How Well Do You Know The Port Of Pittsburgh ?

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We want to find out how much you know about the Port of Pittsbugh.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Pittsburgh Port District encompasses how many county areas ? 

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      16

    • E.

      20

    Correct Answer
    C. 12
    Explanation
    The Pittsburgh Port District encompasses 12 county areas.

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  • 2. 

    The Port of Pittsburgh essentially covers how many miles of commercially navigable waterways in southwestern Pennsylvania ?

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      100

    • D.

      200

    • E.

      250

    Correct Answer
    D. 200
    Explanation
    The Port of Pittsburgh covers approximately 200 miles of commercially navigable waterways in southwestern Pennsylvania. This means that there are 200 miles of rivers and canals that are suitable for commercial shipping and transportation in that region.

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  • 3. 

    This waterway is made navigable by a system of how many locks and dams ?

    • A.

      Three locks and dams.

    • B.

      Ten locks and dams.

    • C.

      Twenty-one locks and dams.

    • D.

      Seven locks and dams.

    • E.

      Seventeen locks and dams.

    Correct Answer
    E. Seventeen locks and dams.
    Explanation
    The waterway is made navigable by a system of seventeen locks and dams. This means that there are seventeen structures in place along the waterway that help control the water level and allow boats to pass through. These locks and dams are essential for maintaining a navigable waterway, as they help regulate water flow and prevent flooding or drought.

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  • 4. 

    The Port of Pittsburgh supports over how many river terminals and barge industry service suppliers, including privately owned public river terminals?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      100

    • D.

      200

    • E.

      300

    Correct Answer
    D. 200
    Explanation
    The Port of Pittsburgh supports 200 river terminals and barge industry service suppliers, including privately owned public river terminals. This indicates that the port is a major hub for river transportation and plays a significant role in supporting the barge industry in the region.

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  • 5. 

    Based on 2007 data from the US Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh is the _______  busiest inland port in the nation and the 19th busiest port, of any kind, in the nation.

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Second

    • C.

      Third

    • D.

      Fourth

    • E.

      Fifth

    Correct Answer
    B. Second
    Explanation
    Based on 2007 data from the US Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh is the second busiest inland port in the nation and the 19th busiest port, of any kind, in the nation.

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  • 6. 

    Pittsburgh is larger in tonnage than Philadelphia and ________ ?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Washington

    • C.

      New Orleans

    • D.

      St. Louis

    • E.

      California

    Correct Answer
    D. St. Louis
    Explanation
    Pittsburgh is larger in tonnage than Philadelphia, and the given answer, St. Louis, completes the comparison by suggesting that St. Louis is smaller in tonnage than Pittsburgh. The other options, such as New York, Washington, New Orleans, and California, do not provide any information about their tonnage in comparison to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

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  • 7. 

    More than 38 million tons of cargo the Port of Pittsburgh ships and receives each year equates to an annual benefit to the region of more than $_____ million.

    • A.

      500

    • B.

      600

    • C.

      700

    • D.

      800

    • E.

      900

    Correct Answer
    D. 800
    Explanation
    The given question asks for the annual benefit to the region in terms of millions of dollars that is generated by the Port of Pittsburgh shipping and receiving more than 38 million tons of cargo each year. The correct answer is 800 million, indicating that the economic impact of the port is significant, contributing a substantial amount of money to the region's economy.

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  • 8. 

    How many jobs in southwestern Pennsylvania are dependent upon the waterway transportation system?

    • A.

      35,000

    • B.

      45,000

    • C.

      55,000

    • D.

      65,000

    • E.

      75,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 45,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 45,000. This number represents the jobs in southwestern Pennsylvania that rely on the waterway transportation system. These jobs are directly or indirectly connected to the transportation of goods and services through the waterways, such as rivers and canals. This includes jobs in industries like shipping, logistics, manufacturing, and trade, which heavily depend on the efficiency and accessibility of the waterway transportation system.

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  • 9. 

    Inland waterway transportation is generally the least costly transportation mode.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Inland waterway transportation is generally the least costly transportation mode because it requires lower fuel consumption compared to other modes such as road or air transportation. Additionally, waterways can accommodate larger cargo volumes, reducing the cost per unit of transportation. Waterways also have less congestion and lower maintenance costs compared to roadways, making them a more cost-effective option. Furthermore, water transportation has a lower environmental impact, resulting in potential cost savings related to emissions regulations and sustainability initiatives. Overall, these factors contribute to the statement that inland waterway transportation is generally the least costly transportation mode.

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  • 10. 

    The Port of Pittsburgh has entered into two international sister port agreements with the cities of Duisburg, Germany and ______________ ?

    • A.

      Allentown, Pennsylvania

    • B.

      Monterrey, Mexico

    • C.

      Washington, DC

    • D.

      Ko Tong, Hong Kong

    • E.

      Cashero, Aruba

    Correct Answer
    B. Monterrey, Mexico
    Explanation
    The Port of Pittsburgh has entered into two international sister port agreements with the cities of Duisburg, Germany and Monterrey, Mexico. This means that the Port of Pittsburgh has established formal relationships and partnerships with these two cities' ports. These agreements likely involve cooperation in areas such as trade, transportation, and economic development, allowing for increased collaboration and exchange of goods and services between the ports of Pittsburgh, Duisburg, and Monterrey.

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