Carbon Cycle And Fossil Fuels: Quiz!

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Carbon Cycle And Fossil Fuels: Quiz!

How much do you know about the carbon cycle and fossil fuels? The carbon cycle is how nature reuses carbon atoms, which travel from the atmosphere into organisms on the earth and repeatedly return to the atmosphere. Fossil fuel is a fuel that has been created from natural processes. It could be a natural fuel such as coal or as, which has formed because of plants and animals decomposing. This quiz is perfect for anyone who is studying the carbon cycle and fossil fuels.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are considered nonrenewable?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Natural Gas

    • C. 

      Wind Energy

    • D. 

      Water

    • E. 

      Oil

  • 2. 
    Approximately how much of the world's energy needs are met through the burning of fossil fuels?
    • A. 

      55%

    • B. 

      62%

    • C. 

      77%

    • D. 

      86%

    • E. 

      100%

  • 3. 
    Choose which of the following best fits the analogy: Wind is to renewable, as ___________________ is to _____________________
    • A. 

      Coal; Alternative

    • B. 

      Natural Gas; Nonrenewable

    • C. 

      Oil; Electricity

    • D. 

      Oil Shale; Burning

  • 4. 
    Approximately how many years are left before we run out of fossil fuels?
    • A. 

      50-60 yrs

    • B. 

      100 - 125 yrs

    • C. 

      200 - 250 yrs

    • D. 

      500 yrs

  • 5. 
    Coal, Oil, Oil shales, and natural gas are all made of?
    • A. 

      Oxygen Atoms

    • B. 

      Hydrocarbons

    • C. 

      Ozone

    • D. 

      Hydrogen and Oxygen

  • 6. 
    Examine the diagram and decide which of the following statements is a logical conclusion for this diagram.
    • A. 

      Peat is an altered organic matter, possibly from a historical swamp region.

    • B. 

      The formation of anthracite takes time and pressure to convert once plant matter into a hard, dense energy source.

    • C. 

      All forms of coal are excellent sources of industrial types of energy.

    • D. 

      All forms of coal are black, dense forms of fossil fuels.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about the formation of fossil fuels?
    • A. 

      The formation of fossil fuels takes millions of years.

    • B. 

      Heat and pressure allow organic matter to undergo change and carbonization to form fossil fuels.

    • C. 

      Coal, oil, and natural gas are the remains of old, dead, organic matter buried and deposited in sedimentary rock.

    • D. 

      The formation of fossil fuels is keeping up with the current rate of burning of these fossil fuels.

  • 8. 
    The rate of fossil fuel burning has been decreasing over the last ten years.
    • A. 

      False, The rate of burning of fossil fuels hasn't changed.

    • B. 

      False, The rate of burning of fossil fuels has increased by only 1% in the last ten years.

    • C. 

      False, The rate of burning of fossil fuels is increasing by about 2% each year.

    • D. 

      TRUE

  • 9. 
    Using the diagram, which of the following are NOT consumers or sinks that take in carbon dioxide? 
    • A. 

      Plants

    • B. 

      Phytoplankton

    • C. 

      Surface Ocean Water

    • D. 

      Fossil Fuels

  • 10. 
    If the amount of phytoplankton in the surface ocean water increases, what would happen to the amount of carbon in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Increase

    • B. 

      Decrease

    • C. 

      No change

  • 11. 
    When shelled marine life die, where will the carbon become stored?
    • A. 

      Natural Gas

    • B. 

      Peat

    • C. 

      Limestone

    • D. 

      Soil

  • 12. 
    Carbon in the atmosphere could eventually become a fossil fuel through land-based and water-based processes.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

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