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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. A Bolshevik newspaper spoke of oil as what?
(a) Quick Cash
(b) Liquid Gold
(c) Black Money
(d) Oily Funds

2. In October 1940, who bombed Dhahran?
(a) Britain
(b) Japan
(c) Italy
(d) Russia

3. In 1901, the Shah gave D'Arcy access to how much of the country?
(a) 75%
(b) 35%
(c) 95%
(d) 15%

4. The Royal Dutch Company set up operations where?
(a) Brazil
(b) Canada
(c) Sumatra
(d) Russia

5. Which state was proclaimed in the Middle East that led to increasing tensions and conflicts in the region?
(a) Kuwait
(b) Iraq
(c) Syria
(d) Israel

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following was a parent company of Casoc?

2. By 1950, what was the primary fuel source in America?

3. By 1915, APOC was supplying how much of the British Navy's oil needs?

4. What denied foreign interests access to drilling rights on public lands if their governments denied similar access to Americans?

5. Outside the U.S., oil exploration in the Western Hemisphere centered where?

Short Essay Questions

1. What tensions existed between the United States and Britain after the war? Why?

2. Who found an economical way to get oil? Where did he get the information from? What happened after he discovered this?

3. In what parts of the world did oil drilling and production take place? Where were some of the challenges that oil companies faced in these regions and countries?

4. Describe the beginning of the oil industry in Mexico. Why did Mexico cease to be a large oil producer?

5. How was Standard Oil formed? Who was involved in this venture?

6. What invention threatened Standard's profits? What product did Standard begin focusing on? Was this strategy successful?

7. What was one of most extraordinary engineering feats of WWII? Why was this done?

8. How did the automobile transform American society?

9. Why didn't FDR do anything when Japan invaded China? What did he consider?

10. How did the Shell employees in Borneo react to news of Pearl Harbor? Why did they react this way?

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