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Help Save Our Earth! - Quiz


How much do you know about recycling? Take this short quiz to test your knowledge. (Questions gathered from www. Factmonster. Com and Washingtion State University).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How much garbage does the average American throw away almost every day?

    • A.

      1 pound

    • B.

      5 pounds

    • C.

      10 pounds

    Correct Answer
    B. 5 pounds
    Explanation
    The average American throws away approximately 5 pounds of garbage every day. This is a significant amount of waste, considering the population of the United States. It highlights the need for better waste management and recycling practices to reduce the environmental impact of such high levels of garbage generation.

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  • 2. 

    What country consumes the most energy in the world?

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      United States

    Correct Answer
    D. United States
    Explanation
    The U.S. uses about 5% more energy than the world's second-largest energy consumer, China.

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  • 3. 

    About how long does it take a styrofoam cup to decompose?

    • A.

      40 months

    • B.

      40 years

    • C.

      400 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 400 years
    Explanation
    Styrofoam is a type of plastic that is not easily biodegradable. It takes approximately 400 years for a styrofoam cup to decompose completely. This is because the chemical structure of styrofoam makes it resistant to natural processes of degradation, such as microbial activity. As a result, styrofoam cups persist in the environment for an extended period, contributing to pollution and harm to ecosystems.

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  • 4. 

    What is the most common type of debris that litters our oceans?

    • A.

      Bags

    • B.

      Cigarettes

    • C.

      Platic Bottles

    • D.

      Food packaging

    Correct Answer
    B. Cigarettes
    Explanation
    Volunteers for the International Costal Cleanup removed nearly two million cigarettes and cigarette filters in their most recent effort to clear litter from the world's oceans.

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  • 5. 

    Every pound of steel recycled saves enough energy to light a 60-watt bulb for how long?

    • A.

      1 hour

    • B.

      12 hours

    • C.

      Over 24 hours

    Correct Answer
    C. Over 24 hours
    Explanation
    Every pound of steel recycled saves enough energy to light a 60-watt bulb for over 24 hours. This means that the energy saved from recycling one pound of steel is sufficient to power a 60-watt bulb for a period longer than a full day. Recycling steel helps conserve energy and reduce the need for new steel production, which has a significant environmental impact.

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