Sustainability & Recycling Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On average, how many aluminum soda cans are used in the United States each year?
    • A. 

      90 million

    • B. 

      80 billion

    • C. 

      120 million

    • D. 

      3 billion

  • 2. 
    What percentage of monetary purchasing goes to packaging materials?
    • A. 

      $1 for every $10 spent

    • B. 

      $1 for every $50 spent

    • C. 

      $1 for every $100 spent

    • D. 

      $1 for every $1,000 spent

  • 3. 
    How much energy does recycling just one aluminum can save?
    • A. 

      Enough to power a microwave for 30 minutes

    • B. 

      Enough to power the average American home for 4 days

    • C. 

      Enough to power a computer for 15 minutes

    • D. 

      Enough to power a TV for 3 hours

  • 4. 
    Recycling plastic saves ______ times as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.
    • A. 

      2 times

    • B. 

      0.5 times

    • C. 

      3 times

    • D. 

      None, it takes more energy to recycle

  • 5. 
    A typical glass bottle would take _____ years or more to decompose.
    • A. 

      20 years

    • B. 

      150 years

    • C. 

      4,000 years

    • D. 

      It will never break down

  • 6. 
    The US Department of Energy (DOE) recommends turning off the monitor and placing the computer on sleep mode if you are not going to use it for more than _______.
    • A. 

      2 hours

    • B. 

      6 hours

    • C. 

      45 minutes

    • D. 

      20 minutes

  • 7. 
    Do items such as cell phone chargers, fans, coffeemakers, desktop printers, radios, etc. consume energy even when they are turned off?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      No idea

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 8. 
    Compact Florescent Lighting -CFLs- use ______ of the energy needed for incandescent bulbs.
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 9. 
    How many gallons of motor gasoline does the average American consume in one year?
    • A. 

      150 gallons

    • B. 

      500 gallons

    • C. 

      310 gallons

    • D. 

      750 gallons

  • 10. 
    How much does the average American consume in paper, wood, and other products made from trees each year?
    • A. 

      1 tree

    • B. 

      5 trees

    • C. 

      7 trees

    • D. 

      15 trees

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