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Famous Environmentalists

Take this quiz to see how much you know on famous environmentalists that helped shape the health of humans and the Earth.

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Take this quiz to see how much you know on famous environmentalists that helped shape the health of humans and the Earth.

1. Rachel Carson's 1963 book Silent Spring led to the banning of this insecticide in 1972:

  • Pyrethrum
  • DDT
  • Malathion

2. This woman was instrumental in getting Florida's Everglades declared a national park:

  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • Julia Tuttle
  • Marjory Stoneham Douglas

3. This native Floridian's book Hoot has its young hero fighting to save the habitat of tiny owls:

  • Tim Dorsey
  • Carl Hiaasen
  • Edna Buchanan

4. Shaun, Teresa, Marty, Gus—and don't forget Sparky—traveled across the U.S. on their television series Coolfuel USA Roadtrip. What fuel was not used by the team?

  • Sugar
  • Garbage
  • Gasoline

5. Wangari Maathai's Green Belt Movement won her the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a native of:

6. This thespian, famous for roles in Gunsmoke and McCloud, lived in "Earthship", a solar-powered, eco-friendly home in Colorado built of recycled materials.

7. This former vice president wrote Earth in the Balance:

  • Spiro T. Agnew
  • Al Gore, Jr.
  • Dan Quayle

8. John Muir was a founder of:

9. Julia Butterfly Hill lived in this kind of tree for two years (1997–1999) to prevent the destruction of it and its forest:

  • Redwood
  • Oak
  • Spruce

10. This heartthrob served as global chairman of Earth Day 2000:

  • George Clooney
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Brad Pitt

1. Rachel Carson's 1963 book Silent Spring led to the banning of this insecticide in 1972:
DDT

2. This woman was instrumental in getting Florida's Everglades declared a national park:
Marjory Stoneham Douglas

3. This native Floridian's book Hoot has its young hero fighting to save the habitat of tiny owls:
Carl Hiaasen

4. Shaun, Teresa, Marty, Gus—and don't forget Sparky—traveled across the U.S. on their television series Coolfuel USA Roadtrip. What fuel was not used by the team?
Gasoline

5. Wangari Maathai's Green Belt Movement won her the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a native of:
Kenya

6. This thespian, famous for roles in Gunsmoke and McCloud, lived in "Earthship", a solar-powered, eco-friendly home in Colorado built of recycled materials.
Dennis Weaver

7. This former vice president wrote Earth in the Balance:
Al Gore, Jr.

8. John Muir was a founder of:
Sierra Club

9. Julia Butterfly Hill lived in this kind of tree for two years (1997–1999) to prevent the destruction of it and its forest:
Redwood

10. This heartthrob served as global chairman of Earth Day 2000:
Leonardo DiCaprio

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