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    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.

    Seniors answering Earth Day Quiz

    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!

    Click the link at the bottom of the page for the A4 printable version.

    Benefits of Earth Day Quiz

    This Earth Day quiz is a fantastic activity for seniors in aged care, offering a fun way to connect with the environment and enjoy some cognitive stimulation. Here are some specific benefits:

    • Promotes Environmental Awareness: Learn interesting facts about the planet and spark conversations about sustainability practices.
    • Sharpens Memory and Knowledge: Recall past experiences and environmental knowledge, keeping the mind active and engaged.
    • Encourages Social Interaction: Discuss answers, share memories of nature, and create a sense of community around environmental care.
    • Provides a Sense of Personal Connection: Reflecting on the Earth’s well-being can foster a feeling of responsibility and inspire eco-friendly actions.
    elderly man facilitating Earth Day quiz in aged care

    This quiz is a perfect way for seniors to celebrate Earth Day, have some fun, and connect with the importance of protecting our planet. So gather your friends and get ready to test your knowledge!

    Answer the Quiz Now!

    1. On what day is Earth Day celebrated every year? 22nd April

    2. What is the name of the famous English wildlife conservationist who founded an Institute to protect chimpanzees and their habitats? Jane Goodall

    3. What is the name of the highest mountain in North America? Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley)

    4. What is the name of the process by which trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen? Photosynthesis

    5. Which animal is the largest land mammal in the world? Elephant

    6. The Earth’s oceans cover 71% of its surface, True or False? True

    7. What is the name for the largest species of cat in the world? Tiger

    8. What is the name for the hard, outer layer that covers the trunk of a tree? Bark

    9. Which sea creature is known for its ability to change color and texture to blend in with its surroundings? Octopus

    10. What is the name of the British naturalist who developed the theory of evolution in the 19th century? Charles Darwin


    11. What is the name of the environmental group founded in 1971 by a group of activists including Irving Stowe and Ben Metcalf? Greenpeace

    12. 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? Love Canal

    13. What is the process called when used materials are collected and turned into new products? Recycling

    14. Which of the following materials cannot be recycled: glass, paper, or plastic bags? Plastic bags cannot be recycled in regular recycling programs

    15. What are the three R’s of sustainability? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

    16. 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? Chernobyl

    17. What is composting? The process of decomposing organic material, such as food scraps and yard waste, into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.

    18. Which country recycles the most plastic? Currently, it’s Germany

    19. Can you recycle pizza boxes with grease stains? No, pizza boxes with grease stains cannot be recycled

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