What You Need:
  • A list of questions, such as these below
  • Paper and pens or pencils for each guest
  • A prize for 1st place
How to Play:
  • Make sure each of your guests have paper and pen or pencil.
  • Read your questions one at a time, and give guests enough time to decide their answer.
  • After all the questions have been read, have the guest trade their answer sheet with another guest to score their answers.
  • Read the answers and determine who got the most correct answers.
  • Reward the winner with a prize.
Environmental Trivia Test Questions:
Here's a list of questions that you can use for testing your guests knowledge about our environment.  Use any or all of these, and add your own to the list.
Q1. If every household in the U.S. replaced one light bulb with a CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light bulb), it would prevent enough pollution to equal removing how many cars from the road?
A1. 1 million cars
Q2.  16 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in what country?
A2.  China
Q3.  What percent of plastic bags were recycled in 2000?
A3. 1%
Q4.  How many gallons of water leak from faucets of U.S. homes every year?
A4.  1 trillion gallons
Q5. What type of trash takes up the most space in US landfills?
            a. plastic

            b. metal

            c. paper

            d. yard waste
A5.  The answer is “C” – The trash most commonly found in municipal landfills is plain old paper—on average, it accounts for more than 40 percent of a landfill's contents. Newspapers, which can be recycled, can take up as much as 13 percent of the space in US landfills and deteriorates very slowly in a landfill. Research has shown that, when excavated from a landfill, newspapers from the 1960s can be intact and readable.
Q6.  How do you spell environment?
A6.   Environment
Q7.  What method should you use for keeping your yard green, without wasting water?
            a.    Water plants differently, according their individual water needs.
            b.    Position sprinklers to water the lawn/garden only, not the street or sidewalks.
            c.    Use soaker hoses or trickle irrigation systems for trees and shrubs
            d.    Keep your yard healthy – dethatch, use mulch, etc.
            e.    All of the above.
A7.  “e” – All of them can be used to reduce wasting water.

Q8.  What are the 3 R’s that will help keep your environment green?
A8.  Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

Q9.  What was the first year Earth Day was celebrated?
A9.  1970

Q10.  Is the bald eagle on the endangered species list?
A10.  No – it was removed in 1996, after its recovery with the banning of DDT in 1972.