Earth's Resources Exam
  • 1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a natural resource?
A) computer
B) oil
C) water
D) oxygen
  • 2. Fuels are burned to produce -
A) food
B) plants
C) energy
D) ice
  • 3. Fossil fuels come from -
A) other planets in our solar system
B) plants and animals that existed long ago
C) electricity that creates oil, coal, and natural gas
D) ice that melts
  • 4. Which of the following is an example of a nonrenewable resource?
A) water
B) oil
C) sunlight
D) apple
  • 5. Fossil fuels are -
A) renewable
B) nonexistent
C) inexhaustible
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) Coal and oil are renewable.
B) They are limitless.
C) Fossil fuels come from the sun.
D) Once used up, there will be no more.
  • 8. Which of the following is a renewable resource?
A) water
B) coal
C) gasoline
D) oil
  • 9. Energy from the sun is called -
A) solar energy
B) chemical energy
C) magnetic energy
D) potential 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) renewable
B) nonrenewable
C) nonexistent
D) inexhaustible
  • 12. Natural resources are -
A) technology created by man
B) unusable objects in the environment
C) forms of energy
D) materials in the environment that are useful to people
  • 13. Nonrenewable resources are
A) natural resources that humans can create
B) natural resources, such as fossil fuels, that will eventually be used up and can never be replaced
C) natural resources that are limitless
D) natural resources that have not yet been discovered
  • 14. Fuels are -
A) objects created after a fire
B) items found inside plants
C) materials burned for energy
D) nutrients that promote growth
  • 15. Renewable resources are -
A) fossil fuels
B) limitless resources
C) natural resources that can be replaced over time
D) resources produced in a factory
  • 16. Inexhaustible resources -
A) will be used up in a few years
B) produce new fossil fuels
C) do not provide us with energy
D) will never be used up
  • 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) wood
B) oil
C) natural gas
D) coal
  • 19. Which of the following is an example of a fossil fuel?
A) coal
B) water
C) lumber
D) solar energy
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