The Water Day Quiz

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International World Water Day is held annually on 22nd 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.

You can write replies as a,b,c or d. I will understand 🙂

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

    • 75%
    • 50%
    • 65%
    • 71%
  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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27 thoughts on “The Water Day Quiz

  1. My responses

    1.
    How much of the earth’s surface is covered by water?
    * 70%
    2.
    What percentage of the world’s water supply is fresh?
    * 2.5%

    3.
    How many percent of the world water is suitable for human use?

    * less than 1%

    4.
    Water that is safe to drink is called

    * Distilled 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?

    * Any of the above
    6.
    How many people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water?

    * 1 in 10

    7.
    What proportion of the world’s major rivers are seriously polluted or depleted?

    * 25%

    8.
    Which of these countries uses most water per person per year?

    * 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 estimated value of the worldwide bottled water industry
    10.
    Which human activities need the most water?

    * Irrigation

    11.
    What are the main sources of water pollution in India?

    * 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?

    * Potassium and arsenic

    13.
    What is the project to clean up the polluted waters of the Ganga called?

    * GAP

    14.
    Imagine your tap is leaking drop after drop. How much water is lost from this leaking tap per day?

    * About 20 litres

    15.
    How much water do humans use daily? – Depends
    * 75 – 100 litres

    16.
    How long could you live without water?
    * About 1 day

    17.
    Currently what percentage of world’s population is facing serious water shortage?

    * 25%
    18.
    How many people in world lack access to adequate sanitation facilities?

    * 5 million people
    19.
    How much water is used to flush a toilet?
    * 4 to 20 litres

    20.
    How much water is used In a five-minute shower?

    * 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$400 million a year

    22.
    How many children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation?

    * 3.4 million children

    Reema: You got 7 correct answers. 🙂

  2. 1. 70 %
    2. 2.5 %
    3. less than 1 %
    4. Potable water
    5. Any of the above
    6. 1 in 6
    7. 50%
    8. Egypt
    9. A quarter of the US budget deficit
    10. Personal hygiene
    11. both a and c
    12. Nitrogen and phosphorus
    13. GAP
    14. About 75 litres
    15. 190 litres
    16. About 3 days
    17. 30%
    18. 2.4 billion people
    19. 7.5 to 26.5 litres
    20. 40 to 90 litres
    21. US$180 billion a year
    22. 1.8 million children

    That was an amazing quiz. I for one, know I am going to cut down on my shower time and also use the water control facility on cisterns

    Reema: Thanks!! You got 18 correct!

  3. Errrr google is acting weird!!!! Will try the quiz later 😉

    A very relevant post in these times…how do u keep a track of such days??

    Reema: Thanks! why Google?? Cheating eh?? 😛 I have a UNICEF diary.

  4. Oh, this.. so easy.. lemme check….Hain, isme kya badi baat. Ye Lo:

    1. D
    2. A
    3. C
    4. B
    5. D
    6. B
    7. C
    8. C
    9. D
    10. C
    11. D
    12. C
    13. C
    14. A
    15. A
    16. C
    17. C
    18. B
    19. A
    20. B
    21. D
    22. B

    Reema: U got 16 correct!

  5. Never knew there was an International World Water Day! As for the quiz, where are the answers? I am too lazy to try and guess them. Because that is what it will be, just a guess. I don’t exactly know the answers!

    Reema: Answers in next post!

  6. It will take a lot of Googling and math to determine all the answers, but i will say this much that there are some parts of the world that are getting flooded by rising water levels, while many regions are suffering from acute shortage of drinking water.

    Ironically it appears like the earth is going to drown in water, when its inhabitants will not have any to drink!

    Nice initiative towards spreading awareness!

    Reema: Sadly what you have said is true 😦 Thanks!

  7. 1 – d
    2 – a
    3 – c
    4 – b
    5 – d
    6 – b
    7 – c
    8 – c
    9 – d
    10 – d
    11 – d
    12 – b
    13 – c
    14 – a
    15 – d
    16 – d
    17 – c
    18 – a
    19 – a
    20 – b
    21 – a
    22 – b

    Reema: U got 17 correct!

  8. It was a 50-50 effort… I knew 50%. Google helped me with the rest of the questions. Brilliant idea this!

    Reema: Cheating!! 😛 Thanks for responding!

  9. Dear Teacher,

    As I am suffering from headache and fever, I will not be attending the classes today, or until the results are announced. Kindly grant me few days permission.

    Yours truly,
    Vimmuuu

    Reema: LOL 😀 Ok granted!

  10. 1: Both 71 and 75 is correct since it is an estimate and the water area is increasing but say 71

    2: 2.5%

    3: <1%

    4: Potable water

    5: 4-7 gallon is usually the toilet tank capacity. So any of the above

    6: 1 in 6

    7: 50%

    8: Egypt

    9: A quarter of the US budget deficit

    10: Irrigation

    11: A and C

    12: Nitrogen and phosphorus

    13: GAP

    14: More than 75 litres or around 20 Gallons

    15: This is a tricky one. Asians use the most water followed by Americans and then the europeans. But I would say 190 litres

    16: A week – 7 days

    17: 40%

    18: 2.4 billion

    19: 4 to 20

    20: 100 to 150 litres

    21: 180 billion

    22: 1.8 million

    I feel like I just finished my geography exam in school 🙂

    Keep blogging!

    Reema: Wow! U got 20 correct! No unfair means na? 😛

  11. I have never failed in an exam and would not like to venture to the other side of the forbidden line! 😛
    I got the point, by the way! 🙂

    Reema: Sigh!

  12. I dont know abt answering the quiz, but asking these questions is an eye-opener.

    Drinking water is not safe anywhere now. If not bacteria, then it is contaminated with chlorine, lead & other chemicals. There is more dependence on bottled water.

    Reema: Yes Bottled water is not that pure and safe!

  13. Yey! Quiz time! 😀

    1d 2a 3c 4b 5d 6a 7d 8b 9c 10d 11d 12b 13c 😀 14b 15c 16d 17c 18a 19a 20d 21d 22b 😉

    A very relevant post…in this day and age! Now i will think 150 times before having a “loooong beauty bath” 😀 😀 😀

    Great job done. I feel ‘educated’. Thanks!

    Reema: Thanks!! U got 13 correct

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