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Consumption Quiz

Quiz by Yvette Wright

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  • Q1
    Which statement is most likely to be true of a developing country?
    Most adults live in cities work in factories and offices.
    Most adults live in rural areas and work in agriculture.
    Most adults earn enough money to own cars.
    Most adults consume more than 3,000 calories per day.
  • Q2
    Which term means the total value of goods and services a country produces in a year?
    gross domestic product
    economic activity
    per capita income
  • Q3
    What is the main cause of hunger in the world?
    food shortages
    crop failures
  • Q4
    Which of these countries leads the world in oil consumption?
    United States
  • Q5
    Which of the following defines members of the global consumer class?
    they all eat less than 2,700 calories a day
    they have incomes high enough to buy what they need and can afford to buy things that they want as well
    they all have college educations
    they all have computers at work and at home, and all have smart phones
  • Q6
    Which is not an immediate benefit of recycling?
    It reduced municipal waste.
    It increases gross domestic product.
    It saves natural resources.
    It keeps toxic materials out of dumps.
  • Q7
    Look at the labels on the horizontal axis, or bottom edge, of the graph. What do they indicate about the bars on the graph?
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    They are all items that are toxic.
    They tell which items were recycled in the United States in 2003.
    They tell what you should throw away when you are done with it.
    They are things that cost a lot of money.
  • Q8
    Look at the numbers on the vertical axis, or upright edge, of the graph. What do they best indicate about the bars on the graph?
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    They tell us what we should recycle more of.
    They tell us what percentage of Americans recycle.
    They tell us the percentage of recycling for each item on the horizontal axis.
    They tell us how much each item costs.
  • Q9
    Identify which material had the highest recycling rate in 2003.
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    Plastic drink containers
    Glass containers
    Auto batteries
    Steel cans
  • Q10
    Thinking beyond the text, why might auto batteries have had the highest recycling rate in 2003?
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    People don't want to recycle them.
    Because Henry Ford said so. I read it on the internet.
    Because they are expensive.
    When people buy new car batteries, the store or facility they buy from usually takes the old battery.

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