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

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

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