Earth's Resources Exam
Contributed by: Foster

  • 1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a natural resource?
A) oxygen
B) water
C) oil
D) computer
  • 2. Fuels are burned to produce -
A) plants
B) ice
C) food
D) energy
  • 3. Fossil fuels come from -
A) ice that melts
B) other planets in our solar system
C) electricity that creates oil, coal, and natural gas
D) plants and animals that existed long ago
  • 4. Which of the following is an example of a nonrenewable resource?
A) oil
B) apple
C) water
D) sunlight
  • 5. Fossil fuels are -
A) inexhaustible
B) nonrenewable
C) nonexistent
D) renewable
  • 6. What changed the remains of decaying plants and animals into fossil fuels?
A) ancient peoples
B) heat and pressure
C) power plants
D) ice and solar power
  • 7. Which of the following best describes fossil fuels?
A) They are limitless.
B) Coal and oil are renewable.
C) Fossil fuels come from the sun.
D) Once used up, there will be no more.
  • 8. Which of the following is a renewable resource?
A) oil
B) water
C) coal
D) gasoline
  • 9. Energy from the sun is called -
A) solar energy
B) magnetic energy
C) chemical energy
D) potential energy
  • 10. Which of the following best describes solar energy?
A) It is a nonrenewable resource.
B) It is an inexhaustible resource.
C) It cannot be transformed into electrical energy.
D) It is unusable.
  • 11. Resources that cannot be used up are called -
A) inexhaustible
B) renewable
C) nonexistent
D) nonrenewable
  • 12. Natural resources are -
A) technology created by man
B) forms of energy
C) materials in the environment that are useful to people
D) unusable objects in the environment
  • 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) items found inside plants
B) objects created after a fire
C) nutrients that promote growth
D) materials burned for energy
  • 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) produce new fossil fuels
B) will be used up in a few years
C) do not provide us with energy
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) underdeveloped
D) inexhaustible
  • 18. Which of the following would take a short amount of time to be replaced?
A) natural gas
B) wood
C) coal
D) oil
  • 19. Which of the following is an example of a fossil fuel?
A) coal
B) water
C) solar energy
D) lumber
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Answer Key

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

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