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

(kwh)

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

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?

a. China

c. Japan

d. the United States

2. How much more electricity did Japan consume

than France?

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

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

country.

b. the United States consumes too much

electricity.

c. the United States consumes the most

electricity.

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

United Kingdom.

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.

TEACHER’S GUIDE

The World’s Most Powerful Countries 1. d, 2. c, 3. b, 4. c, 5. c, 6. a

## Time trip – 1936 student essay contest sponsored by Eddie Cantor – winning essay was plagiarized by Lloyd Lewis – Current Events ran the story

Time trip – 1936 student essay contest sponsored by Eddie Cantor – winning essay was plagiarized by Lloyd Lewis – Current Events ran the story -…

## Geoquest! No. 14

Geoquest! No. 14 – quiz question on which Tibetan city the Potala Palace is located in For 400 years the Potala Palace was the winter res…

## Communist dictator Josef Broz Tito was a military leader who helped drive occupying German troops out of Yugoslavia during World War II

Communist dictator Josef Broz Tito was a military leader who helped drive occupying German troops out of Yugoslavia during World War II – Sideli…

## News graph of the week

News graph of the week Study the graph. Then complete the exercise below by writing A, B, or C in each blank. –1. How many launch…