Greenpeace Mission Gapfill Quiz

level: upper-intermediate

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests vocabulary and comprehension of topics covered on our page about Greenpeace, one of a series of EnglishClub readings on environmental and health issues.

Complete this extract from The Greenpeace Framework, a ten-year mission statement released by Greenpeace in 2016.

Every day we are bombarded by stories that are carefully crafted to support the broken system and the interests of 1. a) self-educated b) self-interested c) self-critical elites. They are designed to tell us what to think, promote a range of mindsets, and a way of thinking about what’s right, what’s wrong and – ultimately – about what is and is not possible.

Greenpeace must 2. a) promote b) control c) challenge these dominant mindsets, the myths and stories that tell people there is only one world possible – the one in which we live 3. a) sustainably b) selfishly c) unselfishly , separate from nature, using the Earth’s limited 4. a) resources b) income c) population for our relentless "needs."

Our mission should be to 5. a) promote b) challenge c) prevent a new perspective and shift in mindsets, one that is rooted in stories that help us: valuing people and communities near and far; understanding that we 6. a) came from nature b) are separate from nature c) are part of nature and that we each hold a stake in its future; measuring our success according to our relationships and not our possessions; understanding that security depends upon a healthy environment and a just, 7. a) unequal b) equitable c) unfair society rather than force and surveillance; understanding that people, not 8. a) environmental groups b) endangered wildlife c) corporations and self-interested elites, should be at the heart of governance and public life; seeing that the world is getting better, because people are 9. a) working together b) consuming more c) doing nothing to make it so; and understanding that the economy must work within the environmental limits of 10. a) the government b) the planet c) the business community .

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Full text: The Greenpeace Framework

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