Back to School: Pop Quiz


It may be hard to believe, but the summer is almost over.  That means it’s back to the books for many. Even if you aren’t going back to the classroom or dropping off kids and packing lunches, this time of year is great to get your brain into shape.  So get your pencils out class – we’re taking a pop quiz!

Below are five famous quotes about environmental protection.  See if you can guess the iconic author of these environmental quotes:

Quote #1: 

  • “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.Theodore Roosevelt

Answer: Theodore Roosevelt –  That’s right! This quote was stated by the 26th President of the United States. He is often referred to as Teddy or TR. He was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer. 1858-1919

Quote #2:

  • “It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”
    David Attenborough

Answer: David Attenborough – Famous for writing and presenting the Life series for BBC. He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in each of black and white, colour, HD, and 3D.

Quote #3:

  • “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”Franklin D. Roosevelt

Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt – Commonly known by his initials FDR, this American statesman and political leader served as the 32nd President of the United States during World War II.

Quote #4:

  • “I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.”Mother Teresa

Answer: Mother Teresa – Commonly known as Mother Teresa, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. She is famous for humbly ministering to lepers, the homeless, and the poor.

Quote #5:

  • “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”Jane Goodall

Answer: Jane Goodall – This English primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace is widely renowned for her breakthrough work extensively studying the behavior patterns of chimpanzees and other primates.


How many of the quotes did you recognize? Comment below with your favorite quote and be sure to check out how you can make a difference and become eco-friendly at home.

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