Thursday, 1 May 2008

Answers to the Earth Day Quiz

Here are the answers to the Earth Day Quiz from last week.

1. In what year did Smokey Bear first appear?

He made his debut on August 9, 1944.

2. What was the name of the comic strip created by Ed Dodd and debuting on April 15, 1946, which featured a photojournalist and magazine writer as its hero and dealt with environmental themes?

Mark Trail.

3. What 1962 book is credited with launching the environmental movement in the United States?

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

4. In what year was Earth Day first celebrated.

It was on April 22, 1970

5. What bird is the icon for the United States Forest Service's anti-littering campaign?

Woodsy Owl

6. What Greek letter was used as a symbol for the ecology movement?

theta

7. What President founded the National Park Service?

Woodrow Wilson

8. What year was the Endangered Species Act passed?

1973.

9. What 1990 carton aired on TBS featured an environmentalist superhero and his team of five youths fighting threats to the environment?

Captain Planet and the Planeteers

10. What 2006 film won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature Film and dealt with global warming?

An Inconvenient Truth

1 comment:

d. chedwick said...

I failed miserably at this even though I read "Silent Spring" and saw clips of the Al Gore film. I forgot all about Woodsy Owl (Give a Hoot, Don't pollute!)

Why Theta?

I wish I remembered seeing a Mark Trail comic--that sounds kind of Steve Canyon-ish but with earth issues.