Weekly Trivia Quiz, May 25, 2008
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1. Name at least 3 ways you can drive your vehicle more efficiently to save gas.
2. USDA Secretary Ed Schafer spoke about efforts to repeal the RFS. Did he say a change in the renewable fuel standard, WOULD or WOULD NOT affect food prices?
3. Senator Grassley is urging employees of the Grocery Manufacturers Association to do what?
4. Was the average price of gasoline HIGHER or LOWER than $3.78 a gallon this week?
5. The average price of gasoline is up 57 cents a gallon from last year. About how many Subway footlong sandwiches would that buy for someone who buys 20 gallons of gas a week during a year?
6. During grilling by Congress, Oil executives were unable to explain what according to Sen. Patrick Leahy? a) why gas prices are so high b) they justify special tax breals and subsidies c) "a disconnect" between normal supply and demand and skyrocketing prices.
7. The Dairy Farmers of America co-op faces federal investigation for what two things?
8. Raising consumer prices was good for Hormel. How much did their profits rise this past quarter?
9. Oprah has a new diet. Again. Name three things she is going to give up for 21 days.
10. The Kansas City Star blames ethanol for raising popcorn prices by 25 cents and ticket prices by $1.00. If field corn was popcorn at $5.00 a bushel, would the total price of a pound of corn be more or less than the 25 cent increase?
BONUS QUESTION: (also worth 10 points)
B1. According to the beef checkoff, how many pounds of corn is required for 1 pound of beef?
Earn 10 points for each correct answer.
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1. Stay within posted speed limits. Stop aggressive driving. Avoid unnecessary idling. Combine errands. Use overdrive gears and cruise control when appropriate. Remove excess weight from the trunk. Avoid packing items on top of your car.
2. Would Not
3. To protest the Grocery Manufacturers Associations' target and tactics against ethanol.
4. Higher, $3.791 a gallon
5. 120 (.57 x 20 x 52)
6. c) "a disconnect" between normal supply and demand and skyrocketing prices
7. Alledged price fixing and a money transfer.
9. Caffeine, Sugar, Alcohol, Gluten, Animal products
10. Less. Far less. Field corn contains 56 pounds per bushel. At $5.00 a bushell, a pound of corn would cost less than 9 cents. A theatre tub of popcorn would certainly use less than even one pound of kernels. And field corn is not popcorn.
B1. 2.6 pounds of corn. At $5.00 per bushell, that's about 23 cents per pound ($5. / 56 x 2.6)
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