Try our challenging
quiz. We are using it to promote awareness of the GREENFEST West London
on Sunday 14th June 2009 1-5pm beside the river in Hammersmith.
If you find the
quiz intriguing please forward it to your friends. ie highlight the text
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to the quiz which can be found on our website www.greenfest.org.uk
In a while we
put the answers on a page, and might add some more questions.
1 WHICH ONE OF
THESE IS GM FREE
a] Terminator seeds
b] F1 hybrid broccoli
c] BT crops
d] Roundup resistant wheat
e] Golden rice
2 ENERGY FROM FUSION MAY BE DEMONSTRABLE BEFORE SOME OF US ARE DEAD. THERE
ARE TWO APPROACHES BEING TESTED. WHICH IS CLOSEST TO BEING SUCCESSFUL
IN PRODUCING USEFUL ENERGY?
a] inertial, where a small
pellet is bombarded by lasers
b] tokamak devices, containing plasma in a magnetic bottle.
3 THERE ARE REGULATIONS AGAINST SPREADING ALL BUT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING.
WHICH ONE IS THAT?
a] Japanese Knotweed
b] Himalayan balsam
c] Common ragwort
d] Giant hogweed
e] Japanese seaweed Sargassum muticum
4 WHEN THE ARCTIC ICE MELTS IT WILL PRODUCE
a] sea water, which will not
cause any problems to the ocean currents
b] fresh water, which will mix with the sea water and make it less dense,
but will not cause any problems to the ocean currents
c] fresh water, which will mix with the sea water and make it less dense
and perhaps prevent the cold diluted sea water from sinking, and which
may cause problems to the ocean currents, like interfering with the gulf
5 WHY DO YOU GET FROST ON CLEAR NIGHTS, BUT NOT IF IT IS CLOUDY?
a] Because the cold radiates
in from the depths of outer space
b] Because cold fronts are associated with clear skies
c] Because the clouds reflect back some of the heat radiated [lost] by
6 WHEN A DRIVER TURNS OFF A MAIN ROAD INTO A SIDE ROAD THE DRIVER SHOULD
GIVE PRIORITY TO A PEDESTRIAN WHO IS STEPPING INTO THE SIDE ROAD -
b] only if there a special raised entry treatment
c] only if the driver would hit the pedestrian if the driver kept going
d] only if the pedestrian is a child
7 WHICH ONE OF THESE CREATURES HAS BECOME EXTINCT IN THE LAST 100 YEARS
a] the dodo
b] the coelocanth
c] the Thylacine, aka Tasmanian Tiger
d] the great auk
e] the komodo dragon
8 RECYCLING ALUMINIUM CANS SAVES ENERGY. HOW MANY RECYCLED CANS CAN BE
MADE WITH THE ENERGY NEEDED TO PRODUCE ONE CAN USING VIRGIN ORE.
9 ENERGY CONSUMED BY A CAR IN TOWN COMPARED TO THE ENERGY CONSUMED BY
A CYCLIST COVERING THE SAME DISTANCE IS APPROXIMATELY
d] 100 times as much
10 TWO 50-WATT BULBS PRODUCE THE SAME AMOUNT OF LIGHT AS ONE 100-WATT
11 THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION WORLDWIDE IS:
a] commercial logging.
c] clearing of lands for agricultural use.
d] gathering of firewood.
e] building of roads and cities.
12 WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE KYOTO TREATY SIGNED IN 1997?
a] Protection of free speech.
b] Preservation of the whale population.
c] Reversal of global warming.
13 WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON REASON THAT AN ANIMAL SPECIES BECOMES EXTINCT?
IS IT BECAUSE...
a] Pesticides are killing them
b] Their habitats are being destroyed by humans
c] There is too much hunting, or
d] There are climate changes that affect them?
14 WHICH ONE OF THESE ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO COME ACROSS IN THE WILD IN
a] Water vole
b] Great crested newt
e] Stag beetle
15 OZONE FORMS A PROTECTIVE LAYER IN THE EARTH'S UPPER ATMOSPHERE. WHAT
DOES OZONE PROTECT US FROM?
a] Acid rain
b] Global warming
c] Sudden changes in temperature, or
d] Harmful, cancer-causing sunlight?
16 THE POPULATION OF THE WORLD
IS CURRENTLY ABOUT:
a] 3.4 billion
b] 6.5 billion
c] 8.7 billion
d] 9.2 billion
e] 11.5 billion
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