# Energy And Recycling Quiz

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Energy and Recycling Quiz

• 1.

### Which natural resource is not an ingredient in manufacturing glass bottles?

• A.

Sand

• B.

Dirt

• C.

Soda Ash

• D.

Limestone

B. Dirt
Explanation
Dirt is not a main component of glass bottles.

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• 2.

### How many years does it take a single aluminium can to decompose?

• A.

20 – 40 years

• B.

60 – 80 years

• C.

80 – 100 years

• D.

100 – 120 years

C. 80 – 100 years
Explanation
It takes an average aluminium can between 80 and 100 years to decompose

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• 3.

### If you recycle a tonne of paper, how many trees are you saving?

• A.

12 trees

• B.

17 trees

• C.

23 trees

• D.

28 trees

B. 17 trees
Explanation
17 trees are saved by every tonne of existing paper that is recycled

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• 4.

### Recycling just one aluminium can saves enough energy to run a television for how long?

• A.

3 hours

• B.

6 hours

• C.

9 hours

• D.

12 hours

A. 3 hours
Explanation
Recycling an aluminium can saves enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours

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• 5.

### Which of the following is NOT used to generate electricity in the UK?

• A.

Human waste

• B.

Solar power

• C.

Hydropower

• D.

Perfume

D. Perfume
Explanation
Perfume is not a source of energy in the UK

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• 6.

### When recycling glass it is common to sort bottles by colour, but which colour is NOT common for sorting?

• A.

Blue

• B.

Clear

• C.

Green

• D.

Brown

A. Blue
Explanation
Blue is not a common colour by which glass is sorted for recycling

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• 7.

### Recycling just two glass bottles saves enough energy to boil water for how many cups of tea?

• A.

1 cup of tea

• B.

3 cups of tea

• C.

5 cups of tea

• D.

7 cups of tea

C. 5 cups of tea
Explanation
Recycling 2 glass bottles saves enough energy to boil 5 cups of tea

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• 8.

### Most of the energy used on Earth today originally came from which source?

• A.

The sun

• B.

Oceans

• C.

Soil

• D.

Air

A. The sun
Explanation
Most of the energy used on Earth originally came from the Sun

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• 9.

### Which action does NOT save energy in your home?

• A.

Turning all appliances to stand-by when not in use

• B.

Turning off and unplugging all appliances when not in use

• C.

Turning off all lights when not in the room

• D.

Leaving all lights on, even when its not in use

D. Leaving all lights on, even when its not in use
Explanation
Keeping lights switched on when not in use can contribute to unnecessary energy or electricity consumption, leading to wastage. This practice can result in increased utility bills and a negative environmental impact, as it goes against the principles of energy conservation and sustainability.

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• 10.

### If all of the wind around the UK coasts could be harnessed for energy, how much of our energy needs could be met by this source alone.

• A.

None of our energy needs

• B.

All of our energy needs

• C.

Double our energy needs

• D.

Three times our energy needs

D. Three times our energy needs
Explanation
The wind around the UK coasts could meet three times the UK’s energy needs if it was harnessed for energy

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