David Attenborough Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of our page on wildlife documentary producer and environmental activist Sir David Attenborough, one of a series of EnglishClub readings on environmental and health issues.

1. In most of David Attenborough's documentaries, we see lots of

wild animals
tame animals
farm animals
a) wild animals b) tame animals c) farm animals

2. In the trailer for David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, he describes his life as

a) wild b) ordinary c) extraordinary

3. What did Sir David study at Cambridge University?

documentary film-making
physical education
geology and zoology
a) documentary film-making b) physical education c) geology and zoology

4. What was his first TV programme for the BBC about?

birds of paradise
prehistoric fish
natural habitats
a) birds of paradise b) prehistoric fish c) natural habitats

5. Which tells the story of life's evolution over millions of years?

Life on Earth
The Living Planet
The Trials of Life
a) Life on Earth b) The Living Planet c) The Trials of Life

6. The 2008 series Life in Cold Blood is about

insects and other small creatures
life in the world's oceans
amphibians and reptiles
a) insects and other small creatures b) life in the world's oceans c) amphibians and reptiles

7. In which series would you expect to see the most close-ups?

The Life of Birds
Life in the Undergrowth
The Life of Mammals
a) The Life of Birds b) Life in the Undergrowth c) The Life of Mammals

8. Most anthropological documentaries are about

indigenous cultures
climate change
a) indigenous cultures b) anthropologists c) climate change

9. Habitat loss leads to _______ levels of biodiversity.

a) higher b) lower c) unsustainable

10. As an environmental activist, David campaigns against the use of

renewable energy
sustainable farming
fossil fuels
a) renewable energy b) sustainable farming c) fossil fuels

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.