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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

  • 2. 
    How many acres of rainforest are cut down every minute?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      200

  • 3. 
    What is the most cost effective way to dispose of trash?
    • A. 

      Recycle it

    • B. 

      Send it to a landfill

    • C. 

      Incinerate it

  • 4. 
    One glass bottle can power a 100-watt bulb for ___ hours. 
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 5. 
    Each person creates about ___ pounds of waste every day.
    • A. 

      4.7

    • B. 

      2.1

    • C. 

      7.3

    • D. 

      3.2

  • 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%

  • 7. 
    The average office worker uses ____ sheets of paper per year.
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      800

    • C. 

      5,000

    • D. 

      10,000

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10. 
    According to popsci.com, ______ is America's Greenest city.
    • A. 

      Portland, OR

    • B. 

      Oakland, CA

    • C. 

      Boston, MA

    • D. 

      San Francisco, CA

  • 11. 
    Every ton of new glass produced generates ____ lbs. of air polution?
    • A. 

      27.8

    • B. 

      33.1

    • C. 

      42.7

    • D. 

      47.3

  • 12. 
    The Department of Agriculture found a way to make disposable diapers out of ____.
    • A. 

      Leaves

    • B. 

      Newspapers

    • C. 

      Magazines

    • D. 

      Chicken feathers

  • 13. 
    Recycling one ton of paper saves?
    • A. 

      10 trees

    • B. 

      17 trees

    • C. 

      13 trees

    • D. 

      3 trees

  • 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%

  • 15. 
    What day is observed as World Earth Day?
    • A. 

      April 22

    • B. 

      February 29

    • C. 

      August 2

    • D. 

      May 30

  • 16. 
    Which country currently emits the most greenhouse gases?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 17. 
    Which of these lightbulb types use the least amount of energy?
    • A. 

      Incandescent

    • B. 

      Halogen

    • C. 

      Compact Flourescent

  • 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

  • 19. 
    Climate change is accelerated by the reduction of global snow and ice cover.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    What is the leading source of energy in the United States?
    • A. 

      Nuclear Power

    • B. 

      Oil

    • C. 

      Coal

    • D. 

      Natural Gas

  • 21. 
    How much of the Earth's water is available for human use? 
    • A. 

      100%

    • B. 

      22%

    • C. 

      3%

    • D. 

      Less than 1%

  • 22. 
    How long does it take a Styrofoam cup to decompose? 
    • A. 

      8 years

    • B. 

      4 months

    • C. 

      400 years

    • D. 

      Never

  • 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