Reading Quiz P- 558-570

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Reading Quizzes & Trivia

In this reading quiz, answer a host of questions on a number of topics regarding the Love Canal, which is a neighbourhood infamous for a 70-acre landfill that once served as a major environmental pollution disaster.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Love Canal is located in
    • A. 

      Ohio

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      Panama

  • 2. 
    The company responsible for the dumping of toxic and cancer-causing wastes into an old canal excavation called the Love Canal was
    • A. 

      DuPont

    • B. 

      Monsanto

    • C. 

      Hooker Chemicals and Plastics Corporation

    • D. 

      The 3M Company

  • 3. 
    After Love Canal was abandoned, it was sold and used for
    • A. 

      An elementary school and housing project

    • B. 

      A shopping mall

    • C. 

      An amusement park

    • D. 

      An industrial park

  • 4. 
    The amount of solid waster produced in the United States in 1996 would fill a convoy of garbage trucks stretching around the world almost
    • A. 

      2 times

    • B. 

      4 times

    • C. 

      6 times

    • D. 

      8 times

  • 5. 
    The recycling/composting rate of U.S. municipal solid waste is about
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      20%

    • D. 

      30%

  • 6. 
    _______ percent of the solid waste produced in the United States is buried in landfills.
    • A. 

      Ninety-eight

    • B. 

      Fifty-four

    • C. 

      Forty-eight

    • D. 

      Thirty-eight

  • 7. 
    U.S. consumers throw away enough edible food every year that is roughly equal to _______________ Hummer H2 vehicles.
    • A. 

      12 million

    • B. 

      8 million

    • C. 

      6 million

    • D. 

      4 million

  • 8. 
    The least desirable final resting place for a used tire is
    • A. 

      In the foundation of a low-cost passive solar home

    • B. 

      Asphalt pavement

    • C. 

      In an incenerator to produce electricity

    • D. 

      In the landfill

  • 9. 
    Compost can help restore
    • A. 

      Eroded hillsides

    • B. 

      Overgrazed areas

    • C. 

      Strip-mined lands

    • D. 

      All of these answers

  • 10. 
    Which of the following substances can be recovered from solid waste?
    • A. 

      Metals

    • B. 

      Plastic

    • C. 

      Paper

    • D. 

      All of these answers

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