How Well Informed Are You About Green Living?

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 97

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
How Well Informed Are You About Green Living?

This quiz will measure your knowledge about green living.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is sustainability?
    • A. 

      Promoting human prosperity and well-being for all, while protecting and enhancing the earth's life support systems

    • B. 

      Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.

    • C. 

      Sustainability is an awareness of the connectivity of the world and the implications of our actions. It is finding solutions through innovative approaches, expanding future options by practicing environmental stewardship, building governance institutions that continually learn, and instilling values that promote justice

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Energy saved from recycling one aluminum can could operate a computer or TV for three hours and a six-pack saves enough energy to drive a car five miles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
     If the environmental effects of gasoline (contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water and air) were factored into the price, it would be
    • A. 

      $5 per gallon

    • B. 

      $2 per gallon

    • C. 

      $7 per gallon

    • D. 

      $15 per gallon

  • 4. 
    Facts about solar energy usage:
    • A. 

      Solar thermal technology makes use of the sun’s heat

    • B. 

      Photovoltaic (PV) technologies convert light from the sun into electricity

    • C. 

      Solar energy can produce lighting for indoor or outdoor use. It can be used to heat swimming pools, power cars, and small appliances. You can even cook food with solar energy

    • D. 

      A and c

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs
    • A. 

      Because the burning of coal for electricity releases mercury into the air, switching to CFLs decreases mercury pollution

    • B. 

      Are too expensive to provide a reasonable payback

    • C. 

      Use around 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs with the same light output

    • D. 

      A and c

  • 6. 
    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, much of the municipal waste stream is recyclable, but the average American throws out more than 1,130 pounds of garbage per year
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Permaculture (an ecological, holistic and sustainable design system and philosophy for human living spaces)can only be achieved in a large rural place setting
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Structural insulated panels (SIP) when properly installed
    • A. 

      Eliminates the infiltration and ex-filtration of air

    • B. 

      Serve as a dramatic noise reduction

    • C. 

      Are mold, mildew, and fire resistant

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Harvesting rainwater is unsafe and unhealthy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Carbon footprint
    • A. 

      The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

    • B. 

      The amount of carbon produced by healthy green habits

    • C. 

      The right path on creating a more sustainable earth

    • D. 

      The average North American generates about 20 tons of CO2-eq each year. The global average carbon footprint is about 4 tons of CO2-eq per year

    • E. 

      A and d