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Eco-Communities Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests your understanding of the Eco-Communities reading practice text, one of a series of EnglishClub reading exercises on environmental and health issues.

1. You can reduce your carbon footprint by _______ less.

walking
driving
talking
a) walking b) driving c) talking

2. By reducing your carbon footprint, you are helping to _______ the problem of global warming.

create
worsen
solve
a) create b) worsen c) solve

3. Which aimed to become one of the world's first zero-emission neighbourhoods?

British Columbia
Victoria
Dockside Green
a) British Columbia b) Victoria c) Dockside Green

4. People live in eco-communities because they're concerned about _______ issues.

environmental
buzz word
investment
a) environmental b) buzz word c) investment

5. The builders of Dockside Green only used non-toxic

residents
building materials
bamboo
a) residents b) building materials c) bamboo

6. Which can save you money?

environmental impacts
energy-efficient appliances
higher energy prices
a) environmental impacts b) energy-efficient appliances c) higher energy prices

7. What's used to flush toilets at Dockside Green?

toxic waste
carbon emissions
treated waste water
a) toxic waste b) carbon emissions c) treated waste water

8. What does the biomass plant at Dockside Green produce?

gas
electricity
stoves and heaters
a) gas b) electricity c) stoves and heaters

9. Smaller eco-communities are sometimes called ecovillages or _______ communities.

inefficient
intentional
international
a) inefficient b) intentional c) international

10. Who would be most likely to support the development of eco-communities?

climate scientists
fossil fuel companies
coal mining investors
a) climate scientists b) fossil fuel companies c) coal mining investors

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