Quiz On Geothermal Energy: How Much You Know? Trivia Quiz

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Quiz On Geothermal Energy: How Much You Know? Trivia Quiz

How much do you know about Geothermal energy? Do you think you know enough to pass this quiz? The subject may be interesting for you. Geothermal energy is the heat developed within the subsurface of the earth. Water or steam carries the geothermal energy to the earth’s surface. Take this quiz and test your understanding of geothermal energy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Geothermal energy is created from water that is super heated by ______ within the earth’s crust.
  • 2. 
    Geo means ______.
  • 3. 
    Thermal means _______.
  • 4. 
    The deeper one travels into the earth, the cooler the temperature becomes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    _________ causes heat and magma to rise through the earth, sometimes breaching the earth’s crust.
  • 6. 
    Trapped sub-terrestrial pockets of heat and steam are known as geothermal _________.
  • 7. 
    Cracks in the earth’s surface are known as _______.
  • 8. 
    _________ are pockets of trapped vapor, which spout from beneath the earth’s surface.
  • 9. 
    Geothermal plants install pipes to capture geothermal energy in the form of underground steam or hot water and convert them into electricity.   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Because the water cycle is non-ending, geothermal energy is considered a form of __________ energy.
  • 11. 
    The eastern region of the United States is an excellent source of geothermal energy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Approximately how many people in the world use geothermal energy?
    • A. 

      500,000

    • B. 

      20 million

    • C. 

      60 million

    • D. 

      1 billion

  • 13. 
    Approximately ________ million people in the United States use geothermal energy.
  • 14. 
    Critics of geothermal energy say that it pollutes the air.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The use of geothermal energy can lower oil prices by reducing the need for fossil fuels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The four layers of the earth are the ______, the _______, the _______ core, and the ______ core.
  • 17. 
    The mantle of the earth is composed of semi-molten rock.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The _____ core of the earth is solid.
  • 19. 
    The _______ core of the earth is liquid.
  • 20. 
    It is approximately ________ miles is it to the center of the earth?
  • 21. 
    The temperature at the center of the earth is approximately ________ degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 22. 
    The use of coal supplies ______ percent of the electricity in the United States.
  • 23. 
    Geothermal reservoirs can reach temperatures of _____ degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 24. 
    In addition to geothermal energy, other clean renewable energy comes from ______, ______ (sun) and small _________ resources.