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Environment Vocabulary Quiz

You can do this 20-question quiz online or print it on paper. It tests your understanding of our Environment Vocabulary page.

1. Many factories _______ harmful pollutants into the atmosphere.

minimize
donate
emit
a) minimize b) donate c) emit

2. You can _______ plastic bags again and again until they get holes in them.

reuse
resume
reduce
a) reuse b) resume c) reduce

3. Americans _______ many products that are sold with excess packaging.

consume
protect
pollute
a) consume b) protect c) pollute

4. Burning fossil fuels can cause _______ to fall from the clouds.

smog
carbon footprints
acid rain
a) smog b) carbon footprints c) acid rain

5. You can _______ organic household waste by having a compost bin in the garden.

protect
recycle
fertilize
a) protect b) recycle c) fertilize

6. Instead of throwing away old clothes, _______ them to organizations that help poor people.

consume
donate
emit
a) consume b) donate c) emit

7. The company is _______ an ancient forest in order to sell the wood.

clear-cutting
reducing
recycling
a) clear-cutting b) reducing c) recycling

8. Which is an example of climate change?

reforestation
global warming
air pollution
a) reforestation b) global warming c) air pollution

9. Environmentalists understand the importance of _______ forests and wetlands.

minimizing
banning
preserving
a) minimizing b) banning c) preserving

10. We will _______ if the government supports fossil fuel companies instead of tackling global warming.

prevent
protest
protect
a) prevent b) protest c) protect

11. Energy-efficient vehicles and appliances use

no energy
more energy
less energy
a) no energy b) more energy c) less energy

12. Regulations only stop factories from _______ the environment if they're enforced.

protecting
consuming
polluting
a) protecting b) consuming c) polluting

13. We should _______ pollutants that seriously damage our health or the environment.

emit
use up
ban
a) emit b) use up c) ban

14. Which can cause serious health or environmental problems?

hazardous waste
domestic waste
recycled waste
a) hazardous waste b) domestic waste c) recycled waste

15. If you're working for a reforestation project you're probably _______ trees.

planting
clearcutting
poisoning
a) planting b) clearcutting c) poisoning

16. The protection and preservation of natural resources and the environment is called

contamination
conservation
protectionism
a) contamination b) conservation c) protectionism

17. To stop global warming we have to use _______ energy like solar and wind.

self-sufficient
fossil-fuel
renewable
a) self-sufficient b) fossil-fuel c) renewable

18. Gases that stop heat from escaping into space are called _______ gases.

green
greenhouse
zero-emission
a) green b) greenhouse c) zero-emission

19. The place in which a plant, animal, bird or fish normally lives is its

habitat
food chain
eco-community
a) habitat b) food chain c) eco-community

20. We're going to live in an environmentally-friendly

ecosystem
ecovillage
habitat
a) ecosystem b) ecovillage c) habitat

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