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EARTH DAY: How much do you know? Take this energy quiz.

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 at 6:08 am in Earth Day, Energy, Environmental.

Happy Earth Day to a rain forest in Panama. Photo by Gary Bogue, Benicia, Calif.
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Here it comes — Earth Day — the observance dedicated to the idea that the more we know about energy issues and the environment, the better choices we’ll be able to make about the way we behave, the technology we embrace, and the world we create for today and tomorrow.

Forty years after the first Earth Day, how much have we learned?

For that matter, how much do you know?

Public Agenda, the nonprofit nonpartisan research and citizen’s engagement organization, challenges you to take their quiz.

Happy Earth Day to Penguins in Antarctica. Photo by Karl Nielsen, Benicia, Calif.
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QUIZ: Facts, Myths & What Most Americans Know About Energy:

They think you’ll find it an eye-opener, especially when you compare your answers to those in the national sample they surveyed for their most recent study, “The Energy Learning Curve,” on public attitudes, knowledge and opinion on proposals to change the ways we find, produce and use energy.


“The Energy Learning Curve” was done in association with Planet Forward (, the Web site and PBS TV show ( which brings experts and citizens to discuss energy issues, now accepting contributions for its May 21 Web sequel in which the best viewer-submitted ideas will be presented to Van Jones, President Obama’s green jobs advisor.

So how did you do on the energy quiz? I got 6 out of 10. /Gary

Happy Earth Day to Mount Diablo, Contra Costa County, Calif. Photo by Brian Murphy.more diablo

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  1. Bob Brittain Says:

    Hi Gary,
    Thanks for the link to the energy survey. It was fun taking th equiz ands looking at the answers. I was given credit for 9/10 but I continue to contend that biofuels increase food prices. I know the sunflower chips I buy to feed finches are up in price astronomically. Their answer says the question is hotly debated. Well, then, I give myself a 95!

  2. Jody Says:

    I am in love with this time of year!!! There is nothing more precious in this world than baby ducks!!! My 2 year old niece is perfection, but alll the little baby ducks trumpted her!!! I’m going to pay for saying that!! But how could God make something so perfect!!! Baby ducks!!! Cutest thing on the plsnet!!!

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