Earth's Resources Exam
Contributed by: Foster

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

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

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