A Pre-post Test On 6th Grade Energy Quiz

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Energy Quizzes & Trivia

A pre-post test on energy which will be used with 6th grade.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Most of the energy we use originally came from
    • A. 

      The sun

    • B. 

      The air

    • C. 

      The soil

    • D. 

      The oceans

  • 2. 
    Electrical energy can be produced from
    • A. 

      Mechanical energy

    • B. 

      Chemical energy

    • C. 

      Radiant energy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which uses the most energy in American homes each year?
    • A. 

      Lighting

    • B. 

      Water heating

    • C. 

      Heating and cooling rooms

    • D. 

      Refrigeration

  • 4. 
    The U.S. consumes lots of energy. Which fuel provides the most energy?
    • A. 

      Petroleum

    • B. 

      Coal

    • C. 

      Natural gas

    • D. 

      Solar

  • 5. 
    Coal, petroleum, natural gas, and propane are fossil fuels. They are called fossil fuels because:
    • A. 

      They are burned to release energy and they cause air pollution

    • B. 

      They were formed from the buried remains of plants and tiny animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago

    • C. 

      They are nonrenewable and will run out

    • D. 

      They are mixed with fossils to provide energy

  • 6. 
    Gasoline is produced by refining which fossil fuel?
    • A. 

      Natural gas

    • B. 

      Coal

    • C. 

      Petroleum

    • D. 

      Propane

  • 7. 
    Propane is used instead of natural gas on many farms and in rural areas. Why is propane often used instead of natural gas?
    • A. 

      It's safer

    • B. 

      It's portable

    • C. 

      It's cleaner

    • D. 

      It's cheaper

  • 8. 
    What sector of the U.S. economy consumes most of the nation's petroleum?
    • A. 

      Residential

    • B. 

      Commercial

    • C. 

      Industrial

    • D. 

      Transportation

  • 9. 
    Global warming focuses on an increase in the level of which gas in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Ozone

    • B. 

      Sulfur dioxide

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Nitrous oxide

  • 10. 
    Solar, biomass, geothermal, wind, and hydropower energy are all renewable sources of energy. They are called renewable because they
    • A. 

      Are clean and free to use

    • B. 

      Can be converted directly into heat and electricity

    • C. 

      Can be replenished by nature in a short period of time

    • D. 

      Do no produce air pollution

  • 11. 
    Today, which renewable energy source provides the U.S. with the most energy?
    • A. 

      Wind

    • B. 

      Solar

    • C. 

      Geothermal

    • D. 

      Hydropower

  • 12. 
    Electricity is the movement of
    • A. 

      Atoms

    • B. 

      Molecules

    • C. 

      Electrical power

    • D. 

      Neutrons

  • 13. 
    How much of the energy in burning coal reaches the consumer as electricity?
    • A. 

      1/3 (one-third)

    • B. 

      1/2 (one-half)

    • C. 

      3/4 (three-quarters)

    • D. 

      9/10 (nine-tenths)

  • 14. 
    In a nuclear power plant, uranium atoms
    • A. 

      Combine and give off heat energy

    • B. 

      Split and give off heat energy

    • C. 

      Burn and give off heat energy

    • D. 

      Split and give off electrons