See if you've been paying attention to our Earth Day 2012 series by taking this pop quiz. All the answers can be found in articles here.
A. Who is considered the founder of Earth Day?
- Christine Todd Whitman
- Rachel Carson
- Gaylord Nelson*
- Richard Nixon
- Lisa P. Jackson
B. Approximately how much garbage does the average person throw away every day?
- 2 pounds
- 3 pounds
- 4 pounds*
- 6 pounds
- 10 pounds
C. Earth Day is the third most activity-inspired event for schools. What are the first and second?
- Valentine's Day and Christmas
- Easter and Halloween
- Thanksgiving and Christmas
- Christmas and Halloween*
- Christmas and Presidents Day
D. How many people took part in the first Earth Day in 1970?
- 10 million
- 13 million
- 15 million
- 18 million
- 20 million
E. Which movie director helped launch a 2010 program to plant 1 million trees?
- James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic)
- Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally...)
- Robert Redford (Ordinary People)
- Michael Moore (Sicko)
- Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
Scroll down for answers.
For a list of Earth Day-related activities and events, go here.
For other Earth Day 2012 articles and postings, go here.
Answers: A-3; B-3; C-4; D-5; E-1.