Environment Quiz

Our environment is full of useful resources. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the Earth and the world's intake of natural resources.

Quiz

Our environment is full of useful resources. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the Earth and the world's intake of natural resources.

1. What country consumes the most energy in the world?

  • Russia
  • China
  • The United States
  • Canada

2. What country produces the most energy in the world?

  • Iraq
  • Saudi Arabia
  • The United States
  • Russia

3. What is the leading source of energy in the United States?

  • Coal
  • Oil
  • Nuclear power
  • Natural gas

4. Which of the following sources of energy is NOT renewable?

  • Petroleum
  • Hydropower
  • Biomass
  • Solar power

5. How much of the world's water is available for human use?

  • 97%
  • 23%
  • 3%
  • Less than 1%

6. About how long does it take a Styrofoam cup to decompose?

  • 10 years
  • 2 months
  • 400 years
  • 150 years

7. According to the Sierra Club, what is the most polluted city in the world?

  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Linfen, China
  • New Dehli, India

8. What is the most common type of debris that litters our oceans?

  • Bags
  • Plastic beverage bottles
  • Cigarettes
  • Food packaging

9. Three Mile Island was the site of what disaster?

  • The worst nuclear explosion in the world.
  • The worst forest fires in U.S. history.
  • The worst accident in U.S. nuclear-reactor history.
  • The worst oil spill in U.S. history.

10. What is the most common type of trash thrown away by Americans?

  • Paper products and cardboard
  • Metals
  • Glass
  • Plastics

Your Results:

1. What country consumes the most energy in the world?
The United States

2. What country produces the most energy in the world?
The United States

3. What is the leading source of energy in the United States?
Oil

4. Which of the following sources of energy is NOT renewable?
Petroleum

5. How much of the world's water is available for human use?
Less than 1%

6. About how long does it take a Styrofoam cup to decompose?
400 years

7. According to the Sierra Club, what is the most polluted city in the world?
Linfen, China

8. What is the most common type of debris that litters our oceans?
Cigarettes

9. Three Mile Island was the site of what disaster?
The worst accident in U.S. nuclear-reactor history.

10. What is the most common type of trash thrown away by Americans?
Paper products and cardboard

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