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The Ultimate Coal Stoves Quiz
by Staff
With energy costs going up and household incomes going down, many people are looking for cheaper alternatives for heating their homes. Coal stoves are an economical and efficient option. Take this quiz and learn about the benefits of coal stoves for heating your home.

How available is coal in the United States?

  • It's scarce.
  • It's available in limited quantities.
  • It's abundantly available.

Which type of coal is the most efficient?

  • anthracite¬†
  • subbituminous
  • bituminous¬†

What state has the most anthracite coal in the United States?

  • Wisconsin
  • Colorado
  • Pennsylvania

Why are coal stoves preferable over wood stoves?

  • less maintenance
  • more efficient
  • both of the above

What can leftover coal ash be used for?

  • tennis rackets
  • golf balls
  • both of the above

What are you required to do with a batch coal stove?

  • You must put the coal in the stove.
  • You must check on the stove every 12 hours.
  • both of the above

A batch stove requires:

  • a chimney
  • a gas hook-up
  • both of the above

How should you clean away the ash in your batch coal stove?

  • with gentle and even strokes
  • with quick and rough strokes
  • with a circular motion

How do you control the temperature in your house with a stoker coal stove?

  • by using your thermostat
  • by the amount of coal you put into the stove
  • by the type of coal you put into the stove

What is an advantage of a stoker coal stove over a batch coal stove?

  • It maintains a constant temperature.
  • Coal does not need to be placed in the stove.
  • both of the above

What is a disadvantage of a stoker coal stove over a batch coal stove?

  • It requires electricity.
  • It uses up more coal.
  • both of the above

When will Americans likely use up their entire coal resource?

  • in 100 years
  • in 150 years
  • in 250 years

Who can install a coal stove?

  • It can be a do-it-yourself project.
  • Your handyman can install it.
  • A professional should install it.

What safety precautions should you take if you have a coal stove?

  • Install a carbon monoxide detector close to the stove.
  • Install a fire detector close to the stove.
  • both of the above

What dangerous emission can be produced from burning coal?

  • sulfur dioxide
  • carbon dioxide
  • both of the above