Environmental quiz

Questions on environmental topics

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1. When was the largest oil spill ever?

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2. What is the aerobic bacterial production process of nitrate and nitrite called?

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3. Which are the three fossil fuels applied for energy production?

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4. Which two measurements are applied to indicate radioactivity?

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5. Which country was severely flooded in 1953?

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6. What is the English word for people that think we should live in harmony with nature, rather than exploit it?

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7. Which substance makes up 78% of air?

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8. What does the Fujita scale indicate?

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9. If a certain dose of a substance kills 50% of all test animals, what is this dose called?

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10. Why did the First World War cause so much damage to soil structures?

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11. What was the name of the community in the United States that was built on a chemical waste dump in the 1950’s?

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12. What is the European drinking water standard for nitrate (mg/L)?

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13. What is the main policy measure for achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets under the Kyoto protocol?

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14. How much of the earth’s water is freshwater?

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15. What was the herbicide called that was applied in the Vietnam War to destroy the forest cover hiding the Viet Cong?

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16. What is removed from water when disinfection is carried out?

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17. What toxic substance caused millions of people in Bangladesh to fall ill because of its presence in groundwater applied as drinking water?

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18. How much of the world's total population experiences water shortages?

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19. For which environmental NGO did skeptical environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg work in his earlier years?

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20. What are the two main components of acid rain?

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