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What is Your Environmental IQ?

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How high would water levels in the oceans rise if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet melted?
  • 5 feet
    18%
     
  • 10 feet
    29%
     
  • 20 feet (correct answer)
    50%
     
11718 responses
If converted entirely to energy, a lump of coal weighing 2.2 pounds could power a 100-watt lightbulb for how long?
  • 29 months
    63%
     
  • 29 years
    29%
     
  • 29 million years (correct answer)
    6%
     
11723 responses
What is the leading cause of death for women age 15 to 49 in developing countries?
  • HIV/AIDS
    32%
     
  • complications of pregnancy or childbirth (correct answer)
    47%
     
  • malaria
    19%
     
11723 responses
It's the driest place in the world, yet it contains 70 percent of the Earth's freshwater. Where is it?
  • Antarctica (correct answer)
    65%
     
  • Sahara Desert
    18%
     
  • Gobi Desert
    15%
     
11723 responses
Most environmental damage caused by people in the developed world can be attributed to what?
  • vehicles
    21%
     
  • high consumption patterns (correct answer)
    49%
     
  • industrial pollutants
    27%
     
11712 responses