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?
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 ____________.
- 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.
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?
- 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?