One-Minute Quiz: Famous Environmentalists

A thoughtful observer of man, society and nature, he became one of America’s first and most ardent environmentalists.

1.    Ralph Waldo Emerson
2.    Henry David Thoreau
3.    Jackie Chan
4.    Davy Crockett

Often called the father of national parks, he described himself as a “poetico-trampo-geologist-botanist.”

1.    John Muir
2.    Benjamin Franklin
3.    John Wilkes Booth
4.    John J. Audubon

Her famous book, Silent Spring, exposed the biological and ecological dangers posed by pesticides and led to a ban on the use of DDT.

1.    Rachel Carson
2.    Britney Spears
3.    Eleanor Roosevelt
4.    Darryl Hannah

While president of the United States, he set aside hundreds of millions of acres as wilderness land, and created national forests, national parks and wildlife refuges.

1.    Abraham Lincoln
2.    George W. Bush
3.    Thomas Jefferson
4.    Theodore Roosevelt

This itinerant nurseryman became an American legend in his own lifetime because of his kind, generous ways and his leadership in conservation.

1.    Mick Jagger
2.    Johnny Appleseed
3.    Buffalo Bill Cody
4.    Luther Burbank

A leading figure in nature photography and wilderness preservation, his signature black and white photographs inspire an appreciation for natural beauty.

1.    Robert Redford
2.    George Eastman
3.    Ansel Adams
4.    Andy Warhol

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A thoughtful observer of man, society and nature, he became one of America’s first and most ardent environmentalists.

1.    Ralph Waldo Emerson
2.    Henry David Thoreau
3.    Jackie Chan
4.   Davy Crockett

Answer: 2

Often called the father of national parks, he described himself as a “poetico-trampo-geologist-botanist.”

1.    John Muir
2.    Benjamin Franklin
3.    John Wilkes Booth
4.    John J. Audubon

Answer: 1

Her famous book, Silent Spring, exposed the biological and ecological dangers posed by pesticides and led to a ban on the use of DDT.

1.    Rachel Carson
2.    Britney Spears
3.    Eleanor Roosevelt
4.    Darryl Hannah

Answer: 1

While president of the United States, he set aside hundreds of millions of acres as wilderness land, and created national forests, national parks and wildlife refuges.

1.    Abraham Lincoln
2.    George W. Bush
3.    Thomas Jefferson
4.    Theodore Roosevelt

Answer: 4

This itinerant nurseryman became an American legend in his own lifetime because of his kind, generous ways and his leadership in conservation.

1.    Mick Jagger
2.    Johnny Appleseed
3.    Buffalo Bill Cody
4.   Luther Burbank

Answer: 2

A leading figure in nature photography and wilderness preservation, his signature black and white photographs inspire an appreciation for natural beauty.

1.    Robert Redford
2.    George Eastman
3.    Ansel Adams
4.    Andy Warhol

Answer: 3


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