How Much Do You Know About Fossil Fuels-the Polluters?

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How much do you know about Fossil Fuels? What are their benefits? Do you know what kind of pollution does these fuels cause? Take the quiz to test and see how much you know about Fossil Fuels and some of their effects on the environment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these are example of fossil fuels?

    • A.

      Coal

    • B.

      Tidal Energy

    • C.

      Timber

    Correct Answer
    A. Coal
    Explanation
    Coal is an example of a fossil fuel because it is formed from the remains of plants and trees that lived millions of years ago. Over time, the heat and pressure from the Earth's crust turned these organic materials into coal. Fossil fuels are non-renewable energy sources that release carbon dioxide when burned, contributing to climate change. Tidal energy and timber, on the other hand, are not fossil fuels. Tidal energy is a renewable energy source that harnesses the power of tides, while timber is a natural resource derived from trees.

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  • 2. 

    What effect do these fuels have toward the environment?

    • A.

      Cause the levels of sea level to rise

    • B.

      Create Acidic Soil

    • C.

      Creates mainly greenhouse gas that leads to global warming

    Correct Answer
    C. Creates mainly greenhouse gas that leads to global warming
    Explanation
    Burning fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, trap heat from the sun and cause the Earth's temperature to rise, leading to global warming. This increase in temperature has various negative effects on the environment, including melting ice caps, rising sea levels, and more frequent and severe weather events. Additionally, the release of greenhouse gases can also contribute to the acidification of soil and water bodies, further harming ecosystems.

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  • 3. 

    What effect does petroleum (oil) cause when drop in to the body of water?

    • A.

      Harm birds for example. Like causing problems with their ability to swim.

    • B.

      Turns into a solid and finally results in mecury poisoning

    • C.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    A. Harm birds for example. Like causing problems with their ability to swim.
    Explanation
    Petroleum (oil) can have harmful effects on birds and other aquatic organisms when it is dropped into a body of water. The oil can coat the feathers of birds, making it difficult for them to fly and swim. It can also disrupt the waterproofing abilities of their feathers, leading to hypothermia and death. Additionally, oil can contaminate the food chain, causing further harm to other organisms in the ecosystem. Therefore, the correct answer is that petroleum can harm birds and cause problems with their ability to swim.

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  • 4. 

    What is fossil fuels considered as type of?

    • A.

      Renewable Energy Fuels

    • B.

      Non-renewable Energy Fuels

    • C.

      Biomass Fuels

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-renewable Energy Fuels
    Explanation
    Fossil fuels are considered as non-renewable energy fuels because they are formed from the remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. These fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, take a very long time to form and cannot be replenished within a human lifespan. Once they are burned for energy, they cannot be replaced. This is in contrast to renewable energy fuels, such as solar or wind power, which are naturally replenished and can be used indefinitely. Biomass fuels, on the other hand, are derived from organic materials and can be renewable or non-renewable depending on how they are harvested and used.

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  • 5. 

    What causes Fossil Fuel?

    • A.

      Fuels made by dead organisms buried in the ground and decomposed.

    • B.

      Fuels that causes Acid Rain

    • C.

      Fuel that causes bread mold

    Correct Answer
    A. Fuels made by dead organisms buried in the ground and decomposed.
    Explanation
    Fossil fuels are formed from the remains of dead organisms that have been buried underground for millions of years. Over time, the pressure and heat from the Earth's crust cause the organic matter to undergo chemical changes, resulting in the formation of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas. These fuels are rich in carbon and release carbon dioxide when burned, contributing to climate change.

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  • 6. 

    What does the fuel mainly contains?

    • A.

      High Percentage of Carbon and Hydrocarbons

    • B.

      High percentage of carbon and silicon

    • C.

      High Percentage of Water and hydrocarbons

    Correct Answer
    A. High Percentage of Carbon and Hydrocarbons
    Explanation
    The fuel mainly contains a high percentage of carbon and hydrocarbons. Carbon is a key component of fuel as it provides the energy when it reacts with oxygen during combustion. Hydrocarbons, which are compounds made up of carbon and hydrogen atoms, are also present in fuel and contribute to its energy content. These two components are essential for the fuel to release energy when burned.

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  • 7. 

    Aproximately how long does it took to form fossil fuels

    • A.

      About 150-200 years

    • B.

      Over trillions of years

    • C.

      Millions of years, and sometimes exceeds 650 million years

    Correct Answer
    C. Millions of years, and sometimes exceeds 650 million years
    Explanation
    Fossil fuels are formed from the remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. The process of their formation involves the gradual decomposition and transformation of organic matter under high pressure and temperature over a long period of time. This process can take millions of years and sometimes even exceeds 650 million years. Therefore, the correct answer is millions of years, and sometimes exceeds 650 million years.

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  • 8. 

    What ideal method is thought out to replace the use of fossil fuels?

    • A.

      When dumped into surface of water

    • B.

      When freezed

    • C.

      When burned

    Correct Answer
    C. When burned
    Explanation
    Burning fossil fuels is not an ideal method to replace their use because it releases harmful pollutants into the atmosphere, contributing to air pollution and climate change. Therefore, the given answer is incorrect.

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  • 9. 

    There has been many event occuring today due to oppose energy derived from fossil fuels, called "Fossil Fools Day". When it is? 

    • A.

      Febuary 16th

    • B.

      April 1st

    • C.

      March 1st

    Correct Answer
    B. April 1st
    Explanation
    Fossil Fools Day is an event that opposes energy derived from fossil fuels. It is observed on April 1st. The question asks for the date on which this event occurs.

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  • 10. 

    What do you think about the amount of fossil fuels and other renewable energy use today?

    • A.

      No Opinion

    • B.

      Fossil Fuels are not the big problem that scientists want us to believe

    • C.

      The Fossil Fuels are a big problem towards a sustainable future, we must use less of it!

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. No Opinion
    C. The Fossil Fuels are a big problem towards a sustainable future, we must use less of it!
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No Opinion, The Fossil Fuels are a big problem towards a sustainable future, we must use less of it!" This answer acknowledges that fossil fuels are indeed a significant issue when it comes to achieving a sustainable future. It also suggests that we should reduce our reliance on fossil fuels in order to address this problem. The "No Opinion" part indicates that the individual may not have a strong stance on the matter, but recognizes the importance of reducing fossil fuel use.

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