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Quiz: Water and your health

Clean water is an important part of being healthy. Do you know all of these fun facts about water? Take this quiz to find out! Then, test your friends.

  1. How much of the earth's surface is water?
  2. How much of the Earth's water is good for drinking?
  3. How long can a person live without water?
  4. How much water does each person use each day (for all uses)?
  5. How much water is used in the average 5 minute shower?
  6. True or false. If you're hiking, and you come across a stream, it is okay to take a drink because you are out in the woods so the water must be clean.
  7. True of false. The water you drink today may be some of the same water that flowed when the dinosaurs lived.

 

Content last reviewed July 20, 2010
Page last updated October 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.

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