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Question 1: In fighting a fire at a wellhead, typically high explosives, such as ________, are used to consume all the local atmospheric oxygen and snuff the flame out.
Explosive materialDynamiteCorditeNitroglycerin

Question 2: Oil well fires can be the result of human actions, such as accidents or arson or natural events, such as ________.

Question 3: Oil well fires are more difficult to extinguish than regular fires due to the enormous ________ supply for the fire.

Question 4: They can exist on a small scale, such as an oil field spill catching fire, or on a huge scale, as in ________-like jets of flames from ignited high pressure oil wells.
Triton (moon)Enceladus (moon)VolcanoGeyser

Question 5: To prevent re-ignition, ________ or bronze tools, which do not strike sparks, or paraffin coated tools are used during the capping process.

Question 6: Smoke from burnt crude oil contains many chemicals, including sulfur dioxide, ________, soot, benzopyrene, Poly aromatic hydrocarbons, and dioxins.
Nitric oxideCarbon monoxideHydrogen sulfideNitrous oxide

Question 7: Special vehicles called "Athey wagons" as well as the typical ________ protected by corrugated steel sheeting are normally used in the process.
Heavy equipment (construction)BulldozerCaterpillar Inc.Excavator

Question 8: ________, an oil rig that caught fire
North SeaFlottaPetroleumPiper Alpha

Question 9: Oil well fires can cause the loss of millions of barrels of ________ per day.
Peak oilPetroleumPetroleum industryEnergy development

Question 10: Oil well fires are oil wells, commonly oil gushers, that have caught on ________, and burn uncontrollably.


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