10 most difficult industry riddlesIndustry quiz
Where does the Bridgestone Corporation, maker of the Bridgestone tires, come from?
the United States
the United Kingdom
The company was founded in 1931 in Kurume, Japan. The name is derived from founder Shojiro Ishibashi's last name, which translates literally to "stone bridge." In 1988, Bridgestone purchased American Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.
Which country is the leading producer of tobacco?
In recent years, the production of tobacco is growing due to increased productivity by developing nations. The top producers of tobacco are China (39.6%), India (8.3%), Brazil (7.0%) and the United States (4.6%).
Which sea animal captures have grown significally since 1970?
In the 1990s several cod stocks collapsed due to overfishing. With the large predatory fish removed, their prey have undergone population explosions, and the capture of lobster has tripled since 1970.
Which of the G8 countries is the smallest emitter of carbon dioxide?
Low carbon dioxide emission in France is a result of large investments in nuclear technology. Most electricity produced by France is generated by 59 nuclear power plants. As a side-effect renewable energies are having difficulty taking off.
Which company built Burj Khalifa in Dubai?
Samsung C&T Corporation (Construction and Trade), established in 1938, is the origin of Samsung Group. Samsung C&T was the primary contractor of 3 worlds tallest skyscrapers: Burj Khalifa, Petronas Twin Towers and Taipei 101.
Which major European country has no nuclear power plants?
Italy is the only G8 country without its own nuclear power plants, having closed its last reactors in 1990. Italy relies heavily on imports and is the world's largest net importer of electricity, mostly from French nuclear power stations. The next nuclear-free economy on the European GDP list is Poland.
Which country is the top natural gas producer in the European Union?
50% of the natural gas production in the Netherlands comes from the Groningen Gas Field, being the largest natural gas field in Europe and the tenth largest in the world. The other 50% being supplied by around 300 smaller fields, mostly in the North Sea.