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

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

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