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Prove your eco-knowledge or humiliate yourself by exposing your green ignorance with these short quizzes on the environment. Don’t cheat by googling and no do-overs!

Start with this eco-quiz called ‘Clearing up the smog‘ from CNN Earth’s Frontiers, which aims to shed light on ‘energy myths’. I am slightly ashamed to say that I got only 7/10 questions correct, but some of them were tricky. I was still awarded ‘boffin’ status so I don’t feel too bad.

I then scored an embarrassing 50% on msnbc’s ‘How eco-savvy are you?’ quiz. My excuse is that some of the questions are in fact trick questions, but the real point is to learn something, not to get a perfect score. That’s what I tell myself to get over indignity of it all.

I only got one question wrong on this quiz, which is admittedly for kids. But I really should have scored 100% because I don’t need a new bird feeder for every carton of milk I finish.

I fared considerably worse on the Economist’sGlobalization quiz‘, but it was hard ­– and didn’t have that much to do with the environment after all and a lot to do with having read recent articles in the Economist, which I hadn’t read. Go figure.

Discovery’s Planet Green offers the following quiz entitled ‘Would You Fall for an Eco-Myth?‘ on which I scored 56% correct. I got one wrong for putting basically the opposite of what I ‘wrongly’ answered in the msnbc quiz. Hint: it has to do with a trick question about rolling down your car windows vs. using air conditioning. Unfair!

Finally, I redeemed myself on Planet Green’s ‘Are You An Eco-Friendly Eater?‘ quiz with a score of 100%. Booya!

About The Author: Graham Land

Greenfudge editor and London-based writer Graham Land grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he was part of the local hardcore punk scene, playing in several bands. Through this musical movement he became involved in grass roots interests such as anti-racist activism, animal rights and Ecology. In 2000 he relocated to Europe, eventually earning an MA from Malmö University in Sweden. He has also lived in Japan, Ireland, Portugal and Greece.



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