How Much Do You Really Know About Earth Day?

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How Much Do You Really Know About Earth Day? - Quiz

Celebrate Earth Day with this quiz about our beautiful planet! If you really think that you know everything about making the world a little greener, then these questions about fuel and resource expenditure should be a walk in the park.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On average, what is the approximate daily home water use for each person in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      25 gallons

    • B. 

      50 gallons

    • C. 

      100 gallons

    • D. 

      200 gallons

  • 2. 
    Which of the following accounts for the greatest percentage of total waste in the United States?
    • A. 

      Yard trimmings

    • B. 

      Paper

    • C. 

      Plastics

    • D. 

      Glass

  • 3. 
    In the same amount of time, which of the following home appliances consumes the most electricity?
    • A. 

      Space heater

    • B. 

      Hair dryer

    • C. 

      Computer and monitor

    • D. 

      Water heater

  • 4. 
    Which of the following accounts for the greatest percentage of a typical home energy bill?
    • A. 

      Heating and cooling

    • B. 

      Clothes washer and dryer

    • C. 

      Computer and monitor

    • D. 

      Refrigerator

  • 5. 
    What substance is released into the atmosphere when solid waste, fossil fuels and wood products are burned?
    • A. 

      Hydrogen peroxide

    • B. 

      Sodium choloride

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Calcium sulfate

  • 6. 
    How much oil is used to produce plastic water bottles annually in the United States alone?
    • A. 

      500,000 gallons

    • B. 

      1 million gallons

    • C. 

      1.5 million gallons

    • D. 

      2 million gallons

  • 7. 
    Amercians will buy an estimated 25 billion single-serving, plastic water bottles this year.  How many will be recycled?
    • A. 

      3 billion

    • B. 

      10 billion

    • C. 

      15 billion

    • D. 

      20 billion

  • 8. 
    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States consumes how many plastic bags, sacks and wraps each year?
    • A. 

      80 billion

    • B. 

      160 billion

    • C. 

      240 billion

    • D. 

      380 billion

  • 9. 
    Each reusable bag you use has the potential to eliminate an average of how many plastic bags over its lifetime?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      500

    • C. 

      1,000

    • D. 

      2,000

  • 10. 
    How can you help reduce sewage overflows into Lake Michigan?
    • A. 

      Install a rain barrel and make sure to empty it between rains

    • B. 

      Wait for a sunny day to do your laundry (consider line drying!)

    • C. 

      Take a 5 minute shower with a low flow showerhead instead of bathing when it rains

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    For Earth Day, I pledge to make a positive change(s) that will reduce my impact on the environment, such as switching to a reusable water bottle, reducing my daily water usage, or recycling more.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

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