Results of Quiz and Best Post

March 22 was International World Water Day and to celebrate the day and to spread awareness about water shortage and water conservation, I conducted a quiz in my last post. The response from readers was poor and only 6 people took the quiz. 😦

*Trumpets, bells, orchestra*

And the winner is :- Biju Mathews !!! *Applause*

He got 20 correct answers out of 22!! The runner up is Aathira who got 18 correct answers. Biju gets to display this wonderful badge [designed by Blogosphere’s official Badge Designer Chirag] on his blog’s sidebar.

waterawareThank you everyone for participating in the quiz.

Here are the correct answers :-

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

    • 71%
  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

    • Potable 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 6
  7. What proportion of the world’s major rivers are seriously polluted or depleted?

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

    • Egypt
  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?

    • A quarter of the US budget deficit
  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?

    • Nitrogen and phosphorus
  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 75 litres
  15. How much water do humans use daily?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 1.8 million children


Now for the last week’s best post award. As I was waiting for more responses on the quiz post, I didn’t give the award on Sunday.

Krishashok wrote a wonderful and hilarious post on Indian Film Lyrics using GraphJam. In fact his post is now doing rounds as an email forward nowadays in the form of a quiz!! I knew I had that week’s winner but then Poonam came up with this personal, heartwarming, touching and wonderful post about sisters, specifically she and her younger sister.

So, the Best Post award for last week goes to Poonam for her post “My Sister Doll and Me”.


28 thoughts on “Results of Quiz and Best Post

  1. Hey, this is cool!

    I am proud winner of post of the week. I have seen Krish’s graphjam post, it ws good. It makes my cake sweeter!

    Congrats Biju!

    And I didn’t send my attempt in vain by assuming vee will win 😛 (he had told me he has attempted all the answers) 😀

    Reema: Your post deserved it! Vee and his exaggerations!

  2. Congratulations Poonam! that was a touching post.

    Oh! I forgot about the Water Quiz even though I had made a point to take it. Congratulations Biju.

    Reema: Ok!

  3. I am so so glad for 2 thing….

    1- Poonam’spost 🙂 it is one of the sweetest post I have read in recent times….

    2- Vee didn’t win yay!!!!

    Reema: Hehehe!!

  4. Cheating, Blasphemy, Lobbying. I protest in silence. I will light a candle for the same coming Sunday and will ask my colony kids to join me for the March I will held that day.

    Btw, how many right answers I had? I am not even runner-up?


    Poonam and Smita, Just go to hell. May you run short of WATER when you are half way through your hair-wash. AMEN!!!

    Reema: You got 16 correct answers and you stand at 4th position. Oye Poonam aur Smita ko shrap mat de!!!

  5. Congrats to Biju!!!!! Reema, you should award him another for his patience also ! 😀

    That post of Poonam deserved it. The sweetest post in ages !!!

    @ Vee : Candle lighting, huh? Dont worry, I will have another for u in chennai!

    and that was one curse man! Imagine those women that way, its a nightmare. Especially Smita, she has burgundy / black colored hair !!!!

    Reema: Hmm so you didnt have the patience? And I thought you are sick. Pay fine for false application.

  6. @ Reema and Chirag: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I’ve put up the badge. It’s really beautiful!!!

    @ Poonam: Thanks and congrats to you too!! Your post was very very sweet. You deserved it..!!

    @Solilo: Thank you so much

    @ Smita: Poor Vee did try his best 🙂

    @ VEE: Thanks Oye!! The curse was too much, “…run short of WATER when you are half way through your hair-wash..” Ha ha 🙂

    @ Abhinav Bharadwaj: Thanks!

    @ Vimuuu: Thank you! It so happened that I was sick for almost 2 weeks and hospitalised and all I had was a so called “World magazine” to read for the first complete day!! And there happened to be an article about the water day which I must have read almost 5 times out of boredom. Ha ha, so Reema’s Quiz was a really soft cake!!

    Reema: 😀 😀

  7. Thanks for the trivia!! We need to get aware of the crisis. Its been said by Mahavir swami ( a Jain monk) “Use water as you would use Ghee” It was said centuries ago, but stands true today.

    Reema: Wonderful quote!

  8. Biju Mathews congrats! And rotfl @Thank You X1000000 🙂

    Poonam Congratulations and I have opened your blog, I had missed this post, reading about your sister Doll ‘s C-Cing cooking now… 🙂

    Reema – great quiz and great award … I look forward to it every week!

    Reema: Thanks!!

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