The Steel Quiz

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The Steel Quiz

From cars to paper clips, from sky scrapers to your screw driver, steel is the building block of many items that account for modern society. How much do you know about steel, or the differences between iron steel, aluminum and other common metals.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ingredient that makes stainless steel “stainless” is:
    • A. 

      Zinc

    • B. 

      Carbon

    • C. 

      Aluminum

    • D. 

      Chromium

  • 2. 
    A main difference between Pig iron and steel is that steel has a lower level of...
    • A. 

      Copper

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Carbon

    • D. 

      Aluminum

  • 3. 
    What does PCI stand for in a blast furnace operation?
    • A. 

      Pulverized Coal Injection

    • B. 

      Piped Coke Injection

    • C. 

      Pulverized Coke Infusion

    • D. 

      Piped Coal Infusion

  • 4. 
    Galvanized Steel is coated with ___ to protect the steel from corrosion.
    • A. 

      Chromium

    • B. 

      Zinc

    • C. 

      Tin

    • D. 

      Aluminum

  • 5. 
    What is the melting point of low carbon steel?
    • A. 

      961°C (1762°F)

    • B. 

      1063°C (1946°F)

    • C. 

      1464°C (2700°F)

    • D. 

      3600°C (6512°F)

  • 6. 
    Japan produces more crude steel than the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What country is the world’s largest producer of steel?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 8. 
    What country is the world’s largest consumer of steel?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      South Korea

    • D. 

      United States

  • 9. 
    What is the world’s most widely produced type of steel?
    • A. 

      Carbon Steel

    • B. 

      Stainless Steel

    • C. 

      Low Alloy Steel

    • D. 

      Tool Steel

  • 10. 
    How many people are employed through the steel industry around the world?
    • A. 

      5 million

    • B. 

      25 million

    • C. 

      35 million

    • D. 

      50 million