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

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

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