Earth's Resources Exam
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  • 1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a natural resource?
A) oil
B) water
C) oxygen
D) computer
  • 2. Fuels are burned to produce -
A) ice
B) energy
C) plants
D) food
  • 3. Fossil fuels come from -
A) ice that melts
B) electricity that creates oil, coal, and natural gas
C) other planets in our solar system
D) plants and animals that existed long ago
  • 4. Which of the following is an example of a nonrenewable resource?
A) oil
B) apple
C) sunlight
D) water
  • 5. Fossil fuels are -
A) nonexistent
B) nonrenewable
C) renewable
D) inexhaustible
  • 6. What changed the remains of decaying plants and animals into fossil fuels?
A) ancient peoples
B) ice and solar power
C) heat and pressure
D) power plants
  • 7. Which of the following best describes fossil fuels?
A) Fossil fuels come from the sun.
B) Coal and oil are renewable.
C) Once used up, there will be no more.
D) They are limitless.
  • 8. Which of the following is a renewable resource?
A) gasoline
B) oil
C) water
D) coal
  • 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 is a nonrenewable resource.
B) It cannot be transformed into electrical energy.
C) It is an inexhaustible resource.
D) It is unusable.
  • 11. Resources that cannot be used up are called -
A) nonrenewable
B) inexhaustible
C) nonexistent
D) renewable
  • 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, such as fossil fuels, that will eventually be used up and can never be replaced
C) natural resources that have not yet been discovered
D) natural resources that humans can create
  • 14. Fuels are -
A) nutrients that promote growth
B) items found inside plants
C) objects created after a fire
D) materials burned for energy
  • 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) produce new fossil fuels
C) will be used up in a few years
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) nonrenewable
B) underdeveloped
C) renewable
D) inexhaustible
  • 18. Which of the following would take a short amount of time to be replaced?
A) coal
B) oil
C) wood
D) natural gas
  • 19. Which of the following is an example of a fossil fuel?
A) solar energy
B) lumber
C) coal
D) water
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Answer Key

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

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