If you've already graduated from college, this quiz will let you relive your glory days. If you're not yet in college, this quiz will prepare you for the glory days. And if you're in college, this is exactly what you need... another quiz. Although Elphaba may have wanted to be de-greenified (another kind of green), take this quiz if you want to learn how to greenify a dorm room:
(Hate quizzes? Skip straight to the answers.)
It's a hot day and the air is thick with the scent of your roommate's dirty socks. To make it more bearable while conserving the most energy, you should use a portable fan instead of a portable air conditioner -- because air conditioners use more energy.
Whether you're writing a term paper or adding photos from Saturday's water polo game to your Facebook page, your computer is likely a big part of your life. The average laptop uses only half as much energy as a desktop PC.
When watching a movie (What? You haven't seen Animal House?), to use the least amount of energy you put the DVD in:
Your DVD player and watch the movie on your TV
Your desktop computer
Your game console and watch the movie on your TV
Which of the following should no dorm room be without?
A powerstrip for electrical devices
A travel coffee mug with a lid
An extra wastepaper basket
All of the above
Whether you share a restroom with your neighbors or have your own, everyone goes to the bathroom. (We learned that in kindergarten, remember?) Is there a more environmentally friendly alternative to standard toilet paper?
Whether you're packing it with last night's leftover buffalo wings or a case of Red Bull to get you through late-night study sessions, a refrigerator that satisfies the EPA's Energy Star efficiency criteria is only 20 percent more efficient than refrigerators manufactured before 1993.
Now that you've successfully pressed college officials for a communal Energy Star refrigerator, do you fill it with locally grown produce, or buy whatever is on sale at the supermarket?
When it's time to get horizontal (as in trying to get some sleep instead of pulling your fourth all-nighter in a row), you're glad you had the 'rents buy you organic linens because they're healthier for the environment -- and for you.
Having a bright desk lamp is critical to late-night studying when you didn't get enough done while cramming at the beach using natural light. (Hey, it was perfect weather for a volleyball game!) Which should you have, an incandescent lamp or a compact fluorescent lamp?
Compact Fluorescent Lamp
The party's in your room this time and the syllabus includes Beirut (beer pong). Do you ask friends to BYOS (bring your own stein), or serve them their brew in plastic cups?