Quiz: Test Your Earth Day Knowledge

How much do you know about Earth Day?

Take this quiz to find out!

Sources: Earthday.org, Earth Day Wikipedia


  1. Which year did the first Earth Day take place?
    1. 1962
    2. 1970
    3. 1972
    4. 1990


  1. Which day is Earth Day?
    1.  April 22
    2.  December 21
    3.  August 12
    4.  October 31


  1. How many Americans participated in the first Earth Day?
    1. 100,000
    2. 1 Million
    3. 20 Million
    4. 100 Million


  1. Which group was the largest contributor to the success of the first Earth Day?
    1. The Green Party
    2. United Auto Workers Labor Union
    3. Sierra Club
    4. Young Democrats of America


  1. Which book helped make environmental issues part of the public consciousness in the U.S?
    1.  The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
    2.  The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
    3.  Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
    4.  Population Bomb by Paul Ehrlich


  1. True or False: Throughout its history, Earth Day has only been supported by Democrats.
    1.  True
    2.  False


  1. What was the slogan for the first Earth Day poster?
    1. “Every Day is Earth Day”
    2. “Save the Planet”
    3. “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”
    4. “We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us”


  1. Which environmental disaster was a catalyst for the creation of Earth Day?
    1. 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill
    2. 1969, Cuyahoga River catching fire
    3. 1997 discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
    4. 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill


  1. By the end of 1970 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created. Which of the following acts were passed that same year?
    1.  Clean Air Act
    2.  Clean Water Act
    3.  Endangered Species Act
    4. All of the above


  1. True or False: In 2016, the Paris Agreement was signed on Earth Day.
    1.  True
    2.  False


  1. True or False: Earth Day is the one and only day during the year that you should care about the environment and act to protect it.
    1.  True
    2.  False


Answer Key

1.B  2.A  3.C  4.B  5.C  6.B  7.D  8.A  9.D  10.A  11.B