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Green Service Standard "GS2" Sample Questions


1. How much CO2 is produced by a 1992 sedan rated at 19-21 MPG when new?
a. 291 to 334 g/mile
b. 335 to 394 g/mile
c. 395 to 412 g/mile
d. 413 to 479 g/mile
e. None of the above

2. Some vehicles achieve better fuel economy at 100 km/h (62 mph) rather than at 70 km/h (43 mph)?
a. True
b. False

3. How much does properly inflated tires improve fuel economy?
a. Up to 3%
b. Up to 5%
c. Up to 10%
d. Up to 7%
e. None of the above

4. How much does a dirty filter reduce fuel economy?
a. Up to 25%
b. Up to 15%
c. Up to 10%
d. Up to 30%
e. None of the above

5. The amount of fuel energy that a vehicle consumes per unit of distance (level road) depends upon:
a. The thermodynamic efficiency of the heat engine;
b. The forces of friction within the mechanical system that delivers engine output to the wheels;
c. The forces of friction in the wheels and between the road and the wheels (rolling friction);
d. Other internal forces that the engine works against (electrical generator, air conditioner, water pump, engine fan, etc.);
e. None of the above.

6. Published fuel economy is subject to variation between jurisdictions due to variations in testing protocols.
a. True
b. False

7. What metrics are used to establish a Green Score on a scale of 0 to 100?
a. Automakers' test results for fuel economy and tailpipe emissions
b. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.
c. Pollution from vehicle manufacturing, service and repair.
d. Pollution from the production and distribution of fuel.
e. None of the above.

8. How much Greenhouse Gas is saved by reducing vehicle weight?
a. 1-2% per 100 lbs
b. 3-7% per 100 lbs
c. 6-10% per 100 lbs
d. 11-20% per 100 lbs
e. None of the above

9. How to drive more efficiently
a. Drive 3-5 MPH over the speed limit
b. Use aerodynamic cargo on vehicle roof
c. Balance excess weight between the tires
d. Equalize cabin temperature with outside air
e. None of the above

10. Why are vehicle emissions rated separately?
a. The average driver already knows MPG and CO2 metrics
b. EPA profits from complicated air emission regulations
c. Because people drive differently
d. Because they represent different pollutants that affect different layers in the atmosphere.
e. None of the above

11. Why should customers rely on Vehicle When New ‘VWN’ ratings?
a. EPA testing provides a common yardstick for MPG
b. MPG is compared between different cars.
c. EPA values are based on tests that reflect real world driving conditions for the average driver
d. Ratings are certified by an ASE industry professional.
e. None of the above

12. What is SmartWay Certification?
a. OSHA health & safety rating.
b. Energy Star building certification > 70 rating
c. FTC Consumer Protection.
d. Certification based on the greenhouse gas and smog ratings.
e. None of the above

13. Match the Metrics for Figure 1: (220, 30, 45, 29)
a. GHG Rating 10 =       MPG
b. MPG Rating 34 =        CO2
c. CO2 Rating 300 =        MPG
d. VWN Rating 74 =        GHG

14. Match the Definitions for Figure 2:  (8,3,6,7)
a. Compare Vehicles =        callout
b. Combined city/hwy =        callout
c. Annual fuel cost =        callout
d. Greenhouse Gases =        callout

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