Energy Sources Quiz: How Much You Know?

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Energy sources quiz: how much you know? Energy sources can either be renewable or non-renewable. They are differentiated based on whether they are naturally available and can be depleted. The sun itself is one of the major sources along with the wind. With these types of energy, it is easy and cheap to ensure that water and heat are readily available. This quiz will help you see how much you know about renewable and non-renewable energy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Most energy sources are used to give us

    • A.

      Food and water

    • B.

      Electricity and fuel

    • C.

      Heat and water

    • D.

      Heat and fuel

    Correct Answer
    B. Electricity and fuel
    Explanation
    Most energy sources are used for making electricity but many are used as fuel for cars and trucks.

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  • 2. 

    Renewable energy is energy that

    • A.

      Can be reused over and over.

    • B.

      Can be used up completely.

    • C.

      Can be changed into a new energy.

    • D.

      Cannot be destroyed.

    Correct Answer
    A. Can be reused over and over.
    Explanation
    Renewable energies can be used over again or made again if they run out.

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  • 3. 

    Non-renewable energy is the energy that

    • A.

      Can be used over and over.

    • B.

      Can be used up completely.

    • C.

      Cannot be changed into a new energy.

    • D.

      Can be destroyed.

    Correct Answer
    B. Can be used up completely.
    Explanation
    Non-renewable energy can be used up completely. Once every little bit has been used on earth, there is no more left.

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  • 4. 

    Wind energy is

    • A.

      Energy from hurricanes and tornadoes.

    • B.

      A type of non-renewable energy.

    • C.

      Making electricity using wind turbines.

    • D.

      A type of renewable energy.

    • E.

      Both C and D

    Correct Answer
    E. Both C and D
    Explanation
    Wind energy changes the energy from the wind into electrical energy using wind turbines. The wind is renewable.

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  • 5. 

    Solar energy is

    • A.

      Light energy from the sun used to make fuel for cars.

    • B.

      Heat energy from the sun used to make light bulbs.

    • C.

      Light energy from the sun use to make electricity.

    • D.

      Light energy from the sun used to make heat.

    • E.

      Both C and D

    Correct Answer
    E. Both C and D
    Explanation
    Most of the time, solar energy is light energy from the sun used to make electricity but sometimes it is used to make heat.

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  • 6. 

    Solar energy is

    • A.

      Renewable.

    • B.

      Non-renewable.

    Correct Answer
    A. Renewable.
    Explanation
    There will always be sunlight so solar energy is renewable.

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  • 7. 

    Fossil Fuels are

    • A.

      Renewable

    • B.

      Non-renewable

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-renewable
    Explanation
    Once fossil fuels are pumped or dug out of the ground and burned as the fuel they cannot be replaced, so they are non-renewable.

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  • 8. 

    Geothermal energy is

    • A.

      Light energy from the sun

    • B.

      Fossil fuel energy from the earth, like coal.

    • C.

      Nuclear energy from radioactive dug from the earth.

    • D.

      Heat energy from the earth, like hot springs.

    Correct Answer
    D. Heat energy from the earth, like hot springs.
    Explanation
    Thermal energy is heat energy. Geothermal energy is heat from inside the earth, usually from hot water deep in the earth.

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  • 9. 

    Geothermal energy is

    • A.

      Renewable

    • B.

      Non-renewable.

    Correct Answer
    A. Renewable
    Explanation
    The inside of the Earth will always be hot so geothermal energy will always be available.

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  • 10. 

    Hydropower is

    • A.

      Energy from moving water, such as flowing through a dam.

    • B.

      Energy from hot water, like hot springs.

    • C.

      Energy from wind. such as using wind turbines.

    • D.

      Energy from oil, such as burning gasoline in cars.

    Correct Answer
    A. Energy from moving water, such as flowing through a dam.
    Explanation
    Hydropower is created when moving water is turned into electricity, such as when water flows past a dam's turbines which run the generators making electricity.

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  • 11. 

    Hydopower is

    • A.

      Renewable

    • B.

      Non-renewable

    Correct Answer
    A. Renewable
    Explanation
    There will always be flowing water on Earth so humans can always make hydropower.

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  • 12. 

    Nuclear energy is

    • A.

      Making electricity from the fission of atoms.

    • B.

      Making electricity from sunlight.

    • C.

      Making electricity from the energy of the heat inside the earth.

    • D.

      Getting energy from fossil fuels dug or pumped from the ground.

    Correct Answer
    A. Making electricity from the fission of atoms.
    Explanation
    Nuclear energy is getting the energy from splitting an atoms nucleus (fission) to make electricity.

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  • 13. 

    Nuclear energy is

    • A.

      Renewable

    • B.

      Non-renewable

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-renewable
    Explanation
    Nuclear energy uses radioactive elements found in rocks dug from the earth. Once all the rocks that have the radioactive elements are dug up and used for nuclear energy, there will be no more sources for nuclear energy.

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  • 14. 

    The energy source that does the least harm to the environment is

    • A.

      Renewable

    • B.

      Non-renewable

    Correct Answer
    A. Renewable
    Explanation
    Most of the renewable energy sources do less harm to the environment than non-renewable energy sources.

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