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Wind Energy Quiz
by Staff
Feel that wind? Fwooooshhhh!!! Fwwwooooshhh!! Quick, somebody put up a wind turbine. Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Which produces more carbon emissions: Wind power or natural gas?

  • wind power
  • natural gas

Which of these states would be the best place to put a wind turbine?

  • Tennessee
  • Nebraska
  • Mississippi

Which of these is a problem with using wind as a power source?

  • It causes climate change.
  • The wind doesn't blow all the time.
  • The turbines have to be close to major cities.

True or False: Thousands of birds die each year when they run into wind turbines.

  • True
  • False

What were those iconic Dutch windmills for? You know, the wood ones with the tulips?

  • pumping water
  • making electricity
  • attracting tourists

According to the World Wind Energy Association, what percentage of the world's electricity comes from wind?

  • 1-2%
  • 10%
  • 15%
  • 50%

How does a wind turbine make electricity?

  • The spinning blades turn a shaft that connects to a generator.
  • They raise water that then flows downhill and runs a turbine that connects to a generator.
  • Tiny elves inside the blades run on treadmills.

What literary character fought a windmill, thinking it was a giant?

  • Don Juan
  • Don Quixote
  • Donald Duck
  • Sancho Panza