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) plants
D) food
  • 3. Fossil fuels come from -
A) plants and animals that existed long ago
B) ice that melts
C) electricity that creates oil, coal, and natural gas
D) other planets in our solar system
  • 4. Which of the following is an example of a nonrenewable resource?
A) water
B) sunlight
C) oil
D) apple
  • 5. Fossil fuels are -
A) nonexistent
B) inexhaustible
C) renewable
D) nonrenewable
  • 6. What changed the remains of decaying plants and animals into fossil fuels?
A) power plants
B) heat and pressure
C) ice and solar power
D) ancient peoples
  • 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) They are limitless.
D) Coal and oil are renewable.
  • 8. Which of the following is a renewable resource?
A) coal
B) water
C) gasoline
D) oil
  • 9. Energy from the sun is called -
A) magnetic energy
B) solar energy
C) potential energy
D) chemical 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) nonexistent
B) nonrenewable
C) inexhaustible
D) renewable
  • 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 are limitless
B) natural resources that humans can create
C) natural resources that have not yet been discovered
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) materials burned for energy
C) nutrients that promote growth
D) items found inside plants
  • 15. Renewable resources are -
A) limitless resources
B) natural resources that can be replaced over time
C) fossil fuels
D) resources produced in a factory
  • 16. Inexhaustible resources -
A) produce new fossil fuels
B) will never be used up
C) will be used up in a few years
D) do not provide us with energy
  • 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) underdeveloped
D) renewable
  • 18. Which of the following would take a short amount of time to be replaced?
A) natural gas
B) coal
C) wood
D) oil
  • 19. Which of the following is an example of a fossil fuel?
A) solar energy
B) coal
C) lumber
D) water
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Answer Key

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

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