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. What was the most competitive market in the world in the 1950s-60s?
(a) Europe
(b) Asia
(c) South America
(d) Africa

2. What was one of OPEC's goals when it was founded?
(a) To keep Western nations out of Arabia
(b) To take over the world's oil production
(c) To restore the price of oil to its precut level
(d) To sell oil as cheaply as possible

3. The Soviet Union invaded which country?
(a) Afghanistan
(b) India
(c) China
(d) Poland

4. Who partnered to form the Zapata company?
(a) King Fahd
(b) John D. Mellon
(c) George Bush
(d) Alirio Parra

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

6. Who prophesied that Middle Eastern governments would some day threaten the oil-dependent West?
(a) Ali Razmara
(b) Loy Henderson
(c) Dean Acheson
(d) Theodore Roosevelt

7. Which country seized Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights?
(a) Russia
(b) Israel
(c) Germany
(d) Saudi Arabia

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

9. Who become the symbol of the new age of oil?
(a) Jimmy Carter
(b) "Sheikh" Ahmed Zaki Yamani
(c) The Shah of Iran
(d) Crown Prince Fahd

10. Permanent oil platforms had to withstand waves that were how high?
(a) 45 feet
(b) 60 feet
(c) 90 feet
(d) 20 feet

11. Who did Carter admit to the US for medical treatment?
(a) The Shah
(b) Saddam Hussein
(c) Khomeini
(d) Mossadegh

12. In October 1971, the Shah of Iran hosted a gala celebrating the 2,500-year anniversary of what?
(a) The founding of the Persian Empire
(b) The birth of Muhammad
(c) The birth of Christ
(d) The founding of Britain

13. The economist E. F. Schumacher called for what?
(a) Continued use of a finite resource
(b) A short-term view of the world's energy needs
(c) A dependence on Arab oil
(d) Alternatives to high-cost coal

14. The US sold arms to which country in an effort to win freedom for American hostages in Lebanon?
(a) Iran
(b) India
(c) Nepal
(d) Israel

15. From 1949-72, world oil consumption did what?
(a) Decreased
(b) Doubled
(c) Tripled
(d) Stayed the same

Short Answer Questions

1. The attempted coop in Iran was known as what?

2. In 1979, Iran produced what percent of the world's oil?

3. What project did Nixon introduce to make the US less oil dependent?

4. Oil producing countries were assigned quotas with what target in mind per day?

5. What was Abdullah Tariki's nickname?

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