How Much Do You Really Know About The Environment?

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Find out how much you really know about helping the environment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The USA wastes more electric energy than Japan uses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The average person worldwide uses _____ gallons of water daily, while the average American uses _____ gallons of water every day.
    • A. 

      5, 100

    • B. 

      7, 54

    • C. 

      10, 80

    • D. 

      3, 56

  • 3. 
    Check all of the things that you can do to make your composter work faster.
    • A. 

      Add some salt to help break down material faster

    • B. 

      Add some water

    • C. 

      Stir it occasionally

    • D. 

      Don't add too much material at one time

    • E. 

      Put it in a sunny place

    • F. 

      Buy worms and put them in

    • G. 

      Put in something slightly naturally acidic, such as a lemon or an orange peel

  • 4. 
    What can you put in your composter?
    • A. 

      Things with oil on them (such as pizza boxes)

    • B. 

      Animal fur (such as from when you brush your dog or cat)

    • C. 

      Eggshells

    • D. 

      Used tissues

    • E. 

      Undyed, organically- made, recycled paper bags

    • F. 

      Any papers, with or without printing on them (but not magazines or other waxed paper)

    • G. 

      Undyed or untreated cotton products

    • H. 

      Post-its

    • I. 

      Old photos

  • 5. 
    In what year do scientists think that the North Pole will be completely melted in the summer?  In what year do they believe that it will be melted year-round?
    • A. 

      2055, 2090

    • B. 

      2019, 2029

    • C. 

      2035, 2070

    • D. 

      2012, 2027

  • 6. 
    Just one gallon of paint or motor oil spilled outside can pollute ____ gallons of drinking water.
    • A. 

      250

    • B. 

      2,500

    • C. 

      25,000

    • D. 

      250,000

  • 7. 
    How many bicycles can be produced with just one car's worth of energy and resources?
  • 8. 
    How many gallons of water does it take to virtually produce one pair of jeans?
    • A. 

      39

    • B. 

      200

    • C. 

      2,900

    • D. 

      3,990

  • 9. 
    ______ plastic bottles are thrown away every five minutes in the USA alone.
    • A. 

      2 million

    • B. 

      3 million

    • C. 

      50 thousand

    • D. 

      100 thousand

  • 10. 
    The average American creates a little under five times the amount of trash that an average global person creates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    How much waste in landfills is compostable?
    • A. 

      33%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      5%

    • D. 

      78%

  • 12. 
    It takes the same amount of oil to drive a car one mile as it takes to make ___ plastic bags.
  • 13. 
    In which states can you get a refund for recycling plastic and/or metal bottles/cans? Hint: there are only 7.  All of them are on the list below.
    • A. 

      Arizona

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Connecticut

    • D. 

      Georgia

    • E. 

      Hawaii

    • F. 

      Illinios

    • G. 

      Iowa

    • H. 

      Kentucky

    • I. 

      Maine

    • J. 

      Massachusetts

    • K. 

      Michigan

    • L. 

      Missouri

    • M. 

      Nebraska

    • N. 

      New Hampshire

    • O. 

      New York

    • P. 

      North Carolina

    • Q. 

      Oregon

    • R. 

      Tennessee

    • S. 

      Utah

    • T. 

      Virginia

    • U. 

      Wisconsin

    • V. 

      Wyoming

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