Sunday, May 18, 2008

*** Food and Fuel Quiz - May 18, 2008 ***

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Weekly Trivia Quiz, May 18, 2008

How good are you at Food and Fuel trivia for the week? Try our new weekly trivia quiz. Answers and scoring below the questions. Post your scores in the comments. Good luck!

1. "The American Petroleum Institute, the industry's main lobby, has embarked on a multiyear, multimedia, multimillion-dollar campaign to do what? a) to increase gasoline refining capacity b) to invest in domestic biofuels research c) to shape and improve Big Oil's public image?

2. The average price of gasoline is HIGHER or LOWER than $3.70 a gallon this week?

3. Higher gasoline prices--$1.50 more per gallon--- may mean about how much more a year (20 gls a week for 1 year)? a) $15.00. b) $150.00 c) $1,500.00

4. Iowa governor Chet Culver signed legislation to allow new pumps for Flex Fuel Vehicles. These pump can dispense fuel different than what two existing blends?

5. Roll Call revealed which national association organized an attack campaign against corn ethanol?

6. Among other things, the campaign blames food cost increases on ethanol. What major cost factor is ignored?

7. A leading senator took to the Senate floor to denounce the stealth campaign. Name him.

8. According to the senator, leading DC lobbyists are leading the efforts to "denigrate the patriotic achievement of America’s farmers to reduce our dependence on WHAT"?

9. A new bill, H.R. 6066, would require oil and gas companies to do what to the SEC?

10. Who introduced HR 6066?

BONUS QUESTION: (also worth 10 points)

B1. How many pounds of corn are in a bushel?


Earn 10 points for each correct answer.

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0 points : Are you working for Big Oil?


1. c) to shape and improve Big Oil's public image
2. HIGHER, $3.722
3. c) $1,500.00
4. E10 and E85
5. Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)
6. Energy
7. Senator Charles Grassley
8. Foreign Oil
9. Report how much they pay foreign countries to extract natural resources
10. Rep. Barney Frank

B1. 56 pounds

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