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Watt do you Know? Take our Energy Quiz!

Knowing a few basics about electricity can help you conserve energy. Take our quiz and find out how much you already know!

| June 9, 2008

  • Electric Plant
    Learning a few of the basics about electric power can help you make smart energy choices.

  • Electric Plant

To understand the power of conserving energy and using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels, it helps to know some of the basics about electricity. So do you know your kilowatts from your kilowatt hours? Your wind turbines from your hydroelectric power? Your megawatts from your terawatts?

Take this short quiz and find out if you know what's watt about electricity. The answer is directly below the question, so just scroll down to see it. Keep track of how many questions you get right, and give yourself one point for each correct answer. Then check out how you score at the end.

1. Your electric utility charges you based on how many of these you consume:

A. Volts
B. Watts
C. Amps
D. Kilowatt hours



Answer: D. Kilowatt hours. 

6/18/2009 11:31:06 PM

How do you get 11 points when there are 10 questions ?

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