Brain Teaser – Energy


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1. In describing electric current, what kind of current does “AC” stand for?

2. What is “desalination”?

3. Is the “neap tide” a high tide or a low tide?

4. The tanker Amoco Cadiz caused an oil spill in 1978 off the coast of which country: France, Canada or the USA?

5. What is “biomass”?

6. The chemical composition of the sun includes 71% of which element?

7. In connection with oil production, what does “OPEC” stand for?

8. The Gulf War of 1990-1991 disrupted the “desert pavement”. What is the “desert pavement”?

9. Describing oil tankers, what is a “Suezmax”?

10. What is the primary source of energy on the earth?

Questions set by Tony Augarde, author of “The Oxford Guide to Word Games”.

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