The Ja-ye Europe Sci-tech Quiz

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Europe Quizzes & Trivia

This is a test of your basic knowledge in the area of maths, science and technology and it is part of the JA-YE Europe Sci-Tech Challenge programme created in partnership with ExxonMobil. If you correctly answer over 80% of the 17 questions you can print out a certificate to recognise your achievement. The Sci-Tech Quiz is based on general knowledge and the "Outlook for Energy - A View to 2030" by ExxonMobil.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which fossil fuel creates the lowest amount of carbon dioxide (CO2)?
    • A. 

      Natural Gas

    • B. 

      Coal

    • C. 

      Oil

    • D. 

      Lignite

  • 2. 
    A prolific inventor who was awarded 161 U.S. patents, an owner of a company whose products revolutionized transportation and industry, the father of modern assembly lines and used in mass production. His name was:
    • A. 

      Henry Ford

    • B. 

      Graham Bell

    • C. 

      Gottlieb Daimler

    • D. 

      James Naismith

  • 3. 
    Which is the fastest growing renewable electricity source worldwide, with an average annual growth rate of 24% over the period 1990-2005?
    • A. 

      Geothermal heat

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Sunlight

    • D. 

      Rain

  • 4. 
    In 1935, nylon was invented as one of the first synthetic fabrics made from:
    • A. 

      Cotton

    • B. 

      Oil

    • C. 

      Mixture of cotton and silk

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    Which of the four end-use sectors below will account for the largest share of the growth in CO2 emissions up to 2030?
    • A. 

      Residential/Commercial

    • B. 

      Transportation

    • C. 

      Power Generation

    • D. 

      Industrial

  • 6. 
    1.6 is a ratio that converts between:
    • A. 

      Kilometres and Miles

    • B. 

      Kilograms and Pounds

    • C. 

      Litres and Gallons

    • D. 

      Centimetres and Metres

  • 7. 
    Who do you associate to the theory of gravity; who do you associate to the theory of relativity; who do you associate to the light bulb; who do you associate to dynamite? List the experts in the correct order:
    • A. 

      Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Alfred Nobel and Thomas Edison

    • B. 

      Thomas Edison, Alfred Nobel, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein

    • C. 

      Alfred Nobel, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Isaac Newton

    • D. 

      Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Alfred Nobel

  • 8. 
    How much carbon dioxide (CO2) is put into the air for every litre of petrol a car uses?
    • A. 

      Between 2-5 kg

    • B. 

      Between 10-17 kg

    • C. 

      Between 21-24 kg

    • D. 

      None. Using petrol does not put CO2 into the air

  • 9. 
    How much more fuel per km will a Formula 1 car use compared to a normal car?
    • A. 

      About 3 times as much

    • B. 

      About 10 times as much

    • C. 

      About 17 times as much

    • D. 

      About 5 times as much

  • 10. 
    What do algae absorb and convert to useful products, like oils and oxygen?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Industrial emissions

    • C. 

      Sodium chloride

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 11. 
    Edwin Drake drilled the first oil well in:
    • A. 

      1802 in Norway

    • B. 

      1859 in USA

    • C. 

      1899 in Russia

    • D. 

      1911 in Saudi Arabia

  • 12. 
    What energy source is predominant nowadays?
    • A. 

      Biomass

    • B. 

      Fossil fuels

    • C. 

      Nuclear

    • D. 

      Hydro

  • 13. 
    What is expected to be the predominant energy source in 2030?
    • A. 

      Nuclear

    • B. 

      Hydro

    • C. 

      Fossil Fuels

    • D. 

      Biomass

  • 14. 
    On average, a city of 1 million people in the OECD (developed) countries:
    • A. 

      Consumes over 1,000 gallons (3,785 Litres) of oil per minute

    • B. 

      Uses 150 tons of coal each hour

    • C. 

      Drives 500,000 cars that use over 1,890,000 Litres of petroleum every day

    • D. 

      All answers above are correct

  • 15. 
    Which region in the world had the highest daily energy footprint in 2005 (measured in British Thermal Units per person)?
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      North America

    • D. 

      Middle East

  • 16. 
    How much of the world’s population lacks access to electricity?
    • A. 

      Roughly 25%

    • B. 

      Roughly 5%

    • C. 

      Roughly 40%

    • D. 

      Roughly 10%

  • 17. 
    Broken down by the four main sectors, the biggest global demand for energy comes from:
    • A. 

      Power generation

    • B. 

      Transportation

    • C. 

      Industrial

    • D. 

      Residential/commercial