Earth's Resources Exam
Contributed by: Foster

  • 1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a natural resource?
A) oil
B) water
C) oxygen
D) computer
  • 2. Fuels are burned to produce -
A) plants
B) energy
C) ice
D) food
  • 3. Fossil fuels come from -
A) other planets in our solar system
B) ice that melts
C) plants and animals that existed long ago
D) electricity that creates oil, coal, and natural gas
  • 4. Which of the following is an example of a nonrenewable resource?
A) apple
B) sunlight
C) water
D) oil
  • 5. Fossil fuels are -
A) nonexistent
B) renewable
C) nonrenewable
D) inexhaustible
  • 6. What changed the remains of decaying plants and animals into fossil fuels?
A) heat and pressure
B) ancient peoples
C) ice and solar power
D) power plants
  • 7. Which of the following best describes fossil fuels?
A) Coal and oil are renewable.
B) Once used up, there will be no more.
C) Fossil fuels come from the sun.
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) magnetic energy
B) potential energy
C) solar energy
D) chemical energy
  • 10. Which of the following best describes solar energy?
A) It is a nonrenewable resource.
B) It is an inexhaustible resource.
C) It is unusable.
D) It cannot be transformed into electrical energy.
  • 11. Resources that cannot be used up are called -
A) inexhaustible
B) nonexistent
C) renewable
D) nonrenewable
  • 12. Natural resources are -
A) technology created by man
B) unusable objects in the environment
C) materials in the environment that are useful to people
D) forms of energy
  • 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 have not yet been discovered
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) natural resources that can be replaced over time
B) fossil fuels
C) limitless resources
D) resources produced in a factory
  • 16. Inexhaustible resources -
A) will never be used up
B) produce new fossil fuels
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) underdeveloped
B) renewable
C) inexhaustible
D) nonrenewable
  • 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) coal
B) lumber
C) water
D) solar energy
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Answer Key

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

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