Green Home Quiz

Green Home Quiz
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There are many ways to make a "green" home. Test your knowledge on different green home techniques with this green home quiz at HowStuffWorks.
Being able to put all your recyclables in one bin is known as what?
Single-bin recycling
Mixed Recycling
Single-stream recycling
Being able to put all of your recyclables in one bin is known as single-stream recycling. 5 Ways to Greenify Your Home

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What is the name for household water that has been captured and reused?
Recycled water
Gray water
Gray water is the term used for household water that has been captured and reused. 5 Ways to Greenify Your Home
Dish water

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A USDA "organic" seal means that at least what percent of the ingredients are organic by the USDA's standards?
75 percent
85 percent
95 percent
A USDA "organic" seal means that at least 95 percent of the ingredients are organic by the USDA's standards. 5 Ways to Greenify Your Home

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Which of the following states has not developed its own organic standards and label guidelines?
Illinois
Illinois has not developed its own organic standards or label guidelines. 5 Ways to Greenify Your Home
Washington
California

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture launched its National Organic Program in what year?
1977
1990
The U.S. Department of Agriculture launched its National Organic Program in 1990. 5 Ways to Greenify Your Home
2001

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Which of the following insulation ratings would be the thickest and most protective?
R-35
G-10
R-85
A R-85 insulation rating would be mean the insulation is quite thick and protective. 5 Ways to Greenify Your Home

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The EPA suggests that you set your thermostat to a difference of 8 degrees when you leave your house and how many degrees when you sleep?
4
The EPA suggests that you set your thermostat to a difference of 8 degrees when you leave your house and 4 degrees when you sleep. 5 Ways to Greenify Your Home
6
8

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Every degree that your home's thermostat is raised in the summer saves what percent on the cost of cooling your house?
1-2 percent
4-8 percent
Every degree that your home's thermostat is raised in the summer saves 4-8 percent on the cost of cooling your house. 5 Ways to Greenify Your Home
5-10 percent

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Properly sealing your home can save you what percent annually on heating and cooling?
3 percent
5 percent
10 percent
Properly sealing your home can save you 10 percent annually on heating and cooling. 5 Ways to Greenify Your Home

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In the United States, about 50 percent of all electricity is produced by what means?
Burning gasoline
Hydropower
Burning coal
In the United States, about 50 percent of all electricity is produced by burning coal. 5 Ways to Greenify Your Home

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