The Ultimate Toilet Quiz
by Staff
Most of us could not live without a toilet and every home has at least one. Toilets are models of efficiency and sanitation for modern homes. Take our quiz and learn about the different parts of a toilet and how they work together to flush away waste.

Most toilets take about how long to flush?

  • 3 seconds
  • 5 seconds
  • 10 seconds

How much water does a standard toilet tank hold?

  • 1 gallon
  • 2 gallons
  • 3 gallons

What type of material are most toilets made of?

  • glass
  • cement
  • porcelain

How is it possible to flush a toilet if there is no water in the toilet tank?

  • Fill the bowl with two cups of water.
  • Pour a bucket of water into the bowl.
  • It impossible to flush without water in the tank.

After flushing the toilet, where does the water and waste go?

  • into a holding tank
  • into a sewerage system
  • both of the above

The toilet tank acts as a ____________.

  • bucket
  • receptacle for waste
  • neither answer

What is the purpose of the toilet tank float?

  • prevent an overflow
  • turn the water on/off
  • flush the toilet

What happens when you flush a toilet?

  • The flush valve is lifted and water fills the bowl.
  • The flush valve is lowered and the water stops.
  • The flush valve is lowered and water fills the bowl.

What would happen if the toilet float malfunctioned and the water kept flowing?

  • There would be a flood.
  • The water would flow into the refill tube, preventing a flood.
  • The water would turn off when the water level reached the tank lid.

Why is porcelain a suitable material for the construction of toilets?

  • Porcelain is a hard material.
  • Porcelain is a non-porous material.
  • Porcelain is a hard, non-porous material.

What is the time necessary for a toilet tank to fill with water?

  • 10-20 seconds
  • 20-30 seconds
  • 30-60 seconds

Why does the toilet bowl water level stay the same regardless of how much waste is deposited?

  • There is an overflow safety mechanism.
  • The water level is maintained by the siphon.
  • The water will rise and overflow if enough water is added.

What is the purpose of the holes under the toilet bowl rim?

  • The holes are to keep the toilet clean.
  • The holes are to drain water from the rim into the toilet bowl.
  • The holes are to pump air into the toilet bowl.

Which part of the toilet allows water to pass from the tank into the bowl?

  • flush valve
  • push handle
  • siphon tube

All toilets have ________ main components.

  • two
  • three
  • four

If you plan to replace an old toilet with a newer model, why must you measure the distance from the wall to the toilet floor bolts?

  • Toilets come in different sizes.
  • You need to know how much piping to buy.
  • Neither answer is correct.

What is an important material between some toilets and the bathroom floor?

  • caulking
  • wax seal
  • no material

When installing a new toilet, why must care be taken when tightening the floor bolts?

  • Over-tightening the bolts may crack the toilet.
  • The toilet must be properly mounted to the floor.
  • A loose toilet will wobble.

After a toilet is flushed, what must happen to the flush valve?

  • The flush valve stays in the up position.
  • The flush valve returns to the down position and covers the drain hole.
  • The flush valve does not move.

When replacing an old toilet, what designer option do you have?

  • size
  • color
  • no options