The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which television show symbolized the greatest boom in history during the 1980s?
(a) LA Law
(b) Dallas
(c) Love Boat
(d) M.A.S.H.

2. The grounding of the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound happened in what year?
(a) 1973
(b) 1962
(c) 1981
(d) 1989

3. Who undercut Middle Eastern oil?
(a) The United States
(b) The Soviet Union
(c) Chile
(d) France

4. American hostages were taken from the embassy in which city?
(a) Jerusalem
(b) Cairo
(c) Moscow
(d) Tehran

5. The global battle of oil production intensified what rivalry?
(a) Britain-United States
(b) Japan-Britain
(c) India-Kuwait
(d) Saudi-Iranian

6. In what year was OPEC founded?
(a) 1922
(b) 1975
(c) 1991
(d) 1960

7. Oil producing countries were assigned quotas with what target in mind per day?
(a) 18 million barrels
(b) 26 million barrels
(c) 12 million barrels
(d) 4 million barrels

8. What years were OPEC's Golden Age?
(a) 1974-78
(b) 1981-88
(c) 1963-65
(d) 1958-61

9. Who delivered the first-ever presidential address on energy in the United States?
(a) Richard Nixon
(b) George Bush
(c) John F. Kennedy
(d) Gerald Ford

10. New York City restricted what in 1965?
(a) Taxis
(b) Coal burning
(c) Oil
(d) Gasoline fueled cars

11. Iraq embargoed oil to which country in response to the events at Camp David?
(a) Russia
(b) Egypt
(c) India
(d) Australia

12. Where was a vast gas field found?
(a) Detroit, US
(b) Bath, England
(c) Lima, Peru
(d) Groningen, Holland

13. OPEC lifted the embargo in what year?
(a) 1998
(b) 1952
(c) 1983
(d) 1974

14. Who was put in charge of the Iranian National Oil Company?
(a) Ali Razmara
(b) Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
(c) Mehdi Bazargan
(d) Sir William Fraser

15. Venezuela nationalized oil production in what year?
(a) 1955
(b) 1988
(c) 1976
(d) 1961

Short Answer Questions

1. Who joined forces with Italian oil man Enrico Mattei?

2. The Iran-Iraq war took how many barrels of oil a day off the market?

3. Who was named Saudi Arabia's Director of Oil and Mining Affairs?

4. Which country wanted to attended OPEC's 1986 meeting as an observer?

5. How much was the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline to cost?

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