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Question 1:
What type is thing is Oil shale?

Question 2: Between 1946 and 1952, a marine type of Dictyonema shale served for uranium production in Sillamäe, Estonia, and between 1950 and 1989 Sweden used ________ shale for the same purposes.

Question 3: The higher concentrations of these materials means that the oil must undergo considerable upgrading (hydrotreating) before serving as ________ feedstock.
Oil refineryPetroleum productPetroleumGasoline

Question 4: The most common methods of surface mining involve ________ and strip mining.
OreUnderground mining (hard rock)QuarryOpen-pit mining

Question 5: Shale oil serves best for producing middle-distillates such as kerosene, jet fuel, and ________.
Exhaust gasGasolineMotor oilDiesel fuel

Question 6: [9][10] Estonia and China have well-established oil shale industries, and ________, Germany, Israel and Russia also utilize oil shale.
PortugalMozambiqueEast TimorBrazil

Question 7: Oil shale, an organic-rich fine-grained sedimentary rock, contains significant amounts of kerogen (a solid mixture of organic ________) from which technology can be used to extract liquid hydrocarbons.
ElectrochemistryChemical compoundInorganic chemistryChemistry

Question 8: This classification designates oil shales as terrestrial, lacustrine (lake-bottom-deposited), or marine (ocean bottom-deposited), based on the environment of the initial ________ deposit.
Ethanol fuelBiofuelBiomassBioenergy

Question 9: ________ and Russia have in the past run power plants fired by oil shale, but have shut them down or switched to other fuel sources such as natural gas.

Question 10: [1][2] Deposits of oil shale occur around the world, including major deposits in the ________.
Languages of the United StatesAlaskaUnited StatesPhilippines


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