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  • 1. 
    California Water Crisis Lesson Plan Outline With Discussion Questions, Key words, and Sources
  • 2. 
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  • 3. 
    The world water crisis is considered number 8 as  most likely to occur within the next 10 years (According to the World Economic Forum)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    In April of 2015 the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, issued mandatory water for the state. The restrictions call for towns and cities in the state to cut their water usage by what percent?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      45

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a reason for the water shortage in California?
    • A. 

      Increase in the farming of crops which require more water.

    • B. 

      Too much snow in the mountains which affects how it is drained into the state.

    • C. 

      Warmer temperatures have caused a reduction in snowpacts which provide water for the state.

    • D. 

      Increase in the population in the state.

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A,c,and d

  • 6. 
    Worldwide water scarcity is not a problem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Worldwide which of the following is one of the problems with respect to water scarcity?
    • A. 

      The cost of water is too expensive.

    • B. 

      Water is available but people don't have access to it.

    • C. 

      The water that is available to people is unsafe.

    • D. 

      C and d

  • 8. 
    The earth is covered in about 70% of water. What percentage does freshwater and saltwater represent in this total?
    • A. Freshwater
    • A.
    • B. Saltwater
    • B.
  • 9. 
    The majority of freshwater in the world is groundwater.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Lakes and rivers provide the most freshwater in the world.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    According to the EPA how many states are faced with a potential water shortage?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      36

  • 12. 
    Some states have went to court over water rights in the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    In a 2012 report the United States state department predicts that the demand for freshwater will exceed the supply by what year?
    • A. 

      2016

    • B. 

      2095

    • C. 

      2030

    • D. 

      2020

  • 14. 
    Who uses the most water in the United States?
    • A. 

      Thermoelectric power

    • B. 

      Irrigation

    • C. 

      The public/Domestic

    • D. 

      Industrial

  • 15. 
    How much estimated water does one person use in one day in the United States?
    • A. 

      20-30 gallons

    • B. 

      300-400 gallons

    • C. 

      80-100 gallons

    • D. 

      50-60 gallons

  • 16. 
    Which of the following represent ways to conserve water during a water shortage?
    • A. 

      People taking less baths and showers.

    • B. 

      Watering your lawn as much as you want.

    • C. 

      Replacing organic lawns with artificial lawns.

    • D. 

      Fixing water leaks in your home.

    • E. 

      A,c, and d

  • 17. 
    Traditionally water utility companies charge you for water. These charges are based on which of the following?
    • A. 

      The amount of water available

    • B. 

      The cost involved in finding and delivering the water.

    • C. 

      How hot the weather is.

    • D. 

      How much water you use.

  • 18. 
    Water shortages could make water a commodity like oil and cause prices to be based on supply and demand.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    According to the United Nations General Assembly:
    • A. 

      The water source has to be within 5000 meters of the home.

    • B. 

      Water should not take more than 1 hour to be delivered to a home.

    • C. 

      The cost of water should not exceed 6 percent of a families income.

    • D. 

      Every person should have access to 50 to 100 gallons of water per day.

  • 20. 
    The cost of water per gallon in the United States is about:
    • A. 

      .0006 to .0008 cent per gallon.

    • B. 

      .0003 to .0004 cent per gallon

    • C. 

      2 dollars a gallon

    • D. 

      1 cent per gallon

  • 21. 
    Which state uses the most water?
    • A. 

      Illinois

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      Arizona

  • 22. 
    How much water is used for agriculture in California?
    • A. 

      50-60%

    • B. 

      70-80%

    • C. 

      30-40%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 23. 
    Despite a water shortage in California...bottle water companies in California are still using California water to make and sell bottled water worldwide.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Bottle water companies in California don't make a profit from selling bottled water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Bottle water companies use a large percentage of the available freshwater in California after agriculture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Nestle corporation the maker of Arrowhead bottled water in California does not have to adhere to any of the restriction laws enacted by the state of California because:
    • A. 

      The own the land the water is on.

    • B. 

      The land is owned by an Indian tribe and is exempts from California laws with respect to water.

    • C. 

      The have a special deal with the state of California

    • D. 

      They have won a court case that exempts them from California laws.

  • 27. 
    Which of the following facts is true about the bottled water industry in the United States?
    • A. 

      Americans drink more soda than bottled water

    • B. 

      Americans drink 3 times the bottled water as the largest European consumer.

    • C. 

      We account for about 2 percent of the world consumption of bottled water.

    • D. 

      The bottled water industry accounts for about 20% of the total groundwater used each year.

  • 28. 
    Match the type of water to its cost in California.
    • A. Bottle Water
    • A.
    • B. Tap water
    • B.
  • 29. 
    Some bottle water companies are using the same water people use as tap water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    What percentage of bottled water in the United States is spring water?
    • A. 

      55

    • B. 

      45

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      60

  • 31. 
    When you buy some bottled water you are really paying for the same water you can get from your tap at home for less money.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    One solution to the water crisis is to make people more responsible when using water by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Make water a commodity and charge market rates for it like oil.

    • B. 

      Use a tired water structure to charge people higher prices based on water use.

    • C. 

      Fine people for drinking bottled water.

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 33. 
    According to the University of California Riverside tiered water rate structures have decreased water usage over time by:
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      0%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      15%

  • 34. 
    A court in Orange County California rejected efforts to implement a tired water payment structure. Which of the following is the reason they rejected the idea.
    • A. 

      It was unconstitutional because it would charge more than cost of service charge currently mandated by law.

    • B. 

      It was unconstitutional because it would charge less than the cost of service charge currently mandated by law.

    • C. 

      The people of Orange County did not get a chance to vote for the change.

    • D. 

      They could not decide on the amount for service.

  • 35. 
    The bottled water industry does not think they are part of the problem in California.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    People in California have organized protest against the bottle water companies to stop using the water during the drought.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Which of the following represent other solutions to the state of California water problems?
    • A. 

      Produce different crops which use water more efficiently.

    • B. 

      Stop producing almonds in the state.

    • C. 

      Desalination of sea water to fresh water.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 38. 
    The 25% water restriction applies to all users of freshwater in California.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    California has water restrictions on farmers in the state.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    There are some who believe that the drought in California is from global warming is man made.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Which of the following crops use the most water in the state of California?
    • A. 

      Alfalfa

    • B. 

      Almonds

    • C. 

      Rice

    • D. 

      A&b

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 42. 
    What percentage is farming in the California economy?
    • A. 

      11.5%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      2%

    • D. 

      10%

  • 43. 
    California produces only 10% of all fruits and vegetables in the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    Most of California farming is done in a desert.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    According to one source more efficient irrigation methods used by farmers could cut their water usage by about percentage?
    • A. 

      15%

    • B. 

      2%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      22%

  • 46. 
    Producing almonds in the state of California uses more water than the city of Los Angeles in one year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    What percentage of California's agricultural value do almonds make up?
    • A. 

      30%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      55%

    • D. 

      22%

  • 48. 
    According to Rober Glennon how much water exported globally with respect to the California alfalfa crop per year?
    • A. 

      30 million gallons

    • B. 

      100 billion gallons

    • C. 

      50 billion gallons

    • D. 

      70 million gallons

  • 49. 
    Most of the alfalfa grown in California is used in California.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False