Earth's Resources Exam
Contributed by: Foster

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

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

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