Earth's Resources Exam
Contributed by: Foster

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

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

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