Self Evaluation Quiz - Waste Management

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 157

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Waste Management Quizzes & Trivia

It’s easy to flush a toilet or take out the trash without paying any attention to where your waste is going – and if it’s being disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. How much do you know about waste management?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Kofiase, a suburb of Mampong has an average solid waste generation rate of 0.35kg/cap/day and an estimated population of 2,000. What is the annual waste generation rate of the community?
    • A. 

      700kg per annum

    • B. 

      0.7tons per annum

    • C. 

      256tons per annum

    • D. 

      256kg per annum

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements best describes the composition of waste?
    • A. 

      The proportions of different items that make up the waste

    • B. 

      The proportions of waste from different sources that are discarded

    • C. 

      the amount of organic material present in the waste

    • D. 

      The proportion of recoverable materials present in the waste

  • 3. 
    The average waste generation rate of Mampong, is known to be 0.7kg/cap/day. This means that
    • A. 

      0.7kg of waste is produced at Mampong in a day

    • B. 

      One household in Mampong produces 0.7kg of waste in a day

    • C. 

      0.7kg of waste is collected from Mampong in a day

    • D. 

      One person in Mampong produces 0.7kg of waste in a day

  • 4. 
    A sample of waste weighs 2.5kg after drying at 105°C for 24 hours. If the waste weighed 3.2kg prior to drying, what is the moisture content of the waste?
    • A. 

      28%

    • B. 

      22%

    • C. 

      72%

    • D. 

      78%

  • 5. 
    Animal and vegetable waste resulting from the preparation of food is generally referred to as
    • A. 

      Refuse

    • B. 

      Litter

    • C. 

      Garbage

    • D. 

      Rubbish

  • 6. 
    The composition of waste that ends up at a disposal site cannot be affected by changes in the standard of living and economic status of the waste producers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The pollution potential of waste can be deduced from its composition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    As the level of development of a country increases, it is expected that the proportion of paper and organic waste in the municipal solid waste stream would also increase.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A measure of household waste generation rates always provide an accurate estimate of the amount of waste that reaches the final disposal site.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
                       Waste with high moisture content is not suitable for incineration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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