Check your EnviroQ with the EPA’s Q&A
“What’s your EnviroQ?” That’s the overarching question behind a quiz from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its Web site has a Q&A feature on the home page that links to a bank of questions (with answers and more information) on an archive page. Here’s a mini-quiz to whet your appetite (scroll down for the answer key).
1. Transportation consumes about what portion of the total energy used in the United States?
a. 10 percent b. 25 percent c. 33 percent d. 50 percent
2. What’s the No. 1 trash item found on beaches?
a. cigarette filters b. plastic bottles c. seaweed d. food bags
3. How much U.S. waste material is potential compost?
a. 11 percent b. 23 percent c. 47 percent d. 72 percent
4. The average U.S. home can accumulate how many pounds of hazardous waste in one year?
a. 10 pounds b. 50 pounds c. 100 pounds d. 500 pounds
5. Which U.S. state has the most acres of wetlands?
a. Minnesota b. Louisiana c. Florida d. Alaska
Answer key: 1-b; 2-a; 3-b; 4-c; 5-d.