Earth's Resources Exam
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  • 1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a natural resource?
A) computer
B) oxygen
C) oil
D) water
  • 2. Fuels are burned to produce -
A) ice
B) food
C) energy
D) plants
  • 3. Fossil fuels come from -
A) plants and animals that existed long ago
B) other planets in our solar system
C) ice that melts
D) electricity that creates oil, coal, and natural gas
  • 4. Which of the following is an example of a nonrenewable resource?
A) apple
B) oil
C) water
D) sunlight
  • 5. Fossil fuels are -
A) nonrenewable
B) inexhaustible
C) nonexistent
D) renewable
  • 6. What changed the remains of decaying plants and animals into fossil fuels?
A) ancient peoples
B) power plants
C) heat and pressure
D) ice and solar power
  • 7. Which of the following best describes fossil fuels?
A) Fossil fuels come from the sun.
B) Coal and oil are renewable.
C) Once used up, there will be no more.
D) They are limitless.
  • 8. Which of the following is a renewable resource?
A) coal
B) gasoline
C) water
D) oil
  • 9. Energy from the sun is called -
A) solar energy
B) potential energy
C) magnetic energy
D) chemical energy
  • 10. Which of the following best describes solar energy?
A) It is an inexhaustible resource.
B) It cannot be transformed into electrical energy.
C) It is a nonrenewable resource.
D) It is unusable.
  • 11. Resources that cannot be used up are called -
A) nonrenewable
B) renewable
C) nonexistent
D) inexhaustible
  • 12. Natural resources are -
A) materials in the environment that are useful to people
B) forms of energy
C) unusable objects in the environment
D) technology created by man
  • 13. Nonrenewable resources are
A) natural resources, such as fossil fuels, that will eventually be used up and can never be replaced
B) natural resources that have not yet been discovered
C) natural resources that are limitless
D) natural resources that humans can create
  • 14. Fuels are -
A) items found inside plants
B) nutrients that promote growth
C) materials burned for energy
D) objects created after a fire
  • 15. Renewable resources are -
A) natural resources that can be replaced over time
B) limitless resources
C) fossil fuels
D) resources produced in a factory
  • 16. Inexhaustible resources -
A) will never be used up
B) will be used up in a few years
C) produce new fossil fuels
D) do not provide us with energy
  • 17. The source of solar energy is the sun. This type of energy is virtually limitless. This type of energy is called -
A) nonrenewable
B) underdeveloped
C) renewable
D) inexhaustible
  • 18. Which of the following would take a short amount of time to be replaced?
A) oil
B) coal
C) wood
D) natural gas
  • 19. Which of the following is an example of a fossil fuel?
A) coal
B) water
C) solar energy
D) lumber
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Answer Key

1.A   2.C   3.A   4.B   5.A   6.C   7.C   8.C   9.A   10.A   11.D   12.A   13.A   14.C   15.A   16.A   17.D   18.C   19.A  

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