The Gulf Oil Spill Quiz

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 497

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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

  • 2. 
    What company claims responsibility for the The Gulf Oil Spill
    • A. 

      Exxon

    • B. 

      BP

    • C. 

      Chevron

  • 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.

  • 4. 
    A containment boom helps prevent oil from reaching and polluting shorelines?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10. 
    How many people died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      11

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14. 
    Seafood has shown no adverse effects from the Oil Spill.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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