Basic Facts About Renewable And Non-renewable Energy!

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Basic Facts About Renewable And Non-renewable Energy! - Quiz

Renewable resources can be defined as the resources which can replace itself naturally in a short period of time, while Non-renewable resources are the one that is not able of replacing itself. This quiz has been designed for students to test their knowledge of the various energy sources available and examine what sections of society consume the most energy. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ireland accounts for 0.007% of the global population yet produces ___ of all CO2 emission released into the atmosphere (global emissions).

    • A.

      0.7%

    • B.

      1.2%

    • C.

      0.001%

    • D.

      0.03%

    • E.

      0.15%

    Correct Answer
    E. 0.15%
    Explanation
    Ireland accounts for a very small percentage of the global population, yet it produces a relatively high percentage of all CO2 emissions released into the atmosphere. The correct answer of 0.15% reflects this disproportionate contribution to global emissions.

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  • 2. 

    Which sector produces the most CO2?

    • A.

      Transportation

    • B.

      Manufacturing and Construction

    • C.

      Electricity and Heat Production

    • D.

      Residences

    Correct Answer
    C. Electricity and Heat Production
    Explanation
    The sector that produces the most CO2 is electricity and heat production. This sector includes power plants and other facilities that generate electricity and produce heat. These activities often involve burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas, which release large amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. The transportation sector also contributes significantly to CO2 emissions, but it is not the sector that produces the most CO2. Manufacturing and construction, as well as residences, also contribute to CO2 emissions, but their impact is generally lower compared to electricity and heat production.

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  • 3. 

    Considering our energy usages which of the following are true. (You may tick more than one)

    • A.

      New more reliable energy sources must be developed to meet our energy needs.

    • B.

      Fossil fuels are sufficient to power the planet for a long time.

    • C.

      New energy sources must consider more than just how much power or energy can be produced.

    • D.

      The use of fossil fuels is damaging to the environment.

    • E.

      We can continue to consume resources at our current rate without any effect on society

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. New more reliable energy sources must be developed to meet our energy needs.
    C. New energy sources must consider more than just how much power or energy can be produced.
    D. The use of fossil fuels is damaging to the environment.
    Explanation
    The current consumption of energy is depleting the earth of its natural resources, this accompanied by the fact that we are damaging the environment in a way that could potential change life as we know it means that we must create and use more energy sources that will not only meet our energy need but also consider other implication such as the environment.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is not considered as a renewable energy source?

    • A.

      Coal

    • B.

      Wood

    • C.

      The Ocean

    • D.

      Oil

    • E.

      The Sun

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Coal
    D. Oil
    Explanation
    A non-renewable energy source is something that once used up it is gone and cannot be reproduced. Fossil fuels such as Oil, coal, turf are all non renewable as they take millions of years to form

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  • 5. 

    Coal, oil, natural gas, and propane are fossil fuels. They are called fossil fuels because:

    • A.

      They are nonrenewable and will run out

    • B.

      They are burned to release energy and they cause air pollution

    • C.

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

    • D.

      They are mixed with fossils so they will burn better

    Correct Answer
    C. They were formed from the buried remains of plants and tiny animals that lived hundred of millions of years ago
    Explanation
    Coal, oil, natural gas, and propane are referred to as fossil fuels because they were formed from the buried remains of plants and tiny animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. Over time, these organic materials underwent heat and pressure, transforming into the energy-rich substances we extract and use today. This process took place over an extensive period, making them non-renewable resources. The other options, such as being nonrenewable and causing air pollution when burned, are true statements about fossil fuels, but they do not directly explain why they are called fossil fuels.

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  • 6. 

    The burning of fossil fuels produces_________.

    • A.

      Sulphur and nitrates in atmosphere.

    • B.

      CO2

    • C.

      Acid Rain

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The burning of fossil fuels releases various pollutants into the atmosphere. Sulphur and nitrates are emitted as byproducts of burning fossil fuels, contributing to air pollution. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is also released during the combustion process, which is a major greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. Additionally, the release of these pollutants can lead to the formation of acid rain, which has harmful effects on the environment and ecosystems. Therefore, all of the options mentioned, sulphur and nitrates in the atmosphere, CO2, and acid rain, are produced as a result of burning fossil fuels.

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  • 7. 

    What is Geothermal Energy?

    • A.

      Geothermal Energy is heat from the sun which can be stored and used as an efficient energy source.

    • B.

      Geothermal Energy is heat from within the earth which can be used to heat buildings or generate electricity

    • C.

      Geothermal Energy is concerned with extracting more fuels from the earth to provide heat and energy.

    Correct Answer
    B. Geothermal Energy is heat from within the earth which can be used to heat buildings or generate electricity
    Explanation
    Geothermal energy refers to the heat that is generated from within the earth's core. This heat can be harnessed and utilized to heat buildings or generate electricity. Unlike other forms of energy, geothermal energy is renewable and sustainable, as it relies on the natural heat produced by the earth. By tapping into this heat source, we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.

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  • 8. 

    Reports on renewable energy have led to doubts on the efficiency of our current renewable energy sources.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Some reports on renewable energy sources, such as wind turbine, have shown that current systems are not sufficient to replace traditional energy sources. Reports are often giving mixed results and more research need to be done to
    1) Access the efficiency of current renewable energies
    2) Develop these to make them more efficient
    3) Continue to develop and create more renewable energy sources

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  • 9. 

    How much energy will a DVD player use while on standby?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      Up to 15%

    • C.

      Up to 40%

    • D.

      Up to 65%

    • E.

      Up to 85%

    Correct Answer
    E. Up to 85%
  • 10. 

    The energy saved by recycling one aluminium drink can is enough to run a TV for how long?

    • A.

      30min

    • B.

      1.5hours

    • C.

      3hours

    • D.

      6hours

    Correct Answer
    C. 3hours
    Explanation
    Recycling one aluminium drink can saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours. Aluminium is a highly recyclable material, and recycling it requires significantly less energy compared to producing new aluminium from raw materials. By recycling one can, the energy saved can be used to power a TV for 3 hours, contributing to energy conservation and reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing new aluminium.

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  • 11. 

    The amount of energy poured onto the Earth by the Sun every 15 minutes equivalent to what?

    • A.

      World’s energy for 30min

    • B.

      World’s energy for an hour

    • C.

      World’s energy for a day

    • D.

      World’s energy for a month

    • E.

      World’s energy for a year

    Correct Answer
    E. World’s energy for a year
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "World's energy for a year." This means that the amount of energy poured onto the Earth by the Sun every 15 minutes is equivalent to the total energy consumption of the entire world for a whole year. This highlights the immense amount of energy that the Sun provides to sustain life on Earth.

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