Earth Day Trivia Quiz

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Earth Day Trivia Quiz

Earth Day is April 22. What began in America in 1970 as a day to promote environmental awareness has become a year-round global campaign to protect and conserve the Earth and its resources. How much do you know about conservation? Take this quiz and find out what your knowledge is of Earth Day and the Eco-Friendly efforts it encourages.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 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 percent

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Flushing the toilet

    • B. 

      Filling the bathtub

    • C. 

      Taking a 10-minute shower

    • D. 

      Washing one load of clothes

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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