Earth's Resources Exam
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  • 1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a natural resource?
A) oil
B) computer
C) water
D) oxygen
  • 2. Fuels are burned to produce -
A) ice
B) energy
C) plants
D) food
  • 3. Fossil fuels come from -
A) electricity that creates oil, coal, and natural gas
B) other planets in our solar system
C) ice that melts
D) plants and animals that existed long ago
  • 4. Which of the following is an example of a nonrenewable resource?
A) sunlight
B) water
C) apple
D) oil
  • 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) power plants
C) ice and solar power
D) heat and pressure
  • 7. Which of the following best describes fossil fuels?
A) They are limitless.
B) Fossil fuels come from the sun.
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) gasoline
B) oil
C) coal
D) water
  • 9. Energy from the sun is called -
A) potential energy
B) solar energy
C) chemical energy
D) magnetic energy
  • 10. Which of the following best describes solar energy?
A) It is a nonrenewable resource.
B) It is unusable.
C) It is an inexhaustible resource.
D) It cannot be transformed into electrical energy.
  • 11. Resources that cannot be used up are called -
A) inexhaustible
B) nonrenewable
C) renewable
D) nonexistent
  • 12. Natural resources are -
A) technology created by man
B) forms of energy
C) unusable objects in the environment
D) materials in the environment that are useful to people
  • 13. Nonrenewable resources are
A) natural resources that are limitless
B) natural resources that humans can create
C) natural resources, such as fossil fuels, that will eventually be used up and can never be replaced
D) natural resources that have not yet been discovered
  • 14. Fuels are -
A) items found inside plants
B) nutrients that promote growth
C) materials burned for energy
D) objects created after a fire
  • 15. Renewable resources are -
A) resources produced in a factory
B) fossil fuels
C) limitless resources
D) natural resources that can be replaced over time
  • 16. Inexhaustible resources -
A) will never be used up
B) will be used up in a few years
C) do not provide us with energy
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) inexhaustible
B) renewable
C) nonrenewable
D) underdeveloped
  • 18. Which of the following would take a short amount of time to be replaced?
A) natural gas
B) oil
C) coal
D) wood
  • 19. Which of the following is an example of a fossil fuel?
A) water
B) coal
C) lumber
D) solar energy
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Answer Key

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

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