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Celebrating Our Amazing Planet With 15 Amazing Earth Based Trivia Questions Here on the Suncoast

| Angela Naff |

We just finished celebrating Earth Day this past weekend, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give our planet some additional love. We have compiled some of the craziest trivia questions about this planet we call home. Do you think you are knowledgeable on all things Earth and helping conserve the resources of this amazing planet? Let’s challenge that knowledge and see how you do.

Question #1

What is the layer in the Earth’s stratosphere that is responsible for absorbing most of the ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth from the sun?

Answer #1

The Ozone Layer

Question #2

How many indigenous people inhabit forests worldwide?

Answer #2

About 50 million

Question #3

What present-day Italian city does Mt. Vesuvius overlook?

Answer #3


Question #4

In 1970, students at Florida Technological University held a mock trial for what, accusing it of air pollution?

Answer #4

A Chevrolet

Question #5

How many countries are there in the United Kingdom?

Answer #5


Question #6

What is the name of the largest city in Australia?

Answer #6


Question #7

What country is known to have the best quality tap water?

Answer #7


Question #8

What is the name of the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States?

Answer #8

The Florida Reef

Florida Reef Earth

Question #9

What is the circumference of the Earth?

Answer #9

24,901 miles

Question #10

What is the largest active volcano in the world?

Answer #10

Mauna Loa

Question #11

The deepest point on the ocean floor is how many feet below sea level.

Answer #11

36,200 feet

Question #12

The average American family wastes how much in $ in the form of food waste?

Answer #12


Question #13

What was referred to as “The Dirty Dozen” in 1970?

Answer #13

Congressmen with poor environmental records

Question #14

Which former politician narrated the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, which warns about climate change?

Answer #14

Al Gore


Question #15

What is the name of the highest mountain in the world?

Answer #15

Mount Everest

So…how did you do with this list of trivia? Did you learn something you never knew, or did you run to Google to check our facts? Earth is a crazy, fabulous, and wonderful place with so many nuances it is hard to know everything. As we continue to find ways to conserve resources, minimize our carbon footprints, and work to reverse things like pollution…try to learn even more about our wonderful home planet.

Happy Earth Day – every day, Suncoast!

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