Trivia Answers for March 2018

Offshore Drilling

1. The U.S. border is actually _________miles away from the coastline. This area around the country is called the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). a) 100 miles b) 200 miles c) 500 miles 2. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the United States surpassed China in annual gross crude oil imports in 2017. a) True b) False 3. The U.S. produces less than ______% of the world’s total oil reserves, yet we consume ______% of the world’s yearly production. a) 1%, 23% b) 2%, 21% c) 3%, 25% 4. Which oil and gas company was associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico? a) Exxon b) Union Oil c) BP (British Petroleum) 5. The largest oil spill on earth occurred in January 1991 during the Gulf War, when Iraqi forces intentionally released 252 million gallons of oil into the Persian Gulf. a) True b) False

Welfare and Drug Testing

1. According to Think Progress, the 13 states that drug-tested TANF applicants or recipients in 2016 spent ____________ to find 369 drug users.

a) $1.3 million

b) $10 million

c) $1.1 billion


2. In a continuation of question 1 above, the positive drug test rate out of all applicants ranged from ______% in Arkansas to ______% percent in Utah.

a) .07% in Arkansas, 2.14% in Utah

b) 1.2% in Arkansas, 2.98% in Utah

c) 5.1% in Arkansas, 6.2% in Utah


3. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is the United States’ food stamps program.

a) True

b) False


4. Which state is not one of the 15 states that have passed legislation regarding drug testing for public assistance applicants or recipients?

a) Iowa

b) Utah

c) Michigan


5. In 2009, which state became the first state to enact a drug-testing law for welfare applicants?

a) Texas

b) Arizona

c) Georgia