Eco-brainiac Quiz

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Eco-brainiac Quiz

Do you know all there is to know about protecting the planet? Good! Because EDF likes to partner with Eco-Brainiacs that can help lead a revolution. The Clean Energy Revolution, that is. Test your knowledge of "all-things-clean-energy" with our Eco-Brainiac quiz and find out if you're a lean, green, clean-energy machine. . . Or a bump on a log felled by the timber companies. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
      America's coal-fired power plants are responsible for what percentage of our nation's mercury air pollution?
    • A. 

      35%

    • B. 

      58%

    • C. 

      72%

    • D. 

      84%

  • 2. 
      If every household in the U.S. replaced just three 60-watt incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient compact florescent bulbs, the pollution savings would be like taking how many cars off the road?
    • A. 

      50,000

    • B. 

      200,000

    • C. 

      1 Million

    • D. 

      3.5 Million

  • 3. 
      Carbon dioxide (CO2) traps heat in the Earth's atmosphere. Burning dirty fossil fuels, like coal and oil, releases CO2. Knowing these facts, Nobel-prize winning chemist Svante Arrhenius first proposed the concept of global warming in the year:
    • A. 

      1896

    • B. 

      1918

    • C. 

      1963

    • D. 

      1984

  • 4. 
      TRUE or FALSE: An estimated 410,000 infants are born every year having been exposed to unsafe levels of mercury while in the womb.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
      What percent of global warming pollution comes from the energy we generate and use to power our homes, businesses and cars?
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      45%

    • C. 

      65%

    • D. 

      80%

  • 6. 
      TRUE or FALSE: Fish are the only wildlife affected by mercury contamination.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
      Coal-fired power plants emit 386,000 tons of dangerous air pollution every year, including:
    • A. 

      Formaldehyde

    • B. 

      Lead, arsenic, and other heavy metals

    • C. 

      Radioactive materials, like radium and uranium

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
      Every hour, the sun delivers enough energy to the planet to power all of human civilization for:
    • A. 

      One day

    • B. 

      One week

    • C. 

      One month

    • D. 

      One year