Energy Week Boston Quiz

14 Questions | Total Attempts: 53

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How much do you know about energy? Test you energy I. Q. By answering the questions below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How much of the world's energy does the United States use?
    • A. 

      70%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      20%

  • 2. 
    How many coal-fired power plants does Massachusetts have?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      9

  • 3. 
    Germany has 20 times the amount of solar installed per person than Massachusetts even though the Bay State is a sunnier locale.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What appliance, on average, is the biggest energy consumer in the home?
    • A. 

      TV

    • B. 

      Dryer

    • C. 

      Refrigerator

    • D. 

      Microwave

  • 5. 
    A large portion of the coal burned in Massachusetts’ coal plants comes from which country?
    • A. 

      Saudi Arabia

    • B. 

      Colombia

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      China

  • 6. 
    What renewable energy technology has the biggest share in Massachusetts' electricity?
    • A. 

      Solar

    • B. 

      Hydropower

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Biomass

  • 7. 
    Burning fossil fuels contributes to global warming by increasing the concentration of which gas in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Ozone

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Sulfur Dioxide

    • D. 

      Nitrous Oxide

  • 8. 
    Massachusetts is one of the worst states in the US when it comes to energy efficiency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    How many homes can a 1 megawatt (MW) wind turbine power?
    • A. 

      15-25

    • B. 

      75-90

    • C. 

      225-300

    • D. 

      500-625

  • 10. 
    How much of Massachusetts’ electricity generation capacity uses gas?
    • A. 

      3%

    • B. 

      22%

    • C. 

      48%

    • D. 

      71%

  • 11. 
    How much of the energy in burning coal reaches the consumer as electricity?
    • A. 

      One-third

    • B. 

      One-half

    • C. 

      Three-quarters

    • D. 

      Nine-tenths

  • 12. 
    Massachusetts spends $22 billion on energy every year.  How much of that is sent out of state to purchase fossil fuels?
    • A. 

      $1 billion

    • B. 

      $13 billion

    • C. 

      $18 billion

    • D. 

      $21 billion

  • 13. 
    What’s the difference between solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal power?
    • A. 

      Nothing, they’re both ways of getting power from the sun.

    • B. 

      Solar thermal is for heating water; photovoltaics are for electricity.

    • C. 

      They both generate electricity but one uses solar panels, the other uses mirrors.

    • D. 

      I have no idea.

  • 14. 
    The renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies available today could meet 100% of the Commonwealth’s electricity needs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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