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Looking for something fun to do to pass the time?  Find out what you know about sustainable transportation by taking our short quiz!

1)  Why should people be concerned about sustainable transportation?

a. For the environment
b. To save money
c. To promote energy independence and efficiency
d. For human health reasons
e. All of the above 

 2)  What is the primary greenhouse gas emitted by burning the fuels we most commonly use in our vehicles?

a. Carbon monoxide
b. Carbon dioxide
c. Sulfur oxide
d. Methane 

 3)  Which mode of transportation has the lowest environmental impact?

a. A personal vehicle
b. A city bus
c. An airplane
d. A bicycle

 4)  What does CST stand for?

a. Certification for Sustainable Transportation
b. Center for Security and Transport
c. Critical Standards for Transportation
d. Cars, Ships, and Trains

 5)  Approximately what percentage of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States can be attributed to transportation activities?

a. 10%
b. 30%
c. 50%
d. 75%

 6)  Of the carbon dioxide emissions in the United States that come from transportation, the passenger transportation sector makes up nearly:

a. 10%
b. 25%
c. 50%
d. 75%

 7)  Aggressively speeding, accelerating, and braking can lower your fuel economy by:

a. 5% at highway speeds
b. 14% at highway speeds
c. 33% at highways speeds
d. 60% at highway speeds

 8)  True or False: When you are at a full stop the most efficient way to get back up to speed it to accelerate gradually rather than accelerating rapidly or aggressively.

 9)  The average car will be at its advertised mileage per gallon at which speed? 

a. 40 mph
b. 55 mph
c. 60 mph
d. 65 mph 

10)  Which of the following statements is true?

a. Using cruise control is always more fuel efficient
b. Using cruise control is never more fuel efficient
c. Using cruise control is usually more fuel efficient on flat areas but less fuel efficient on hills
d. Using cruise control is usually less fuel efficient on flat areas but more fuel efficient on hills 

11)  United Parcel Service (UPS) has found substantial fuel savings by planning routes that have:

a. As many miles driven on highways as possible
b. As many miles driven on back roads as possible
c. As few right turns as possible
d. As few left turns as possible

 12)  The Certification for Sustainable Transportation is an eco-labeling program.  What are some other examples of eco-labels?

a. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program
b. Fair Trade USA
c. Energy Star
d. All of the above

 13)  Approximately how many pounds of carbon dioxide are produced burning a gallon of gasoline?

a. 3
b. 8
c. 20
d. 39

 14)  The average U.S. car sits parked for what percentage of its life? 

a. 15%
b. 48%
c. 71%
d. 98%

 15)  Households that take public transportation and live with one fewer car can save more than ______ annually: 

a. $1500
b. $3500
c. $5800
d. $9900

 16)  True or False: Tire choice does not affect your fuel economy.

 17)  Across the United States and Canada there are approximately how many different motorcoach companies?

a. 1000
b. 3400
c. 5000
d. 6300

18)  Idling, or letting the engine run when parked or not in use, does which of the following:

a. Increases consumption of fuel
b. Wastes money
c. Causes vehicle wear and tear
d. Emits toxic pollutants into the environment
e. All of the above

 19)  Approximately how many gallons of fuel are burned each year by idling vehicles?

a. 6 billion
b. 6 million
c. 2.5 billion
d. 1 million 

20)  Why is it beneficial to tune up a vehicle in poor condition?

a. So you can drive faster
b. So you can save gas
c. So you can increase your mileage
d. (b) and (c)
e. All of the above

 21)  Replacing a clogged air filter can increase your mileage by:

a. 1%
b. 5%
c. 8%
d. 10%

 22)  True or False: It is important to use the type of oil recommended for your engine because different engine oils can either raise or lower fuel economy.

 23)  What is the best way to warm an engine before driving or cool down a vehicle’s cab in the summer?

a. Drive the vehicle at a slow pace
b. Turn the car on, while parked, with the AC on for a couple minutes
c. Drive the vehicle at a fast pace
d. Leave the car idling for awhile before driving


Answer Key: 1(e), 2(b), 3(d), 4(a), 5(b), 6(d), 7(c), 8(True), 9(b), 10(c), 11(d), 12(d), 13(c), 14(d), 15(d), 16(False), 17(b), 18(e), 19(a), 20(d), 21(d), 22(True), 23(a)