Energy Quiz

Test your energy IQ with these 20 questions.

  1. How much of the natural gas produced in the United States during the first half of 2015 came from U.S. shale basins?
    1. 32%
    2. 43%
    3. 56%
    4. 68%
  2. How much of U.S. energy consumption was from renewable energy sources in 2014?
    1. 5%
    2. 10%
    3. 20%
    4. 30%
  3. How many gallons of gasoline are refined from one barrel of crude oil?
    1. 19
    2. 22
    3. 33
    4. 42
  4. About what percent of U.S. electricity was generated from nuclear power in 2014?
    1. 5%
    2. 10%
    3. 15%
    4. 20%
  5. Which U.S. state produced the most natural gas in 2013?
    1. Alaska
    2. Texas
    3. Pennsylvania
    4. Oklahoma
  6. How much of U.S. electricity generation came from renewable energy sources in 2014?
    1. 13%
    2. 26%
    3. 42%
    4. 55%
  7. How much of total U.S. hydroelectricity generation was from the state of Washington in 2014?
    1. 48%
    2. 38%
    3. 30%
    4. 25%
  8. What was China's share of total world coal consumption in 2013?
    1. 13%
    2. 25%
    3. 38%
    4. 50%
  9. What percent of U.S. net petroleum imports came from Persian Gulf countries in 2014?
    1. 15%
    2. 27%
    3. 33%
    4. 45%
  10. What percent of U.S. coal production in 2013 was from Wyoming?
    1. 15%
    2. 24%
    3. 39%
    4. 48%
  11. About what percent of the petroleum consumed in the United States is used for transportation?
    1. 90%
    2. 85%
    3. 80%
    4. 70%
  12. How much did U.S. natural gas proved reserves increase from 2008 to 2013?
    1. 38%
    2. 49%
    3. 62%
    4. 70%
  13. How many nuclear power plants are there in the United States?
    1. 104
    2. 99
    3. 61
    4. 55
  14. What is the largest cost component of the retail price of motor gasoline in the United States?
    1. Taxes
    2. Crude oil
    3. Refining costs
    4. Distribution and marketing
  15. Electricity is called a secondary energy source because...?
    1. it's our #2 source of energy
    2. it's not as important as coal, natural gas, or oil
    3. we get electricity by converting other energy sources
    4. all of the above
  16. In what year were crude oil prices the highest ever recorded?
    1. 1974
    2. 1981
    3. 2008
    4. 2012
  17. How much did the United States contribute to world carbon dioxide emissions related to energy consumption in 2012?
    1. 16%
    2. 23%
    3. 34%
    4. 52%
  18. What U.S. state was the second-largest crude oil producer in 2014?
    1. Alaska
    2. California
    3. Oklahoma
    4. North Dakota
  19. What U.S. state has the highest electricity prices?
    1. California
    2. Hawaii
    3. Alaska
    4. Florida
  20. Natural gas accounted for what share of total U.S. energy production in 2014?
    1. 11%
    2. 24%
    3. 31%
    4. 43%

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