Plan B 3.0 Chapter 2 Quiz

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Plan B 3.0 Chapter 2 Quiz

A short quiz over chapter 2 - Deteriorating Oil and Food Security.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 1900, only _____ percent of us lived in cities. Today half of us do. The world grain harvest quadrupled during the last century.
  • 2. 
    The United State's oil production peaked at 9.6 million barrels a day in ____________ (the year)
  • 3. 
    Mexico's dominant oil field is called _____________________.
  • 4. 
    The __________________ tar sand deposits in Alberta, Canada, may total 1.8 trillion barrels.
    • A. 

      Athabasca

    • B. 

      Cantarell

    • C. 

      Kashagan

    • D. 

      Youngquist

  • 5. 
    "It takes the equivalent of ______ out of each three barrels of oil recovered to pay for all the energy and other costs involved in getting the oil from the oil sands
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      0

  • 6. 
    Broadly calculated, the gallons of fuel used per ton of grain produced dropped from 33 in 1973 to ____ in 2005, an impressive decrease.
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      19

  • 7. 
    The United States, for example, exports some ____ million tons of grain per year - grain that contains large quantities of basic plant nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The ongoing export of these nutrients would slowly drain the inherent fertility from U.S. cropland if the nutrients were not replaced. THINK ABOUT IT! Another reason to know the nitrogen cycle!
    • A. 

      80

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      10

    • E. 

      240

  • 8. 
    Much more energy is used to ______ and prepare food in the home than is used to produce it in the first place.
    • A. 

      Refrigerate

    • B. 

      Prep

    • C. 

      Cook

    • D. 

      Transport

  • 9. 
    As the share of U.S. grain harvest going to ____________ distilleries escaletes, it is drivintg up food prices worldwide. In September 2007, the price of corn was nearly double that of two years earlier. Wheat prices had more than doubled, reaching historic highs. Soybean prices were up by more than half.
    • A. 

      Ethanol

    • B. 

      Methanol

    • C. 

      Gasoline

    • D. 

      Mesophyll

  • 10. 
    In addition to being a drought-resistant, low-maintenance shrub with a 50 - year lifespan, ____________ requires little fertilizer or water.
    • A. 

      Switchgrass

    • B. 

      Palms

    • C. 

      Jatropha

    • D. 

      Corn

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