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

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

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