Tk Forum 2008 Alternative Energy Pop Quiz

7 Questions | Total Attempts: 493

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Energy Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge about alternative energy. Scroll down at the end to see how you fared.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was the first electric car application available in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      1956

    • B. 

      1972

    • C. 

      1912

    • D. 

      1984

    • E. 

      1897

  • 2. 
    Which country consumes the most energy?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      United States

    • E. 

      Canada

  • 3. 
    Thomas Edison started the first power generation plant in 1882 to provide light to homes. What was the plant's power source?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Oil

    • C. 

      Biofuel

    • D. 

      Steam

    • E. 

      Wood

  • 4. 
    Which country has the highest reserve of natural gas?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Saudi Arabia

    • D. 

      United States

    • E. 

      Iran

  • 5. 
    Which country is the largest supplier of foreign oil to the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      Saudi Arabia

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Venezuela

    • E. 

      Iran

  • 6. 
    Two companies have announced plans to have plug-in electric hybrids available in the next two years. They are:
    • A. 

      Saturn and Mercedes

    • B. 

      Ford and Saturn

    • C. 

      General Motors and Ford

    • D. 

      BMW and Toyota

    • E. 

      Toyota and General Motors

  • 7. 
    The Smart Grid would allow bi-directional flow of electricity so that electricity stored in car batteries could be sold back for other uses during peak need times. This would help solve what major problem?
    • A. 

      Excessive electricity stored in car batteries

    • B. 

      Demand for electricity is high during the day when most people are at work and low at night

    • C. 

      Reduce terrorist threats by distributing the power grid

    • D. 

      Reduce individual electricity costs