Test Your Knowledge On Earth Day Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge On Earth Day Quiz

Today is Earth Day! Test your environmental knowledge with this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Earth Day was founded in:
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1980

  • 2. 
    The typical U.S. family spends about ___ a year on home utility bills.
    • A. 

      $700

    • B. 

      $1,900

    • C. 

      $2,300

    • D. 

      $5,700

  • 3. 
    What should you do with unwanted electronics?
    • A. 

      Take them to an electronics recycling center

    • B. 

      Throw them into the trash

    • C. 

      Burn them

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 4. 
    Roughly ___ of your trash is compostable.
    • A. 

      5 percent

    • B. 

      10 percent

    • C. 

      25 percent

    • D. 

      50 percent

  • 5. 
    Which of these statements about compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) is true?
    • A. 

      They last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs

    • B. 

      They save money in electricity costs compared to incandescent bulbs

    • C. 

      They come in a variety of shades

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    San Joaquin County created a Green Committee with representatives from various county departments and some outside agencies in the year:
    • A. 

      1996

    • B. 

      2004

    • C. 

      2009

    • D. 

      2011

  • 7. 
    What typically accounts for the largest portion of a utility bill?
    • A. 

      Heating

    • B. 

      Lighting

    • C. 

      Appliances

    • D. 

      Refrigeration

  • 8. 
    Just ___ of homes built before 1980 are well insulated.
    • A. 

      10 percent

    • B. 

      20 percent

    • C. 

      40 percent

    • D. 

      50 percent

  • 9. 
    You can improve gas mileage by:
    • A. 

      Clearing your car of extra weight

    • B. 

      Keeping tires properly inflated

    • C. 

      Avoiding high speeds

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    This month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that requires California utilities to get one-third of their power from renewable sources by the year:
    • A. 

      2020

    • B. 

      2025

    • C. 

      2030

    • D. 

      2050