Earth's Resources Exam
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  • 1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a natural resource?
A) computer
B) water
C) oil
D) oxygen
  • 2. Fuels are burned to produce -
A) ice
B) energy
C) food
D) plants
  • 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) apple
B) water
C) oil
D) sunlight
  • 5. Fossil fuels are -
A) inexhaustible
B) nonexistent
C) nonrenewable
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) Once used up, there will be no more.
C) They are limitless.
D) Coal and oil are renewable.
  • 8. Which of the following is a renewable resource?
A) oil
B) gasoline
C) coal
D) water
  • 9. Energy from the sun is called -
A) chemical energy
B) magnetic energy
C) solar energy
D) potential energy
  • 10. Which of the following best describes solar energy?
A) It cannot be transformed into electrical energy.
B) It is unusable.
C) It is an inexhaustible resource.
D) It is a nonrenewable resource.
  • 11. Resources that cannot be used up are called -
A) nonrenewable
B) nonexistent
C) renewable
D) inexhaustible
  • 12. Natural resources are -
A) materials in the environment that are useful to people
B) forms of energy
C) unusable objects in the environment
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) materials burned for energy
B) objects created after a fire
C) items found inside plants
D) nutrients that promote growth
  • 15. Renewable resources are -
A) resources produced in a factory
B) fossil fuels
C) natural resources that can be replaced over time
D) limitless resources
  • 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) nonrenewable
B) underdeveloped
C) renewable
D) inexhaustible
  • 18. Which of the following would take a short amount of time to be replaced?
A) wood
B) natural gas
C) coal
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.A   2.B   3.D   4.C   5.C   6.B   7.B   8.D   9.C   10.C   11.D   12.A   13.D   14.A   15.C   16.A   17.D   18.A   19.B  

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