Check Your Energy Quotient

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  • 1. 
    How much water can be wasted by a running tap that has been left on for an hour?
    • A. 

      200 litres

    • B. 

      1000 litres

    • C. 

      500 litres

    • D. 

      50 litres

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which household activity consumes the most water? 
    • A. 

      Dishwashing

    • B. 

      Taking a bath

    • C. 

      Vacuuming

    • D. 

      Washing clothes

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 3. 
    What electronic device(s) consume(s) the most power when in standby mode?
    • A. 

      TV

    • B. 

      Multifunction printer

    • C. 

      Laptop computer

    • D. 

      DVR with a digital cable box

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 4. 
    All of the following are advantages of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      LEDs cost half as much as incandescents for the same light output.

    • B. 

      LEDs typically use 90 to 95 percent less energy than incandescents for the same light output.

    • C. 

      LEDs often come with estimated lifespans of 10 to 20 years and tens of thousands of hours of use.

    • D. 

      LEDs work great for rapid on-off switching.

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 5. 
    How much money can you save in energy costs with a single Energy Star-certified LED bulb vs. a conventional incandescent light bulb?
    • A. 

      $6

    • B. 

      $10

    • C. 

      $15

    • D. 

      $40

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 6. 
    Up to how many years an LED light bulb last for?
    • A. 

      15 years

    • B. 

      25 years

    • C. 

      35 years

    • D. 

      45 years

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 7. 
    How often should you water lawns in March?
    • A. 

      Once a day

    • B. 

      Every three days

    • C. 

      Once a week

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 8. 
    How many gallons of water per year can a family save by turning off the water while brushing teeth?
    • A. 

      3,000

    • B. 

      1,500

    • C. 

      500

    • D. 

      10

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 9. 
    Which of the following behaviours will help to save water at home?
    • A. 

      Filling the dishwasher all the way full before using

    • B. 

      Plugging up the sink when washing dishes

    • C. 

      Taking a short shower instead of a bath

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Turning the tap off while brushing your teeth can save about 10 litres of water per minute. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    How many litres of water, per year, can you save if you fixed leaky tap?
    • A. 

      More than 6,000 litres

    • B. 

      Less than 9,000 litres

    • C. 

      About 12,000 litres

  • 12. 
    …………. Of power consumed by incandescent bulbs gets wasted in the form of heat
    • A. 

      60%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      85%

    • D. 

      50%

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 13. 
    How much of the earth's water is fresh (non-salt) water?
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      3%

    • D. 

      15%

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 14. 
    How much of the water on earth is available for people’s everyday use?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      More than 25%

    • C. 

      Less than 1%

    • D. 

      25%

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 15. 
    True of false? Its okay to flush some trash down the toilet like cotton balls and tissue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      I don't know

  • 16. 
    When is the best time of the day to water your lawn?
    • A. 

      Early Morning or late evening

    • B. 

      In the afternoon

    • C. 

      All day long

  • 17. 
    If you want enough time to wash yourself without wasting water, how long should you spend in the shower?
    • A. 

      1-2 mins

    • B. 

      3-5 mins

    • C. 

      6-10 mins

    • D. 

      11-15 mins

  • 18. 
    How much water is referred to as the “standard drink” in the metropolitan area?
    • A. 

      15 millimetres

    • B. 

      5 millimetres

    • C. 

      20 millimetres

    • D. 

      10 millimetres

  • 19. 
    Which home appliance generally consumes the most electricity?
    • A. 

      Clothes dryer

    • B. 

      Oven

    • C. 

      Refrigerator

    • D. 

      Water heater

  • 20. 
    How much water can be wasted by a running tap that has been left on for an hour?
    • A. 

      200 litres

    • B. 

      1000 litres

    • C. 

      500 litres

    • D. 

      50 litres

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    The average person uses how many litres of water per day around the house?
    • A. 

      135 litres

    • B. 

      125 litres

    • C. 

      360 litres

    • D. 

      450 litres

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    True or false: Washing your clothes in cold water will use 80% less energy than washing them in hot water
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      I don't know

  • 23. 
    How much can you save on heating and cooling per year by turning your thermostat back from its normal setting by 7 to 10 degrees F for 8 hours a day?
    • A. 

      3%

    • B. 

      6%

    • C. 

      8%

    • D. 

      10%

  • 24. 
    True or false: 90% of the energy used by incandescent light bulbs is given off as heat. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      I don't know

  • 25. 
    If the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings were to improve by 10 percent, the resulting reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would be the equivalent of taking how many cars off the road?
    • A. 

      50,000

    • B. 

      500,000

    • C. 

      1,000,000

    • D. 

      30,000,000

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