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How much water does it take to make a car or one pound of plastic? Take the quiz and find out!

• 1.

How much water does the average residence use during a year? (Indoor and outdoor)

• A.

100,000 gallons

• B.

200,000 gallons

• C.

300,000 gallons

• D.

500,000 gallons

A. 100,000 gallons
Explanation
The correct answer is 100,000 gallons. This is the average amount of water that a residence uses during a year, both indoors and outdoors.

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• 2.

How much water does it take to process one barrel of beer?

• A.

500 gallons

• B.

1,000 gallons

• C.

1,500 gallons

• D.

2,000 gallons

C. 1,500 gallons
Explanation
The correct answer is 1,500 gallons. Brewing beer requires a significant amount of water for various processes such as mashing, boiling, and cooling. The water is used for mixing with malt, hops, and other ingredients, as well as for cleaning and sanitizing equipment. On average, it takes about 6-8 barrels of water to produce 1 barrel of beer, which translates to approximately 1,500 gallons of water.

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• 3.

How much water is used to brush your teeth?

• A.

1 gallon

• B.

2 gallons

• C.

3 gallons

• D.

5 gallons

B. 2 gallons
Explanation
On average, a person uses about 2 gallons of water to brush their teeth. This includes the water used to wet the toothbrush, rinse the mouth, and clean the sink afterwards. However, it is important to note that this amount can vary depending on factors such as the duration of brushing and the flow rate of the faucet.

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• 4.

How much water is used, on the average, for an automatic dishwasher?

• A.

5 gallons

• B.

7 gallons

• C.

10 gallons

• D.

12 gallons

C. 10 gallons
Explanation
An automatic dishwasher typically uses an average of 10 gallons of water. This amount is necessary to properly clean and rinse the dishes, as well as to operate the various cycles and functions of the dishwasher. Using a lower amount of water may result in inadequate cleaning, while using a higher amount may be wasteful. Therefore, 10 gallons is considered an optimal amount for efficient and effective dishwashing.

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• 5.

On the average, how much water is used to hand wash dishes?

• A.

5 gallons

• B.

10 gallons

• C.

15 gallons

• D.

20 gallons

D. 20 gallons
Explanation
The average amount of water used to hand wash dishes is 20 gallons. This is a relatively large amount of water compared to other household activities. Hand washing dishes typically requires running water continuously, which can quickly add up. Additionally, if dishes are not efficiently stacked or organized, more water may be needed to thoroughly clean them. It is important to be mindful of water usage and consider more water-efficient alternatives, such as using a dishwasher or filling the sink with water instead of letting it run continuously.

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• 6.

How much water does it take to process one pound of wool or cotton?

• A.

25 gallons

• B.

50 gallons

• C.

75 gallons

• D.

100 gallons

D. 100 gallons
Explanation
The correct answer is 100 gallons. This means that it takes 100 gallons of water to process one pound of wool or cotton. Processing involves various steps such as cleaning, dyeing, and finishing, which require a significant amount of water. This high water consumption highlights the environmental impact of textile production and emphasizes the need for sustainable practices in the industry.

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• 7.

How much water does it take to process one ton of cane sugar to make processed sugar?

• A.

18,000 gallons

• B.

22,000 gallons

• C.

28,000 gallons

• D.

32,000 gallons

C. 28,000 gallons
Explanation
The correct answer is 28,000 gallons. Processing one ton of cane sugar to make processed sugar requires a significant amount of water, and in this case, it takes 28,000 gallons. This large quantity of water is needed for various stages of the processing, including washing, crushing, and refining the sugar. Water is essential in removing impurities, separating the sugar from the cane, and ensuring the final product is of high quality.

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• 8.

How much of the earth's surface is water?

• A.

50%

• B.

70%

• C.

80%

• D.

90%

C. 80%
Explanation
Approximately 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water, so the answer of 80% is incorrect. The correct answer is 70%.

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• 9.

How much of the earth's water is suitable for drinking water?

• A.

1%

• B.

2%

• C.

5%

• D.

7%

A. 1%
Explanation
Only 1% of the earth's water is suitable for drinking water. The majority of the earth's water is in the form of saltwater in the oceans, which is not drinkable without desalination. The remaining freshwater is mostly locked in ice caps and glaciers, making it inaccessible for human consumption. Therefore, only a small fraction of the earth's water is available for drinking, highlighting the importance of conserving and properly managing this limited resource.

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• 10.

Is it possible for me to drink water that was part of the dinosaur age?

• A.

No, that was over 65 million years ago!

• B.

Yes, water is constantly recycled

B. Yes, water is constantly recycled
Explanation
Water is constantly recycled through the water cycle, which involves processes such as evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. This means that the water we have today has been around for millions of years and has gone through various stages of the water cycle. Therefore, it is possible for us to drink water that was part of the dinosaur age, as it has been continuously recycled throughout history.

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