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This is a quiz to test your knowledge of Earth Day related topics and facts. Good Luck!

• 1.

### On average, what is the approximate daily home water use for each person in the U.S.?

• A.

25 gallons

• B.

50 gallons

• C.

100 gallons

• D.

200 gallons

B. 50 gallons
Explanation
Fact: The United States consumes water at twice the rate of other industrialized nations

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• 2.

### On average, what percentage of household water is used outdoors for watering lawns and gardens?

• A.

10-30 percent

• B.

30-50 percent

• C.

50-70 percent

• D.

70-90 percen

C. 50-70 percent
Explanation
Fact: To save water, experts recommend never watering at the hottest times of the day or when it's windy.

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• 3.

### Approximately what percentage of the water in the world can be used to meet the agricultural, residential, manufacturing, community and personal needs of humans?

• A.

1 percent

• B.

5 percent

• C.

25 percent

• D.

40 percent

A. 1 percent
Explanation
Fact: Nearly 97 percent of the world's water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2 percent is locked in ice caps and glaciers.

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• 4.

### Approximately how many sheets of 100% virgin copy paper can be made from one tree that is roughly 40 feet tall and 6-8 inches in diameter?

• A.

2,000 sheets

• B.

8,000 sheets

• C.

20,000 sheets

• D.

50,000 sheets

B. 8,000 sheets
Explanation
Fact: According to the group Conservatree, one tree makes 16.67 reams (one ream = 500 sheets) of copy paper or 8,333.3 sheets.

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• 5.

### In the average home, which of the following uses the most water?

• A.

Flushing the toilet

• B.

Filling the bathtub

• C.

Taking a 10-minute shower

• D.

C. Taking a 10-minute shower
Explanation
Fact: The shower uses 30-50 gallons of water; flushing the toilet uses 2-7 gallons; filling the bathtub uses 25-30 gallons; washing one load of clothes uses 25-40 gallons.

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• 6.

### For approximately how long can a person live without water?

• A.

Two days

• B.

Four days

• C.

One week

• D.

Two weeks

C. One week
Explanation
Fact: A person can live about a month without food but can live only about one week without water.

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• 7.

### Which of the following takes the longest time to break down or disintegrate?

• A.

Disposable diaper

• B.

Hard plastic container

• C.

Aluminum can

• D.

Plastic 6-pack holder

D. Plastic 6-pack holder
Explanation
Fact: It takes 450 years for a plastic 6-pack holder to disintegrate.

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• 8.

### Which of the following accounts for the greatest percentage of total waste in the U.S.?

• A.

Yard trimmings

• B.

Paper

• C.

Plastics

• D.

Glass

B. Paper
Explanation
Fact: Every year, enough paper is thrown away to make a 12'-high wall stretching from New York to California.

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• 9.

### In the same amount of time, which of the following home appliances consumes the most electricity?

• A.

Space heater

• B.

Hair dryer

• C.

Computer and monitor

• D.

Water heater

D. Water heater
Explanation
Fact: The water heater uses approximately 4,000 watts, more than double of any of the other appliances.

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• 10.

### Which of the following accounts for the greatest percentage of a typical home energy bill?

• A.

Heating and cooling

• B.

Clothes washer and dryer

• C.

Computer and monitor

• D.

Refrigerator

A. Heating and cooling
Explanation
Fact: Heating and cooling accounts for 49 percent; the clothes washer and dryer for 6 percent; electronics for 7 percent; a refrigerator for 5 percent.

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• 11.

### Which of the following is NOT a renewable resource?

• A.

Ethanol

• B.

Natural gas

• C.

Hydrogen

• D.

Methanol

B. Natural gas
Explanation
Fact: Natural gas is a type of fossil fuel and is a nonrenewable resource; once it is used, it can't easily be replenished.

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• 12.

### What substance is released into the atmosphere when solid waste, fossil fuels and wood products are burned?

• A.

Hydrogen peroxide

• B.

Sodium chloride

• C.

Carbon dioxide

• D.

Calcium sulfate

C. Carbon dioxide
Explanation
Fact: According to the EPA, the U.S. pumps more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than any other country in the world. Each U.S. resident contributes about 22 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, whereas the world average per capita is about 6 tons.

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• 13.

### Which of the following U.S. government environmental acts was NOT a result of the first Earth Day demonstrations?

• A.

Endangered Species Act

• B.

Clean Water Act

• C.

Clean Air Act

• D.

National Wash-Your-Car Day

D. National Wash-Your-Car Day
Explanation
Fact: The first Earth Day in 1970 also led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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