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Too Much Trash

Quiz by Tammy Bryant

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  • Q1
    Where does most our trash end up?
    in the ocean
    in landfills
    in compost
    in recycling bins
  • Q2
    The article describes the problem of too much trash. What is one way people are trying to solve this problem?
    by throwing away 4½ pounds of trash a day
    by taking trash to landfills
    by raising worms and bugs
    by buying recycled products
  • Q3
    Based on the information in the article, what is an example of something that could go into a compost pile?
    a piece of paper
    an apple core
    a plastic bottle
    a battery
  • Q4
    Read the following sentence from the article: “Many products are made from recycled materials.” Based on this sentence, what does the word product probably mean?
    something that is put in a compost pile
    something that is thrown away
    something that is made
    something that is put in a landfill
  • Q5
    What is the main idea of this article?
    Some people sort their trash to see what can be recycled.
    People are trying to solve the trash problem in several ways.
    In the late 2000s and early 2010s, each American threw away about 4½ pounds of trash every day.
    Food scraps usually end up in the trash, but some people put the scraps into compost piles.
  • Q6
    Choose the word that best completes the sentence. The “zero waste” plan is being used in places _______ schools and restaurants.
    such as
    instead of

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