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The Ultimate Green Tool Quiz
by Staff
Power tools don't have to be annoying and damaging to the environment. With more and more people jumping on the green bandwagon, there are more options than ever for avoiding power tools. Take this quiz to see how much you know about green tools!

You can use gas-powered chainsaws ...

  • in a garage
  • in a yard
  • in a shed

For its size and weight, the most powerful rechargeable battery is...

  • lithium-ion
  • nickel-cadmium (NiCd)
  • nickel-metal hydride (NiMH)

Each year, Americans throw away this many tons of alkaline batteries.

  • 12,500
  • 46,000
  • 84,000

Propane fuel is...

  • more harmful to the environment than gas
  • extremely harmful to the soil and water table
  • safe for the environment, soil and water

How much gas do people spill each year while refueling lawn and garden equipment?

  • 70,000 gallons
  • 17 million gallons
  • 170 million gallons

Today's push lawn mowers...

  • are lightweight and as easy (or easier) to push than gas-powered mowers
  • can do a better job of cutting the lawn than some gas-powered mowers
  • both of the above

The greenest way to rid your garden of aphids is...

  • to introduce natural predators, such as ladybugs, into the foliage
  • to pour salsa on the plants
  • to spray the plants with pesticides

A clothesline...

  • is better than a dryer for getting rid of bacteria
  • keeps clothes lasting longer
  • both of the above

A tool swap is...

  • a special market that sells only tools
  • a feature of a tool that lets you swap components
  • a club in which members own different sets of tools and swap as needed

Double-dipped nails...

  • are pounded into wood two times
  • are dipped twice in molten zinc
  • contain two bends in the shaft