How Well Do You Know The EPA?

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How well do you know the EPA?


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  • 1. 
    On average, how much water do we use to take a shower?
    • A. 

      15 -30 gallons

    • B. 

      5 - 10 gallons

    • C. 

      35 - 40 gallons

  • 2. 
    On average, how much water do we use to brush teeth?
    • A. 

      1 gallon

    • B. 

      3 gallons

    • C. 

      5 gallons

  • 3. 
    On average, how much water do we use to produce one ton of steel?
    • A. 

      62,600 gallons

    • B. 

      44,300 gallons

    • C. 

      55,700 gallons

  • 4. 
    On average, how much water do we use to manufacture a car and its four tires?
    • A. 

      39,900 gallons

    • B. 

      44,300 gallons

    • C. 

      55,700 gallons

  • 5. 
    What percentage of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers?
    • A. 

      68.7%

    • B. 

      58.7%

    • C. 

      78.7%

  • 6. 
    At 50 gallons per day, residential Europeans use about half of the water that residential Americans use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    It takes more water to fill an above ground swimming pool than to manufacture a new car.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Roughly 634 gallons of water go into the production of one hamburger.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What does the symbol of the EPA look like?
    • A. 

      A sun and water wave inside the head of a flower

    • B. 

      A panda in a sun

    • C. 

      Air, water and waste icons

  • 11. 
    The establishment of the EPA was done in conjunction with what other US governmental organization?
    • A. 

      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    • B. 

      NASA

    • C. 

      Federal Housing Administration

    • D. 

      The Peace Corps and USAID

  • 12. 
    There used to be an Office of Noise Pollution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which EPA program makes previous polluters of a site pay for the site's clean-up?
    • A. 

      SuperFund

    • B. 

      MagicFund

    • C. 

      HardFund

  • 14. 
    In regards to the EPA, Bush declared 2003 the year of...
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Ocean dumping

    • C. 

      Redevelopment

    • D. 

      Urban renewal

  • 15. 
    How many Regional Offices does the EPA have?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      3

  • 16. 
    Are you allowed to visit inside the EPA headquarters in Washington, DC?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    Who was EPA’s first Administrator?
    • A. 

      William D. Ruckelshaus

    • B. 

      Douglas M. Costle

    • C. 

      Carol M. Browner

  • 18. 
    Approximately how many employees does the EPA have?
    • A. 

      17,000

    • B. 

      15,000

    • C. 

      10,000

  • 19. 
    When was the Clean Air Act law first created?
    • A. 

      1963

    • B. 

      1967

    • C. 

      1970

  • 20. 
    In relation to EPA’s regulations, PSD stands for:
    • A. 

      Prevention of Significant Deterioration

    • B. 

      Personal Storage Device

    • C. 

      Position Sensitive Device

  • 21. 
    National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are set standards for wide-spread pollutants from numerous and diverse sources considered harmful to public health and the environment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    When did the EPA issue Mandatory Reporting for Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)?
    • A. 

      2009

    • B. 

      2000

    • C. 

      2005

    • D. 

      2001

  • 23. 
    Which one is NOT an EPA office:
    • A. 

      Office of Endangered Species

    • B. 

      Office of Water

    • C. 

      Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention

    • D. 

      Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

  • 24. 
    How old was William D. Ruckelshaus when he was first appointed as EPA's administrator?
    • A. 

      38

    • B. 

      35

    • C. 

      48

  • 25. 
    In the first year of operation, how many industrial pollution cases did the EPA refer to the Department of Justice for prosecution?
    • A. 

      152

    • B. 

      1,000

    • C. 

      754

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