Ch 14and Renewable Charts Quiz

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Renewable Energy Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is worth 15 pts. There are 16 questions and you have 17 minutes


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the northern hemisphere which of the following would describe how passive solar power for heating and cooling would work?
    • A. 

      A house with windows only on the north side and an awning to block winter light

    • B. 

      A house with windows only on the south side and an awning to block winter light

    • C. 

      A house with windows only on the northern side and an awning to block summer light

    • D. 

      A house with windows on the southern side and an awning to block summer light

  • 2. 
    Photovoltaics are solar panels used for electricity.  They are commonly made of ___________
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Silicon

    • C. 

      Silver

    • D. 

      Cadmium

    • E. 

      Lead

  • 3. 
    Check the box next to each renewable energy resource that uses sunlight either directly or indirectly
    • A. 

      Ethanol produced from corn

    • B. 

      Hydroelectric power

    • C. 

      Wind turbines

    • D. 

      Geothermal power

  • 4. 
    WHich of the following are examples of biomass energy
    • A. 

      Using an anaerobic digester to produce electricity

    • B. 

      Incineration of garbage to produce electricity

    • C. 

      Turning sugar cane into ethanol

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    HOw do we get hydrogen fuel to power a h fuel cell?
    • A. 

      Drilling into rock formations underground

    • B. 

      Electrolysis of water

    • C. 

      Extraction from the atmosphere

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a drawback to using wind power?
    • A. 

      A wind turbine cannot be used to generate electricity

    • B. 

      Wind is a nonrenewable energy source

    • C. 

      A lot of air pollution is produced when the wind turbine spins

    • D. 

      Birds can get killed when they migrate past the wind farm and get caught in the blades

  • 7. 
    When compared to coal burning, which of the following is a benefit of solar power?
    • A. 

      Solar power is a more reliable source of energy and can meet our high demand

    • B. 

      Solar power panels do not emit greenhouse gases while they create electricity

    • C. 

      Silicon Solar panels do not cost much to install and last a long time

    • D. 

      ALl of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a benefit to using ethanol made from corn?
    • A. 

      Less soil erosion and land use

    • B. 

      Cheaper to produce than gasoline

    • C. 

      Renewable

    • D. 

      Less dependence on foreign oil

  • 9. 
    In a hydroelectric dam, what drives the turbine to create electricity?
    • A. 

      Falling water from the reservoir to the river

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Flooding

    • D. 

      Movement of water upstream

  • 10. 
    What drives the turbine to produce electricity in a geothermal power plant
    • A. 

      Hot magma that pours through the turbine

    • B. 

      Hot rocks that radiate heat

    • C. 

      Steam produced by magma close the surface

    • D. 

      Steam produced by sunlgiht

  • 11. 
    Check the box next to each RENEWABLE source of methane
    • A. 

      Cow manure

    • B. 

      Sewage sludge

    • C. 

      Fracking

    • D. 

      Oil drilling

  • 12. 
    Tidal power can meet the energy demands of only coastal cities
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The process of turning corn into ethanol is called
    • A. 

      Electrolysis

    • B. 

      Ethanation

    • C. 

      Fermentation

    • D. 

      Seperation

  • 14. 
    Tidal power creates electricity 24 hours a day
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is true about building dams for electricity
    • A. 

      Dams are cheap to build and do not produce any pollution during construction

    • B. 

      Dams are an ecologically friendly method of electricity production and do not harm biodiversity

    • C. 

      Dams flood the ecosystem upstream destroying it

    • D. 

      Dams help insure healthy salmon populaions

  • 16. 
    In order for a home to be awarded the energy star rating which of the following must be true?
    • A. 

      The home must have both solar panels and windturbines

    • B. 

      The home must consume 40% less electricity from the power grid as other homes

    • C. 

      The home must be zero net energy

    • D. 

      All of the above

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