With the 41st anniversary of the end of the 6-day war, AJC published a quiz. Here is the answer sheet, which is more revealing than the questions:
AJC News Update Quiz
June 4, 2008
Correct answers in bold.
1. After the 1973 Arab oil embargo, President Nixon made energy independence a national priority. Then, the U.S. imported 23 percent of its oil. What percentage does it import now?
(a) 21 percent (b) 34 percent (c) 48 percent (d) 57 percent
2. Brazil is a leader in producing ethanol fuel derived from sugar cane. What percentage of cars in Brazil run only on gasoline?
(a) 0 (b) 10 (c) 25 (d) 50
[Note: By law, all fuel in Brazil is either pure ethanol or a combination of gasoline and ethanol.]
3. What country has lower fuel economy standards for domestically manufactured cars than the United States?
(a) China (b) European Union (c) South Korea (d) None of the above
4. What country is quitting OPEC because it is now a net importer of oil and wants prices to drop?
(a) Malaysia (b) Bolivia (c) Algeria (d) Indonesia
5. Who controls more than three-quarters of the worldâ€™s known oil and gas reserves?
(a) Multi-national corporations (b) Muslim countries (c) State-owned firms (d) Monarchies
6. What is the worldâ€™s most valuable company?
(a) Microsoft (b) PetroChina (c) General Motors (d) ExxonMobil
7. During World War II, the U.S. supplied up to 80 percent of the alliesâ€™ fuel. Who said, â€œThis is a war of engines and octanes. I drink to the American oil industryâ€?
(a) Franklin D. Roosevelt (b) George Marshall (c) Josef Stalin (d) Winston Churchill
8. What U.S. gas retailer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Venezuelaâ€™s state-owned oil company, controlled by Hugo Chavez?
(a) Shell (b) Citgo (c) Amoco (d) Sunoco
9. Two-thirds of all U.S. oil consumption goes to what purpose?
(a) Cars and trucks (b) Power generation (c) Heating (d) Infrastructure
10. Last year, Americans consumed $11.7 billion worth of bottled water. How many homes could have been provided with electricity by the oil needed to produce those plastic bottles?
(a) 10,000 (b) 100,000 (c) 250,000 (d) 500,000
Date: 6/11/2008 12:00:00 AM