Monday, March 22, 2021

World Water Day 2021 Quiz

World Water Day 2021 (March 22) Quiz    Name/Team: ____________ 

(See SustainZine blog post related to this quiz and World Water Day.)
1.      Approximately what percentage of the adult human body is water (H2O)?

a.       10-15%
b.      20-30%
c.       40-50%
d.      55-65%

2.      All of the following are primary water-related causes of death world-wide except:

a.       Diarrhea
b.      Malaria
c.       Dehydration
d.      Driving into bodies of water while texting

3.      A gallon of DeLand city tap water costs about how many cents (vs. bottled water)?

a.       <0.6 cents
b.      2 cents
c.       4 cents
d.    8 cents


4.      What percentage of the world’s water is fresh surface water (lakes, rivers, swamp, etc.)?

a)      10.9% of the world’s water is fresh and surface water.
b)      5.2%
c)      2.5%
d)      <0.1%

5.      Of the ~7.8B billion world population what number (percentage) do not have safe drinking water; what percentage do not have clean septic/sewer?

a)      0.5 Billion (~7%) without clean water; 1B without basic sewer/septic (~13%)

b)      1 Billion (~13%) without clean water; 1B without basic sewer/septic (~13%)

c)      780 Million (~10%) without clean water; 1B without basic sewer/septic (~13%)

d)      780 Million (~10%) without clean water; 2B without sewer/septic (~25%)

6.      About, what percentage of the US lakes, rivers and streams are polluted (according to US EPA)?  (Polluted, as in no swimming and you should not eat the fish, if there are any.)

a.       5%

b.      10%

c.       30%

d.      50%


7.      How many gallons of water does it take to power a single light bulb for a year using NatGas, Coal and Nuclear (100-Watt, incandescent, 12 hours per day)?

a.       50 to 60 Gallons
b.      200 to 500 Gals.
c.       1,000 to 2,000 Gals.
d.      4,000 to 8,000 Gals.

8.      How many gallons of water does it take to produce the corn necessary to produce 1 gal of ethanol?

a.       1-5 Gallons of water went into the corn to make up 1 gal of ethanol.
b.      10-15 Gals
c.       20-25 Gals
d.      30-35 Gals

9.      How many gallons of water does it take to produce a gallon of ethanol from corn?
(Not counting the virtual water in the corn from the prior question.)

a.       None
b.      0.5 Gal
c.       2 Gals
d.      3.5 Gal


10.  About how many gallons of water does it take to extract a gallon of oil? (Fracking drilling.)

a.       No water used.
b.      2-4 gal of water per 42 Gal barrel of oil
c.       5-10 gal of water per 42 Gal barrel of oil
d.      21 gal of water per 42 Gal barrel of oil

11.  About how many gallons of water does it take to refine a gallon of gasoline from crude oil? (not counting the prior question related to drilling the oil.)

a.       No water used in the refining process.
b.      0.1 gal of water used per 1 gal of gasoline produced from crude oil.
c.       0.3 gal of water used per 1 gal of gasoline produced from crude oil. 
d.       0.7 gal of water used per 1 gal of gasoline produced from crude oil.

12.  All things considered, how much total water does it take for a single chicken egg? (Virtual Water.)

a.       12 gals

b.      22 gals

c.       32 gals

d.      52 gals

13.  All things considered, how much total water does it take for a pound of beef? (Virtual Water.)

a.       200 gals
b.      500 gals
c.       900 gals
d.      1,800 gals

14.  All things considered, about how much total water does it take to make a pair of cotton jeans, both the cotton, milling, dying and the fabrication? (Virtual Water.)

a.       50 gallons
b.      500 gals
c.       1,000 gals
d.      2,000 gals

15.  The average American family uses how much water per day at home directly (meter and/or well)? (Average household is 2.5 people.)

a)   60 gals directly per day
b)      95 gals directly per day
c)      125 gals directly per day
d)      300 gals directly per day

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