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The Water Day Quiz

March 20, 2009

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Author : Reema

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.

The theme for World Water Day 2009 is “Shared Water – Shared Opportunities”.

The world’s 263 trans boundary lake and river basins include the territory of 145 countries and cover nearly half of the Earth’s land surface. With every country seeking to satisfy its water needs from limited water resources, some foresee a future filled with conflict. But cooperation, not conflict, is the most common response to trans boundary water management issues. The government of every country has to bear the responsibility of managing the world’s trans boundary waters for current and future generations by mutual cooperation.

To celebrate this day and to contribute to the campaign to spread awareness regarding water and issues related to it, I have made this quiz.

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Water Aware or Water Beware?

You use it every day in every way possible. But how much do you appreciate the finer points of the liquid that sustains life? How well do you know about water? Are you a responsible person who is aware of issues related to water and believes in conserving water? Or do you need to know “Beware! Water is not forever” ? Take the quiz and find out!! BE HONEST 😀

Write in your replies in the comments space which will be held in moderation till the next post. The person who gives the maximum number of correct answers will get a badge to flaunt on his/her blog’s sidebar.

  1. How much of the earth’s surface is covered by water?

    • 75%
    • 50%
    • 65%
    • 70%
  2. What percentage of the world’s water supply is fresh?

    • 2.5%
    • 7.5%
    • 10%
    • 20%
  3. How many percent of the world water is suitable for human use?

    • 25%
    • 10%
    • less than 1%
    • 40%
  4. Water that is safe to drink is called

    • Tap Water
    • Potable water
    • Distilled water
    • Piliated water
  5. The average Sub-Saharan African uses the same amount of water in a day as someone in a developed country uses when they do what?

    • Brush their teeth for two minutes with the tap running
    • Run a lawn sprinkler for a minute
    • Flush a toilet
    • Any of the above
  6. How many people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water?

    • 1 in 3
    • 1 in 6
    • 1 in 10
    • 1 in 20
  7. What proportion of the world’s major rivers are seriously polluted or depleted?

    • 10%
    • 25%
    • 50%
    • 75%
  8. Which of these countries uses most water per person per year?

    • Russia
    • India
    • Egypt
    • Germany
  9. The World Commission on Water estimates that it would cost an extra $100bn a year to tackle global water scarcity. What is this roughly equivalent to?

    • The amount spent on ocean cruises, make-up and ice-cream yearly
    • The net worth of Microsoft chief Bill Gates
    • The estimated value of the worldwide bottled water industry
    • A quarter of the US budget deficit
  10. Which human activities need the most water?

    • Personal hygiene
    • Cooking
    • Irrigation
    • Drinking
  11. What are the main sources of water pollution in India?

    • Municipal sewage
    • Bathing in rivers
    • Industrial discharge
    • both a and c
  12. What minerals are found in the run-off from agricultural land and treated and untreated sewage effluents, which are highly responsible for eutrophication of water bodies?

    • Phosphorous and carbon
    • Nitrogen and phosphorus
    • Potassium and arsenic
    • Iron and manganese
  13. What is the project to clean up the polluted waters of the Ganga called?

    • GPP
    • GOP
    • GAP
    • GCP
  14. Imagine your tap is leaking drop after drop. How much water is lost from this leaking tap per day?

    • About 75 litres
    • About 20 litres
    • About 50 litres
    • About a glass of water
  15. How much water do humans use daily?

    • 100 litres
    • 190 litres
    • 75 litres
    • 160 litres
  16. How long could you live without water?

    • About 3 weeks
    • About 1 day
    • About 3 days
    • About 7 days
  17. Currently what percentage of world’s population is facing serious water shortage?

    • 50%
    • 30%
    • 40%
    • 25%
  18. How many people in world lack access to adequate sanitation facilities?

    • 2.4 billion people
    • 1.2 million people
    • 3.5 billion people
    • 5 million people
  19. How much water is used to flush a toilet?

    • 4 to 20 litres
    • 10.5 to 30 litres
    • 7.5 to 26.5 litres
    • 20 to 40.5 litres
  20. How much water is used In a five-minute shower?

    • 95 to 190 litres
    • 40 to 90 litres
    • 100 to 150 litres
    • 20 to 50 litres
  21. The cost of providing safe drinking water and proper sanitation to everyone in the world by 2025 will be

    • US$100 billion a year
    • US$150 million a year
    • US$400 million a year
    • US$180 billion a year
  22. How many children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation?

    • 4.2 million children
    • 1.8 million children
    • 2.8 million children
    • 3.4 million children

Also check out these links :-

The Official World Water Day website

25 ways to conserve water at home

Download water conservation tips for home and office here.

Quiz questions taken from BBC, TERI and Lenntech

P.S. After making it at quibblo.com I realised the code can not be integrated in free wordpress blog 😦  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. March 21, 2009 12:27 am

    I never knew my general knowledge about water is so weak 😦

  2. March 21, 2009 2:51 pm

    1)70 %

    2)2.5%

    3)less than 1

    4)portable water

    5)brush their teeth

    6)1 in 3

    7)50%

    8)Germany

    9)option 4

    10) irrigation

    11)both a and c

    12)option 3

    13)GAP ?

    14)depends on the size of the drop 😉

    k..let me guess 50 L

    15)100

    16)depends on where you are…anyway 3..

