Prologue: The Doomsday Scenario
1. How does Baer characterize the Abqaiq crude oil complex?
(a) As a chain holding the American economy down.
(b) As a bleeding sore in the ecosystem.
(c) As a foundation to the American economy.
(d) As a target for terrorist attacks.
2. Why are the cylindrical towers for hydrodesulfurization vulnerabilities to the Abqaiq site?
(a) They cannot be repaired without stopping oil production for a year.
(b) Sulfur dioxide gas would be poisonous and corrosive.
(c) The towers are close to residential areas.
(d) The towers are built on a slip fault.
3. What would the effect of a stoppage of the Abqaiq facility mean for the American economy?
(a) America would have to change to a diesel economy.
(b) America would lose one third of its oil.
(c) America would not be affected.
(d) America would lose almost all of its imported oil.
4. Where does Baer get this information about Abqaiq?
(a) A Reagan-era study.
(c) A Nixon-era study.
(d) A Clinton-era study.
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