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Bitumen: Quiz


Question 1: [1] Refined bitumen is the residual (bottom) fraction obtained by fractional distillation of ________.
Energy developmentPeak oilPetroleumPetroleum industry

Question 2: The Greek historian Herodotus said hot bitumen was used as mortar in the walls of ________.
MesopotamiaAkkadian EmpireBabylonBabylonia

Question 3: Naturally occurring or crude bitumen is a sticky, tar-like form of ________ which is so thick and heavy that it must be heated or diluted before it will flow.
Peak oilPetroleum industryEnergy developmentPetroleum

Question 4: Bitumen is a mixture of organic ________ that are highly viscous, black, sticky, entirely soluble in carbon disulfide, and composed primarily of highly condensed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
ColloidSupercritical fluidLiquidSolid

Question 5: In the past, bitumen was used to waterproof ________, and even as a coating for buildings with some additives.
Hull (watercraft)BoatTraditional fishing boatsShip

Question 6: In ________, the word bitumen is used to refer to the vast Canadian deposits of extremely heavy crude oil,[2] while asphalt is used for the oil refinery product used to pave roads and manufacture roof shingles.
English languageCanadaAmerican EnglishCanadian English

Question 7: The word 'tar' refers to the black viscous material obtained from the destructive distillation of ________ and is chemically distinct from bitumen.
CoalHydroelectricityWind powerGrid energy storage

Question 8:
Bitumen, Tetrahydrocannabinol and Poly(methyl methacrylate) are all:
Petroleum products Amorphous solids IARC Group 2B carcinogens Chemical mixtures

Question 9:
Bitumen, Petroleum and Colloid are all:
IARC Group 2B carcinogens Chemical mixtures Amorphous solids Petroleum products

Question 10: Because of oil price increases since 2003, upgrading bitumen to synthetic ________ has become highly profitable.
Energy developmentPeak oilPetroleumPetroleum industry


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