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Black Gold Below?

Falling oil prices have put significant pressure on countries that have long relied on reaping the benefits of their large oil resources. The anticipated global transition away from fossil fuels will further add to that pressure. We wonder: Which country has the world’s largest proven crude oil reserves?

A. Canada
B. Russia
C. Saudi Arabia
D. Venezuela
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Moving Up the Ladder

In a society with high social mobility across generations, people can reasonably expect to advance beyond their parents’ or grandparents’ income cohort or socio-economic status. We wonder: Which of the following countries is estimated to have the highest social mobility from one generation to the next?

A. United States
B. Germany
C. Canada
D. UK
E. Denmark
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Where the United States Exports

Donald Trump is adamantly pursuing a strategy focused on economic nationalism. He proclaims that foreign countries “continue putting up barriers in front of our exports” and that it is “very hard to export to their countries.” We wonder: Among the four major countries below, can you name the one country that does not rank as one of top three export markets for U.S. goods?

A. China
B. Mexico
C. Canada
D. Germany

A. China is … not correct.
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Renewable Electricity

Many consumers flip on a light switch, boot up a computer or even plug in an electric car without realizing one key fact: Much of the presumably clean electricity they are using is generated by coal or other fossil fuels. We wonder: Which of these countries performs best when it comes to producing its electricity from renewable sources?

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