Water You Doing Pop Quiz

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It’s time for a pop quiz, and today’s topic will be none other than that life juice you need to keep on ticking; water! Think you can answer these various questions on H2O? Give it your best shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the longest river in Texas? 
    • A. 

      Rio Grande

    • B. 

      Colorado

    • C. 

      Brazos

    • D. 

      Trinity

  • 2. 
    Which statement is NOT true? 
    • A. 

      Rainwater harvesting reduces demand on municipal water supply

    • B. 

      Rainwater harvesting is illegal in Texas

    • C. 

      Rainwater harvesting is simply the process of diverting, capturing and storing rainwater for future use

    • D. 

      Rainwater harvesting reduces flooding, erosion, and contamination of surface water

  • 3. 
    Which products are NOT WaterSense labeled? 
    • A. 

      Showerheads

    • B. 

      Solar panels

    • C. 

      Toilets

    • D. 

      Bathroom sink faucets and accessories

  • 4. 
    Which room uses the most water indoors? 
    • A. 

      Kitchen

    • B. 

      Laundry room

    • C. 

      Bathroom

    • D. 

      Bedroom

  • 5. 
    Which of these is your better option for saving the most amount of water?
    • A. 

      Drive-through car wash

    • B. 

      Do-It-Yourself power car wash

  • 6. 
    In the average household, which of the following wastes the MOST water per day?
    • A. 

      A leaky toilet

    • B. 

      Running the tap while washing dishes

    • C. 

      Using a garbage disposal

    • D. 

      Long showers

  • 7. 
    What is the largest aquifer in Texas?
    • A. 

      Huecco

    • B. 

      Ogallala

    • C. 

      Gulf Coast

    • D. 

      Carrizo

  • 8. 
    The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recognizes how many major aquifers? 
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      11

    • D. 

      13

  • 9. 
    Does pet waste cause pollution?
    • A. 

      Yes, animal waste causes bacterial pollution

    • B. 

      No, animal waste is a natural fertilizer

  • 10. 
    Where is the largest inland municipal desalination plant in Texas located? 
    • A. 

      El Paso

    • B. 

      San Antonio

    • C. 

      Corpus Christi

    • D. 

      South Padre Island

  • 11. 
    In our solar system, which planet has water besides Earth?
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Pluto

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Saturn

  • 12. 
    What elements make up water? 
    • A. 

      Helium and Osmium

    • B. 

      Hydrogen and Oxygen

    • C. 

      Hydrocarbon and Osmosis

    • D. 

      Hydrolysis and Oxidation

  • 13. 
    What U.S. federal government agency was created to protect human health and the environment? 
    • A. 

      Environment Protection Agency

    • B. 

      Experiment, Plant and Animal Agency

    • C. 

      Environment, Prevention and Air Agency

    • D. 

      Education, Practice and Adaptation Agency

  • 14. 
    Irrigation systems are designed to supplement the lack of rainfall
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    To transition towards a more sustainable lawn and landscape, it’s recommended by horticulturist to _____.
    • A. 

      Irrigate less often but deeply

    • B. 

      Irrigate more often and in shorter intervals

  • 16. 
    Which is NOT a benefit of mulch? 
    • A. 

      Increases water absorbing capacity

    • B. 

      Reduces water evaporation

    • C. 

      Reduces erosion

    • D. 

      Increases soil temperature

  • 17. 
    Watering your lawn between___ slows evaporation rates during the active growing season (March-October)
    • A. 

      10am-3pm

    • B. 

      9pm-6am

    • C. 

      6am-10am

    • D. 

      3pm-5pm

  • 18. 
    Which is NOT a water conservation practice? 
    • A. 

      Watering every other day to have a green and healthy lawn

    • B. 

      Drip irrigation

    • C. 

      Watering your lawn deeply and infrequently

    • D. 

      Rainwater harvesting

  • 19. 
    Which irrigation method is more efficient? 
    • A. 

      Hose-end sprinkling

    • B. 

      Flood irrigation

    • C. 

      Drip irrigation

    • D. 

      Overhead sprinklers

  • 20. 
    Landscape irrigation accounts for 60-75% urban potable water consumption
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What is eutrophication? Select the correct definition 
    • A. 

      The interactions between the physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment

    • B. 

      Excess nitrogen and phosphorus in aquatic systems, which leads to depletion of dissolved oxygen and changes in biotic community composition

    • C. 

      Organisms that reduce the availability, quality, or value of resources useful to humans

    • D. 

      An organism that synthesizes food molecules from inorganic molecules by using an external energy source, such as light energy

  • 22. 
    Surface Water in Texas is owned by _____
    • A. 

      The President of the United States

    • B. 

      The Landowner

    • C. 

      The Texas Governor

    • D. 

      State of Texas

  • 23. 
    In an urban area, where does most of the nonpoint source pollution come from?
    • A. 

      Factory smokestacks

    • B. 

      Landscape runoff

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Leaking sewer pipe

  • 24. 
    Approximately, how much does 1 gallon of water weigh?
    • A. 

      4 lbs.

    • B. 

      2 lbs.

    • C. 

      8 lbs.

    • D. 

      12 lbs.

  • 25. 
    What is the percentage of freshwater on Earth? 
    • A. 

      2.5%

    • B. 

      96.5%

    • C. 

      1%

    • D. 

      3%

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