The Gulf Oil Spill Quiz

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  • 1. 

    How long did it take to finally cap the oil that was spilling in the Gulf?

    • A.

      3 months

    • B.

      1 month

    • C.

      2 weeks

    Correct Answer
    A. 3 months
    Explanation
    It took 3 months to finally cap the oil that was spilling in the Gulf.

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  • 2. 

    What company claims responsibility for the The Gulf Oil Spill

    • A.

      Exxon

    • B.

      BP

    • C.

      Chevron

    Correct Answer
    B. BP
    Explanation
    BP is the correct answer because they have publicly acknowledged and taken responsibility for the Gulf Oil Spill that occurred in 2010. The spill was caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which BP was operating at the time. The incident resulted in the largest marine oil spill in history, causing significant environmental and economic damage to the Gulf of Mexico region. BP has since faced legal and financial consequences for the spill and has made efforts to clean up and compensate for the damages caused.

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  • 3. 

    What was not one of the reasons for the oil spill?

    • A.

      The cement job was poorly done.

    • B.

      The blowout preventer was not working properly.

    • C.

      A bomb went off on the oil rig.

    Correct Answer
    C. A bomb went off on the oil rig.
    Explanation
    The given answer states that a bomb going off on the oil rig was not one of the reasons for the oil spill. This suggests that the oil spill was not caused by any intentional or malicious act such as a bomb explosion. Instead, the oil spill was likely caused by other factors mentioned in the options, such as a poorly done cement job or a malfunctioning blowout preventer.

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  • 4. 

    A containment boom helps prevent oil from reaching and polluting shorelines?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A containment boom is a floating barrier that is used to contain and control oil spills in bodies of water. It is typically deployed around the spill area to prevent the oil from spreading and reaching shorelines, where it can cause significant pollution and damage to the ecosystem. By creating a physical barrier, the containment boom helps to contain the oil and facilitate its cleanup, minimizing the impact on shorelines and the environment.

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  • 5. 

    What was sprayed into the water to make the oil spill break up and dissolve much easier?

    • A.

      Vinegar

    • B.

      Blue dye

    • C.

      Dispersant

    Correct Answer
    C. Dispersant
    Explanation
    Dispersant was sprayed into the water to make the oil spill break up and dissolve much easier. Dispersants are chemicals that are specifically designed to break down oil into smaller droplets, making it easier for natural processes to degrade and disperse the oil. By breaking up the oil, dispersants help prevent the formation of large oil slicks on the water surface, reducing the impact on marine life and facilitating the cleanup process.

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  • 6. 

    What oil tanker struck a reef in Prince William Sound Alaska and spilled 11 million gallons of oil?

    • A.

      Exxon-Valdez

    • B.

      Getty-Oil

    • C.

      Fossil Fuel

    Correct Answer
    A. Exxon-Valdez
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Exxon-Valdez. In 1989, the Exxon-Valdez oil tanker struck a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, leading to one of the largest oil spills in history. Approximately 11 million gallons of oil were spilled into the pristine waters, causing significant damage to the environment and wildlife. The incident raised awareness about the need for stricter regulations and safety measures in the oil industry.

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  • 7. 

    What oil-spill related sickness symptoms have cleanup workers reported feeling?

    • A.

      Nausea, dizziness, vomiting and chest pains

    • B.

      Euphoria and delusions of grandeur

    • C.

      Aggression and sadness

    Correct Answer
    A. Nausea, dizziness, vomiting and chest pains
    Explanation
    Cleanup workers who are exposed to oil spills often report feeling symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and chest pains. These symptoms can be attributed to the toxic chemicals present in the oil, which can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin. The volatile organic compounds and other hazardous substances in the oil can cause irritation and inflammation in the respiratory system, leading to these symptoms. Additionally, exposure to the chemicals can also affect the central nervous system, causing dizziness and nausea. Chest pains may occur due to the inhalation of toxic fumes or as a result of stress and physical exertion during cleanup operations.

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  • 8. 

    What 3 states tourism industry has been negatively effected due to oil spill?

    • A.

      Florida, Louisiana and Alabama

    • B.

      Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Isalnd

    • C.

      Alaska, Hawaii and Califiornia

    Correct Answer
    A. Florida, Louisiana and Alabama
    Explanation
    The tourism industry in Florida, Louisiana, and Alabama has been negatively affected by an oil spill. This is because these states have popular coastal areas that attract tourists, and an oil spill can lead to pollution of beaches and waterways, making them less appealing to visitors. Additionally, the negative publicity surrounding an oil spill can deter tourists from choosing these states as their vacation destinations.

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  • 9. 

    What nickname did doctors give to the cold-flu related symptoms of the workers during the Exxon-Valdez spill?

    • A.

      The Hack

    • B.

      The Valdez Crud

    • C.

      The Oily Spew

    Correct Answer
    B. The Valdez Crud
    Explanation
    During the Exxon-Valdez spill, doctors gave the nickname "The Valdez Crud" to the cold-flu related symptoms experienced by the workers. This nickname was likely used to describe the common illnesses and respiratory issues that the workers developed as a result of their exposure to the oil spill and its associated pollutants. The term "crud" is often used informally to refer to a minor illness or discomfort, making it a fitting description for the symptoms experienced by the workers.

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  • 10. 

    How many people died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico?

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      11

    Correct Answer
    C. 11
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 11. This refers to the number of people who died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • 11. 

    How many gallons of oil leaked in to the Gulf of Mexico?

    • A.

      11 million gallons

    • B.

      100 million gallons

    • C.

      200 million gallons

    Correct Answer
    C. 200 million gallons
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 200 million gallons because it is the highest option provided. It is likely that this question is referring to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, which is considered one of the largest environmental disasters in history. The spill released an estimated 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • 12. 

    What is the name of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010?

    • A.

      The USS Enterprise

    • B.

      The Deepwater Horizon

    • C.

      The Louisiana Driller

    Correct Answer
    B. The Deepwater Horizon
    Explanation
    The Deepwater Horizon is the correct answer because it was the name of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. The explosion resulted in one of the largest oil spills in history and caused significant environmental and economic damage to the region.

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  • 13. 

    What natural source triggered the explosion?

    • A.

      A school of tuna ran into the pipe connecting the well and the rig

    • B.

      An undersea oil gusher

    • C.

      A tsunami

    Correct Answer
    B. An undersea oil gusher
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "An undersea oil gusher." An undersea oil gusher refers to a sudden and uncontrolled release of oil from an underwater well. In the context of the question, it suggests that the explosion was triggered by the release of oil from the undersea well, causing a massive explosion.

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  • 14. 

    Seafood has shown no adverse effects from the Oil Spill.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Seafood has shown adverse effects from the Oil Spill.

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  • 15. 

    How long did the Deepwater Horizon burn before it collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico?

    • A.

      3 hours

    • B.

      36 hours

    • C.

      12 hours

    Correct Answer
    B. 36 hours
    Explanation
    The Deepwater Horizon burned for 36 hours before it collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico. This indicates that the fire on the oil rig lasted for an extended period of time before the structure eventually gave way and sank into the water. The length of time suggests that efforts to control and extinguish the fire were likely challenging and ultimately unsuccessful.

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