Welcome to our Earth Day Quiz for Seniors! As we celebrate Earth Day on the 22nd April, it is important to highlight the significance of our role in preserving the planet for future generations. As individuals and communities, we can take action to reduce our carbon footprint and promote sustainable living. This quiz for seniors in aged care is a fun and engaging way to raise awareness and test your knowledge about environmental issues. So, put on your thinking caps, and let’s get started with this exciting quiz!
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On what day is Earth Day celebrated every year?
What is the name of the famous English wildlife conservationist who founded an Institute to protect chimpanzees and their habitats?
What is the name of the highest mountain in North America?
Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley)
What is the name of the process by which trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen?
Which animal is the largest land mammal in the world?
The Earth’s oceans cover 71% of its surface, True or False?
What is the name for the largest species of cat in the world?
What is the name for the hard, outer layer that covers the trunk of a tree?
Which sea creature is known for its ability to change color and texture to blend in with its surroundings?
What is the name of the British naturalist who developed the theory of evolution in the 19th century?
What is the name of the environmental group founded in 1971 by a group of activists including Irving Stowe and Ben Metcalf?
What is the name of the river in New York state that was contaminated with toxic chemicals from a nearby industrial site in the 1970s?
What is the process called when used materials are collected and turned into new products?
Which of the following materials cannot be recycled: glass, paper, or plastic bags?
Plastic bags cannot be recycled in regular recycling programs
What are the three R’s of sustainability?
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
What is the name of the nuclear power plant in Ukraine that experienced a catastrophic accident in 1986, leading to widespread radioactive contamination in the surrounding area?
What is composting?
The process of decomposing organic material, such as food scraps and yard waste, into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.
Which country recycles the most plastic?
Currently, it’s Germany
Can you recycle pizza boxes with grease stains?
No, pizza boxes with grease stains cannot be recycled