AP Environmental Science Natural Resources And Energy Exam

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1.  Which of the following is an environmental problem associated with abandoned coal mines?
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  1. Some solar energy systems produce high temperature water for industrial applications and produce steam to run turbines that generate electricity.  What type of solar energy system is needed for these kinds of applications? 
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4.  Some automobiles in the United States are fueled by natural gas.  What is the primary environmental advantage of natural gas relative to gasoline as a transportation fuel?
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  1. The separation of the various components of crude oil in refineries is accomplished primarily by taking advantage of differences in which of the following? 
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8.  Which of the following has the largest proven coal reserves?
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9.  Between 1960 and 1970, world oil consumption approximately doubled.  Which of the following explanations is consistent with this increase?
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10.  Which of the following best describes the process known as "mountainto removal?
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11.  Approximate efficiency of an average coal-fired power 
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12.  Approximate percentage of electrical energy converted to heat in the average incandescent
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13.  The maximum efficiency possible in an energy conversion process that is not limited by the second law of thermodynamics     
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14.  Approximate efficiency of the conversion of light energy to chemical energy in photosynthesis    
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18.  The element commercially extracted from bauxite  
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19.  Which of the following energy sources is not derived directly or indirectly from solar energy?
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20.  An industry uses natural gas for manufacturing and uses the waste heat to produce electricity.  This is an example of which of the following processes?
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21.  Of the following sources, which supplies the most commercial energy in the world today?
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22.  Which of the following is the primary environmental problem associated with the use of nuclear power to generate electricity?
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23.  Compared to a coal-fired power plant that produces the same amount of energy, a nuclear power plant generates more
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24.  Acid rain is associated with which of the following?
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25.  Which statement best describes the approximate global distribution of coal supplies?
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