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  • 1. 

    How many plastic bottles do Americans use every hour?

    • A.

      2,500

    • B.

      25,000

    • C.

      250,000

    • D.

      2,500,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 2,500,000
    Explanation
    An overwhelming majority are not recycled.

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  • 2. 

    How many acres of rainforest are cut down every minute?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      100

    • D.

      200

    Correct Answer
    C. 100
    Explanation
    Every minute, approximately 100 acres of rainforest are cut down. This high rate of deforestation poses a significant threat to the world's biodiversity, as rainforests are home to countless species of plants and animals. Deforestation also contributes to climate change, as trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. The destruction of rainforests is primarily driven by activities such as logging, agriculture, and urbanization. Efforts to combat deforestation include implementing sustainable forestry practices, promoting conservation, and raising awareness about the importance of preserving these vital ecosystems.

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  • 3. 

    What is the most cost effective way to dispose of trash?

    • A.

      Recycle it

    • B.

      Send it to a landfill

    • C.

      Incinerate it

    Correct Answer
    A. Recycle it
    Explanation
    It costs $30 per ton to recycle trash, $50 to send it to a landfill, and $70 to incinerate it.

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  • 4. 

    One glass bottle can power a 100-watt bulb for ___ hours. 

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    B. 4
    Explanation
    photo source: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3128/2665936868_a0f70ebfc4_q.jpg

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  • 5. 

    Each person creates about ___ pounds of waste every day.

    • A.

      4.7

    • B.

      2.1

    • C.

      7.3

    • D.

      3.2

    Correct Answer
    A. 4.7
    Explanation
    Each person creates about 4.7 pounds of waste every day. This could be due to various factors such as consumption patterns, lifestyle choices, and waste management practices. It is important to be aware of our waste generation and strive towards reducing it through recycling, composting, and adopting sustainable practices.

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  • 6. 

    How much energy is saved by recycling an aluminum can as opposed to creating a new one? 

    • A.

      50%

    • B.

      75%

    • C.

      85%

    • D.

      95%

    Correct Answer
    D. 95%
    Explanation
    Producing aluminum cans from bauxite requires 20x more energy than from recycled aluminum cans.
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  • 7. 

    The average office worker uses ____ sheets of paper per year.

    • A.

      200

    • B.

      800

    • C.

      5,000

    • D.

      10,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 10,000
    Explanation
    The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper per year. This is likely due to the high demand for paper in various office tasks such as printing documents, reports, and memos. Additionally, paper is also used for note-taking, drafting, and other administrative purposes. The large amount of paper used by office workers highlights the importance of promoting paperless practices and adopting digital alternatives to reduce environmental impact.

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  • 8. 

    ___ trees are cut down every year to provide raw materials for American paper and pulp mills.

    • A.

      9,000,000

    • B.

      90,000,000

    • C.

      900,000,000

    • D.

      9,000,000,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 900,000,000
    Explanation
    Every year, 900,000,000 trees are cut down to provide raw materials for American paper and pulp mills. This large number indicates the significant impact of the paper and pulp industry on deforestation. It highlights the high demand for raw materials and the scale of environmental degradation caused by this industry.

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  • 9. 

    A TV can run __ hour(s) from the energy saved by recycing a single aluminum can.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    Recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours. Aluminum is a highly recyclable material, and the process of recycling it requires significantly less energy compared to producing new aluminum from raw materials. Therefore, by recycling one can, a substantial amount of energy is conserved, which can be utilized to power a TV for 3 hours.

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  • 10. 

    According to popsci.com, ______ is America's Greenest city.

    • A.

      Portland, OR

    • B.

      Oakland, CA

    • C.

      Boston, MA

    • D.

      San Francisco, CA

    Correct Answer
    A. Portland, OR
    Explanation
    The top ten cities went as follows:
    1. Portland, OR
    2. San Francisco, CA
    3. Boston, MA
    4. Oakland, CA
    5. Eugene, OR
    6. Cambridge, MA
    7. Berkeley, CA
    8. Seattle, WA
    9. Chicago, IL
    10. Austin, TX

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  • 11. 

    Every ton of new glass produced generates ____ lbs. of air polution?

    • A.

      27.8

    • B.

      33.1

    • C.

      42.7

    • D.

      47.3

    Correct Answer
    A. 27.8
    Explanation
    Source: http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/envsrvs/solidwaste/children.aspx

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  • 12. 

