Rain Barrel Quiz

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Rain barrels are great for water conservation. Test your knowledge on rain barrels with this rain barrel quiz at HowStuffWorks.

Which of the following statements is true?

There is evidence that collecting rainwater in cisterns was a common practice in the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago. <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/energy-efficiency/rain-barrel.htm">How Rain Barrels Work</a>

Which of the following locations offers monetary incentives for people to collect rainwater?

Both Germany and Japan offer monetary incentives for people to collect rainwater. <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/energy-efficiency/rain-barrel.htm">How Rain Barrels Work</a>

What is the best way to describe rain water?

Rain water is best described as relatively pure. <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/energy-efficiency/rain-barrel.htm">How Rain Barrels Work</a>

What term is also referred to as "nature's distillation process"?

Evaporation is also referred to as "nature's distillation process". <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/energy-efficiency/rain-barrel.htm">How Rain Barrels Work</a>

Why is rainwater ideal for watering your plants?

Rainwater is ideal for watering your plants because it is usually soft water. <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/energy-efficiency/rain-barrel.htm">How Rain Barrels Work</a>

One inch (2.54 centimeters) of rain falling on a 1,000 square foot (93 square meter) roof will yield how many gallons of water?

One inch (2.54 centimeters) of rain falling on a 1,000 square foot (93 square meter) roof will yield 600 gallons of water. <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/energy-efficiency/rain-barrel.htm">How Rain Barrels Work</a>

Which of the following statements is true?

The average American household uses 30 percent of its total water for outdoor applications. <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/energy-efficiency/rain-barrel.htm">How Rain Barrels Work</a>

What roofing materials can contaminate water, making it unsafe to use?

Asbestos shingles, tar and gravel are roofing materials that can contaminate water, making it unsafe to use. <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/energy-efficiency/rain-barrel.htm">How Rain Barrels Work</a>

What term is used to describe the recyclable water left over from showering, bathing or washing clothes?

Gray water is the term used to describe the recyclable water left over from showering, bathing or washing clothes. <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/energy-efficiency/rain-barrel.htm">How Rain Barrels Work</a>

Which of the following statements is true?

Even though rainwater is natural, it isn't safe for drinking unless it's been filtered and treated. <a href="http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/energy-efficiency/rain-barrel.htm">How Rain Barrels Work</a>

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