Earth's Resources Exam
Contributed by: Foster

  • 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) energy
B) food
C) plants
D) ice
  • 3. Fossil fuels come from -
A) electricity that creates oil, coal, and natural gas
B) ice that melts
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) water
C) apple
D) sunlight
  • 5. Fossil fuels are -
A) nonrenewable
B) nonexistent
C) inexhaustible
D) renewable
  • 6. What changed the remains of decaying plants and animals into fossil fuels?
A) ancient peoples
B) heat and pressure
C) power plants
D) ice and solar power
  • 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) coal
B) oil
C) water
D) gasoline
  • 9. Energy from the sun is called -
A) magnetic energy
B) chemical energy
C) potential energy
D) solar energy
  • 10. Which of the following best describes solar energy?
A) It cannot be transformed into electrical energy.
B) It is a nonrenewable resource.
C) It is unusable.
D) It is an inexhaustible resource.
  • 11. Resources that cannot be used up are called -
A) inexhaustible
B) nonrenewable
C) renewable
D) nonexistent
  • 12. Natural resources are -
A) materials in the environment that are useful to people
B) technology created by man
C) forms of energy
D) unusable objects in the environment
  • 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) materials burned for energy
B) objects created after a fire
C) nutrients that promote growth
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) limitless resources
D) fossil fuels
  • 16. Inexhaustible resources -
A) will be used up in a few years
B) will never be used up
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) underdeveloped
B) nonrenewable
C) inexhaustible
D) renewable
  • 18. Which of the following would take a short amount of time to be replaced?
A) coal
B) natural gas
C) wood
D) oil
  • 19. Which of the following is an example of a fossil fuel?
A) water
B) lumber
C) solar energy
D) coal
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Answer Key

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

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