The Story of stuff

Question 1 of 15

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How much original natural forest does the USA still have left?

Select one of the following:

  • 4%

  • 10%

  • 16%

  • 20%

Question 2 of 15

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What percentage of waterways have been made undrinkable?

Select one of the following:

  • 10%

  • 30%

  • 40%

  • 60%

Question 3 of 15

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The USA has 5% of the World's population, what percentage of the World's resources do they use?

Select one of the following:

  • 5%

  • 10%

  • 20%

  • 30%

Question 4 of 15

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The USA has 5% of the world’s population, what percentage of the world’s waste do they create?

Select one of the following:

  • 5%

  • 10%

  • 20%

  • 30%

Question 5 of 15

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If we all consumed as much as the USA, how many Earths would we needed to supply the demand for resources?

Select one of the following:

  • 1-2

  • 2-3

  • 1-3

  • 1-4

  • 3-5

Question 6 of 15

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What percentage of global fisheries are fished at or over their capacity?

Select one of the following:

  • 25%

  • 50%

  • 75%

Question 7 of 15

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How many trees a minute are lost in the Amazon?

Select one of the following:

  • 200

  • 800

  • 1500

  • 2000

Question 8 of 15

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How many Lbs of toxic chemicals does the USA release into the environment each year?

Select one of the following:

  • 4,000,000,000

  • 400,000,000

  • 40,000,000

  • 4,000,000

Question 9 of 15

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What percentage of children in the Congo have dropped out of school to mine coltan?

Select one of the following:

  • 10%

  • 20%

  • 30%

  • 40%

Question 10 of 15

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How much materials are still in circulation or use after 6 months in the USA?

Select one of the following:

  • 50%

  • 30%

  • 10%

  • 1%

Question 11 of 15

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Who said "Our enormously productive economy... demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction, in consumption... we need things consumed, burned up, replaced and discarded at an ever-accelerating rate." ?

Select one of the following:

  • Vicky Elbow

  • Victor Billbow

  • Vic Bowler

  • Victor Lebow

Question 12 of 15

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What does planned obsolescence mean?

Select one of the following:

  • Designed to last

  • Designed to look large

  • Designed for the dump

Question 13 of 15

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What does planned obsolescence mean?

Select one of the following:

  • Designed to last

  • Designed to look large

  • Designed for the dump

Question 14 of 15

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What does perceived obsolescence mean?

Select one of the following:

  • A product looks the same for a long time.

  • A product looks big.

  • A product looks out of date when a new product is launched.

Question 15 of 15

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How much garbage does the average American make in a day?

Select one of the following:

  • 0.5 Lbs

  • 1Lbs

  • 2.5 Lbs

  • 4.5 Lbs

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GCSE Year 7 Quiz on The Story of stuff, created by Mike Stokes on 30/06/2014.

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