# How Much Do You Know About Geothermal Energy? Trivia Quiz

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How much do you know about geothermal energy? It is one of the natural sources of energy and it is found within the subsurface of the earth. Power plants use the heat to generate steam to make electricity though advance this type of energy has been used by human kind for too long. What are some of the dangers to accessing this type of energy? This quiz will help you learn some more about it.

• 1.

### What are the two main types of energy?

• A.

Chemical and thermal

• B.

Electrical and nuclear

• C.

Potential and kinetic

• D.

None of the above

C. Potential and kinetic
Explanation
The two main types of energy are potential and kinetic. Potential energy is the stored energy an object possesses due to its position or state, such as a stretched spring or an object at a height. Kinetic energy, on the other hand, is the energy of motion, possessed by a moving object. These two types of energy are fundamental in understanding and describing the behavior of various systems and phenomena in the physical world.

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• 2.

### The amount of kinetic energy depends on two things, the mass and _________________ of an object.

• A.

Weight

• B.

Acceleration

• C.

Energy

• D.

Velocity

D. Velocity
Explanation
The amount of kinetic energy depends on two things, the mass and velocity of an object. Mass determines how much matter an object contains, while velocity refers to the speed and direction at which the object is moving. When an object is in motion, its kinetic energy is directly proportional to its mass and the square of its velocity. Therefore, the correct answer is velocity.

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• 3.

### A type of potential energy that is associated with objects that can be stretched or compressed is called:

• A.

Mechanical energy

• B.

Elastic potential energy

• C.

Gravitational potential energy

• D.

None of the above

B. Elastic potential energy
Explanation
Elastic potential energy is the correct answer because it refers to the potential energy that is stored in objects when they are stretched or compressed. This type of potential energy is associated with the ability of an object to return to its original shape or position after being deformed. It is commonly observed in objects such as springs, rubber bands, and trampolines. Mechanical energy refers to the sum of potential and kinetic energy, while gravitational potential energy is associated with the height of an object in a gravitational field. Therefore, neither of these options accurately describes the type of potential energy associated with objects that can be stretched or compressed.

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• 4.

### A car moving, a frog leaping, and sounds that are made are all examples of what kind of energy?

• A.

Chemical

• B.

Electrical

• C.

Thermal

• D.

Mechanical

D. Mechanical
Explanation
A car moving, a frog leaping, and sounds that are made all involve the transfer or transformation of energy due to the physical movement or motion of objects. This type of energy is known as mechanical energy.

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• 5.

### A type of potential energy that depends on height and is equal to the work done to lift the object is called:

• A.

Vertical energy

• B.

Gravitational potential energy

• C.

Elastic potential energy

• D.

Growing energy

B. Gravitational potential energy
Explanation
Gravitational potential energy is a type of potential energy that depends on the height of an object. It is equal to the work done to lift the object against gravity. As an object is lifted higher, its gravitational potential energy increases. This type of potential energy is important in understanding the behavior of objects in gravitational fields and is commonly used in calculations involving energy transformations and conservation.

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• 6.

### Which of the following are good examples of elastic potential energy?

• A.

Rubber band

• B.

Bow

• C.

Bungee cord

• D.

All of the above

D. All of the above
Explanation
All of the given options - rubber band, bow, and bungee cord - are good examples of elastic potential energy. Elastic potential energy is the energy stored in an object when it is stretched or compressed. In the case of a rubber band, bow, or bungee cord, they all possess elastic properties that allow them to stretch or be pulled back. When they are stretched or compressed, they store potential energy that can be released when they return to their original shape. Therefore, all of the options mentioned exhibit elastic potential energy.

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• 7.

### What is the formula used to calculate kinetic energy?

• A.

KE = mass x velocity squared divided by 2

• B.

KE = mass x work divided by 2

• C.

KE = force x mass divided by 2

• D.

None of the above

A. KE = mass x velocity squared divided by 2
Explanation
The formula used to calculate kinetic energy is KE = mass x velocity squared divided by 2. This equation takes into account both the mass and velocity of an object to determine its kinetic energy. The squared velocity term emphasizes the importance of velocity in determining the amount of kinetic energy an object possesses. Dividing by 2 is necessary to account for the relationship between kinetic energy and work done.

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• 8.

### Visible light, ultraviolet radiation and microwaves are all good examples of:

• A.

Electrical energy

• B.

Nuclear energy

• C.

Electromagnetic energy

• D.

None of the above

C. Electromagnetic energy
Explanation
Visible light, ultraviolet radiation, and microwaves are all forms of electromagnetic energy. Electromagnetic energy is a type of energy that is transmitted through electromagnetic waves, which consist of both electric and magnetic fields. These waves can travel through a vacuum or a medium and have various wavelengths and frequencies. Visible light, ultraviolet radiation, and microwaves are all part of the electromagnetic spectrum, which encompasses a wide range of energy, from radio waves to gamma rays. Therefore, the correct answer is electromagnetic energy.

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• 9.

### When a nucleus splits apart it is called:

• A.

Nuclear fission

• B.

Nuclear fusion

• C.

Nuclear energy

• D.

None of the above

A. Nuclear fission
Explanation
When a nucleus splits apart, it is called nuclear fission. This process involves the splitting of a heavy nucleus into two smaller nuclei, releasing a large amount of energy in the process. Nuclear fusion, on the other hand, is the process of combining two smaller nuclei to form a heavier nucleus, while nuclear energy refers to the energy released from nuclear reactions. Therefore, the correct term for the splitting of a nucleus is nuclear fission.

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• 10.

### Static shock, batteries and powerlines all are good examples of what kind of energy?

• A.

Electrical

• B.

Electromagnetic

• C.

Nuclear

• D.

None of the above

A. Electrical
Explanation
Static shock, batteries, and powerlines all involve the transfer or generation of electricity. Static shock occurs when an imbalance of electric charge is transferred between two objects, typically through friction. Batteries generate electricity through chemical reactions, while powerlines transmit electricity over long distances. Therefore, all these examples are related to electrical energy.

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• 11.

### Mechanical energy can be potential or kinetic.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Mechanical energy refers to the energy possessed by an object due to its motion or position. It can exist in two forms: potential energy and kinetic energy. Potential energy is the energy stored in an object based on its position or condition, while kinetic energy is the energy possessed by an object in motion. Therefore, it is true that mechanical energy can be potential or kinetic.

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• 12.

### The total energy of the particles in an object is thermal energy.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because thermal energy refers to the total energy of the particles in an object. It includes the kinetic energy of the particles due to their motion and the potential energy associated with the particles' positions. Therefore, the total energy of the particles in an object can be referred to as thermal energy.

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• 13.

### Potential energy is the energy of motion and kinetic energy is stored.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
This statement is incorrect. Potential energy is the energy that an object possesses due to its position or condition, while kinetic energy is the energy of motion. Potential energy is stored energy, while kinetic energy is the energy being utilized by an object in motion. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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