The Power Of Oil

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  • 1. 

    What does the word globe mean in the sentence? Around the globe people use oil to power cars, planes, and factories.

    • A.

      A pond in Japan

    • B.

      A forest in Africa

    • C.

      Earth and its shape

    • D.

      A mountain range in Italy

    Correct Answer
    C. Earth and its shape
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "globe" refers to the Earth and its shape. It is used to indicate that people all around the world, in different locations, use oil as a source of power. The word "globe" here is not referring to a specific location or object, but rather to the entire planet and its spherical form.

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  • 2. 

    What does the word decayed mean in the sentence? Over time, plant and animal remains decayed and turned into oil.

    • A.

      Froze

    • B.

      Rotted

    • C.

      Melted

    • D.

      Burned

    Correct Answer
    B. Rotted
    Explanation
    The word "decayed" in the sentence means that the plant and animal remains underwent a process of decomposition, breaking down and decomposing over time. This process is often associated with the organic matter becoming rotten or decomposed, which aligns with the word "rotted" in the answer.

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  • 3. 

     What does the word fuels mean in the sentence? We depend on fuels, such as gasoline, in our daily life.

    • A.

      Cars

    • B.

      Pollution

    • C.

      Transportation

    • D.

      A source of energy

    Correct Answer
    D. A source of energy
    Explanation
    The word "fuels" in the sentence refers to substances, such as gasoline, that are used as a source of energy. These substances are essential for various purposes in our daily lives, including powering vehicles and providing energy for transportation.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these countries uses the MOST oil?

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      United States

    Correct Answer
    D. United States
    Explanation
    The United States uses the most oil out of the given countries. This is because the United States has a large population and a highly industrialized economy, which leads to a high demand for energy. Additionally, the United States has a large transportation sector that heavily relies on oil.

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  • 5. 

    What do fossil fuels release when they are burned?

    • A.

      Wind

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Healthy gases

    • D.

      Polluting gases

    Correct Answer
    D. Polluting gases
    Explanation
    Fossil fuels release polluting gases when they are burned. This is because fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, contain carbon and other elements. When these fuels are burned, they undergo combustion and release carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and other harmful pollutants into the atmosphere. These pollutants contribute to air pollution and are major contributors to climate change. Therefore, the burning of fossil fuels is harmful to the environment and human health.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these uses the MOST amount of oil in the United States?

    • A.

      Homes

    • B.

      Industry

    • C.

      Electricity

    • D.

      Transportation

    Correct Answer
    D. Transportation
    Explanation
    Transportation uses the most amount of oil in the United States. This is because the majority of vehicles in the country run on gasoline or diesel, both of which are derived from oil. Cars, trucks, airplanes, and ships all rely on oil as their primary source of fuel, leading to a high demand for oil in the transportation sector.

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  • 7. 

    What is MOST LIKELY the reason that hybrid cars are gaining popularity?

    • A.

      They are faster.

    • B.

      They cut down on traffic.

    • C.

      They can carry more people.

    • D.

      They give off fewer emissions.

    Correct Answer
    D. They give off fewer emissions.
    Explanation
    Hybrid cars are most likely gaining popularity because they give off fewer emissions. This means that they are more environmentally friendly compared to traditional gasoline-powered cars. With increasing concerns about climate change and air pollution, people are becoming more conscious of their carbon footprint and are opting for hybrid cars as a greener alternative. Additionally, governments and organizations are promoting the use of hybrid cars through incentives and subsidies, further contributing to their popularity.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these BEST describes a way to conserve energy?

    • A.

      Turn on an extra light

    • B.

      Purchase a hybrid car

    • C.

      Drive a car to the store

    • D.

      Leave the water on when you are finished

    Correct Answer
    B. Purchase a hybrid car
    Explanation
    Purchasing a hybrid car is the best way to conserve energy. Hybrid cars use both a gasoline engine and an electric motor, which allows them to use less fuel and emit fewer greenhouse gases compared to traditional cars. By choosing a hybrid car, individuals can contribute to reducing energy consumption and minimizing their carbon footprint.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these BEST describes why oil conservation is good for the environment?

    • A.

      It can cut down on gas spending for drivers.

    • B.

      Eople would get into fewer accidents.

    • C.

      It can help people pollute less

    • D.

      People would drive less.

    Correct Answer
    C. It can help people pollute less
    Explanation
    Oil conservation is good for the environment because it can help people pollute less. When oil is conserved, less oil needs to be extracted and refined, which reduces the environmental impact of these processes. Additionally, using less oil means less greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change. By conserving oil, individuals and industries can reduce their carbon footprint and help protect the environment.

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