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

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

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