The climate quiz: Test your knowledge about the environment!

Today is World Environment Day, the perfect time to put your environmental knowledge to the test! 

Question 1: What is the average time it takes for a plastic bottle to completely break down in nature? 

a) 10 years
b) 100 years
c) 450 years
d) 1000 years 

Question 2: Which of the following is the best alternative to a plastic straw? 

a) Paper straw
b) Bamboo straw
c) Stainless steel straw
d) Silicone straw

Question 3: What is the leading cause of deforestation worldwide

a) Logging for building materials
b) Paper production
c) Converting forests to agricultural land
d) urban expansion

Question 4: Which of the following energy sources is the most environmentally friendly? 

a) Natural gas
b) Nuclear energy
c) Coal
d) Solar energy

Question 5: How much water is saved on average by eating a vegetarian meal? 

a) 100 litres 
b) 500 litres
c) 1000 litres
d) 2500 litres

Question 6: What is 'fast fashion' and why is it harmful to the environment? 

a) Clothing that wears out quickly and needs to be replaced, leading to waste
b) Clothing that is produced quickly and cheaply, often with high environmental and social costs
c) Clothing made from fast growing crops such as bamboo
d) Clothing that dries quickly after washing, requiring less energy for drying

Question 7: What can you do with old electronic devices to limit environmental damage? 

a) Dispose of with normal waste
b) Store at home for future use
c) Recycle via an approved collection point
d) Selling at a flea market

Question 8: What is an ecological footprint? 

a) The amount of carbon dioxide a person emits
b) The amount of land and water required to support a person's lifestyle
c) The level of pollution in a particular area
d) The size of the shoes a person wears 











Good answers:

  1. C
  2. C
  3. C
  4. D
  5. D
  6. B
  7. C
  8. B