    The Department of Agriculture found a way to make disposable diapers out of ____.

    • A.

      Leaves

    • B.

      Newspapers

    • C.

      Magazines

    • D.

      Chicken feathers

    Correct Answer
    D. Chicken feathers
    Explanation
    Source: http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/envsrvs/solidwaste/children.aspx

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  • 13. 

    Recycling one ton of paper saves?

    • A.

      10 trees

    • B.

      17 trees

    • C.

      13 trees

    • D.

      3 trees

    Correct Answer
    B. 17 trees
    Explanation
    Source: http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/envsrvs/solidwaste/children.aspx
    Photo credit: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3146/3087249891_7e8d6ef193_m.jpg

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  • 14. 

    The percent of solid waste recycled in Japan is 50%, Western Europe is 30% and the United States is?

    • A.

      10%

    • B.

      25%

    • C.

      60%

    • D.

      80%

    Correct Answer
    A. 10%
    Explanation
    Source: http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/envsrvs/solidwaste/children.aspx

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  • 15. 

    What day is observed as World Earth Day?

    • A.

      April 22

    • B.

      February 29

    • C.

      August 2

    • D.

      May 30

    Correct Answer
    A. April 22
    Explanation
    Earth Day was first observed in San Francisco on March 21, 1970.

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  • 16. 

    Which country currently emits the most greenhouse gases?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      United States

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    C. China
    Explanation
    China is currently the country that emits the most greenhouse gases. China's high emissions can be attributed to its large population and rapid industrialization. As the world's largest producer of goods, China heavily relies on coal for energy production, which is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, China has a significant manufacturing sector, which contributes to its high emissions. Despite efforts to reduce emissions and invest in renewable energy sources, China's emissions remain the highest globally.

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  • 17. 

    Which of these lightbulb types use the least amount of energy?

    • A.

      Incandescent

    • B.

      Halogen

    • C.

      Compact Flourescent

    Correct Answer
    C. Compact Flourescent
    Explanation
    Source: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/quiz-global-warming/

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  • 18. 

    How long does it take carbon dioxide to disperse in the atmosphere?

    • A.

      6 months

    • B.

      5 years

    • C.

      50 years

    • D.

      100 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 100 years
    Explanation
    Source: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/quiz-global-warming/
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  • 19. 

    Climate change is accelerated by the reduction of global snow and ice cover.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The reduction of global snow and ice cover contributes to the acceleration of climate change because snow and ice reflect sunlight back into space, which helps to cool the Earth's surface. When snow and ice melt, they expose darker surfaces like land and water, which absorb more sunlight and increase the overall temperature. This phenomenon, known as the albedo effect, leads to further melting and warming, creating a positive feedback loop that amplifies climate change. Therefore, the statement "Climate change is accelerated by the reduction of global snow and ice cover" is true.

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  • 20. 

    What is the leading source of energy in the United States?

    • A.

      Nuclear Power

    • B.

      Oil

    • C.

      Coal

    • D.

      Natural Gas

    Correct Answer
    B. Oil
    Explanation
    Oil provides the United States with about 40% of its energy.

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  • 21. 

    How much of the Earth's water is available for human use? 

    • A.

      100%

    • B.

      22%

    • C.

      3%

    • D.

      Less than 1%

    Correct Answer
    D. Less than 1%
    Explanation
    About 0.3% of all water on earth is available for humans.

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  • 22. 

    How long does it take a Styrofoam cup to decompose? 

    • A.

      8 years

    • B.

      4 months

    • C.

      400 years

    • D.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    C. 400 years
    Explanation
    Photo Credit: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4024/4274587613_1e30cc15ae_m.jpg

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  • 23. 

    According to the World Health Organization, what is the most polluted city in the world?

    • A.

      New York City, United States

    • B.

      Mexico City, Mexico

    • C.

      Shanghai, China

    • D.

      Delhi, India

    Correct Answer
    B. Mexico City, Mexico
    Explanation
    Mexico City, Mexico is the most polluted city in the world according to the World Health Organization. This can be attributed to various factors such as high population density, industrial activities, vehicular emissions, and geographical location. The city's air quality is severely affected by pollutants like particulate matter, ozone, and nitrogen dioxide, leading to significant health risks for its residents. Efforts are being made to address this issue, but Mexico City continues to struggle with air pollution.

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