. - Coal, natural gas and petroleum are all types of fossil fuels.Which of these is true about fossil fuels?

a. They are renewable.
b. Created from the remains of plants and animals that died millions of years ago.
c. They are harvested from plants.
d. They do not cause pollution.

Hydropower - Hydropower is created by water.Which renewable-energy source, as of 2014, provides the US with the most energy?

a. Wind
b. Solar
c. Geothermal
d. Hydropower

Grind corn - They built mills, which would turn and grind the corn.The ancient Greeks and Romans harnessed hydropower to do what?

a. Power their chariots
b. Grind corn
c. Dry their clothes
d. Heat their homes

Water - Hydro is Greek for water. Hydroelectricity is electricity that is created from what?

a. Water
b. Power
c. Energy
d. Heat

Three Gorges in China - This dam was completed in 2011. The dam is capable of producing 22,500 MW of power. (MW = Mega Watt)Dams are often built to produce hydropower. Which dam produces the most power in the world?

a. Three Gorges in China
b. Ust Limskaya in Russia
c. Churchill Falls in Canada
d. Grand Coulee in the United States

Printable Trivia Questions
Click Here For a Printable Version of This Quiz

Trivia Game Icon
Click Here to Play This Quiz Interactively


Related Quizzes:



Free trivia games




  Site Contents

Trivia Home
Trivia Questions Index
Daily Trivia Challenge
Daily Trivia Contest
Movie Quiz Challenge
TriviaChamp Blog
Id In Three Trivia
Topic Sleuth Trivia
Wordsearch Games
Fun Online Pranks
Christmas Fun Pages
Halloween Fun Pages
Thanksgiving Fun Pages
Pub Quiz Sheets
Video Trivia Games
Weird Trivia Facts
Add a Trivia Game
Leave Feedback
Privacy Policy
Site Map

  Trivia Categories

General Trivia
General Knowledge Trivia Questions E100
October 2015 Current Events Quiz
General Knowledge Trivia Questions E99
September 2015 Current Events Quiz
Pop Culture Trivia Questions E67
More ...
Movie Trivia
Movie Trivia Questions E41
Disney Movie Trivia Questions E5
Star Wars Trivia Quiz E4
Movie Trivia Questions E40
Famous Movie Quotes III
More ...
TV Shows Trivia
TV Show Trivia Questions E16
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 2 Quiz
Cartoons Trivia Questions E5
Sci Fi Movie And TV Quiz
2000s TV Shows Trivia Quiz II
More ...
Music Trivia
Miley Cyrus Trivia Quiz
British Music Trivia Quiz
1990s Pop Hits Quiz III
Classical Music Trivia Questions E4
Classic Rock Trivia Questions E4
More ...
History Trivia
What Happened First Trivia Quiz III
What Happened First Trivia Quiz II
History Trivia Questions E36
Belgium Trivia Quiz
History Trivia Questions E35
More ...
Geography Trivia
British Cities Trivia Quiz II
Geography Trivia Questions E28
Geography Trivia Questions E27
Geography Trivia Questions E26
Geography Trivia Questions E25
More ...
Science Trivia
Science Trivia Questions E29
Science Trivia Questions E28
Science Trivia Questions E27
Science Trivia Questions E26
Science Trivia Questions E25
More ...
Sports Trivia
Sports Trivia Questions E28
Sports Trivia Questions E27
Cricket Trivia Quiz
Golf Trivia Questions E4
Sports Trivia Questions E26
More ...
Kids Trivia
Childrens Trivia Questions E11
Fairy Tales Trivia Quiz
Kids Movie Trivia Questions E6
Kids Trivia Questions E30
Kids Trivia Questions E29
More ...
Language Trivia
Collective Terms Trivia Quiz II
Collective Terms Trivia Quiz
Languages Trivia Quiz
Language And Wordplay Quiz
Words And Wordplay Trivia Quiz
More ...
Literature Trivia
William Shakespeare Trivia Quiz II
Arts And Literature Trivia Questions E13
Literature Trivia Questions E8
Arts And Literature Trivia Questions E12
Fairy Tales Trivia Quiz
More ...
Animal Trivia
Animals and Nature Trivia Quiz II
Animals and Nature Trivia Quiz
Animals Trivia Quiz E6
Kids Animal Trivia Questions
Polar Bear Trivia Quiz
More ...
Misc. Trivia
Halloween Trivia Quiz II
Booze Trivia Quiz II
Video Games Trivia Quiz E3
Fruits And Vegetables Trivia Quiz
Christmas Potpourri II
More ...