What Is Hazardous Waste? - Definition and Types


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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of hazardous waste?

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1. In the United States, how many pounds of hazardous waste are found in the average household?

2. In the United States, what two industries produce the majority of hazardous waste ?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hazardous waste is a dangerous but common result of many industries. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the characteristics and types of hazardous waste. The quiz questions will test you on various ways hazardous waste is produced and methods of proper disposal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of hazardous waste:

  • Hazardous waste found in US households
  • Industries which produce the most hazardous waste
  • Disposal of hazardous waste

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test their knowledge gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on hazardous waste
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as toxic, chemically reactive, corrosive, and flammable
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding disposal methods of hazardous waste
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics and types of hazardous waste

Additional Learning

To learn more about the types and characteristics of hazardous waste, review the accompanying lesson entitled, What is Hazardous Waste? - Definition and Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define hazardous waste
  • Learn about various types of hazardous waste
  • Explore methods of disposal of hazardous waste
  • Understand the harmful effects of dioxins and PCBs on humans