How Much Do You Really Know About Earth Day?

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How Much Do You Really Know About Earth Day?

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