The world’s most power-hungry countries
This table shows the ten countries that in 2001 consumed the most electricity, measured in kilowatt hours. In 2001, the world consumed an estimated 13,810,000,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. Look at the table and then answer the questions that follow.
The World’s Most Power-Hungry Countries
Rank Country Electricity Consumption
1 United States 3,479,000,000,000
2 China 1,312,000,000,000
3 Japan 964,200,000,000
4 Russia 773,080,000,000
5 Germany 506,800,000,000
6 Canada 504,400,000,000
7 India 497,200,000,000
8 France 415,300,000,000
9 United Kingdom 346,100,000,000
10 Brazil 335,900,000,000
1. Which country consumed about 25 percent of
electricity produced in 2001?
d. the United States
2. How much more electricity did Japan consume
a. 467,000,000,000 kwh
b. 467,000,000 kwh
c. 548,900,000,000 kwh
d. 548,900,000 kwh
3. Which two countries together consumed about the
same amount of electricity as did China?
a. Russia and India
b. Japan and the United Kingdom
c. Russia and Brazil
d. Germany and Canada
4. The top five energy-consuming countries
consumed about what percentage of electricity
produced in 2001?
a. 20 percent
b. 40 percent
c. 50 percent
d. 70 percent
5. From this table, you can conclude that
a. the United States is the world’s most populated
b. the United States consumes too much
c. the United States consumes the most
d. the United States wastes the most electricity.
6. In 2001, the United States consumed about
a. ten times the amount of electricity as the
b. eight times the amount of electricity as Germany.
c. five times the amount of electricity as Brazil.
d. twice the amount of electricity as Japan.
The World’s Most Powerful Countries 1. d, 2. c, 3. b, 4. c, 5. c, 6. a
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