    17) 50%

    18)3.5 billion

    19)4-20

    20)20-50…

    21)400?

    22)2.8

    • santoshkumarmohalik permalink
      March 19, 2012 5:09 pm

      )70 %

      2)2.5%

      3)less than 1

      4)portable water

      5)brush their teeth

      6)1 in 3

      7)50%

      8)Germany

      9)option 4

      10) irrigation

      11)both a and c

      12)option 3

      13)GAP ?

      14)depends on the size of the drop

      k..let me guess 50 L

      15)100

      16)depends on where you are…anyway 3..

      17) 50%

      18)3.5 billion

      19)4-20

      20)20-50…

      21)400?

      22)2.8

  3. March 29, 2009 1:58 pm

    Very enlightening post Reema! I will surely come back after my interview and answer the quiz. Do we have a prize in store?

    In the mean while, people wake up. At least reply to the post. No one’s going to mock you for getting your facts wrong. And more importantly, we can’t let Vishesh win so easily!

  4. R.Sahana permalink
    August 10, 2010 8:15 pm

    i love it

  5. Vishnu joshi permalink
    March 20, 2011 2:49 pm

    water is the life for all living creatare on the earth.whithout water how can emagine life .so please save water. do it in practice save the valubae resources giving by the god.

  6. dharma permalink
    August 14, 2011 12:16 pm

    i want answer for this

  7. Khadija Burki permalink
    February 11, 2012 4:54 pm

    i want answers please

  8. matthew lawhon permalink
    March 5, 2015 1:21 am

    1)75%
    2)2.5%
    3)less than 1%
    4)potable water
    5)brush their teeth
    6) 1 in 3
    7) 50%
    8) Germany
    9) option 4
    10) irrigation
    11) both a and c
    12) potassium and arsenic
    13) Gap ?
    14) about a glass of water
    15) 100
    16) 3 days
    17) 50%
    18) 3.5 billion
    19) 4-20
    20) 20-50
    21) 180 billion
    22) 3.4 million

  9. Abigail Strickland permalink
    March 5, 2015 1:48 am

    1. 70%
    2. 2.5%
    3. 10%
    4. Piliated water
    5. Brush their teeth for two minutes with the tap running
    6. 1 in 10
    7. 50%
    8. Germany
    9. The estimated value of the worldwide bottled water industry
    10. Irrigation
    11. both a and c
    12. Phosphorous and carbon
    13. GPP
    14. About 20 litres
    15. 100 litres
    16. About 3 days
    17. 40%
    18. 3.5 billion people
    19. 7.5 to 26.5 litres
    20. 40 to 90 litres
    21. US $150 billion a year
    22. 3.4 million children

  10. Isaac Wheeler permalink
    March 5, 2015 2:38 am

    1. 75%
    2. 10%
    3. 20%
    4. Piliated water
    5. any of the above
    6. 1 in 6
    7. 50%
    8. Germany
    9. The estimated value of the worldwide bottled water industry
    10. Personal hygiene
    11. both a and c
    12. Phosphorous and carbon
    13. GCP
    14. About 20 litres
    15. 75 litres
    16. About 3 days
    17. 30%
    18. 1.2 million people
    19. 10.5 to 30 litres
    20. 100 to 150 litres
    21. US $400 billion a year
    22. 2.8 million children

  11. Kelsey King permalink
    March 5, 2015 3:41 am

    1.) 75%
    2.) 2.5%
    3.) less than 1%
    4.) Piliated Water
    5.) any of the above
    6.) 1 in 6
    7.) 50%
    8.) Germany
    9.) The estimated value of the worldwide bottled industry
    10.) Irrigation
    11.) both a and c
    12.) Phosphorous and Carbon
    13.) GCP
    14.) about 75 litres
    15.) 100 litres
    16.) about 3 days
    17.) 40%
    18.) 2.4 billion people
    19.) 4 to 20 litres
    20.) 20 to 50 litres
    21.) US $180 billion a year
    22.) 1.8 million children

  12. Gabrielle Lumpkin permalink
    March 5, 2015 6:25 am

    1. 75%
    2.10%
    3. less than 1%
    4.Piliated water
    5. Any of the above
    6. 1 in 6
    7. 25%
    8. Russia
    9. A quarter of the US budget deficit
    10. Irrigation
    11. both a and c
    12. Phosphorous and Carbon
    13. GPP
    14. About 20 litres
    15. 75 litres
    16. About 7 days
    17. 30%
    18. 1.2 million people
    19. 4 to 20 litres
    20. 40 to 90 litres
    21. US 100 billion a year
    22. 2.8 million children

  13. Alli Rutledge permalink
    March 5, 2015 10:11 am

    1: 75%
    2: 2.5%
    3: less than 1%
    4: Piliated water
    5: Any of the above
    6: 1 in 3
    7: 50%
    8: Germany
    9: The net worth of Microsoft chief Bill Gates
    10: Drinking
    11: both a and c
    12: Iron and manganese
    13: GOP
    14: About 50 litres
    15: 75 litres
    16: About 3 days
    17: 50%
    18: 3.5 billion people
    19: 4 to 20 litres
    20: 95 to 190 litres
    21: US$180 billion a year
    22: 2.8 million children

  14. fathima humaira permalink
    November 14, 2015 8:06 pm

    Sir,
    Will you please to send the answers of the above questions?
    Thankyou.

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